Mr. and Miss Bruce High School

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BHSJulianna Cain and Wesley Ross have been selected Mr. and Miss Bruce High School. Julianna is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Cain, and Wesley’s parents are David and Monica Ross. Photo by Jennifer Cain

Fire on North Newberger

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newberger fireBruce and Chickenbone firemen were on scene Saturday morning at a fire on North Newberger in Bruce. No one lives in the home that caught fire around 8:30 a.m. It was quickly contained.


Stewart Cemetery markers dedicated

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Cemetery Marker2Members of the Calhoun Avengers Camp #1969 Sons of Confederate Veterans; the Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter #17 Order of the Confederate Rose; Co. G, 15th Miss. Infantry Honor Guard along with descendents, neighbors and friends met at Stewart Cemetery Saturday afternoon to honor the memory of and to dedicate monuments to Private Elisha Edwards, War of 1812, and Private Simon J. Jenkins, Confederate States army.

Storms cause damage around county

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storm3 thweattStrong winds, thunderstorms and a possible tornado left a lot of damage in its wake as it moved through Calhoun County this afternoon, but there are no injuries reported from around Calhoun as of this time. Among the most damaged sites is this home of the Thweatt family on North McSweyne in Bruce.

storm2 busThis tree toppled over on a school bus beside the Bruce Band Hall, but there was no significant damage done to the bus, which was empty at the time.

storm1Trees were reported down all around the county, blocking several roads. This particular tree was down in the Rocky Mount Community. Supervisor Jennifer Rogers shared this picture.

storm pepaAlong with county road crews, town public workers, firemen, police forces, and the sheriff's department, Pontotoc Electric (above) and Natchez Trace were out in the storm repairing damaged power lines.


Lady Rams advance

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lady rams talklThe Vardaman Rams are making all the right moves thus far this postseason. They swept Pine Grove in the first round and completed a sweep of Biggersville Thursday night to advance to the North Half Semifinals. See more in the sports section.

‘We All Need Trees’ CSWD Poster Contest

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CSWD Calhoun CityCalhoun County Soil & Water Conservation District held a 5th grade poster contest with the theme ‘WE ALL NEED TREES.’ From Calhoun City–Lacy Lee, Honorable Mention; Harlyn Jennings, Class Winner; Cole Laster, Honorable Mention; Deliah Maldonado, District Winner Chrisshun Armstrong; and Chloe Wright, Honorable Mention.

CSWD Bruce WinnersBruce  - Carmen Rosenthall, Class Winner; Lillian Baker, Honorable Mention; Dakota Willis, School Winner

CSWD Calhoun AcademyCalhoun Academy Winners– Layla Bramlitt, Class Winner;  Addie Hollis, School Winner

CSWD Poster VardamanVardaman  – Jaheim Avant, Honorable Mention; Cesar Martinez, Class Winner; Julianna Bennett, School Winner

Memorial Butterfly Garden started at BUES


bues31The 20th Century Club of Bruce joined with students, teachers and administrators at Bruce Upper Elementary School recently to break ground on a new memorial butterfly garden. The large area will provide a natural habitat for endangered butterflies while also serving as a place of study for BUES science classes and a memorial garden honoring too many students lost in recent years.

Calhoun Academy’s Shrek The Musical

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CA ShrekCalhoun Academy Drama Department will present Shrek The Musical this Friday, Apr. 29 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Morning performance admission is $2 for students/teachers and $5 for any other adults. Admission for the night performance is $8. Reserved seats ordered in advance will be $12. Characters are, front, Hunter Stone, Tate Porter, C.J. Bowling, Hillary Stacy, Hunter Robertson, Riley Dotson, Todd Harrell, Darby Caviness, Forest Shoemaker, Faith Clark, Lexie Bollinger, Scott Shankle, Payten Chrestman; back, Dalton Poynor, Anna Claire Watkins, Jacey Lucius, Caleb Hill, Hanna Tedder, Beau Walker, Danner Tedder, Preston Blue, Noah Clark, Ellen Harrell, Sara Faye Washington and Remington Crutchfield.

District spelling bee

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ca spellCalhoun Academy students Layla Bramlitt, Bella Nichols, Lynsey Leachman, Megan Stribling and Katelyn Eubanks (not pictured) participated in District Spelling Bee at Columbus Christian Academy. Leachman placed second and will advance to the State Spelling Bee in Jackson April 28. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Academy State Science Fair

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CA state scienceCalhoun Academy state science fair winners are,  Richard Foster, 3rd; Allie Brooke Havens, 3rd; Casey Moss, 3rd; Jensyn Cain, 1st; Sara Jane Parker, 3rd, and Levi Gosa, 3rd.