Kevin Hall teaching auto mechanics

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kevin hall kids56Kevin Hall, first year auto mechanics teacher at the Career and Technical Center, works with Mikey Hardin and John Freelon on a repair job inside the shop at the Career Center. See the related story in the features section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun Banking Center

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banking centerBruce officials joined representatives of the Bank of Okolona for the groundbreaking for their newest branch, Calhoun Banking Center, on Hwy. 9 in Bruce Wednesday afternoon. Construction of the bank is scheduled to be completed later this summer. Photo by Joel McNeece

Derma fire, police receive grant

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shane glovesDerma Fire Chief Shane Childs shows one of the pairs of gloves the Derma Volunteer Fire Dept. was able to purchase after receiving a $625 grant from Walmart. Derma Police also received a grant to purchase a body camera for a police officer. Photo by Joel McNeece

Dog Owner of the Year

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brett kingBrett King was presented the 2015 Dog Owner of the Year Award by Rose Wells, President of the Dog Lovers’ League of Bruce. Brett’s Yellow Lab, Duke, accompanies him to work at Artifacts; and you can see them taking play breaks together on the Bruce Square.

Bruce Museum


bricks8Memorial bricks are once again for sale at the Bruce Museum. Contact the Bruce Chamber at 983-2222 or stop by the office inside the Bruce Museum on the square to place your order.

Sheriff’s Office gets grant

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Pollan & BurtCalhoun Endowment Fund, associated with CREATE, awarded a $600 grant to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of body cameras for deputies. Sheriff Greg Pollan accepted the grant from John Burt, a Calhoun Endowment Board member.

Tyius Jennings

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tyius webbCheck out our feature on Calhoun City basketball senior Tyius Jennings who talks about his favorite player, Coach Daren Coffey, and their goals for this season, in our sports section.

Maxwell takes oath for Supreme Court

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Maxwell oathSupreme Court Justice  James D. Maxwell II, second from left, takes the oath of office Jan. 4. Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., at right, administers the oath while Mindy Maxwell, the new justice’s wife, holds the Bible. Justice Maxwell is flanked by their children, Mae Covington and Trip. Maxwell is the son of James and Bebe Maxwell of Derma.

Lady Trojans win


bruce26The Bruce Lady Trojans won their fourth game of the season Tuesday night defeating Coffeeville 56-35. Go to the sports section to find a schedule for all county teams over the next 10 days.

Town Board Night

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bruce meetingTuesday was town board night across the county. Click on the news section to see recaps from Calhoun City, Pittsboro, Derma, Vardaman and Bruce (pictured above).