Shirley Bratton reunited with another of her lost siblings

Siblings Gene Boyd, Cynthia Ruth Yates and Shirley Bratton recently reunited in Calhoun City. It was the first time the three had been together since they were put up for adoption as small children more than 60 years ago.

Many people enjoy family reunions this time of year, but few have the impact of the ones Shirley Bratton of Calhoun City has experienced.

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Rupert Lunceford – WWII vet, local businessman, family man, proud resident of Calhoun


Legend has it Rupert Lunceford’s family came to what is now Calhoun County more than a century and a half ago to escape revenuers in North Carolina.
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Bruce’s Tillman elected Black Student Union President at Ole Miss

Justavian Tillman, of Bruce, hasn’t lacked for something to do during his tenure as a student at Ole Miss.

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Jennifer Langford finds rewarding career, passion for art at Ole Miss

If you want to book an event at the largest hotel in Oxford, then you call Calhoun City native Jennifer Langford.

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Bruce native Butch Ruth still practices old style photography

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Euphus Ruth, Jr., better known as “Butch” to those who grew up with him in Bruce, is an accomplished photographer who currently lives and works in the Delta region of Mississippi with Greenville being his home base.

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Cliff Easley Jr. takes pride in career as “country lawyer,” cattleman

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Cliff Easley, Jr. considers himself a “country lawyer” and a cattleman –two professions he takes great pride in that complement each other.

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Vardaman native Ginger Tedder is finalist for Mississippi Teacher of the Year

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Ginger Tedder, a finalist for Mississippi Teacher of the Year, credits her experience in Calhoun County Schools and the strong support of her family as reasons she entered the teaching profession.

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Calhoun and Gore Springs native Don Phillips earns state honor


“In Matthew chapter 28, Jesus tells his disciples to go and minister in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the outermost parts of the earth,” Don Phillips said. “Mississippi College has been my Jerusalem.”

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Goudelocks, Collums donate old M&SV bell to Bruce Museum

Dr. John Goudelock with the bell donated to the Bruce Museum.

When the E.L. Bruce Company established their sawmill in Calhoun County in 1927, they built a railroad connecting their mill to the Mississippi Central Railroad at Coffeeville.

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John Steele Davis prefers to create “functional art”

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John Steele Davis grew up in the Ellard community, attended Bruce High School and Northwest Community College.

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