Sacred Harp Music is a unique form of American Folk music that was once very popular in Calhoun County.
Mindy Byrd always dreamed of becoming a nurse while growing up in Bruce and today she works her dream job as a nurse practitioner in Jackson.
Despite retiring in May, Kim Gregory, of Bruce, has never stopped working to better herself as a teacher. This commitment, coupled with her dedication to her students, earned her the title of Lafayette County School District’s Teacher of the Year.
Russell Jolly didn’t grow up thinking about a career in politics.
“I never wanted to do anything but farm,” Jolly said. “My heart’s always been in farming.”
Getting to know your neighbors can pay off in many ways, sometimes in the form of an organ.
BRUCE, Miss.—After some major repairs to his heart during 2014, Jimmy “Smokey” Barefield of Bruce is feeling almost as good as new.
The competition is intense while exhilarating at the same time.
“It’s kind of a battle of wits,” said Ethan Straider. “We get to use our minds and imagination to build robots and compete against other people.”
At age 82, bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch rocks on stage like a teenager — dancing and spinning as he beats out jagged chords and grimy solos on his pink, sparkle-covered guitar.
A connection between Calhoun County and Union County was made in the recent donation of an interesting object to the Union County Historical Society Heritage Museum collection, and it has brought another William Faulkner related story to light in his native town of New Albany.