Carolyn Easley has loved art as both career, hobby


Carolyn Easley began drawing at a young age. Once her parents saw her strong interest for creating pictures, they purchased her a drawing board and art supplies.

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Teacher of the Year Amanda Gulledge shares her passion for art with students

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Calhoun County art teacher Amanda Gulledge said she was “completely surprised” when Superintendent Mike Moore announced she was the 2014-15 teacher of the year for Calhoun County Schools.

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Calhoun City native and former military man Vencie Varnado enjoying work as Leo “Bud” Welch’s right-hand-man


It’s late Saturday night in Oxford, and up on stage in the dimly lit bar is Bruce Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch” wailing away on his hot pink guitar to the roar of the crowd.

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Calhoun native Joe Young is a successful dentist, history buff

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Dr. Joe Young is truly a native of all of Calhoun County. He was born in Bruce, attended school in Calhoun City, but the bulk of his county roots are in Vardaman, more specifically, Ellzey.

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‘City Rotarians serve on dental mission trip to Honduras

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Three members of the Calhoun City Rotary Club traveled to Choluteca, Honduras in February to participate in a Dental Vocational Training Team, sponsored jointly by the Calhoun City club and the Madison, Alabama Rotary Club.  Both clubs were aided by district grants furnished by districts 6800 and 6860.

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Mark Davis always looking to share his love for music

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Sacred Harp Music is a unique form of American Folk music that was once very popular in Calhoun County.

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Bruce native Mindy Byrd working her dream job as a nurse practitioner


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.

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Bruce’s Kim Gregory named Teacher of the Year in Lafayette


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.
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Calhoun County’s senator – Russell Jolly


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.”

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Kidney donor Laura Hellums Lee gives organ, new chance at life for friend

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Getting to know your neighbors can pay off in many ways, sometimes in the form of an organ.
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