Casey Cook refurbishes R&L Motel in Calhoun City


Casey Cook purchased the R&L Motel in Calhoun City last October from family members and is in the process of transforming it with a very personal touch.
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Will Turner is proud of his Chickenbone church family

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Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church is in the midst of a major construction project that will increase the seating in their sanctuary by more than 200 percent.
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Billie Hitt has done a little of everything, but happily retired now in Calhoun County

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Billie Hitt, 79, has seen the world and feels most content here at home in Calhoun County.
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Hall returns to Calhoun to lead Bailey, Vardaman UMC

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Alan Curtis Hall is no stranger to Calhoun County. He attended Bruce Schools in the 1970s from 7th-11th grade when his father James Hall was pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.
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Slimed! Hit with Water Balloons! Duct Taped to Wall! Kristy Tindall taking punishment for good cause

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Calhoun City 7th-8th grade science teacher Kristy Tindall was duct taped to a wall by her students where she hung for 45 minutes as her hands turned blue and she couldn’t feel her feet.
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Edwards feels at home at Bryant Chapel MBC

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Anthony Edwards likes to make church fun.
“I like to joke around and let everyone know that I’m on their level,” Edwards said. “I don’t want the people in my church looking at me like I’m way up here. I want them to know I’m just one of them.”
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Musician/Chef – Ben Pratt puts in long hours at both his passions

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Ben Pratt’s love for music started in beginner band at Bruce High School.
“I grew up with music in church and we had music around my house,” he said. “I think the first concert I ever went to was a Ricky Van Shelton. My mom took me. I think I was six.”
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Stan Evans is happy to be back at work

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The phone rings and Stan Evans looks up from the papers he’s looking through, reaches across his cluttered desk and picks up the receiver.
“Bruce PD,” he says.
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Mt. Comfort’s J.R. Eaton started preaching the word at age seven

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J.R. Eaton first preached at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church when he was 19-years-old, filling in for Bro. W.R. “Dub” Harrelson.
“I knew then this was a special church,” Eaton said.
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New Bruce FBC Pastor Gary Roberson eager to get involved in community


Gary Roberson knew he wanted to be a preacher when he was a young teen, but it took a few years for him to succumb to the call.
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