Erica’s Shaved Ice one of three new vendors selected for Silobration Festival in Waco


When Erica Griffin clicked the Instragram link on her phone to apply for her snow cone business to be a part of Silobration in Waco, TX, she thought it was a long shot.
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Players coaches reflect on Bruce Trojans championship year as 20th anniversary approaches

A few of the team members today– Brad Hensley, Josh Hegwood, Freddy Bullard, Jody Dye and Coach Phil Ferguson.

It’s been 20 years, but the memories from all who followed the 1996 Bruce Trojan state championship football team are still as vivid as ever.
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Precious Thompson shares experience and advocates for breast cancer awareness


I never thought this could happen to me,” Precious Thompson said after returning for a follow-up biopsy. [Read more...]

Kakales family takes once in a lifetime trip to Greece


The little village of Kastania in Greece, is home to Maria Vlachuo, the 95-year old mother of Voula Kakales of Bruce.
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Vardaman woman returns to her first, and last, love

The best way to get Jan Cook Houston off her tractor may be to start taking pictures of small or scuffed sweet potatoes destined for processing instead of the large, blemish-free No. 1 grade sweet potatoes. This photo was taken Sept. 20, 2016, in a Vardaman, Mississippi field. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)

VARDAMAN, Miss. -- After 30 years behind a desk, Jan Cook Houston has returned to her first love and her second career, this time seated on a tractor pulling a sweet potato digger.
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Good times had at second Skuna River Art Fest


A good time was had by visitors and artists alike at the second annual Skuna River Art and Music Festival last weekend in Bruce.

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Lackey remembers lots of mischief involving Calhoun City School’s bell

Judge Henry Lackey

Judge Henry Lackey described the old school bell as  one of “Calhoun City Schools’ favorite mementos.”
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Dorothy Taylor’s trip of a lifetime


Dorothy Taylor would tell you most people thought she was crazy for wanting to fulfill a lifelong dream to drive to the northernmost point of the Arctic Circle.
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Samuel Stephens dedicated his life to hard work and helping others

Samuel Stephens

Samuel Stephens will be honored this Sunday by his church, Mays Chapel, for his service as deacon for 60 years. [Read more...]

Third generation producer continues family legacy

Fran Pittman and her family operate Pittman Farms in Webster, Calhoun and Montgomery counties. The operation includes a 325-acre farm in northwest Webster County that has never been owned by anyone but a Pittman. (Photo by Kevin Hudson/MSU Extension Service)

CADARETTA– A 325-acre farm in northwest Webster County has never been owned by anyone but a Pittman.
Fran Pittman has designs on keeping it that way.
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