Archives for June 2008

Old Bruce Sawmill Equipment Sold

A Lucedale Company has purchased all of the buildings and equipment at
the original Bruce Sawmill site (formerly Memphis Hardwood) and are
beginning a demolition process.

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Cotton Acreage Down In Mississippi, U.S.

A new federal report shows U.S. cotton acreage has hit its lowest level since 1983.

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Calhoun Unemployment Among The Highest In State

Calhoun County recorded one of its highest unemployment rates in years
in May, which also happened to be among the highest in the state.

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Eli Glen Wilson

Eli Glen Wilson, 15 day old infant, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. He was born June 10, 2008 at BMH in Oxford, the son of Christopher Grady and Jamie Marie Lipe Wilson, Bruce.

Complete obituaries are printed each week in The Journal.


7on7_2.jpgBruce and Calhoun City wrapped on 7-on-7 play for the summer last week
with a few scrimmages also involving Lafayette County at Trojan Field
in Bruce.

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Scruggs Sentenced To Five Years In Bribery Scheme

Rhonda Nix

Between the Calhoun County Extension Homemakers’ Clubs and the Calhoun
County Fair Baking Contest,  Rhonda Nix of the Calhoun County Extension
Office in Pittsboro, has access to a lot of recipes.

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‘City Spirit’ Abounds In Calhoun

Once again, the rest of the state is taking notice why Calhoun County is such a great place to live.

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Vardaman Sportsplex Earns MML Award

Vardaman Mayor James Casey described the James B. Parker Youth Sportsplex as a “dream come true.” The Mississippi Municipal League will honor Vardaman for making the
dream a reality by presenting it the “City Spirit” award at the
organization’s annual convention this week in Biloxi.

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Tootlebug’s Tale

linda1.jpgJames and Linda Wright, of Calhoun City, were preparing for a camping
trip with good friends Zack and Betty Jo Stewart of New Albany, when
James made a discovery in the camper. “I thought it was a rat at first,” James said. A closer inspection revealed the hairless animal with closed eyes was
actually a baby squirrel. James called Linda and she gathered the tiny
squirrel, warmed a blanket in the microwave and wrapped him up.

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