Archives for July 2010

PTW Powerlifters Set Records At Southern Regionals

PTW Power put together another successful meet at the SPF Southern Regional in Arab, AL. Each member set personal records in each lift with a few state and national records falling into the hands of Bruce’s PTW Power.  

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Mitchell Brackett

Mitchell Orlando Brackett was born March 18, 1988 to Rev. Phillip and Melisa Brackett in Bruce. He departed his early life July 17, 2010 in Bruce.  Mitchell confessed his belief in Christ at Bridges Chapel M.B. Church at an early age. He later joined Together in Christ in Houlka. He just recently joined Springfield M.B. Church in Abbeville.

Thomas Smith

Thomas M. Smith, 78, of Bruce, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at his home. He was born October 12, 1931 in Calhoun County, the son of Joseph Taylor and Pearl Daniels Smith. He was a retired foreman for Georgia Pacific, and he was a member of Sarepta Baptist Church and Calhoun City Masonic Lodge #506 where he was a third degree Mason.

Mary Steele

Mary Williams Steele, 75, died Monday July 26, 2010 at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born August 22, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI, to W.R. and Evelyn Williams. She was a homemaker and devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, church, and community. She received her bachelor’s degree in Bible Studies from Southwestern in Memphis and then her masters in English from Memphis State. All her life she was actively involved in the community and received the community service award from the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a part of the United Methodist Women’s Group and also a member of the Choir.

Odelle Strickland

Odelle Strickland, 90, of Calhoun City, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Calhoun Health Services nursing home. She was born December 12, 1919 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Willis and Ida B. Keeton Brady. She was a homemaker and member of New Gauley Freewill Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Junior Simpson

Samuel W. “Junior” Simpson Jr., 82, died July 21, 2010 at Calhoun Health Services Hospital in Calhoun City. He was born October 6, 1928, the son of Samuel W. and Selena Wilson Simpson in Calhoun County. He was a retired farmer.

Derma Landmark Getting Facelift

Easily the most recognizeable building in Derma, if not all of Calhoun County, the Round-Top, is undergoing a major renovation.

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Personnel Moves, Teacher Hearing On Agenda For Wednesday School Board Meeting

The Calhoun County School Board is scheduled to meet tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. for a teacher hearing followed by the regular meeting which includes a number of personnel moves.

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Grenada Plant Expanding; 25 New Jobs

The Grenada County Economic Development District (the EDD) announced today that Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplier of parts to the appliance, automotive, HVAC/R and off-highway markets is expanding its operations in Grenada.

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Weyerhaeuser And Trucking Companies Work To Get Donated Lumber To Haiti

When Weyerhaeuser Company announced it would donate building materials to help rebuild Haiti after January's devastating earthquake, the company didn't realize that the generosity of trucking companies would help stretch the donation even further. But when six local trucking companies stepped forward to help, Weyerhaeuser was able to ship two extra loads of wood to Haiti for use in building 500 temporary housing structures.

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