Archives for April 2012

Helon Barton Cash Gibson has an array of self-taught talents

When Helon Barton Cash Gibson thinks back on her more than 50 years as a beautician, the first remembrance is the hard work.
“The most I ever did in one day was 27 heads,” she said. “I started at 7 a.m. and finished the last one at 11 o’clock that night. Now that’s work.”

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Wilburn Bagwell

Wilburn Bagwell, 77, of Bruce, died Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012 at Calhoun Health Services  in Calhoun City. He was born August 19, 1934 in Calhoun County, the son of Willis Early Bagwell and Esther Hazel Robinson Bagwell. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a retired millwright for Kimberly Clark. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

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Montez Bailey Card

Montez Bailey Card, 83, passed away April 22, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis. She was born July 31, 1928 in Bruce.

21-year-old from Bruce dies in correctional facility of apparent suicide

A 21-year-old Bruce man incarcerated in the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility died Monday, April 23 in jail of an apparent suicide.

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Spring football gets underway

Senior Donta Walker hands the ball off to junior Ta West as Coach Justin Hollis and Cody Jenkins look on during Vardaman’s spring football practice on Monday. The Rams will conclude spring practice hosting Calhoun City in a football game on Thursday, May 10. The Wildcats don’t open spring practice until today (Wednesday, April 25). Photo by Joel McNeece

Mighty Gospel Warriors to perform on Thacker Mountain Radio in Oxford Thursday night

The Mighty Gospel Warriors of Bruce will be among the featured entertainment during Thacker Mountain Radio's season finale Thursday night at the Lyric Theatre in Oxford.
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Bruce Coach Seth Burt reflects on 2012 season after Lady Trojans eliminated in playoffs

East Webster scored four runs in the seventh inning of game three to end the Bruce Lady Trojans’ season in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Grand time in Point Clear, aside from cannon firing

My wife Lisa and I had driven through Point Clear, Alabama on family trips to the beach in the past and stopped briefly in Fairhope for some brief shopping adventures, but last weekend was our first overnight stay.

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Eli honored with speed limit change on Manning Way

The speed limit on a stretch of the Ole Miss campus was lowered this weekend– and justifiably so. Since Archie Manning's playing days at Ole Miss, the speed limit on campus has been 18 miles per hour in honor of Archie, who was number 18 for the Rebels.

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Dog gone: Social Security, Medicare continue the slide toward insolvency

STARKVILLE – The U.S. Social Security and Medicare programs are continuing their inexorable slide toward insolvency while Congress engages in partisan gamesmanship and posturing for advantage in the 2012 federal election cycle.

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