Locals place wreaths on headstones honoring veterans

“This is a wonderful thing,” said Robin Parker, looking at the wreath on her brother’s grave and the many others throughout Vardaman Cemetery.
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Evelyn Bailey feels blessed for 98 wonderful years

Evelyn Bailey has cherished every day of her 98 years of life, from her youth in the Atlanta Community, to school days at Vardaman, teaching in Bruce, living in Washington D.C. and decades of farming around Loyd.
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Keons bring back popular light show to Bruce neighborhood

The Christmas light show has returned to Countiss Street in Bruce at the Keon home, much to the delight of the community.
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Antonio Tarrell finding his way in film industry

Antonio Tarrell, of Bruce, is quickly finding more opportunities for himself within the film industry.
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Ivy’s Journey at Pontotoc Electric Filled with Memorable Moments

John Ivy’s first day on the job at Pontotoc Electric as a full-time employee was an eventful one.  The Bruce Journeyman Lineman went full-time with the company as a groundman on the day Hurricane Katrina hit the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana in 2005.  Ivy said he remembered thinking, “What have I gotten myself into?  Am I going to be able to make it through this night?”
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Farming advocate Sylvia Clark finds dream job– Annie’s Project

Wouldn’t it be nice if entering a Mississippi State University classroom solved every midlife crisis?
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Retired educator travels from New Mexico to bake for Sweet Potato Festival

A desire to meet people and share his love for sweet potatoes brought John Correa from New Mexico to Vardaman last weekend.
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Barbara Bryant – a lifetime of service

An encounter with a nurse in her youth changed Barbara Bryant’s life.
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Powerlifting piano player Yarnell Marks

Yarnell Marks is better known in many circles in this area as a successful powerlifter, but that’s likely only those who might not have heard him sitting at a piano.
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Chance Inman continues a family tradition on the racetrack

It’s Saturday night. Engines are revving and Chance Inman of Bruce is where he loves to be more than anywhere else – behind the wheel of his race car.
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