Randy Darracott – Weyerhaeuser manager’s career starts in accounting

Randy Darracott is in his fifth year as manager of the Weyerhaeuser mill in Bruce, but the nation’s largest lumber producer didn’t initially hire him for his love for sawmilling, but his passion for numbers.
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Paul Russell amazed at results from first time planting pumpkins

Pumpkin vines, full of blooms, wrap around much of Paul Russell’s house in Bentley.
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PEPA’s Wes Hillhouse fulfilled with outdoor life, work

Pontotoc Electric Apprentice Lineman Wes Hillhouse loves the great outdoors.  Hillhouse is finishing up his second year of apprenticeship at the Bruce District Office and says one reason he loves his job is because it affords him the opportunity to work outside.  “It’s a different location every day.  I enjoy being outside and could not imagine being cooped up in a building all day.”
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Charlotte and Ethan Nanney come home to Dorroh Lake

Dorroh Lake was destined to be part of Charlotte West Nanney’s immediate future when she moved back to her native Calhoun County in October 2009, but only as a guest.
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Theresa Nicks – from radio station, music columnist, working in unemployment office to jewelry making

Theresa Nicks, of Bruce, has never met a bead she didn’t like. She’s been making her own jewelry since 1995.
“I have so many things,” she said opening drawer after drawer, showing her endless collection of beads and materials used in making her unique designs.
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Marcia Shipp Burns grows pineapple with patience

Marcia Shipp Burns, of Calhoun City, said she’ll “try anything one time,” but had she known it would take three years to grow a pineapple she might not have started.
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Duke Tillman can feel the music

Robert “Duke” Tillman doesn’t just play music. He feels it. It’s that connection to the rhythm, the audience and the other musicians that allows Tillman’s soul to exude through him and his keyboard.
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Darla Whitten’s creative crosses

There are lots of different kinds of crosses in the arts and crafts world, but few like Darla Whitten’s.
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Lake Crossover Ministries opens to area churches

When you pull in the drive off Hwy. 32, a couple miles west of Bruce, and wind around the lake toward the cabin sitting high on the hill, you can understand what Stephen Morgan saw on his first visit.
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Micky Rodgers leads county’s “Paper Chase” team

Calhoun County has been recognized for the past five years as one of the best in the state at cleaning up roadways.
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