Born to Ride – McKelroy equally comfortable on back of his Harley Davidson as behind his bank desk

August 9, 2001 – It wasn’t unusual for the phone at Bruce’s City Hall to be ringing off the hook as officials worked to keep things running smoothly during the 1997 Sawmill Festival.
What was unusual was one particular call from banner in which a panic-sounding woman warned, “The Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang is on its way to Bruce.”
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Bollinger honored by Sawmill Queen title

Lexie Bollinger, 17, was crowned 2020-21 Sawmill Festival Queen.
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Sports Column-American Revolution was a huge upset

Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.
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Bruce Sawmill Festival canceled

The Bruce Sawmill Festival has been canceled for this weekend after a special called meeting of the festival committee.
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James Lawrence loves to work

James Lawrence’s life can best be summed up with one word – work – and he considers that a great compliment.
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Field days of summer – Students find work in sweet potato fields

Working during the summer is normal for most teenagers, but to work long hours with hard labor is another thing. [Read more...]

Sports Column-Optimistic for football

With COVID-19 cases spiking across the country, the timeline for return to normalcy in the world of sports continues to be up in the air.
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85-Year-Old Britain Conley Tends To More Than 3,000 Tomato Plants

June 30, 2005  – Brittian Conley planted three or four tomato plants many years ago and quickly learned he loved the work as much as the produce. He began adding more plants each year as his hobby grew.
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Meet Calhoun County Purchasing Clerk Jenny Hill

Jenny Lynn Hill is a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, and friend to others. She has two children, Kayleigh Hill, graduate of Vardaman High, class of 2020, and Baylen Hill, senior at VHS. Hill is married to Richard Hill of Calhoun City. She is the daughter of Larry and Jonie James Blakely. She is also the third of four children.
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Trailhead Bike and Bed A nice place for cyclists, anybody to stay

Millette and Lee Nabors were mowing some of their property adjoining the starting point of the Tanglefoot Trail in Houston when they had an idea.
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