Lee Ann Gregory’s reign as Mrs. Magnolia State coming to close

Lee Ann Gregory, of Bruce, will complete her reign as Mrs. Magnolia State when she crowns her successor at the state pageant in Vicksburg Nov. 24.
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Velvet Tillman – Desire to serve and Mattye Ruth inspire banking career

Velvet Tillman started working at BancorpSouth in Bruce on Nov. 7, 1994. She credits the 25-year run with Mattye Ruth, who interviewed and hired her.
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Together at last – A reunion 34 years in the making comes to Bruce

Kim Gregory, of Bruce, and Stephanie Astur, of Texas, grew up together in Chicago. “She is my life-long best friend of 50 years,” Kim said. “She is so precious to me and my family.”
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Love of Anime shows Johnson’s creativity

For immigrants, adjusting to life in the United States can be a challenge. For many, there comes the task of learning a new language, meeting new people, and, for school-age children, making new friends. These among others were challenges faced by Vardaman 11th grader Kevin Johnson a few years ago.
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Janice Yates-Golliday – Determined to make a difference

Janice Yates-Golliday, of Bruce, will admit the board room at the Calhoun County School District Office in Pittsboro was not her favorite place to be right after she was elected to represent district one in 2016.

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Brasher’s love for creativity spawns new side business

Anonna Brasher started making art decorations and various things for her friends and family, but soon that would turn into a side business called Too Cute Creations.
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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church to celebrate 175th anniversary this week

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 6 paying tribute to church forefathers and mothers who left behind a rich heritage for present and future generations.
Settlement of the Mt. Moriah community began about the time the territory was opened to settlers by the Treaty of Pontotoc in 1832. Calhoun County had not yet been formed, and the new community lay in parts of two counties – Yalobusha and Chickasaw.
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Going Bananas… Marvin Dickson excited about his surprise crop

Marvin Dickson was working in his yard on Hwy. 341 North, just above Hwy. 32 when he heard his wife Wanda scream, “Baby, Bananas!”
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Leaders of the Bands – Bruce, ‘City drum majors excited about new season

As football season hits its stride, drum majors are helping prepare their bands for football game performances and competitions.
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‘Live to Ride, Ride to Live’ – Winter finds brotherhood, service through his love for motorcycles

Mike Winter was four or five years old, standing on the side of a gravel road in Bruce when his cousin Lennon Ray White roared up the road on an old motorcycle.
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