‘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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Vaughn’s passion for history turns into magical summer

Miranda Vaughn is a self-proclaimed “history nerd.” She dates the distinction back to her childhood, but it was durng her senior year at Bruce High School she discovered her passion for the subject could become a career.
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Preserving History – Talford picks up pencil to make memories last

Archie Talford points at a wide piece of cardboard covered with pencil drawings of memories of his youth. The lines mark the streets, properties and landmarks of the “Bruce Quarters.”

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Sistrunk triplets discover paths to health care careers through Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Ann Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk have gone their separate ways for the first time ever. The Springfield, Missouri, triplets and University of Mississippi graduates have been attached at the hip their whole lives, including their time at Ole Miss. Despite three different paths forward, the trio remain connected through their individual pursuits in health care.
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Tammy Tims Moore – A special teacher for special kids

Tammy Moore found her calling when she was a young student at Bruce High School.
“I was Jane Gregory’s student helper in special ed,” Tammy said. “After I helped her, I decided I wanted to do that. I’ve stayed in it forever.”
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Dr. Melody Petty selected to participate in national pediatrics teaching program

Dr. Melody Petty, a native of Bruce and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a pediatric hospitalist at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital, has been selected for the Advanced Pediatrics Educator Excellence (APEX) Teaching Program.
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Taylor Blue explores her creativity with Blue South

Taylor Blue, of Vardaman, began her college years not knowing her career would be about food and business.
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Faith fueled Morgan Turner to the Mrs. Mississippi crown

Morgan Turner had stepped out of her comfort zone to center stage determined to deliver her best in only her second pageant. Then suddenly, her best was the best.
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Derma Baptist and Stone family pack OCC boxes in memory of Katelin

Derma Baptist Church’s hallways had shoe boxes stacked up for an Operation Christmas Child packing party last Wednesday night. This particular packing party was held honoring the memory of Katelin Elizabeth Grace Stone.
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Ken Edgeworth’s Weyerhaeuser career has evolved from chop saw operator to financial manager

Ken Edgeworth, a Columbus native, went to work at Weyerhaeuser in Bruce as a chop saw operator in 1992 shortly after graduating from Mississippi State University.
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