Singing in Sacred Harp on a Sunday afternoon

February 5, 1976 – After most church parking lots have emptied on Sunday afternoon, and the congregations have left to spend the rest of the day at the golf course or in front of the television set, voices can still be heard drifting from an old, white-frame church just outside of Bruce.
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The story of Calhoun County’s founding going back to the 1830s

March 16, 2000 – I’m going to talk about one of my favorite subjects – Calhoun County. Some of the information I’ll use comes from the Ryan/Murphree history of Calhoun County. J.S. Ryan, often referred to as Judge Ryan, wrote his part of the history covering the years from 1852 to 1875. Thomas Martin Murphree covered the years from 1876 to 1900.
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Calhoun County History – Former mayor Q.T. Crowson reflects on a very full life

February 1981 – To the left of the one-room apartment above the pastel-colored couch are two portraits – one of his wife, Estelle, and the other of his son, Billy, now both deceased. To the right is a four-poster bed covered with a red, blue, green and brown quilt that his wife made. Above the bed is an oil painting of his former home on Crowson Street in Bruce. And outside the apartment, on the wall of the patio in wrought-iron letters, is the phrase “Dun Moving.”
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Calhoun Court Justice Ellard recalls 1922 courthouse fire

February 1981 – W.L. “Mose” Ellard remembers the clear, cold night of Dec. 22, 1922 when the Calhoun County Courthouse in Pittsboro was destroyed by fire.
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Calhoun County History – Williams were very involved in their community and church

August 1996 – When he first saw the woman who was to be his wife, John Williams said he thought, “She’s as pretty as a seed catalog tomato – perfect and without blemish.”
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Yule greeting sent to Alabama from Bruce in 1942 arrives 1996

DAPHNE, Ala.--The card is small, its thought sincere and its arrival seems like a miracle.
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Calhoun County History – Turn of fate denies Beadle chance in 1964 Olympics

July 25, 1996 – Dr. Gene Beadle of Bruce almost made it to the Olympics representing the U.S.A. in judo.
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Lawman Richard Mooneyham also wounded hero of WWII

When it comes to war, Calhoun County has many heroes who answered the call.
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Calhoun County History – Bruce gospel composer featured in music book produced by the state

Elvis was the star of a large format paper back entitled “All Shook Up,” recently released by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
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Ellard gets closure in brother’s death in Japanese Prison Camp in 1942

May 11, 2000 – The monument on the Bruce Square displays the names of the valiant soldiers from Calhoun County who gave their lives for the cause of freedom.
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