Calhoun County History – When Calhoun City was called ‘Burkitt’

The following article consists of the members of Mr. Ellis Ivy Bruce, Miss. The purpose of the article is to relay to the interested people the birth of Calhoun City. All information is based on memory, and the years that Mr. Ivy talks of are the years between 1906 and 1920. He was eight years old in 1906.

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Looking back at the Bruce School Band from 1954

The Bruce School Band which was organized a year ago by J.G. Leonard, will enter the Band Contest this year in Jackson.

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NCHS teams win Big 12 tourney honors

To the victor belongs the spoils, seems to be the slogan of the Tigers and Tigerettes as they turned back opponent after opponent to win the Big 12 tournament at Kilmichael Friday, Feb. 7.
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Recounting old school days at Voss, Ivy, Lewelling, Sarepta

Please allow newspaper space in The Journal to write to my boyhood schoolmates and all other friends of by-gone days.
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Penick is ‘King’ of the sweet potato industry

November 27, 1969 – In a democratic nation few men can claim to be king. J.R. Penick Sr. is the 20th century king of the sweet potato industry. Vardaman is the sweet potato capital of the world, and it owes this fame to J.R. and his lineage.

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Writer researches Turkey Creek community records

October 3, 1953 – In the State Archives at Jackson there are many old records. It has been my great pleasure to look many of them over throughout past years where there is revealed many things of a hundred years ago. Among them are records of many of the old churches.
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Calhoun County History – Charter Fine Arts Club members are honored

May 12, 1955 – Thursday, April 28th the recreation room of the Bruce Baptist Church was a scene of beauty in a garden-like setting for the tea given in honor of the charter members of the Fine Arts Club which was organized February 9, 1938. The honorees were Mrs. Bert Johnson, Mrs. S.H. Davis, Sr., and Mrs. W.J. Liles pictured above.

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Ellard Class of 1944 meets at home of Mrs. Shelton

March 30, 1978 – The Ellard High School Senior Class of 1944 was honored with a buffet luncheon in the home of Mrs. Tillman Shelton of Bruce on March 4. Seven class members attended.

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Overflow notes– more news from devastating rain, flood

March 24, 1955 – “Four big flood-control dams in North Mississippi were credited with preventing major damage in the Mississippi Delta for holding back rainfall in the hills” was the report  in Wednesday’s Commercial Appeal.

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Reservoir damage to road and railroad is tremendous

March 24, 1955 - This vicinity suffered one of the biggest rains on record–10.32 inches within the space of about 24 hours, according to official measurement. 

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