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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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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Revisiting the Airmount Community west of Bruce

The Airmount area was settled in the early 1830s, but a few people had reached the area in the 1920s, while the Indians were still owners of the land, Herold Jones, of Benwood, told the Yalobusha County Historical Society at its monthly meeting April 16 in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church of Coffeeville.
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Calhoun County History – The story behind Sam Nations Highway just north of Bruce

We had a number to inform us about the ‘Sam Nations highway’ north of town, when it was designated, etc.
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Calhoun County History Calhoun City Co-Founder, Frank Burkitt, remembered by family

After a story entitled, “When Calhoun City was called Burkett,” appeared in the CCJ several weeks ago, a grandmother of Frank Burkitt sent a packet of information on the co-founder of Calhoun City.

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Calhoun County History – Pine Valley lives again as Mrs. Brower recalls days gone by for history group

Mrs. Evelyn Williams, 95, who still lives in Pine Valley Community, recalls “six grown Indians who lived within site” of their house.
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Calhoun County History – Two from Calhoun in 1920s gospel group

Two men from Calhoun County played important roles in the Murphree-Hartford Quartette, (sic) which not only made numerous public appearances, but also made recordings in the late 1920s on old 78 rpm discs.
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Calhoun County History – Steam engine powered Bruce mill for decades

James Bryant stands in front of the steam engine that has been used to power the sawmill at Memphis Hardwood since it was moved here by E.L. Bruce Company in the 1920s.

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Calhoun County History – A Local Legend in Music, The Singing Coston Family

Gospel music has been an important of the lives of the Coston family for at least four generations.
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Ora Lee Barton Recalls Turn of the Century Schools in Calhoun County

Mrs. Ora Lee Barton, 104, recalled her earlier teaching days in Calhoun County on the occasion of her 4-year-old great-grandson going to school for the first time this fall.
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