Chainsaw artist Glenn Smith, of Derma, was back in Bruce last week to present the bear he started at the Sawmill Festival and recently completed. The bear was placed on the southwest corner of the square. Pictured, from left, are Smith, Chamber President Becky Wright, Mayor Rudy Pope, Alderwoman Ellen Shaw, and Chamber Secretary Carol Shoemaker. Photo by Celia Hillhouse



Supervisors approve garbage rate increase

Calhoun County Supervisors unanimously agreed to increase the county’s garbage fee at a meeting last Friday in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Museum Seeking Old Photos

The Bruce Museum is seeking old pictures of Bruce and other items to compile for its photo library. The museum is currently working on a handful of new exhibits and is seeking more items for display. … [Read More...]

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Active Shooter drill held at Calhoun City High School deemed a success

Early evaluations of the realistic "Active Shooter" drill conducted Friday morning at Calhoun City High School suggest the day was a success. … [Read More...]



Calhoun City rolls over Houston 40-0

Calhoun City quarterback Chakel Gates might have made his biggest contribution to Friday’s 40-0 win against Houston … [Read More...]

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Bruce makes easy work of Potts Camp in 41-7 victory

The Bruce Trojans were far from perfect, but made easy work of Potts Camp in a 41-7 victory last Friday night. … [Read More...]


Cougars fall at home to Delta

Calhoun Academy fell to 1-1 on the season after a home loss to Delta Friday night. … [Read More...]


Vardaman falls to 0-2 with lopsided loss at South Pontotoc

Vardaman Coach Larry Gann said the effort is there, but it’s the little details that are preventing his Rams from … [Read More...]

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Bruce Principals discuss reactions to the first few weeks of school

At the start of the school year BES principal Jeff Patton, BUES principal Dallas Gore, and BHS principal Michael Gillespie, were each asked a series of questions and asked to put the upcoming school year observations in their own words. … [Read More...]

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Work beginning on new permanent animal shelter

Rose Wells told the Bruce Rotary Club Wednesday that more than 200 dogs have been adopted out from the Dog Lovers League’s No-Kill Animal Shelter formed in Bruce earlier this summer. … [Read More...]

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Barry Black closing in on 20 years as the voice of the Wildcats

It’s Friday night at D.L. Harrison Field, also known as “The Boneyard.” The Wildcats are getting fired up in the tunnel preparing to charge on to the field, and Barry Black is getting fired up in the press box. … [Read More...]

Dr. Jimmy G. Dobbs

Calhoun Countians should take advantage of the Tanglefoot Trail

I would like to recommend readers of this website take advantage of one of the premier recreational trails in Mississippi and the Southeast United States—the Tanglefoot Trail that covers a distance of 44 miles from Houston to New Albany--a paved path devoted … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City High School to host “active shooter” drill Friday

Calhoun City High School will host an “active shooter drill” this Friday, Aug. 29 that will involve law enforcement from all over the region and several state agencies. … [Read More...]


Calhoun’s municipalities, county government sets public hearings for propsoed budget seeking public input

Calhoun Countians will have plenty of opportunities to express their concerns about how taxpayer monies are being spent as budget hearings are held in every municipality and at the county level. … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

School board supports funding initiative, not Musgrove’s lawsuit

The Calhoun County School Board was advised not to join former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove’s lawsuit to seek more school funding and briefly discussed the ongoing teacher shortage affecting the county at Monday night’s meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Documentary planned on the life of local Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch

An Austrian based production company is scheduled to shoot a documentary on the life of local Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch beginning this fall. … [Read More...]

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Yancy Library to host movie luncheon

Join us at the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library for a Movie Luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 26 from noon-2 p.m., we will watch the story of a young college student who attends a philosophy class, where the uncompromising professor requires all students to agree in writing … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment climbs back above 9%

After hitting its lowest mark in six years in April, Calhoun County's unemployment rate has gradually climbed back above 9% the past few months, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. … [Read More...]

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New staff members welcomed at Bruce High School

As the 2014-15 school year begins, many changes creep their way into the halls of BHS. In particular, these  are the new faces in many of the classrooms. BJH has six new teachers. The high school has one new teacher along with a new assistant band director, … [Read More...]


If you can’t find it at the Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale, you don’t need it

For nearly 70 years, people have been finding treasures at the rummage sale hosted by the Methodist Women from Bruce United Methodist Church. … [Read More...]

Whit Casey

Still no qualifier for District Five School Board race as Sept. 5 deadline approaches

There are no qualifiers yet for the district five school board race with just over two weeks remaining before the deadline. … [Read More...]


Enrollment is up in Bruce and Calhoun City; slight decreases at Vardaman, Calhoun Academy

Enrollment in the Calhoun County School District is up for the third consecutive year with the biggest gains in the lower grades in Bruce and Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors proposing 1.2 mil tax increase

The board of supervisors is proposing a 1.2 mil tax increase for the county, citing an increase in operating cost as the primary reason. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce Board approves $262,644 deficit budget; grants themselves pay increase

The Bruce Board of Aldermen voted for a $262,644 deficit budget that includes a 5% pay raise for city employees and a 60% pay increase for themselves. … [Read More...]

Kyle Clark

Clark talks to Bruce Chamber about new engineering program at Career Center

Kyle Clark, Director of the Career and Technological Center in the county, told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce at their meeting Monday, that engineering is the newest program to be offered there. … [Read More...]

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Bruce board proposing deficit budget that includes raises for city employees, aldermen

The Bruce Board of Aldermen voted for a $262,644 deficit budget that includes a 5% pay raise for city employees and a 60% pay increase for themselves. … [Read More...]


Supervisors approve life insurance policy for firemen

Calhoun County supervisors approved a new life insurance policy for all county firemen and agreed in principle to opt out of the new law passed by the legislature establishing building codes. … [Read More...]

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Bruce’s Vance earns Southern Grace Scholarship at MUW

Dustin Vance, a Mississippi University for Women senior culinary arts and photography student from Bruce, is the 2014 Southern Grace Scholarship recipient. … [Read More...]

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Benny Graves loves to promote the sweet potato industry

If it involves sweet potatoes, Benny Graves is probably nearby. The long time secretary of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council lives and breathes the crop. … [Read More...]

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Bruce board to discuss paving Thursday night

The Bruce board of aldermen will convene Thursday night to work on the new budget and discuss whether to do more paving this year. … [Read More...]

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Traffic stop leads to big ‘ice’ arrests; man arrested for check theft

A traffic stop in Calhoun City Friday led to the arrest of two and what Sheriff Greg Pollan said is the largest piece of “ice” he has seen in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]


Bruce woman killed in Wednesday morning accident on Hwy. 9

A Bruce woman was killed this morning in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 9 near the Hwy. 331 intersection. … [Read More...]

Boil Water Notice lifted in Bruce

Bruce's boil water notice has been listed as all tested samples Monday and Tuesday have been verified clean by the state. … [Read More...]

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