Vardaman hosted an alumni/mom softball game last weekend. Among those participating were, from left, back, Veronica Maldonado, Stacy Haimes, Anna Beth Lucius, Johnna Landreth, Nora Blake Parker, Mica Stroup, Candy Huffman, Tammy Havens, Sandra Lucius, Crystal Hood Tutor, Amy White, Carmen Williams, Cindy Landreth; front, Jackie Pina, Abby Casey, Laci Jo Fugett, Jaquita Hatchett, Meagan Havens, Gail Haire, Caroline Casey, Deana Davis, Genna Grace Edmondson, Jeanann Casey, Casey High, Jenna Campbell.  Photo by Kelsey Nelson Floyd


Sheriff Pollan

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 … [Read More...]


Ty Allushuski

It’s good to be back on the sidelines

VARDAMAN – Friday night was perfect. It didn’t matter that it was the kind of evening when just leaning over a … [Read More...]


Lady Wildcats fall to Houston, Houlka

Calhoun City third baseman Landyn Stoddard attempts to apply the tag to a sliding Lady Hilltopper during Houston’s win … [Read More...]

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Lady Cougars split pair with Hebron

Calhoun Academy’s Lady Cougars split a pair of games with Hebron last week. … [Read More...]

Camryn Harris

Morris homers in Lady Trojan defeat

Bruce softball suffered losses last week to Eupora, Tupelo and Houlka. … [Read More...]

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Front, Laura Rodgers, Patrice Powell, Jacque Russell; back, Peggy Ramsey, Linda Haire, Ruby Thompson and Peggy Higginbotham.

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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...]

Barney Wade

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...]

Dustin Vance

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...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

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...]

Deputy Juston Robertson and Sheriff Greg Pollan with some of the confiscated "ice."

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...]

John Wayne Brown

Calhoun soldiers part of new Vietnam Memorial Wall project

Photos of two Calhoun County soldiers who were killed in the Vietnam War are among hundreds being sought by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Superintendent says consolidation of more upper level classes likely if teacher shortage isn’t solved

Approximately 25 Calhoun City High School math students will be bussed to Bruce and Vardaman to allow them to take advanced math courses. … [Read More...]

Barbara Goodson

‘City chamber to honor businesses with awards

The Calhoun City Chamber is initiating a new award program where they will honor a chamber business each quarter and will also present an award for best team spirit among local businesses during this year’s Egg Bowl Run which will again come through Calhoun … [Read More...]

Deputies Kenneth White and Aquiles

Aquiles receives ballistic vest from Groupon

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office K9 will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon Event that has raised over $335,000. … [Read More...]


Bruce’s boil water notice will continue at least until Wednesday

The City of Bruce remains under a boil water notice which is expected to continue through at least Wednesday morning. … [Read More...]

Watermelons from Bellefontaine are sold out of the back of a truck at the Calhoun City farmers' market – Walkabout Wednesdays.

Desire for locally grown crops keeps demand on rise

Locally grown produce continues to increase in popularity on Mississippi’s kitchen counters, grocery shelves and restaurant menus as consumers seek fresher fruits and vegetables. … [Read More...]

Dustin Vance

Vance to appear on “Hotel Hell” television show

Some familiar faces around campus will be seen on national television when “Hotel Hell” airs Monday, Aug. 11 on Fox at 9/8 central. … [Read More...]

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