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Amanda Vanlandingham

BEST director speaks to Bruce Chamber

Bruce Elementary School Team President Amanda Vanlandingham talked to the Bruce Chamber of Commerce meeting about their ongoing efforts to improve the school. … [Read More...]

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Banner couple arrested in Yalobusha for drugs

A Banner couple were arrested on drug charges in Yalobusha County recently. … [Read More...]

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Thacker Mountain Radio to celebrate 20th anniversary at Oct. 19 show

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour 20th Anniversary The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour celebrates its 20th year on the air, Thursday, Oct. 19th at 6 pm at the Lyric Oxford (1006 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS … [Read More...]


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Vardaman must finish strong after Nanih Waiya loss

The Vardaman Rams’ hopes of a region title were lost last Friday in a 34-14 defeat at the hands of unbeaten Nanih Waiya. … [Read More...]

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Winona hands Calhoun City first region loss in years

Calhoun City’s 19 game winning streak in region 2-2A came to an end last Friday with a 31-20 loss to the visiting Winona … [Read More...]

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Trojans now in must win situation to make playoffs

The Bruce Trojans’ playoff hopes took a hit last Friday with a 38-16 loss at Strayhorn. … [Read More...]

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Former Bruce Trojans play each other

Three former Bruce Trojans met in college football last week. … [Read More...]

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Betty Hill

Betty and Charles Hill married when she was 17 and she had never cooked before then, except in Rose … [Read More...]

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Kimberly Ruth

Sausage balls, corn dip and Tink Massey’s chocolate chip pound cake are three things Kimberly … [Read More...]

Penny Nichols Cook

Penny Nichols

“I do as much as I can in the crockpot,”  said Penny Nichols of Calhoun City. She put a new recipe, … [Read More...]

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Mark and Carol Baker

“A lot of times I just throw stuff together,” Carol Baker said, but Mark does it, too. Then they … [Read More...]

Reena Evans Cook

Reena Evans

“Cook for everybody else like you cook for yourself,” is something Reena Evans’ grandmother, Ida … [Read More...]

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CA’s Halloween Carnival set for Oct. 28

This year Calhoun Academy started many different fundraisers for the school’s annual Halloween … [Read More...]

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Stephon Tucker is strong believer in “New Life”

New Life Church has been located in the former Kellwood Outlet facility off Hwy. 9 on the southern … [Read More...]

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Jordan case expected to go to Grand Jury this month

The Calhoun County Grand Jury is scheduled to convene in Pittsboro Oct. 23 and among the cases they … [Read More...]


Wild hogs creating havoc on lands they roam

Rooting and wallowing by wild hogs cause extensive land and crop damage, which can be stopped only … [Read More...]


Calhoun City man arrested for burglary, escapes, arrested again

A Calhoun City man was arrested and charged with three break-ins after escaping police custody while … [Read More...]


Octoberfest set for Oct. 26 on the Calhoun City Square

The Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the annual Octoberfest celebration on the town … [Read More...]


Faddock named new police chief in Derma

The Derma board of aldermen appointed Steve Faddock as its new police chief after an executive … [Read More...]


New Century Juniorettes to participate in Palmer Home’s poinsettia program

New Century Club Juniorettes met Sunday at the home of Stephanie Edmondson, Vardaman, and listened … [Read More...]

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Chance Inman continues a family tradition on the racetrack

It’s Saturday night. Engines are revving and Chance Inman of Bruce is where he loves to be more than … [Read More...]

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Martha Williams leads True Vine Church of God in Bruce

True Vine Church of God in Bruce is said to be “a people with a purpose.” That’s what led Martha … [Read More...]


Young’s Water Association celebrates opening of new facility near Big Creek

Young’s Water Association,  incorporated in July of 1977, celebrated the opening of a new office … [Read More...]

James Casey

Vardaman considers adopting dog ordinance

Vardaman board of aldermen considered passing a dog and cat ordinance Tuesday night where the owner … [Read More...]

Amye Hill

‘City board updated on sewer project’s progress

The first half of the sewer project underway in Calhoun City is complete, according to Public Works … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro honors Fire Chief Bullard; worried El Jefe may leave

The Pittsboro mayor and board of aldermen were joined by members of the fire department and … [Read More...]

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Stan Evans resigns as police chief in Derma; Jail contract approved

Derma board of aldermen accepted the contract with Calhoun County Sheriff’s office for housing … [Read More...]

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Bruce board votes 4-1 to give themselves a pay raise

The Bruce board of aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday night to raise their salary from $250 to $350 a month. … [Read More...]

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Rhetts, Calhoun City are big winners after season premiere of Shark Tank

Thanks to the hard work of Richard and Juli Rhett, billionaire Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin … [Read More...]

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Voter registration deadline is Saturday to participate in November election

Voters have until this Saturday at noon to register to be allowed to participate in the Nov. 7 … [Read More...]


Supervisors will approve term bids earlier than usual

Calhoun County Supervisors agreed Monday to advertise and accept term bids for 2018 earlier than … [Read More...]

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Superintendent describes teacher incentive disbursement as ‘statewide disaster’

Supt. Mike Moore told the Calhoun County School Board that the legislature’s School Recognition … [Read More...]

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Mary Cole’s giant collard has yielded five pots already with more to come

“It is real,” Mary Cole said of the giant “Georgia Collard” she’s growing at her house on Parkview … [Read More...]

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Annual PEPA member meeting set for Oct. 4

Annual meeting of members of Pontotoc Electric Power Association will be Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon … [Read More...]


Calhoun students will benefit from $1 million grant for Upward Bound

The Coffeeville School District has been awarded $257,500 per year to serve four high schools … [Read More...]

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Payne beginning third year as pastor at Antioch

Antioch Baptist Church pastor Eric Payne lives in Batesville and works with his uncle’s company … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment among the state’s lowest

Calhoun County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and is on pace for its lowest … [Read More...]

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Janae Harrelson Winter – singer… teacher… servant

Janae Winter recalls when she was in high school saying exactly, “I will never teach high school.” … [Read More...]


Revenue up in Pittsboro, Bruce, Derma, Vardaman

Bruce, Derma, Vardaman and Pittsboro are all showing gains in sales tax revenue after the first two … [Read More...]

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Absentee voting open for D1 supervisor race

Absentee ballots for the upcoming District One Supervisor special election are now available. … [Read More...]

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School board meets Thursday night in Pittsboro

Calhoun Board of Education is expected to discuss the Mississippi School Board Association’s … [Read More...]

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Town officials, sheriff hold meeting to discuss county jail contract

Mayors, police officers, and town clerks gathered at City Hall in Calhoun City Tuesday morning with … [Read More...]

Luke Patrick gets an autographed print from wildlife photographer Steve Gulledge of Bruce.

Hope Outdoors raises $23,000 with annual banquet

More than $23,000 was raised last Saturday night at the first annual Hope Outdoors banquet in … [Read More...]

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Vending machines broken into around the county

Calhoun County law enforcement agencies are investigating a string of vending machine break-ins in … [Read More...]


Academy will celebrate Homecoming Sept. 29

Calhoun Academy Homecoming, “A Sweet Southern Tradition,” will be Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. … [Read More...]

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Big Creek fire department gets new rescue truck

Big Creek Fire Department put a new rescue truck acquired from the Forestry Service into service … [Read More...]

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Bro. James Taylor at home with Faith Baptist Church

Faith Baptist Church was organized in 1979 as a branch off of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. … [Read More...]

Coach John Lacey Wyatt, at a recent Calhoun City football game, was treated to a 75th birthday party by his former students, friends and family. He’s battled Cerebral Palsy all his life. He’s pictured with Coach Perry Liles and Linda Jane Ramage.                                                                                                        Photo by Lisa McNeece

Coach John Lacey Wyatt still loves his Wildcats

John Lacey Wyatt was a believer in tough love during his days as a coach at Calhoun City High … [Read More...]


Town and Country art show planned for Bruce Museum

Bruce First will be hosting a reception for the Town and Country Art Show and Sale Saturday, Oct. 7 … [Read More...]


Griffin Motors in Banner becomes official U-Haul dealer

BANNER — U-Haul Company of Mississippi is pleased to announce that Griffin Motors has signed on as a … [Read More...]


Hummingbirds flock by the dozen to Wilson home in Mt. Moriah

The constant hum and chirping noise on Grady Wilson’s back patio in the Mt. Moriah Community is … [Read More...]

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Five bridges in county closed after failed inspections

The list of closed bridges around Calhoun County has grown to five as inspections by federal and … [Read More...]

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‘City seeking funding for new water well in industrial park

The Calhoun City board approved its 2018 budget and agreed to seek grant funding for two major … [Read More...]


BorgWarner expanding its Water Valley plant again

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and … [Read More...]


Supervisors hire circuit clerk to build election database

Supervisors agreed to pay Circuit Clerk Carlton Baker $300 to build the election database for this … [Read More...]

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Cheek gives update on hospital; Taggart to speak at Chamber Banquet

Bruce Chamber of Commerce heard an update on Baptist Hospital Calhoun City from the associate … [Read More...]


New students, teachers at Calhoun Academy this year

Calhoun Academy has several new students, along with a few new staff members. The new students are … [Read More...]


Skuna River Fest planned for Oct. 7 on Bruce Square

“It’s not all day singing and dinner on the ground, but it’s pretty close,” says Leah McCormick of … [Read More...]

Caitlin McCormick, Audrey Crocker, Callie Cain, Jacob Haire, Connor Bland, Anna Grace Pullen, and Madison May participate in the MSU Honor Band. Not pictured is Mataya Gates.

Participating in halftime with Mississippi State’s band

Callie Cain, Anna Grace Pullen, Jacob Haire, Connor Bland, Madison May, Audrey Crocker, Caitlyn … [Read More...]

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Rowan Oak history book signing set in Coffeeville

The public is invited to an exciting book event Thursday, Sept. 28,  from 5:30-7 p.m., at Seven Oaks … [Read More...]

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Edge, Wilkie, Dunlap among panel at ‘Front Porch’ event

TAYLOR, MS –  The Conference on The Front Porch - the only conference in America devoted exclusively … [Read More...]

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Maxwell to speak at Sunday program at the courthouse

James D. ‘Jimmy’ Maxwell II, Mississippi Supreme Court Associate Justice, will be guest speaker this … [Read More...]

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