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Honors student from Calhoun City earns Joey Embry Scholarship

Kajah Coleman, a freshman from Calhoun City, Miss., was named the recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship at the University of Mississippi. … [Read More...]

Rose Wells, Mayor Rudy Pope

Economic Development efforts heralded at CEDA Banquet

More than 150 people filled the Bruce Museum Thursday night to honor local economic development efforts, salute volunteerism, hear an informative speech and experience the Blues at the annual CEDA … [Read More...]


Bruce eighth graders study different kinds of stress

There are several different types of stress in the world, including physical stress, mental stress, time stress, situational stress, nutritional stress, thermal stress, and many more, but in the week … [Read More...]



Calhoun City sweeps games at Okolona

Calhoun City teams earned a sweep at Okolona Friday night, both by more than 20 points. … [Read More...]


Northwest to host football tryouts Feb. 11

Northwest Mississippi Community College second-year head football coach Jack Wright has announced a tryout date for the … [Read More...]

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As always, lots of Mississippians in the Super Bowl

We call ourselves the Magnolia State. But where the Super Bowl matchup of Seattle and New England is concerned, … [Read More...]

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Academy sweeps Humphreys Monday

Calhoun Academy swept a pair of games from Humphreys Academy Monday night in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Academy science fair set for Jan. 28

The Calhoun Academy Science Fair for fourth through twelfth grades will be held Jan. 28. … [Read More...]

The now empty rail line extends 22 miles from Bruce to Coffeeville.

Success of Tanglefoot Trail sparks new interest in Skuna Valley Trail

The Tanglefoot Trail – the 43.6 mile railroad line from Houston to New Albany that was transformed into a path for bicycles, walkers and joggers – is now one year old and is being hailed as an overwhelming success not by just those in Chickasaw, Pontotoc … [Read More...]


Candidate qualifying slows greatly in Calhoun County

Candidate qualifying for Calhoun County races has virtually ground to a halt since the initial rush after qualifying opened Jan. 5. … [Read More...]

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CEDA Banquet Jan. 22 at Bruce Museum

Three Rivers PDD director Randy Kelley and local Bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch will highlight the annual Calhoun County Economic Development Association Banquet Thursday, Jan. 22  at the Bruce Museum. … [Read More...]


Dr. King’s legacy honored at annual Loggins Scholarship banquet in Pittsboro

Kegan Coleman spoke on the importance of "intelligence and character," eight honorees were recognized, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered in prayer and song during the annual banquet benefiting the Coach Curtis Loggins Scholarship. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors explore options to improve multi-purpose building, drainage issues

Improvements to the multi-purpose center in Pittsboro were the primary topic of conversation at Thursday morning’s board of supervisors meeting. … [Read More...]

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Ivy earns award from Bruce Rotary

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for January is Drake Ivy. … [Read More...]


New York man arrested in Derma on felony drug charges

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office apprehended Douglas Manley Reid in Derma Wednesday afternoon on a warrant from the Onondaga Sheriff's Office in Syracuse, New York. … [Read More...]


Demand growing for Emily Rennie’s homemade magnets

Emily Rennie looks through dozens of magazines at a time, but not necessarily because she’s fascinated by the stories. She’s on a scavenger hunt for interesting images she can turn into her increasingly popular magnets. … [Read More...]

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Store manager Tim Weeks anxious for Walmart’s grand opening in Derma

The final touches are being put on the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Derma with grand opening only one week away. … [Read More...]

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Critical time for third graders as “Reading Gate” approaches

Third graders across Calhoun County are in the process of taking the most important test of their young school career, setting the stage for just how many are in danger of not advancing to the fourth grade. … [Read More...]


Hope Outdoors first deer hunt proves successful

Hope Outdoors first “North Mississippi Deer Hunt” was a success in more ways than one. … [Read More...]

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‘City Chamber to rework flower beds on square

The Calhoun City Chamber was updated on a number of upcoming projects and future events at Tuesday’s meeting at the Methodist Corner on the Square. … [Read More...]

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MLK Celebration set for Saturday in Pittsboro

Kegan Coleman will speak and eight honorees will be recognized at the ninth annual MLK Celebration Banquet Jan. 17 in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Ex-Death Row inmate Frederick Bell resentenced to life

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a former death row inmate from Calhoun County found to be mentally disabled resentenced to life in prison. … [Read More...]

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Mississippi Supreme Court to hear appeal for new trial from Andy Brown

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear Andy Brown’s appeal for his August 2013 murder conviction of Earlie “Pops” Balford in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]


Alternative uses explored for culled sweet potatoes

Challenged to develop alternative uses for culled sweet potatoes, Mississippi State University students really thought outside the box. … [Read More...]

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Worker injured when garbage truck takes down utility pole at BHS

A Calhoun County Solid Waste worker was transported by ambulance to the hospital after he was injured when the garbage truck he was riding crashed into a utility pole. … [Read More...]

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Police investigating break-in at Stepp Saver Pharmacy

Bruce Police are investigating an attempted break-in at Stepp Saver Pharmacy. … [Read More...]


Yancy Library to host “Game Day” Jan. 13

Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 4-5 p.m. for an after school game day. … [Read More...]

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Alford wins “Senior Meat Goat Princess” in only second year of competition

Vardaman senior Alyssa Alford is still a relative newcomer to competing in goat shows, but she has quickly risen to among the best in her class. … [Read More...]

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Kegan Coleman to headline 9th Annual MLK Banquet in Pittsboro

Kegan Coleman will speak and eight honorees will be recognized at the ninth annual MLK Celebration Banquet Jan. 17 in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]


Dr. George McNamee proud of his Bruce beginnings

Bruce native Dr. George McNamee knew what he wanted to do early on with his love for science. … [Read More...]

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Tunnell hired for Bruce Park; Speed bumps requested for Clay Street

The Bruce board of aldermen approved the hiring of Josh Tunnell Tuesday night to replace Jim Gore who retired. … [Read More...]


Pittsboro getting inquiries for new package store, Mexican restaurant

The Pittsboro board adopted a resolution Tuesday night to send to Sen. Russell Jolly, Rep. Jim Beckett and other state leaders urging them to amend state statute to allow county seats to approve the sell of beer if desired by voters. … [Read More...]

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