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Hill delivers uplifting message at Poplar Springs

Benny Hill is in his 12th year at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Hill was born and raised in Pittsboro. He left Calhoun when he entered the service and afterwards lived all over working primarily in … [Read More...]

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Big yields expected from corn test plot near Vardaman

This year’s corn crop is expected to be among the best in years all around Mississippi, but one plot in Calhoun County has garnered lots of attention. … [Read More...]

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School enrollment down slightly around Calhoun County

School enrollment around Calhoun County is down for the third consecutive year with the biggest decrease currently at Bruce Schools. … [Read More...]

Sports

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Plenty around Mississippi for us to celebrate

It was Earl Warren, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who once said, “I always turn to the sports pages first, … [Read More...]

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Draine having big impact already for Southern Miss

Ladavius Draine, of Calhoun City, had a strong start to his college basketball career playing with Southern Miss in the … [Read More...]

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Clarke finishes second at prestigious “Big I”

Cameron Clarke of Pittsboro recently tied for 2nd place in the Boys Division of the 2017 Trusted Choice Big “I” National … [Read More...]

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‘City rolls over Coffeeville 45-0

Calhoun City opened defense of their 2A state championship Friday night with a 45-0 road victory at Coffeeville. … [Read More...]

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Recipes

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Diana Wilson

“If they told me I could eat you, I would can you up and eat you later!” said Diana Wilson, who … [Read More...]

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Daphne Warren

“With the restaurant (Nancy’s) and Nancy Warren as a mother-in-law, I don’t have to cook!” said … [Read More...]

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Nikki Powell

“I come from a cooking family,” said Nikki Powell of Bruce, who always makes recipes her own. … [Read More...]

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Minnie Evans

After losing her hand to cancer 28 years ago, Minnie Evans of Bruce “kept on cooking because the … [Read More...]

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Donna Bennett

Donna Faison Bennett first tried her hand at making fried pies about five years ago and has been … [Read More...]

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Freelon: change smoke detector batteries twice a year

Richard Freelon said the alarm of a smoke detector isn’t always enough. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun scores above state average on tests

State test scores released to the public last week by the Mississippi Department of Education showed … [Read More...]

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Calhoun students get look at unique solar eclipse

Science students in Calhoun County Schools got a hands-on lesson Monday afternoon as they stepped … [Read More...]

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Truck crashes into Vardaman business

Vardaman Police Chief Kenneth Scott said the cause of a Sunday morning accident at Dyer’s Wash-N-Go … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro man arrested for shooting Bruce man

A Bruce man is in stable condition after being shot in the face Sunday afternoon. Billy Chaney was … [Read More...]

Coach Calhoun

Coach Calhoun, Move to Learn set to visit CCES

Coach Larry Calhoun, the star of the Move to Learn exercise break videos, will be at the Calhoun … [Read More...]

Sheriff Pollan

Burglaries around Calhoun City being investigated

Calhoun Sheriff Greg Pollan confirmed two burglaries in Calhoun City homes Wednesday and said they … [Read More...]

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Eighteen year old pastor leads Rocky Mount Baptist Church

Kenny Roberson is six months into his first job as a church pastor and the 18-year-old has no doubts … [Read More...]

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Michael Joe Cannon has built a car empire starting with one used lot in Calhoun City

Michael Joe Cannon started working at the age of eight bagging up peanuts and selling them on … [Read More...]

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Towns to pay more for housing inmates at county jail

The cost of housing inmates at the jail in Pittsboro for Calhoun County municipalities will go up … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

New statute to be applied in case against school officials

The delay in setting a trial date for Superintendent Mike Moore and former Bruce High School … [Read More...]

Alcohol

Alcohol push three-fourths of the way toward the needed signatures

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope said the effort to obtain enough signatures to put legalizing alcohol on a … [Read More...]

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No tax increase – County raises millage estimate and avoids expected tax hike

Calhoun County supervisors agreed to a significant adjustment to the proposed budget for next fiscal … [Read More...]

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Andy Taggart addresses new drug court graduates

Andy Taggart was the guest speaker at the Third Judicial District Drug Court graduation yesterday at … [Read More...]

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‘City Sonic on track to open Aug. 23

Patrick Wellington, the new manager of the Calhoun City Sonic still under construction, told the … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro to install camera to catch dumpster abusers

Pittsboro board of aldermen agreed to install a security camera to try and catch those abusing the … [Read More...]

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Bruce agrees on deficit budget, no tax increase

The Bruce mayor and board of aldermen tentatively agreed on a new budget last week that includes no … [Read More...]

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Alabama man pleads guilty to robbing Randolph Post Office

An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to robbing a northeast Mississippi post office and firing a gun at … [Read More...]

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Three now running for district one supervisor

Tom Terry of Pittsboro has qualified to run for district one supervisor in the special election set … [Read More...]

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Ashland man arrested in Banner on kidnapping charge

An Ashland man is in the Calhoun County jail in Pittsboro facing charges of kidnapping, domestic … [Read More...]

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Mata determined to follow dream of becoming professional bull rider

Hat pulled down tight, rope wrapped through his small hand to ensure maximum grip, boot heels dug … [Read More...]

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Air Force veteran Doug Orlando builds custom trikes at his Drivers Flat home

Doug Orlando has a passion for learning, which feeds his passion for building. … [Read More...]

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Jon Hood leads 180-year-old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Jon Hood was 15 years old when he was first called into the ministry at Jericho Baptist Church in … [Read More...]

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Cook aims to encourage, lift VHS teachers and students up

Calhoun County Schools began a new year this week and it’s also Dr. Tim Cook’s first as a school … [Read More...]

Supervisor Charles Bobo, Attorney Sonny Clanton and Supervisor Homer Moore listen to budget discussion Monday morning.

Supervisors acknowledge can’t avoid tax hike due to school district’s request

Calhoun County supervisors resigned themselves to the fact that a tax increase is a virtual … [Read More...]

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Vardaman “Victory Project” proved success for area kids

Summer 2017 had a different flavor for about 35 children from Vardaman. This was possible thanks to … [Read More...]

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Derma man pleads guilty to 2016 murder; accessory sentenced as well

A Derma man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder Monday … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City board reverses course, removes tax increase from budget proposal

The Calhoun City Board of Aldermen made significant changes to their proposed budget for next fiscal … [Read More...]

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Excel, Head Start registering students now

The Excel after school program and South Calhoun's Head Start Center will both be accepting … [Read More...]

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LIFT to hold public hearing on programs in Pittsboro

LIFT, Inc. will hold a public hearing Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Lift office in Pittsboro … [Read More...]

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Randy Darracott – Weyerhaeuser manager’s career starts in accounting

Randy Darracott is in his fifth year as manager of the Weyerhaeuser mill in Bruce, but the nation’s … [Read More...]

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BancorpSouth will dissolve holding company

A Mississippi-based bank plans to dissolve its bank holding company and merge those operations with … [Read More...]

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Cruthirds and 1st Timothy are “Blessed by the Best”

Julia Cruthirds was working for the Lord as an usher, president of the adult choir, director of the … [Read More...]

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Special election for alderman in Big Creek set for Aug. 22

The town of Big Creek is scheduled to host a special election on Tuesday, Aug. 22 to fill a vacant … [Read More...]

Barbara Goodson

‘City board has fiery debate over budget

When unable to agree on the approval of the budget, Calhoun City Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting … [Read More...]

James Casey

Vardaman mayor says “major water leaks” around town

Vardaman Mayor James Casey said the town has some major water leaks right now, one near the highway, … [Read More...]

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Four arrested for passing phony money

Bruce police are cautioning area merchants to be on alert for fake $100 bills being circulated. … [Read More...]

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Derma sets public hearing for budget for Aug. 29

Derma board of aldermen set a public hearing Tuesday Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m. to get input on the budget … [Read More...]

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Bruce board gets look at new emergency generator

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope and the board of aldermen got an up close look at the town’s new generator … [Read More...]

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Woodland man arrested on sex charges in Calhoun

A Woodland man is in custody at the Calhoun County Jail for sexual charges on two underage females. … [Read More...]

Danny Shoemake

Bruce men arrested after stealing weapons from storage building

A pair of Bruce men were arrested for stealing weapons from a local storage building last week. … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Some Calhoun teachers to receive incentive pay from state

Some teachers in Calhoun County will be getting incentive pay from the state for improved test … [Read More...]

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North Mississippi Lakes invite public to view total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017 our country will experience a rare event it hasn't seen in 38 years. The last … [Read More...]

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Calhoun teachers participate in special summer training at MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Four Calhoun County teachers were among more than 50 public career and technical … [Read More...]

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West Point murals studied as option for Bruce buildings

In continued efforts to build a good image for Bruce, Sara Quillen and Lisa Norwood recently visited … [Read More...]

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Paul Russell amazed at results from first time planting pumpkins

Pumpkin vines, full of blooms, wrap around much of Paul Russell’s house in Bentley. … [Read More...]

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Aron’s familiarity with BUES an asset as its new principal

Julia Aron, the new principal at Bruce Upper Elementary (BUES), has a unique familiarity with the … [Read More...]

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‘City board talks sales tax, how to address blighted properties in town

The Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen met Tuesday for a budget  work session in which they … [Read More...]

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Paul Morris has served Parker Baptist for 10 years

Paul Morris isn’t afraid to “get on people’s toes,” when he preaches. … [Read More...]

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Bone found near location of Calhoun City skull

Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said he had no idea if a bone found in Calhoun City last week was … [Read More...]

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