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Calhoun inmate walks off work detail

A Calhoun County inmate walked off from the Calhoun County Solid Waste Shed today after finishing a day on the garbage truck. … [Read More...]


SEEK students enjoy New York City trip

Bruce SEEK classes of Jody Clark and Denise Hall went on a trip to New York City recently. … [Read More...]


Calhoun County photographers invited to record the 200th birthday of Mississippi

On Sunday, Dec. 10, dozens of Mississippi photographers, both professional and amateur, will celebrate the state’s 200th birthday and fan out to record the people and places that make the state a … [Read More...]


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Kiya Flowers makes Lady Wildcats go

Kiya Flowers was a driving force for the Calhoun City Lady Wildcats when she was just a freshman. … [Read More...]


Armstrong earns first team All America honors at West Alabama

University of West Alabama wide receiver Donta Armstrong has been named to the 2017 AFCA Division II Coaches' … [Read More...]

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Hitting all the hot topics, 140 characters at a time

Let’s try another opinions column in the old Twitter-style, 140 characters at a time... … [Read More...]


Lady Rams defeat Coahoma at home

The Vardaman Lady Rams defeated Coahoma AHS 6-0 in soccer Monday night at Carter Field. … [Read More...]

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Sweet Potato Contest Cake and Pie Winners

Top winners in the pie and cake categories at the Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival included: … [Read More...]

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Gayla Bennett

“My mother says I’ve always had  a ‘creative flair in the kitchen’,” said Gayla Tutor Bennett of … [Read More...]

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Susan Penick Leachman

“The Penick ladies were known for their cooking,” Susan Penick Leachman of Bruce and formerly of … [Read More...]

Cook Angie Burns

Angie Burns

“Food makes a memory and it makes a connection,” says Angie Burns, who said she started “really” … [Read More...]

Cook Geraldine Clark

Geraldine Clark

Geraldine Clark of Bruce cooks every Sunday for “the whole bunch.” … [Read More...]

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Vardaman “Holiday Cheer” Community Blood Drive at Dollar General

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a “Holiday Cheer” blood drive at Dollar General in … [Read More...]

Purchasing and installing heat and air conditioning is the last big expense in the renovation project of the sanctuary.

Lighthouse Baptist Church has risen from fire stronger

Greg Bray has come full circle, pastoring a church in the same church building he was “raised and … [Read More...]

Angie Newlin, Dr. Jennifer Ford and her father, Dennis Ford. Photo by Larry Hellums

Gov. Murphree’s great granddaughter Dr. Jennifer Ford speaks on bicentennial

Dr. Jennifer Ford, great granddaughter of Governor Dennis Murphree, presented a Bicentennial Program … [Read More...]

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Sockwell named Police Chief in Bruce

The Bruce board of aldermen voted 4-0 Tuesday night to hire Tony Sockwell as its new police chief … [Read More...]

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Jackson hired by Calhoun City police

Charlie Jackson was hired as a part-time police officer at Calhoun City during an executive session … [Read More...]

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Vardaman board encouraged to find local support for no-kill dog shelter

Vardaman aldermen again tabled the proposed dog ordinance for the same reasons as the previous … [Read More...]


Interim tag removed from Chief Steve Faddock in Derma

Derma board of aldermen agreed to hire Steve Faddock as the chief of police as their regular board … [Read More...]

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Water pressure issues, renovating town hall discussed by Pittsboro board

Water issues and making improvements to Town Hall were the primary topics of discussion at … [Read More...]

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Phone scam occurring locally with 413 number

A scam involving a 413 number is tying up the Calhoun County 911 system. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman Christmas Parade set for Monday night

Retired fire chiefs Sonny Fugett, Rob Neese and Robert Earl McGreger will serve as grand marshals of … [Read More...]

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School board sets salary for interim superintendent, talks to MSBA rep about search process

The Calhoun County School Board established the salary and contract dates for an interim … [Read More...]


Keons bring back popular light show to Bruce neighborhood

The Christmas light show has returned to Countiss Street in Bruce at the Keon home, much to the … [Read More...]

Antonio Tarrell, of Bruce, right, shooting scenes for the Jessica Chambers’ documentary set to air on television next spring. Tarrell graduated near the top of his class in film school and has found numerous opportunities since.

Antonio Tarrell finding his way in film industry

Antonio Tarrell, of Bruce, is quickly finding more opportunities for himself within the film … [Read More...]

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St. Luke in Bruce is a church with a dream

“St. Luke is a church with a dream, but it has no permanent residence,” said Father Mike McAndrew, … [Read More...]

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Bruce Christmas events this week – auction, pancakes, parade, movie, tour of homes

A flurry of Christmas activities are planned around Bruce for this weekend starting with the Bruce … [Read More...]


Dearings will lead Calhoun City Christmas Parade Saturday night

Bro. Allen and Debra Dearing of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church will lead the Calhoun City … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Moore departure now official; stepping down at end of 2017

The Calhoun County School Board officially accepted the resignation/retirement of Sup. Mike Moore, … [Read More...]

Judge Andrew Howorth

Area drug court will add mental health screenings

The Third Circuit Drug Court, which includes Calhoun County, will add mental health screening and … [Read More...]


Big Creek native appointed head of Rural Development

The Trump Administration has appointed John Rounsaville as the new State Director for USDA Rural … [Read More...]

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The Dr. William D. and Catherine Taylor Longest Endowment, honors the memory of his wife of 57 years, Catherine Taylor Longest, and the Joe W. Longest, Jr. Endowment honors the memory of his father. Accepting the donation are Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (right) and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects at Northwest.

Longest sets up Northwest endowments

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarship endowments at Northwest … [Read More...]

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Shelton among first Mississippians to compete at NAILE

Mikayla Shelton, of Bruce, was among Mississippi 4-H Animal & Dairy Sciences State team … [Read More...]

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Ivy’s Journey at Pontotoc Electric Filled with Memorable Moments

John Ivy’s first day on the job at Pontotoc Electric as a full-time employee was an eventful one.  … [Read More...]

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Williamson, Concord proud of their new church building

Bill Williamson has served Concord Baptist Church, west of Bruce, as pastor for more than 13 years. … [Read More...]


Don’t get eaten on this turkey day

Everybody looks forward to Thanksgiving, unless you’re a turkey. First graders at Calhoun City … [Read More...]

Ada Armstrong, Margaret Mays

Adult Education Center has a history of making big impact

The Adult Education Center in Bruce turned 40 years old last week and its greatest proponent, Ada … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Pope tells chamber Bruce board seeking input from citizens on next chief

Mayor Rudy Pope told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Monday that aldermen are in the process of … [Read More...]


Calhoun City man charged with attempted murder

A Calhoun City man turned himself in to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department Monday after being … [Read More...]

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Grenada Lake hosting annual veterans’ hunts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grenada Lake will host its annual Veterans Hunt in two sessions … [Read More...]

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Flight nurse who often served Calhoun dies in crash

DEWITT, Ark. (AP) - A pilot and two medical personnel were killed when a medical helicopter that was … [Read More...]

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Fifth Egg Bowl Run coming through Calhoun County Nov. 20

Ole Miss and Mississippi State will face off for the 114th Battle for the Golden Egg on Thursday, … [Read More...]


Eacholes to receive Goodman scholarship

The 34th Annual A.D. Goodman Scholarship Banquet will be Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. at the St. … [Read More...]

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BUES turkey feather funds going to Williamses

Bruce Upper Elementary School is donating money to the Michael Williams family. … [Read More...]

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Jerry Smith, Sarepta Baptist on mission to seat 10,000 people

Sarepta Baptist Church only seats around 100 people, but they’re on a mission to seat 10,000. … [Read More...]

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Lineup set for Christmas parades in Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman and Big Creek

Christmas festivities begin around Calhoun County in just two weeks with the Bruce Rotary Auction. … [Read More...]

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Bobo focused on roads, bridges after election win

Charles Bobo said he was overwhelmed by the outcome of last week’s special election for district one … [Read More...]

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McGonagill finds help in old family cemetery visit

Chatt McGonagill, a native of Calhoun County, recently met with Supervisor Homer Moore to visit the … [Read More...]

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Northwest endowment set up for Calhoun native Hollis

The Linda McGonagill Hollis Endowment was recently established at Northwest Mississippi Community … [Read More...]

Vietnam Veterans introduced themselves at a special recognition program for them at the Veterans Day program at Calhoun City Saturday. From left, Dwight Brown, Raymond Morgan, Jimmy Gordon and Gene Dannenburger.  Photo by Lisa McNeece

Veterans should never be taken for granted

Veterans’ Day speakers around Calhoun County last week spoke of the sacrifice, service and … [Read More...]

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Bailey, Landreth and Parker among award winners at Sweet Potato Banquet

Perry Bailey, of Calhoun City, won the Pioneer Award at the annual Sweet Potato Banquet last … [Read More...]

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Gregory to compete in Mrs. Magnolia State

Mrs. Calhoun County LeeAnn Gregory, of Bruce, will compete in the Mrs. Magnolia State Pageant Nov. … [Read More...]


Farming advocate Sylvia Clark finds dream job– Annie’s Project

Wouldn’t it be nice if entering a Mississippi State University classroom solved every midlife … [Read More...]

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Bruce Beta participates in Ashley’s Angels

Members of BHS Beta Club helped provide children in need with clothes and other items beneficial to … [Read More...]

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Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans has passed away

Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans passed away this morning at his home surrounded by family and friends. … [Read More...]


Brent Parker is nominee for three year FSA term

USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) County Committee elections are underway. … [Read More...]

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Student funding mission trip to Costa Rica with t-shirt sales

BHS junior Mary Alon James is spreading the word of Christ one t-shirt at a time. “MNTMVR” is the … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City native’s triplets each earn Phi Kappa Phi, UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society inducted 270 … [Read More...]

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Annual Sweet Potato Banquet is Saturday night

The annual Sweet Potato Festival will close out this Saturday with the banquet to be held at the … [Read More...]


Rev. Jones has served Oak Grove in Derma for 40 years

Rev. William Jones says he still gets “excited about the word” after six decades of preaching. … [Read More...]

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Retired educator travels from New Mexico to bake for Sweet Potato Festival

A desire to meet people and share his love for sweet potatoes brought John Correa from New Mexico to … [Read More...]

Charles Bobo

Bobo easily wins district one supervisor race

Charles Bobo, of Calhoun City, was elected district one supervisor Tuesday night with 67% of the … [Read More...]

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