School Board Retracts Previous Decision On Out-Of-District Transfers

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun County School Board reversed a previous decision regarding out-of-district transfers at a meeting Monday night in Pittsboro.

[Read more...]

Baskin Joins District One School Board Race

By JOEL McNEECE
Reginald Baskin, of Bruce, officially became the second qualifier for the school board race in District One last week.

[Read more...]

How The Top Teams Fared Last Week

The is how the Top 15 teams in the Mississippi Prep Sports Source rankings fared this weekend.

[Read more...]

Calhoun City Pummels Houston

By JOEL?McNEECE
The Calhoun City Wildcats made easy work of the Houston Hilltoppers last Friday in a dominating 41-0 victory.

[Read more...]

Rebul Tops Calhoun Academy 28-20 In Pittsboro

By JOEL?McNEECE
Rebul Academy rallied from an early deficit and held off a Cougar comeback to hand Calhoun Academy its first loss of the season last Friday night.

[Read more...]

Calhoun Unemployment Rate Increases, Still Among Lowest In Region

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County’s unemployment increased a point in July, but remains among the lower in the region according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

[Read more...]

Rams Rally For Big Win At Bruce

By JOEL McNEECE
Trailing 14-13 with 46 seconds to play on their own 32 yard line, the Vardaman Rams showed no quit. QB Cody Jenkins unleashed a deep pass down the right sideline which Damon Johnson snatched out of the air, shaking off two Bruce Trojan defenders in the process, before ultimately being tackled at the 2-yard line. Jenkins took the shotgun snap on the next play and darted up the middle for the game-winning touchdown with barely 30 seconds left on the clock.

[Read more...]

Fire Damages Lee Street Home In Bruce

By JOEL McNEECE
A home on Lee Street in Bruce was partially destroyed by fire Thursday morning.

[Read more...]

Supervisors Looking At Potential 2.57 Mill Increase

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County is currently projected to experience a 2.57 mill increase next year as supervisors continue budget deliberations. The board met for nearly five hours last Wednesday to discuss the budget. The board made several cuts to the originally proposed budget before settling on the 2.57 mill increase.

[Read more...]

Frances Hardin Has No Regrets

By JOEL McNEECE
Frances Hardin, of Calhoun City, can recall with great clarity the moment the United States entered World War II.  She was working for Congressman Jamie Whitten in Washington, D.C. and had been invited to a professional football game.
“I had never been to a professional ball game before, so I thought why not,” Hardin said.
Not long into the game many in the crowd began noticing that numerous colonels, generals and other military officers were being called out of the stadium.

[Read more...]