Dorothy Murphree

Dorothy Russell Murphree, 81, of Asheville, NC, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, after a recent struggle with leukemia. A Calhoun County native, she is the daughter of the late Hiram and Mamie Russell of Pittsboro.

Tony Boykin

Tony Boykin, 42, of Bruce, died September 23, 2010 at his home. He was born September 20, 1968 in Clarksdale. He was a former construction worker and painter.

BUES Selected For National Teacher Grant Program

By JOEL McNEECE
Bruce Upper Elementary School is one of ten Mississippi public schools chosen for a federal grant program that offers incentives for teacher quality and student performance.

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School Board Upholds Protested Suspension

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun County School Board agreed to support a principal’s decision regarding a student suspension that was contested by a parent at Monday’s board meeting.

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Motorcycle Thief Crashes, Breaks Arm Before Being Captured

By JOEL McNEECE
A Houlka man wanted for stealing a motorcycle and 4-wheeler in Calhoun was arrested Tuesday morning in Tupelo after a weeklong search and chase.

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MDOT Says Six Of Nine Hwy. 32 Projects Complete

By JOEL McNEECE
The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced last week that six of the nine ongoing projects on Hwy. 32 between Bruce and Water Valley are complete.

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Absentee Voting Underway For Nov. 2 Election

By JOEL McNEECE
Absentee voting is now available for those needing to vote early for the Nov. 2 election.

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Vardaman Library Adopts New Hours

The Edmondson Memorial Library in Vardaman will have new hours as of Oct. 1.

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New High School Football Rankings Released

The top five spots in the MAIS Overall rankings produced by the Mississippi Prep Sports Source have new residents this week, while there was also some major shifting in 10 of the 15 spots in MHSAA Class 4A.

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Judge Approves Sale Of Pinecrest Cemetery

The secretary of state’s office says a judge has approved the sale of four cemeteries placed into receivership.

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