Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman conclude 7-on-7 football drills for summer

Vardaman’s Donta Walker goes up between two Cleveland defenders to pull a pass down. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman football teams concluded seven-on-seven competition for the summer with a 5-team event Monday at Bruce. The teams joined Amory and Cleveland in the round robin format.

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Calhoun City’s first Ladies’ Football Forum deemed a success

Former Wildcat and current Green Bay Packer M.D. Jennings spoke to the group about some of the intricacies of football and playing in the NFL.

Calhoun City football coaches hosted their first Ladies’ Football Forum last Saturday with 18 attendees. The coaches spoke to the ladies about the fundamentals of football, shared with them what a typical week is like for the Wildcats during the season, and answered numerous questions.

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Thomas J. Hall

Thomas Jefferson Hall of Bruce died June 18, 2012 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born June 9, 1941 in Bruce. He was a member of New Hope Church of God in Christ. He loved people and had a very giving heart. he loved and supported his family, and was a dedicated family man. He loved to work, fish and hunt.

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Mary Alice Moore Tutor

Mary Alice Moore Tutor, 81, Vardaman, died June 24, 2012 at Darlington Oaks Hospice House in Verona. She was born April 29, 1931 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Claude Moore and Era Witt Moore. She was a homemaker and member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

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Clara Butler Terry

Clara Butler Terry, 85, of Big Creek, died June 24, 2012, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. She was born October 13, 1926 in Pontotoc County, the daughter of William Thomas and Nora M. Swan Butler. She was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church and attended Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She was a farmer and a homemaker.

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Earline Daniels

Earline T. Daniels, 73, of West Point, died June 19, 2012 at BMH in Columbus. She was born April 7, 1939 in Calhoun City, the daughter of Monroe Terry and Carrie Terry. She was a homemaker.

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Tom Blaylock

Tom E. Blaylock, 85 died Monday evening June 18, 2012 at Indywood Glen in Greenwood. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday June 21 at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Ray Stonestreet officiating.  Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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Bruce, Vardaman sales tax revenue increases; Calhoun City shows decrease

sales tax chart

Bruce, Vardaman, Derma, Big Creek,  and Slate Springs are all experiencing increases this year in sales tax revenue while Calhoun City and Pittsboro have recorded decreases.
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Secretary of State rejects school district’s hunting/fishing leases; board discusses addition of new supplements

Billy McCord

School Board Attorney Paul Moore Jr. informed the board this week that the Secretary of State’s office rejected the hunting and fishing leases of the school district’s 16th section lands because the county is getting so much less than surrounding counties.

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School Board will adopt new $20 million budget at July 2 meeting

Mike Moore

The Calhoun County School Board will meet Monday, July 2 at 6 p.m. to adopt the 2012-13 budget that was presented at a public hearing Monday night.

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