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Barbara Goodson still fulfilling her need to serve her community

Barbara Goodson learned early in her professional career that service was her true calling. “I’m just service oriented,” she said. “I really enjoy it.” … [Read More...]

Zachary Bennett

Bruce native earns Ashton B. Carter coin from secretary of defense

Airman First Class Zachary Bennett, a native of Bruce, recently received the Ashton B. Carter secretary of defense challenge coin. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun kids earn honors at Union County Goat Show

Calhoun County 4-Hers excelled in competition recently at the Union County Goat Show. … [Read More...]


Brandon Washington

Brandon Washington isn’t a talker, just a player in all aspects

Brandon Washington is a young man who believes in very little talk, preferring action. … [Read More...]

Rick Cleveland

Some of our best writers started out in sports

Our state’s literary excellence was on impressive display this past weekend during the remarkably successful Mississippi … [Read More...]

Odie Armstrong

Odie Armstrong aiming for another title in Arena Bowl 28 this Saturday night

Vardaman native Odie Armstrong will vie for another Arena Football League Championship this Saturday when his San Jose … [Read More...]

Joel McNeece

Column: Which Trojan running back will step up?

It's often said in the high school football world you see your greatest improvement from week one to two. Teams are … [Read More...]

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Canzas Williams

“We are peas and tater folks, with cornbread,” said Canzas Williams. “Cornbread is a must,” and says … [Read More...]

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Sarah Moore

“Talerine is a good winter dish I serve with slaw, rolls and creamed potatoes, that I make a lot,” … [Read More...]

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Sandy Wright

It is not unusual for Sandy Wright to find a recipe that someone has left on her desk for her to … [Read More...]

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Becky Green

“I can cook, but can’t bake worth a flip,” said Becky Green of Bruce, even though she made a … [Read More...]

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When Alison Nichols’ grandmother, Bobbie Blount, tries a new dish and likes it, she goes ahead and … [Read More...]

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Mikayla Shelton

Shelton is new editor of Skuna River Review

Mikayla Shelton just began her fourth year of reporting for the Skuna River Review. Along with contributing to the weekly newspaper, she has recently taken on the duty of the editor. … [Read More...]


Enrollment down at all Calhoun schools except VHS

All Calhoun County Schools show a slight decrease in enrollment so far this school year compared to last, with the exception of Vardaman High School. … [Read More...]

Gwin Longest

Longest narrowly defeats Ferguson in D3 supervisor runoff

Incumbent District Three Supervisor Gwin Longest narrowly defeated challenger Justin Ferguson in Tuesday’s runoff to advance to the Nov. 3 general election. … [Read More...]


Supervisors adjust budget figures to lessen tax increase

Calhoun County Supervisors voted to decrease the county’s tax millage for the next fiscal year by more than three mils in an attempt to minimize the potential increase of property taxes. … [Read More...]


Third arrest made in Calhoun City robbery, shooting case as victim improves

A third man has been arrested in the burglary and shooting case that put a Calhoun City woman in the hospital last week. … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment at lowest level in nearly two decades

Calhoun County unemployment continues to decline to lowest levels in nearly two decades according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. … [Read More...]


Weeks joins Brown in school board race

The special election for the district three school board seat now has two qualifiers. … [Read More...]


Accidents claim lives of two Calhoun men in past 24 hours

Accidents have claimed the lives of two Calhoun County men within the past 24 hours. … [Read More...]


Arrowheads fascination keeps Luke Andrews hunting

Luke Andrews’ fascination with finding arrowheads began five years ago while fishing in the Skuna River with his brother Chester Dover. … [Read More...]


Longest, Ferguson supervisor runoff is Tuesday; Brown is first to qualify for school board

Supervisor Gwin Longest and challenger Justin Ferguson will square off in a runoff next Tuesday, Aug. 25 in the Democratic Primary. … [Read More...]


Title IX complaint filed by Bruce parents; no word on investigation

Bruce High School, the Calhoun County School District, nor the complainant have received any notification of a potential investigation regarding Title IX compliance. … [Read More...]

Barney Wade

Supervisors working on budget, property taxes could increase

A significant increase in the assessed value of the county has Calhoun County Supervisors in a quandary. Their intentions were to keep the same tax millage rate as last year, but the increased valuation will result in a property tax increase for most … [Read More...]

Stephen Myers

Sweet Potato Field Day set for Aug. 27

Sweet potato producers, researchers, industry representatives and crop consultants are invited to attend a field day Thursday, Aug. 27. … [Read More...]

Randy Baker

Baker updates chamber on new bank; Friday deadline for chamber secretary applicants

Randy Baker told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Monday that they hoped to be fully operational at Calhoun Banking Center in the next few weeks while the permanent bank facility is still “30-60 days from construction starting.” … [Read More...]


Arrests made in case where Calhoun City woman shot multiple times during burglary

Two Calhoun City men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a home invasion early Monday morning in which a female resident was shot multiple times. … [Read More...]

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Derma to host public hearing on proposed budget Aug. 25

Derma will host a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 25 regarding their proposed $1.06 million budget for the next fiscal year. … [Read More...]

U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly

U.S. Rep. Kelly talks about Washington experience, issues on tour of Calhoun County

U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly visited with Calhoun Countians on Wednesday sharing his early experiences in Washington and answering questions at events in Bruce and Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

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Susan Hardin and daughters turn gift pillows into business

Susan Hardin, of Calhoun City, has always considered herself a creative person. Now she’s getting to practice that creativity like never before with her new family business – The Little Birdie. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Sewer improvement project almost complete; well problems persist

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope said the $1 million sewer improvement project is nearing completion, but the city is still wrestling with problems with two of its wells. … [Read More...]


Qualifying opens for school board post; absentee voting starts for supervisor runoff

Qualifying is underway for the district three school board position and absentee voting should begin later this week for the Aug. 25 runoff election for district three supervisor. … [Read More...]


Vaughn, Hunter named new librarians in Bruce, Calhoun City

Janice Vaughn and Debbie Hunter were approved last week as the new librarians in Bruce and Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

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‘City Chamber unveils first painted “Ace” sign

Calhoun City Chamber President Laura Edwards showed the first Ace sign to be installed around town during the organization’s monthly meeting Tuesday. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

School board appoints Bruce mayor to district three position

The Calhoun County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to appoint Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope as the representative for district three to serve until after the November election. … [Read More...]

Marshall Fisher

Third District Drug Court graduation set for today, Aug. 11 in Oxford

Commissioner of Corrections Marshall Fisher will be the guest speaker at the  Third Judicial District Drug Court graduation  at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Lafayette County Courthouse in Oxford. The ceremony will be held in the main courtroom. The public is invited … [Read More...]

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School board to appoint district three representative at special meeting tonight

The Calhoun County School Board has called a special meeting for Monday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. to appoint a representative for district three. … [Read More...]


Bruce Dollar General to host blood drive Monday

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a community blood drive at the Dollar General in Bruce on Monday, August 10, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. … [Read More...]

Robert Gray

Jackson area truck driver wins Democratic nomination for governor; will face Phil Bryant in November

The 46-year-old truck driver who won the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor says he spent nothing on his campaign and knows nobody in politics. He didn't even vote in the primary because he says he was busy. … [Read More...]

Ruth Cole and Brenda Cannon drop some newspapers in the recycling bin in Calhoun City located across the street from City Hall. Bins are also located in Bruce, Pittsboro and Vardaman.

Recycling bins available all over Calhoun County

Calhoun County’s recycling effort has reportedly saved the county more than $4,000 in tipping fees at the landfill with more than 200 tons of recyclable goods removed from the regular garbage pickup. … [Read More...]


Longest, Ferguson headed to runoff; Rogers, Fox, Bollinger win supervisor races; Hendrix advances in sheriff’s race

All Calhoun County incumbents involved in Tuesday’s primaries advanced, although District Three Supervisor Gwin Longest appears headed to a runoff with Justin Ferguson. … [Read More...]

Steve Nelson

Bruce board plans to increase water rates in October

The Bruce mayor and board agreed in principle to increase water rates effective this October. … [Read More...]

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