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Zach Bennett

Bruce native graduates from Airman Leadership School

Senior Airman Zachary T. Bennett, right, recently graduated from Airman Leadership School at Kadeena Airbase in Okinawa, Japan. … [Read More...]

Beta Inductees

New Beta members inducted at Academy

The 2017 Beta Induction was held on May 5 at 11 a.m. … [Read More...]


Forestry Commission reducing jobs due to state budget cuts

The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) announced last week it will be eliminating approximately 75 positions as part of a “statewide reorganization” to address budget cuts from the state for the … [Read More...]


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New Century Club Golf Tournament

New Century Club held their annual golf tournament recently at Pine Hills Country Club. … [Read More...]

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VHS George Thomas & Ram Award Winners

Vardaman High School honored its top scholar athletes Monday night with the presentation of the George Thomas Scholar … [Read More...]

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Liles, Maddox play in NEMFCA All Star Game

Taylor Liles of Calhoun City and Walt Maddox of Bruce both played in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches … [Read More...]

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Tucker earns honors for Northeast basketball

Northeast Mississippi Community College held their 2017 Basketball Banquet last week. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Fine Arts Club

“The 2017 salad luncheon (this Friday, May 12) will mark the 20th anniversary of this annual event … [Read More...]

Melissa Logan Cook

Melissa Logan

Melissa Wright Logan learned to cook mostly by watching Food Network and her favorites are Barefoot … [Read More...]

Jodee Gore Cook

Jodee Gore

“I saw the Homemade Sea Salt Caramel Candy on Pinterest. It was hard to make the first time, but … [Read More...]

April Gordon Cook

April Gordon

“My mom just threw me in the kitchen,” said April Gordon of Bruce. She grew up in Fulton and her … [Read More...]

Phyllis Vaughn

Phyllis Vaughn

Before Phyllis Vaughn of Bruce retired, she worked 12-15 hour days so she had to find shortcuts to … [Read More...]

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Former South Pontotoc bookkeeper arrested for embezzlement

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Special Agents from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested Former … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Hearings set for three school officials charged with not reporting alleged sex crime

Probable cause hearings have been set for next Wednesday, May 24 for three Calhoun County school … [Read More...]

Supervisor Gwin Longest presented Jayden Warren, Tri-Community Homemaker President, with the Club Member of the Year Award for Tri-Community.

Annual homemaker awards presented at Pittsboro

2016 MHV Homemaker Awards Program were presented recently at the Calhoun County Multi-Purpose … [Read More...]

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Journey – Capuchin monkey becomes Duke’s service animal

Stepheny Duke always wanted a monkey. In fact, when her mother told her she was going to have a baby … [Read More...]

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Family is key at Daniels Temple in Derma

Family is a key word for Daniels Temple Church of God at the intersection of CR 413 and Underwood … [Read More...]

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White leaving Pittsboro clerk position to accept post at Vardaman

Town Clerk Amy White will be leaving Pittsboro to take a deputy clerk position in her hometown of … [Read More...]


Alcohol push underway in Calhoun County, public meetings featured mostly those in favor

Sentiment was more for than against at the first public organizational meetings to discuss … [Read More...]

Sheriff Pollan

Supervisors approve request for another full-time sheriff’s deputy

Calhoun County supervisors granted a request from Sheriff Greg Pollan Monday morning to amend his … [Read More...]

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Extension Service working to overcome state budget cuts

State budget cuts are affecting the MSU Extension Service as a whole, but efforts are being made to … [Read More...]

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Alexander, Ero entertain and educate Bruce Chamber

Bruce Policeman Corey Alexander performed a number of demonstrations with K9 Officer Ero involving … [Read More...]


Traffic stop leads to big marijuana bust in Derma

A traffic stop led to a big drug bust Sunday night in Derma. … [Read More...]


Suspected dog poisoner caught in Pontotoc county

A suspected dog poisoner has been captured just four days after a $1,000 reward was offered by In … [Read More...]


Northwest president asks supervisors to reverse action on college tuition program

Northwest Community College President Dr. Gary Spears asked Calhoun Supervisors to reconsider their … [Read More...]


Fifty attend first of three alcohol organizational meetings

Around 50 Bruce citizens attended the first of three organizational meetings to allow liquor, wine … [Read More...]

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Lannis May relishes role as pastor for Bruce and Shady Grove UMC

Lannis May, pastor of Bruce United Methodist Church, takes pride in the fact that his congregation … [Read More...]

Sarepta Schoolhouse

Remembering school days in Sarepta

Sandra Cozart called recently and put me on the spot, ‘cause I knew for sure – a Martha Dickson I am … [Read More...]

Election Vote

Next municipal elections are June 6

The mayor’s race in Calhoun City, one alderman position, and the town board in Derma are the next … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Meetings scheduled to study potential for legalizing alcohol in Calhoun

Three public meetings have been scheduled in Bruce, Vardaman and Calhoun City over the next week to … [Read More...]

Sheriff Pollan

Search continues for more info on skull found in Calhoun City

Law enforcement authorities have found no other evidence related to the discovery of a human skull … [Read More...]

Lisa Bishop

Nurse practitioner visits ‘City Chamber; SquareFest approaching fast

Nurse Practitioner Lisa Bishop with the Calhoun County Medical Clinic spoke briefly with the Calhoun … [Read More...]

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Academy students help patrons cleanup from storms

Calhoun Academy high school students spent Wednesday volunteering to clean up tornado damage and … [Read More...]

Kenneth Scott

Drink machines broken into in Bruce, Vardaman

Bruce and Vardaman police are investigating a pair of May 1 break-ins involving drink machines at … [Read More...]


Perrigin wanted for poisoning dogs

In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that runs the Winona, … [Read More...]

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Sixth grade takes field trip to Camp Lake Stephens

BUES 6th grade classes  took a field trip to Camp Lake Stephens recently.  Lake Stephens is a United … [Read More...]

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Calhoun K4 & K5 registration planned for Monday, May 15

All children who will begin either K4 or K5 for the first time in August should enroll for classes … [Read More...]

Sheriff Pollan

Skull found in front yard of Calhoun City home

Authorities are investigating the origins of a human skull found today in the front yard of a … [Read More...]

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Chrestman focuses on lifestyle evangelism as Ellard Baptist pastor

Kevin Chrestman has been pastor at Ellard Baptist Church the past 16 years. He was a deacon at Mt. … [Read More...]

Election Vote

All five Vardaman aldermen re-elected to new term

All five incumbent aldermen in Vardaman won re-election Tuesday night. … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

No hearings scheduled yet for school officials

Probable cause hearings have yet to be scheduled for three Calhoun County school officials charged … [Read More...]


Woodcock shares storm experience of being trapped in truck

Parker Shea Woodcock, of Calhoun City, was driving to her parent’s storm shelter in Big Creek Sunday … [Read More...]


Vardaman approves purchase of new tasers for police

Vardaman mayor and board of aldermen approved the police department getting new tasers. Police Chief … [Read More...]

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‘City officials thank workers for fast storm response

“I would like to thank Lee (Burns) and the guys, Bailey Gordon, and the fire department. They … [Read More...]


Derma resident seeks new park for Underwood Drive

Derma resident Terron Cook came to ask the Derma board of aldermen about getting a park built for … [Read More...]

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Bruce board hires two new police officers

The Bruce board of aldermen agreed Tuesday night to hire two new police officers – Jamal Jackson as … [Read More...]


County will seek storm relief funds if it becomes available

Calhoun County Supervisors approved a resolution Monday morning to make the county eligible for … [Read More...]


Storms cause damage around county, Dentontown gets the worst of it

The severe storms that passed through Calhoun County this morning and early afternoon caused lots of … [Read More...]


Calhoun Academy to host blood drive on May 2

Calhoun Academy will be holding a community blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) on … [Read More...]

DAR Group

DAR and guests visit plantation owned by member’s grandson

Members of the Loosa Schoona Chapter DAR and invited guests traveled to Wayside, MS and toured the … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Supt. Mike Moore releases statement

Supt. of Education Mike Moore has released the following statement: There have been recent … [Read More...]


Joan Clark loved second career as house mother at Ole Miss, MSU and LSU

Joan Doolitte Clark, of Old Town, has deep roots in Calhoun County, but also at Ole Miss, … [Read More...]

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Owen Hitchcock feels at home at Bradford Chapel

Owen Hitchcock considers himself more of a teacher these days than a preacher when he’s in the … [Read More...]

Dallas Gore

Dallas Gore to take over as BHS principal; Gillespie moving to district office

Dallas Gore will become the next principal at Bruce High School replacing Michael Gillespie who is … [Read More...]

Stan Evans

Superintendent, BHS officials charged for not reporting alleged sexual crime; family members attempt to address school board

Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans said they were charging Superintendent Mike Moore, BHS Principal … [Read More...]

Russell Jolly

Jolly says state leaders no friend to rural counties

Sen. Russell Jolly expressed his concerns for the future of rural Mississippi at the quarterly … [Read More...]

Election Vote

Vardaman election for board of aldermen is next Tuesday

The first municipal election of 2017 in Calhoun County will take place next Tuesday, May 2 when … [Read More...]

Timothy Cook

Update: School board hires new principal for Vardaman, head football coach for Bruce

The Calhoun County School Board hired a new principal for Vardaman High School and a new head … [Read More...]

Kenneth White

Sheriff’s Department hosting Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will … [Read More...]

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McCormick scores 30 on ACT

BHS junior Caitlin McCormick’s strive for success paid off when she took the American College Test … [Read More...]

Bruce policeman Corey Alexander escorts Loray Jordan out of courthouse.

Jordan waives hearing, charged with touching BHS student for lustful purposes

Bruce High School teacher Loray Jordan, Jr. waived his right to a probable cause hearing Friday … [Read More...]

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Top AR points earners from BES get trip to Ole Miss baseball game

Students at Bruce Schools have to read to meet a certain amount of Accelerated Reader points. … [Read More...]

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