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Calhoun ranks near bottom in several key categories

Calhoun ranks among the lowest in Northeast Mississippi in several key cateogries according to statistics released at the CREATE State of the Region meeting Wednesday in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

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MSU senior Jamie Aron named Truman Scholar

STARKVILLE, Miss.--A Mississippi State political science and mathematics double-major from Flowood has been awarded the highly-coveted Harry S. Truman Scholarship. … [Read More...]


Bruce’s Tillman elected Black Student Union President at Ole Miss

Justavian Tillman, of Bruce, hasn’t lacked for something to do during his tenure as a student at Ole Miss. … [Read More...]


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Never forget Andy’s incredible shot at “The Ranch”

The B.O. Van Hook Golf Course, named for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer, is no more. It was the old USM golf … [Read More...]


Liles, England play in NEMCABB game

Calhoun City’s Steele Liles and Jordan England both played in the NEMCABB All Star Baseball Game at Corinth last … [Read More...]

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Bruce, Calhoun City players participate in all star football game

Seven Calhoun County football players participated in the 2015 NEMFCA All Star Football at Northeast Community College … [Read More...]


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Warriors baseball team members are, front, from left, Jackson Schmitz, Karon Hooper, Jayke Logan, Fisher Gulledge and … [Read More...]

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Pryor Funeral Home will host annual Memorial Service honoring veterans Saturday morning

Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City will host its annual Memorial Service honoring veterans Saturday at 10 a.m. during SquareFest. … [Read More...]


Red Roots to highlight 45th annual SquareFest in Calhoun City

The 45th Annual SquareFest in Calhoun City gets underway this Friday, May 29 with a concert by Red Roots and continues all day Saturday, May 30 on the town square. … [Read More...]

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Superintendent candidates clash over Bruce softball; Robertson expected to be next head coach

Two candidates for Calhoun County Superintendent were at odds at last week’s school board meeting over an ongoing issue with finding a coach for the Bruce High School softball program. … [Read More...]

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Absentee voting ends at noon Saturday for June 2 runoff

Calhoun Countians will return to the polls next Tuesday, June 2 to help decide its next U.S. congressman. … [Read More...]


Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman to hear results of asset mapping program Thursday

Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman will learn the results of Asset Mapping programs conducted in the area during a series of public meetings in each town on Thursday. … [Read More...]

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School board denies raise for coaches; previews next budget

The Calhoun County School Board approved a long list of personnel changes, previewed next year’s proposed budget, and denied a requested increase in coaching supplements. … [Read More...]

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Memorial Day speakers pay tribute to all fallen soldiers

Trent Kelly, guest speaker at the Memorial Day service on the Bruce Square, opened his speech Monday with a quote from Gen. George Patton – “It’s foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died, rather we should thank God that they lived.” … [Read More...]

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‘City Library summer reading program kicks off in June

The month of June promises to be very busy at the Calhoun City Public Library. … [Read More...]

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Yoste, Kelly to speak at Memorial Day Programs in Calhoun City, Bruce

Memorial Day programs are set for Bruce and Calhoun City on Monday, May 25 with Geoffrey Yoste and Trent Kelly scheduled to speak. … [Read More...]

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Jennifer Langford finds rewarding career, passion for art at Ole Miss

If you want to book an event at the largest hotel in Oxford, then you call Calhoun City native Jennifer Langford. … [Read More...]

From left, Rep. Jim Beckett, CEDA Director Sheila Freely, Bruce Gifted Teacher Jody Clark, Calhoun City Gifted Teacher Laurie Denley, Vardaman Gifted Teacher Jill Caples, Bruce Gifted Teacher Denise Hall, Vardaman Gifted Teacher Amy Edmondson, Engineering & Robotics Instructor Jennifer Bennett, Career Center Director Kyle Clark, and Mike Walker of AT&T.

Career Center expanding robotics program to 8th-9th grades

The Calhoun County Career and Technical Center’s award winning robotics program will now be expanded to include 8th and 9th grade students, the result of a $5,000 gift from the Mississippi Chapter of the AT&T Pioneers. … [Read More...]


Bruce, Vardaman, Calhoun City graduations this Friday, Saturday

More than 150 Calhoun County students are scheduled to receive their high school diplomas this weekend in commencement exercises at Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman. … [Read More...]

Walter Zinn, Trent Kelly

Final totals released from May 12 special election; Zinn, Kelly prepare for June 2 runoff

The official recapitulation of Calhoun County votes were released today from the May 12 special election in which Trent Kelly and Walter Zinn, Jr. advanced to the June 2 runoff. … [Read More...]

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Kelley speaks to gathering in Bruce on Rails to Trails possibilities

Three Rivers Planning and Development Director Randy Kelley told a group of citizens attending a Rails To Trails meeting in Bruce last week that the Tanglefoot Trail from Houston to New Albany has been a tremendous project for this area. … [Read More...]


Yoda Creek Golf Club has a new owner, new name

Yoda Creek Golf Club has a new owner and name. Kimmy Murphree, owner of Murphree Frame Supply in Bruce, purchased the golf course a week ago and has renamed it “Creekside.” … [Read More...]

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Personnel matters fill school board agenda for Thursday night

A long list of personnel moves dominate the agenda for Thursday’s school board meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Weyerhaeuser turn lane project still months away

It will likely be this fall before construction on the turn lane for Weyerhaeuser on Hwy. 9 in Bruce begins. … [Read More...]

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Historic Countiss House burns in Bruce

The historic Countiss Home off Hwy. 32 at the western city limits of Bruce was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. … [Read More...]

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Bruce board authorizes appraisals as they explore new land for rubbish site

The Bruce Board of Aldermen agreed to have three appraisals done on some property the town is considering buying for a rubbish landfill. … [Read More...]

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Chamber prioritizes effort to improve appearance, business recruitment in Bruce

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce began developing a plan Monday to raise more funds to allow for a number of projects including improving the appearance around town, expanding offerings at the Bruce Museum and a reinvigorated retail recruitment and town marketing … [Read More...]

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More than three inches of rain, tornado scare in county over weekend

Calhoun County remains under a flash flood watch as more rain is expected to continue falling over the coming days. … [Read More...]

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Houston man killed in Chickasaw wreck

A Houston man was pronounced dead at the scene of a wreck in Houston around noon in Chickasaw County. … [Read More...]

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Tillman earns leadership award from Bruce Rotary Club

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for May is Ramon Tillman. … [Read More...]

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Bruce native Butch Ruth still practices old style photography

Euphus Ruth, Jr., better known as “Butch” to those who grew up with him in Bruce, is an accomplished photographer who currently lives and works in the Delta region of Mississippi with Greenville being his home base. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City student earns admission to MSMS

John Wells, of Calhoun City, has been admitted into the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. … [Read More...]

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Derma woman transported to hospital after trailer fire

A Derma woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital after she was found lying on the ground outside her burning trailer in Derma. … [Read More...]

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Nursing Home Week at Bruce Community Living Center

Bruce Community Living Center is celebrating Nursing Home Week with an array of activities all week long. … [Read More...]

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Cliff Easley Jr. takes pride in career as “country lawyer,” cattleman

Cliff Easley, Jr. considers himself a “country lawyer” and a cattleman –two professions he takes great pride in that complement each other. … [Read More...]

Pictured at the Edmondson home in Vardaman are, from left, Vice President and METAvivor co-founder C.J. Comeliussen-Jones, Bettye and Carter Edmondson, and Lisa Schofield of METAvivor.

METAvivor founder visits Vardaman on national tour

Bettye Edmondson recently hosted a team from Metavivor – an all volunteer, non-profit organization that funds research and support  for Stage IV metastatic breast cancer – at her Vardaman home. The Vardaman visit was part of a national tour the group is … [Read More...]

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Chorus Concert “Broadway” is Thursday night at CCHS

The theme for the 2015 Chorus Concert will be Broadway, featuring well known songs from Broadway shows. … [Read More...]

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