Leo “Bud” Welch, of Bruce, will perform on the Bruce square this Thursday, July 31 at 5 p.m. as part of the weekly Throwback Thursday festivities hosted by the Bruce Chamber. Accompanying Welch will be Dixie Street, pictured here performing with him in a promotional video for the Mississippi Department of Tourism.


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A lifetime of music: Estha Mae Parker and the Coleman Family

Estha Mae Parker was practically born with a guitar in her hand. “I remember as soon as my hand would reach around that guitar neck my mother taught me the chords, and my brother Eldrege taught me … [Read More...]

Houlka elementary school destroyed by fire

Four different fire departments were called to the scene of a fire that has destroyed the elementary school building in Houlka. … [Read More...]

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‘City man arrested at Edmondson Street home, marijuana confiscated

A Calhoun City man has been arrested as part of a drug sting conducted by the Calhoun Sheriff's Department and Calhoun City Police. … [Read More...]


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Mississippi’s small towns produce great athletes

Consider this column a tribute to the spirit of small-town Mississippi athletes.  Consider this a shout-out to the work … [Read More...]

Perry Liles

Trojans, Wildcats, Rams and Cougars ready to get football practice started

The calendar turns to August this week and with it the beginning of the high school football season. … [Read More...]

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Skuna River Rivalry to be featured by MaxPreps

This year’s Skuna River Rivalry game between Bruce and Calhoun City will be featured by MaxPreps as one of its top … [Read More...]

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Clark competes in Heart ‘O Dixie triathlon

Casey Clark, of Bruce, finished the Heart ‘O Dixie triathlon in Philadelphia last Saturday in just over three hours. … [Read More...]

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Whit Casey

Qualifying begins next week for district five school board seat

Qualifying for election for the district five position on the Calhoun County school board will begin next Wednesday, Aug. 6. … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

School Board approves Nix as district’s first “lead teacher;” Moore plans to add more next year

Superintendent Mike Moore asked the school board for support in implementing a “lead teacher” program in the school district in which a designated teacher would in effect serve as an assistant principal and receive an additional supplement. … [Read More...]


Cannon, Ware, Nelson, Jester, Anthony, Jenkins, Logan, Marter and Gore are Pig Scramble winners

Another large crowd turned out for the annual Pig Scramble last week at the Calhoun County Fair. … [Read More...]

Sheriff Pollan

Sheriff warns of phone scam in the area

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of a phone scam discovered in the area. … [Read More...]


Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman, Derma all finish fiscal year with increase in sales tax returns

Calhoun County's four largest municipalities all finished the 2013-14 fiscal year showing growth in sales tax returns, according to the Mississippi Department of Revenue. … [Read More...]


Calhoun 4-Hers win at District Horse Show

Calhoun County 4-H Youth recently competed at the Northeast District 4-H Horse Show. … [Read More...]


Back to School open houses set for Aug. 5; “Blessings” event will be Aug. 3

Calhoun County Schools will host its annual “Back to School” night Tuesday, Aug. 5 at all nine campuses in Bruce, Vardaman and Calhoun City, including the Career and Technical Center. … [Read More...]

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New BES Principal Jeff Patton excited for start of school

The first day of school is only two weeks away, but that’s two weeks too long for new Bruce Elementary Principal Jeff Patton. … [Read More...]

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Pig Scramble returns to County Fair Thursday night

The pig scramble will return to the Calhoun County Fair after a year’s hiatus. The event, which always attracts a large crowd, is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Gray fired from water dept.; mayor says Liles will be promoted to the position

Bruce Water Department Director Roderick Gray was fired last week on a 3-2 vote during a special called Bruce board of aldermen meeting. … [Read More...]

Becky Wright

Sawmill Festival expected to break record for financial success

Bruce Chamber officials reported Monday the 2014 Bruce Sawmill Festival is expected to be record-breaking. … [Read More...]


Schools Supply Lists

Following are school supply lists for Calhoun County Public Schools. … [Read More...]

Jason Mims

Deputy follows blood trail to make burglary arrest

A Vardaman man was arrested last Wednesday for burglary of a store and home. … [Read More...]


Career Center to offer CNA class this fall; registration underway

The Career and Technical Center will be offering CNA classes again this fall for adults at night. … [Read More...]

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Judge Lackey takes the barbs, delivers his own while raising money for Excel at annual roast

Thousands of dollars was raised for the Excel after-school tutoring program in Calhoun City Saturday  night as a panel of roasters took turns slinging barbs at Judge Henry Lackey, but it was the Judge himself that won in the end with his unique brand of … [Read More...]


Yancy Library to host Movie and Craft Party July 22

Join us in the Weyerhaeuser Meeting Room at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce for a Movie & Craft Party Tuesday, July 22 from 2-4:15 p.m. We’ll provide the snack & drinks. … [Read More...]

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Pig Scramble returning to 2014 Calhoun County Fair

A Youth Pig Scramble will be held at the Calhoun County Fair on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. or immediately after the Pet Show. … [Read More...]

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Barry Cannon back home in Calhoun after third tour to Iraq, Afghanistan

Barry Cannon would never describe a deployment as easy, but his most recent tour with the Mississippi National Guard’s 858th to Afghanistan was much different from his previous missions. … [Read More...]

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Bruce fires water department director

Bruce Water Department Director Roderick Gray was fired Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote during a special called Bruce board of aldermen meeting. … [Read More...]

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91st Calhoun County Fair gets underway next week

The 91st annual Calhoun County Fair is set for July 21-26. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Academy earns new certification level

Calhoun Academy has earned a new certification level that Headmaster Donald Pendergrast said opens new opportunities to the schools’ students. … [Read More...]


Supervisors begin work on county budget

Calhoun County Supervisors met last Thursday to hear budget requests from county department heads and to field some additional requests. … [Read More...]


Weight limits changed on four Calhoun bridges

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced new weight limit restrictions on four Calhoun County bridges. … [Read More...]


Waste tire collection program will continue in Calhoun

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $59,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators. … [Read More...]

Laura Edwards

‘City Chamber seeks volunteers to assist with Walkabout Wednesdays

The Calhoun City Chamber is seeking volunteers willing to serve as hosts on the square each Wednesday during the weekly farmers' market. … [Read More...]

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