• Excel has new director
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  • Billy McCord honored



Sales tax holiday is this Friday, Saturday

Mississippi’s sales tax holiday takes place this Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1, just in time for back to school shopping. … [Read More...]


Six local races on next Tuesday’s ballot; absentee voting ends Saturday

Calhoun Countians will head to the polls next Tuesday to decide who advances to the general election in November in a number of races including sheriff, supervisor, and constable. … [Read More...]

Sup. Mike Moore presented a plaque to the family of the late Billy McCord at the beginning of Monday’s School Board meeting. From left, are Moore, McCord’s wife Ann, daughter Cindy and granddaughter Rebecca.

School Board undecided on district three appointment

The Calhoun County School Board met in executive session Monday night, but did not appoint a successor to the late Billy McCord to represent district three. … [Read More...]


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Lady Cougars aiming for big season in 2015

Calhoun Academy Lady Cougars will open the 2015 season this Friday with high expectations. … [Read More...]

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Krebs, Lowry are basketball legends

Carla Lowry, nicknamed Shorty, loved basketball at a time when organized basketball didn’t necessarily love young girls … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy Coach Gerry Winters shows one of the new flat black helmets the Cougars will be wearing this season.

Cougars begin football practice Thursday

The Calhoun Academy Cougars will hit the practice field Thursday, July 30 to begin preparing for the upcoming season. … [Read More...]

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Stars finish second in Vardaman tournament

Calhoun Stars travel ball team came in 2nd place in a tournament they hosted July 18 in Vardaman. … [Read More...]

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Bruce tops half million dollar mark; Walmart boosts Derma

Bruce topped the half million dollar mark, Derma experienced a 43% jump and Calhoun City finished the year on the positive side in the final sales tax statistics of the fiscal year released by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. … [Read More...]

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New Excel director aims to grow the program

Barbara Marsh, the new administrator of Excel in Calhoun City, said she aims to take the after school tutoring program to new heights. … [Read More...]


Democratic poll workers announced for Aug. 4 primary

Names of the Democratic poll workers for the August 4 election have been released. … [Read More...]

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School Board approves long list of student transfers, personnel moves

The Calhoun County School Board approved a long list of student transfers and personnel moves Monday night in their final meeting before the start of school. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City man strikes deputy in head with pistol

A Calhoun City man is being held on $100,000 bond in the county jail after an altercation with law enforcement officers Sunday night during which he struck one in the head with a pistol. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro man charged in Covington murder case

A Pittsboro man has been charged with murder and a Calhoun City woman accessory after the fact in the death of Billy Ray Covington. … [Read More...]


Circuit Clerk’s office open next two Saturdays for absentee voting; Republican poll workers named

The Circuit Clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open the next two Saturdays for anyone wanting to cast an absentee ballot for the Aug. 4 primaries. … [Read More...]

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Brenda Winter enjoys her flowers, music after career of traveling

Brenda Winter witnessed some great views during her career of traveling with Kellwood, but today her favorite is from her back patio looking over her large collection of blooming plants. … [Read More...]

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Poe Sisters make more music history

The Mississippi Country Music Trail unveiled its 29th marker earlier this summer and it featured a little bit of Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Cathleen Hych sorts through her belongings after her family home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night.

Lightning strikes spark fires; Hych home near total loss

A Tuesday afternoon thunderstorm caused significant damage in southern Calhoun County in the form of lightning strikes that started house fires. … [Read More...]

Steve Schmitz inside his apartment in the old Red & White Grocery building in Calhoun City. He is overseeing the project that includes four upstairs apartments and eventually a downstairs restaurant. Photo by Joel McNeece

New businesses popping up around Calhoun County

Calhoun County has a number of new businesses that have either recently opened or will be soon. Among the most visible is Steve Schmitz’s renovation of the old Red & White Grocery in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Health Services considering future management options

The Calhoun Health Services (CHS) board has approved a comprehensive study of the hospital’s operations as they consider a potential change in its management structure. … [Read More...]

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New Calhoun City radio station half way through testing phase

Calhoun City’s new radio station is half-way through a two-month testing phase after which it will be determined whether a permanent station will be installed. … [Read More...]

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Shelton crowned Fairest of Fair; busy week at fairgrounds

The 92nd annual Calhoun County Fair is going on all this week in Pittsboro with a flurry of events for all ages. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Chamber seeking new secretary; agrees to honor McCord, Crocker

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce announced it’s looking for a new secretary, voted to honor two past presidents, and heard updates on the museum and weekly farmers’ market at Monday’s meeting. … [Read More...]

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State Veterans Cemetery approved for construction in Kilmichael

Approval has been granted for construction of the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael, Miss., in Montgomery County. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Mississippi a $6.6 million VA State Veterans Cemetery Grants Program … [Read More...]

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Vardaman’s Kent Casey earns MML scholarship

Nicholas Kent Casey of Vardaman, was recently awarded the Mississippi Municipal League’s 2015 Limited Scholarship. … [Read More...]

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Steve Bryant feels at home in the garden

Steve Bryant of the Old Town Community has been growing vegetables virtually his entire life. “We had big work horses when I was a kid, and I plowed behind them for days,” Bryant said. “That’s all we had, what we raised.” … [Read More...]

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Calhoun County Fair opens July 20

The 92nd annual Calhoun County Fair is set for July 20-25. The Fair will open Monday, July 20 with the annual Fairest of the Fair pageant at 6:30 p.m. Entry fees are $15 for beauty, $10 for photogenic. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman mayor inducted into MML Hall of Fame

James M. Casey, Vardaman Mayor, was inducted into the Mississippi Municipal League’s Hall of Fame recently at the MML Annual Conference held in Biloxi. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City man arrested for Vardaman store robbery

A Calhoun City man has been arrested for robbing the Vardaman Xpress store early Sunday morning with a knife. … [Read More...]


Vardaman man attacks stranger with machete, lights self on fire and dives under moving truck

A Vardaman man is out on bond after attacking another man with a machete, lighting himself on fire and diving head first under a truck going down the road. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors hear budget presentations from department heads

Calhoun County Supervisors listened to budget proposals from county departments at Tuesday’s meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Walmart officials speak to ‘City Chamber; new Ace Cannon signs shown

Derma WalMart Manager Tim Weeks and Support Manager Michelle Good presented the program for the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday at lunch. … [Read More...]

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Herrod speaks on plans for Calhoun Banking Center in Bruce

Bruce’s newest bank will be called “Calhoun Banking Center,” John Herrod Jr., president of the Bank of Okolona, told the Bruce Rotary Club last week. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County Sheriff's Department investigates the scene of a death this morning in Gauley.

Man found dead on side of road in Gauley Community

A Pittsboro man was discovered on the side of the road in the Gauley Community Saturday morning dead of multiple gunshots. … [Read More...]

Justin Ferguson

Ferguson vows to conduct supervisor business as his own

“My name is Justin Ferguson, and I am seeking your vote to be elected as your supervisor in district 3. … [Read More...]

Mike Hensley

Hensley seeks constable post; ask you to vote for “who you grew up with”

“I, Mike Hensley, am announcing my candidacy for the position of Constable Post I. … [Read More...]

J.B. Rogers

Rogers seeking re-election as district two supervisor

“I, J.B. Rogers, Jr., am currently seeking re-election for the office of Supervisor of District 2. … [Read More...]

Roncie Hardin

Hardin touts experience in farming, trucking industries

“I am announcing my intention to run for Supervisor, District 2. My name is Roncie Hardin. … [Read More...]

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