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Kelley praises Calhoun’s growth, tuition free community college program

Randy Kelley, executive director of Three Rivers Planning and Development, said young people in Calhoun County have an “incredible opportunity for success” due to a program county leaders put in … [Read More...]

Mike Ray

School board hears complaint from fight at basketball game

Calhoun County School Board took no action on a request to overturn the banning of a Calhoun City woman to attend CCHS sponsored events. … [Read More...]

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Rivera to challenge Fox in supervisor race

Calhoun County had one new qualifier for 2015 elections over the past week creating another contested race on the ballot. … [Read More...]


Rick Cleveland

Favre wanted #10, settled for the now iconic #4

Few athletes are more closely associated with their jersey number than Mississippi’s most famous No. 4, Brett Favre. … [Read More...]

Coach Daren Coffey

Calhoun City boys entered Tuesday on long winning streak

The Calhoun City boys hadn’t lost since Dec. 15 entering Tuesday's game with Oxford. Their most recent victims were … [Read More...]


Tough week for Vardaman basketball

Vardaman basketball is coming off a difficult week where the girls’ and boys’ teams lost seven of eight combined … [Read More...]

Makesha Harris

Bruce earns win at East Webster

The Bruce Trojans earned their fourth win of the season last Friday when they defeated East Webster 61-44. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman’s Mounce Supermarket to become VPO for postal service

Mounce Supermarket in Vardaman will begin Friday offering many of the same services as the post office. … [Read More...]

Joel McNeece

McNeece, Jeffery chosen to lead Bruce Chamber

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce announced a new president and vice-president at their meeting Monday at Jeffery’s on the Bruce Square. … [Read More...]

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Honors student from Calhoun City earns Joey Embry Scholarship

Kajah Coleman, a freshman from Calhoun City, Miss., was named the recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship at the University of Mississippi. … [Read More...]

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Economic Development efforts heralded at CEDA Banquet

More than 150 people filled the Bruce Museum Thursday night to honor local economic development efforts, salute volunteerism, hear an informative speech and experience the Blues at the annual CEDA Banquet. … [Read More...]


Bruce eighth graders study different kinds of stress

There are several different types of stress in the world, including physical stress, mental stress, time stress, situational stress, nutritional stress, thermal stress, and many more, but in the week of January 12th, Coach Angie Owen’s eighth grade science … [Read More...]


Calhoun Academy science fair set for Jan. 28

The Calhoun Academy Science Fair for fourth through twelfth grades will be held Jan. 28. … [Read More...]

The now empty rail line extends 22 miles from Bruce to Coffeeville.

Success of Tanglefoot Trail sparks new interest in Skuna Valley Trail

The Tanglefoot Trail – the 43.6 mile railroad line from Houston to New Albany that was transformed into a path for bicycles, walkers and joggers – is now one year old and is being hailed as an overwhelming success not by just those in Chickasaw, Pontotoc … [Read More...]


Candidate qualifying slows greatly in Calhoun County

Candidate qualifying for Calhoun County races has virtually ground to a halt since the initial rush after qualifying opened Jan. 5. … [Read More...]

Randy Kelley

CEDA Banquet Jan. 22 at Bruce Museum

Three Rivers PDD director Randy Kelley and local Bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch will highlight the annual Calhoun County Economic Development Association Banquet Thursday, Jan. 22  at the Bruce Museum. … [Read More...]


Dr. King’s legacy honored at annual Loggins Scholarship banquet in Pittsboro

Kegan Coleman spoke on the importance of "intelligence and character," eight honorees were recognized, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered in prayer and song during the annual banquet benefiting the Coach Curtis Loggins Scholarship. … [Read More...]

Earnest Fox, Sonny Clanton, JB Rogers

Supervisors explore options to improve multi-purpose building, drainage issues

Improvements to the multi-purpose center in Pittsboro were the primary topic of conversation at Thursday morning’s board of supervisors meeting. … [Read More...]

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Ivy earns award from Bruce Rotary

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for January is Drake Ivy. … [Read More...]


New York man arrested in Derma on felony drug charges

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office apprehended Douglas Manley Reid in Derma Wednesday afternoon on a warrant from the Onondaga Sheriff's Office in Syracuse, New York. … [Read More...]


Demand growing for Emily Rennie’s homemade magnets

Emily Rennie looks through dozens of magazines at a time, but not necessarily because she’s fascinated by the stories. She’s on a scavenger hunt for interesting images she can turn into her increasingly popular magnets. … [Read More...]

Tim Weeks

Store manager Tim Weeks anxious for Walmart’s grand opening in Derma

The final touches are being put on the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Derma with grand opening only one week away. … [Read More...]

Raven Hawkins

Critical time for third graders as “Reading Gate” approaches

Third graders across Calhoun County are in the process of taking the most important test of their young school career, setting the stage for just how many are in danger of not advancing to the fourth grade. … [Read More...]


Hope Outdoors first deer hunt proves successful

Hope Outdoors first “North Mississippi Deer Hunt” was a success in more ways than one. … [Read More...]

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‘City Chamber to rework flower beds on square

The Calhoun City Chamber was updated on a number of upcoming projects and future events at Tuesday’s meeting at the Methodist Corner on the Square. … [Read More...]

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MLK Celebration set for Saturday in Pittsboro

Kegan Coleman will speak and eight honorees will be recognized at the ninth annual MLK Celebration Banquet Jan. 17 in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Ex-Death Row inmate Frederick Bell resentenced to life

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a former death row inmate from Calhoun County found to be mentally disabled resentenced to life in prison. … [Read More...]

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Mississippi Supreme Court to hear appeal for new trial from Andy Brown

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear Andy Brown’s appeal for his August 2013 murder conviction of Earlie “Pops” Balford in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]


Alternative uses explored for culled sweet potatoes

Challenged to develop alternative uses for culled sweet potatoes, Mississippi State University students really thought outside the box. … [Read More...]

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Worker injured when garbage truck takes down utility pole at BHS

A Calhoun County Solid Waste worker was transported by ambulance to the hospital after he was injured when the garbage truck he was riding crashed into a utility pole. … [Read More...]

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Police investigating break-in at Stepp Saver Pharmacy

Bruce Police are investigating an attempted break-in at Stepp Saver Pharmacy. … [Read More...]


Yancy Library to host “Game Day” Jan. 13

Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 4-5 p.m. for an after school game day. … [Read More...]

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