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Trojan band members attend Honor Camp in Natchez

BHS band members Kasey Camp, Caitlin McCormick, and Connor Bland recently went to Natchez for an honor band. … [Read More...]

Jean Ann Casey

Casey appointed assistant superintendent

The Calhoun County School Board held a special meeting Friday morning during which they appointed Jean Ann Casey as assistant superintendent for the district. … [Read More...]

Trey Logan and Tyler Hatfield and their amusement park projects.

Geography students design amusement parks for final

Students in Coach Robert Allen’s advanced world geography class were given a unique assignment for their final project of the semester. … [Read More...]


Rick Cleveland

Saints owed some breaks now

New Orleans Saints fans these days should decide whether they prefer their glass half-empty or half-filled. … [Read More...]

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Loggins Shootout is Saturday in Calhoun City

Calhoun City will host the annual Coach Curtis Loggins Shootout on Saturday, Dec. 16 with 12 teams participating. … [Read More...]

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Hernandez proud to wear Vardaman soccer jersey

Freshman Bridgette Hernandez said it means a lot to her to be able to play soccer for Vardaman High School. … [Read More...]


Rams win in Grenada Tournament; Lady Rams drop two

The Vardaman Rams won the Grenada Soccer Tournament last Saturday sweeping the host, 2-1, and Winona, 5-0. … [Read More...]

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

“I had to get used to short order cooking here,” said Lisa Brown, when she started at Pizza Palace … [Read More...]


Sweet Potato Contest Cake and Pie Winners

Top winners in the pie and cake categories at the Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival included: … [Read More...]

Gayla Bennett Cook

Gayla Bennett

“My mother says I’ve always had  a ‘creative flair in the kitchen’,” said Gayla Tutor Bennett of … [Read More...]

Susan Penick Leachman

Susan Penick Leachman

“The Penick ladies were known for their cooking,” Susan Penick Leachman of Bruce and formerly of … [Read More...]

Cook Angie Burns

Angie Burns

“Food makes a memory and it makes a connection,” says Angie Burns, who said she started “really” … [Read More...]

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Evelyn Bailey feels blessed for 98 wonderful years

Evelyn Bailey has cherished every day of her 98 years of life, from her youth in the Atlanta … [Read More...]

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BES students publish Christmas book

A new book, “What Makes Christmas Magical,” written and illustrated by Bruce Elementary third … [Read More...]

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Alexander preached first sermon at Lantrip in 1964

Bro. Robert Earl Alexander preached his first sermon at Lantrip Baptist Church in October of 1964. … [Read More...]

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Big Creek’s “Redneck Christmas Parade” is Saturday night

The final Christmas parade in the county will once again be the 18th Annual Big Creek Redneck … [Read More...]

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Christmas Lighting contest is Thursday night in Bruce

The 20th Century Club of Bruce will judge its annual Christmas Lighting Contest on Thursday, Dec. … [Read More...]


High marks given for Baptist Calhoun’s state-of-art facility

There was nothing but glowing comments from the many who toured Baptist Calhoun’s new facility last … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

School district’s probation lifted by state

The Calhoun County School District has been restored to full accreditation status by the Mississippi … [Read More...]


Vardaman schools briefly placed on lock down; man arrested

Vardaman Schools were on lock down for a brief period this morning due to a domestic situation … [Read More...]


Calhoun inmate back in custody after walking off work detail

A Calhoun County inmate is back in custody after walking off from the Calhoun County Solid Waste … [Read More...]


SEEK students enjoy New York City trip

Bruce SEEK classes of Jody Clark and Denise Hall went on a trip to New York City recently. … [Read More...]


Calhoun County photographers invited to record the 200th birthday of Mississippi

On Sunday, Dec. 10, dozens of Mississippi photographers, both professional and amateur, will … [Read More...]


Vardaman “Holiday Cheer” Community Blood Drive at Dollar General

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a “Holiday Cheer” blood drive at Dollar General in … [Read More...]

Purchasing and installing heat and air conditioning is the last big expense in the renovation project of the sanctuary.

Lighthouse Baptist Church has risen from fire stronger

Greg Bray has come full circle, pastoring a church in the same church building he was “raised and … [Read More...]

Angie Newlin, Dr. Jennifer Ford and her father, Dennis Ford. Photo by Larry Hellums

Gov. Murphree’s great granddaughter Dr. Jennifer Ford speaks on bicentennial

Dr. Jennifer Ford, great granddaughter of Governor Dennis Murphree, presented a Bicentennial Program … [Read More...]

Tony Sockwell

Sockwell named Police Chief in Bruce

The Bruce board of aldermen voted 4-0 Tuesday night to hire Tony Sockwell as its new police chief … [Read More...]

Charlie Jackson

Jackson hired by Calhoun City police

Charlie Jackson was hired as a part-time police officer at Calhoun City during an executive session … [Read More...]

Rose Wells

Vardaman board encouraged to find local support for no-kill dog shelter

Vardaman aldermen again tabled the proposed dog ordinance for the same reasons as the previous … [Read More...]


Interim tag removed from Chief Steve Faddock in Derma

Derma board of aldermen agreed to hire Steve Faddock as the chief of police as their regular board … [Read More...]

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Water pressure issues, renovating town hall discussed by Pittsboro board

Water issues and making improvements to Town Hall were the primary topics of discussion at … [Read More...]

Wayne Stone

Phone scam occurring locally with 413 number

A scam involving a 413 number is tying up the Calhoun County 911 system. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman Christmas Parade set for Monday night

Retired fire chiefs Sonny Fugett, Rob Neese and Robert Earl McGreger will serve as grand marshals of … [Read More...]

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School board sets salary for interim superintendent, talks to MSBA rep about search process

The Calhoun County School Board established the salary and contract dates for an interim … [Read More...]


Keons bring back popular light show to Bruce neighborhood

The Christmas light show has returned to Countiss Street in Bruce at the Keon home, much to the … [Read More...]

Antonio Tarrell, of Bruce, right, shooting scenes for the Jessica Chambers’ documentary set to air on television next spring. Tarrell graduated near the top of his class in film school and has found numerous opportunities since.

Antonio Tarrell finding his way in film industry

Antonio Tarrell, of Bruce, is quickly finding more opportunities for himself within the film … [Read More...]

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St. Luke in Bruce is a church with a dream

“St. Luke is a church with a dream, but it has no permanent residence,” said Father Mike McAndrew, … [Read More...]

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Bruce Christmas events this week – auction, pancakes, parade, movie, tour of homes

A flurry of Christmas activities are planned around Bruce for this weekend starting with the Bruce … [Read More...]


Dearings will lead Calhoun City Christmas Parade Saturday night

Bro. Allen and Debra Dearing of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church will lead the Calhoun City … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Moore departure now official; stepping down at end of 2017

The Calhoun County School Board officially accepted the resignation/retirement of Sup. Mike Moore, … [Read More...]

Judge Andrew Howorth

Area drug court will add mental health screenings

The Third Circuit Drug Court, which includes Calhoun County, will add mental health screening and … [Read More...]


Big Creek native appointed head of Rural Development

The Trump Administration has appointed John Rounsaville as the new State Director for USDA Rural … [Read More...]

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The Dr. William D. and Catherine Taylor Longest Endowment, honors the memory of his wife of 57 years, Catherine Taylor Longest, and the Joe W. Longest, Jr. Endowment honors the memory of his father. Accepting the donation are Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (right) and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects at Northwest.

Longest sets up Northwest endowments

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarship endowments at Northwest … [Read More...]

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Shelton among first Mississippians to compete at NAILE

Mikayla Shelton, of Bruce, was among Mississippi 4-H Animal & Dairy Sciences State team … [Read More...]

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Ivy’s Journey at Pontotoc Electric Filled with Memorable Moments

John Ivy’s first day on the job at Pontotoc Electric as a full-time employee was an eventful one.  … [Read More...]

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Williamson, Concord proud of their new church building

Bill Williamson has served Concord Baptist Church, west of Bruce, as pastor for more than 13 years. … [Read More...]


Don’t get eaten on this turkey day

Everybody looks forward to Thanksgiving, unless you’re a turkey. First graders at Calhoun City … [Read More...]

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Adult Education Center has a history of making big impact

The Adult Education Center in Bruce turned 40 years old last week and its greatest proponent, Ada … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Pope tells chamber Bruce board seeking input from citizens on next chief

Mayor Rudy Pope told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Monday that aldermen are in the process of … [Read More...]


Calhoun City man charged with attempted murder

A Calhoun City man turned himself in to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department Monday after being … [Read More...]

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Grenada Lake hosting annual veterans’ hunts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grenada Lake will host its annual Veterans Hunt in two sessions … [Read More...]

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Flight nurse who often served Calhoun dies in crash

DEWITT, Ark. (AP) - A pilot and two medical personnel were killed when a medical helicopter that was … [Read More...]

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Fifth Egg Bowl Run coming through Calhoun County Nov. 20

Ole Miss and Mississippi State will face off for the 114th Battle for the Golden Egg on Thursday, … [Read More...]


Eacholes to receive Goodman scholarship

The 34th Annual A.D. Goodman Scholarship Banquet will be Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. at the St. … [Read More...]

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BUES turkey feather funds going to Williamses

Bruce Upper Elementary School is donating money to the Michael Williams family. … [Read More...]

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Jerry Smith, Sarepta Baptist on mission to seat 10,000 people

Sarepta Baptist Church only seats around 100 people, but they’re on a mission to seat 10,000. … [Read More...]

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Lineup set for Christmas parades in Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman and Big Creek

Christmas festivities begin around Calhoun County in just two weeks with the Bruce Rotary Auction. … [Read More...]

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Bobo focused on roads, bridges after election win

Charles Bobo said he was overwhelmed by the outcome of last week’s special election for district one … [Read More...]

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McGonagill finds help in old family cemetery visit

Chatt McGonagill, a native of Calhoun County, recently met with Supervisor Homer Moore to visit the … [Read More...]

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Northwest endowment set up for Calhoun native Hollis

The Linda McGonagill Hollis Endowment was recently established at Northwest Mississippi Community … [Read More...]

Vietnam Veterans introduced themselves at a special recognition program for them at the Veterans Day program at Calhoun City Saturday. From left, Dwight Brown, Raymond Morgan, Jimmy Gordon and Gene Dannenburger.  Photo by Lisa McNeece

Veterans should never be taken for granted

Veterans’ Day speakers around Calhoun County last week spoke of the sacrifice, service and … [Read More...]

Bonnie Williams and Mayor James Casey

Bailey, Landreth and Parker among award winners at Sweet Potato Banquet

Perry Bailey, of Calhoun City, won the Pioneer Award at the annual Sweet Potato Banquet last … [Read More...]

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