Ethan Robertson of Calhoun City enjoys one of the rides at the Calhoun County Fair in Pittsboro. Photo by Joel McNeece

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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...]

Sports

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Manning family pushing for a healthier Mississippi

Imagine, for the moment, every famous athlete gave back to their community in the manner the Archie Manning family does. … [Read More...]

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Bruce’s Jay Johnson honored by “Dandy Dozen” selection

Jay Johnson became the first Bruce Trojan ever named to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen last week – the prestigious … [Read More...]

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MHSAA announces changes to football, basketball state championship sites

CLINTON — The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced Monday new locations for upcoming Football and … [Read More...]

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Calhoun All Stars win North State Title

The Calhoun County Future All Stars won the North Half State Title in Winona. … [Read More...]

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Rebecca Grier

Rebecca Grier

Rebecca Grier of Calhoun City continues to make the Butterscotch Chewy recipe she got from her mom … [Read More...]

Brittany Griffin

Brittany Griffin

Brittany Griffin of Bruce learned to cook and make candy from her grandmother, the late Frances … [Read More...]

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Fine Arts Club gets homemade ice cream ready for Sawmill Festival

The ladies of Bruce Fine Arts Club have been making homemade ice cream for the Sawmill Festival for … [Read More...]

Beth Dean

Beth Dean

In 1995, Beth Dean and husband, Johnny, Hilda and Del Hemphill, Brenda and Danny  Hawkins, Jane and … [Read More...]

Rose Chandler

Rose Chandler

Former Calhoun City Home Economics teacher Rose Chandler was always looking for recipes that her … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Schools Supply Lists

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

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Deputy follows blood trail to make burglary arrest

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

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

Judge Henry Lackey

Judge Lackey to be roasted for Excel fundraiser

EXCEL will roast Judge Henry Lackey Saturday, July 19 at the Methodist Corner in Calhoun City at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for the after-school tutoring program. … [Read More...]

James Franklin

Calhoun Health Services planning on $2 million expansion

Work is expected to begin this fall on a $2 million addition to Calhoun Health Services (CHS) that will provide a new headquarters for the ambulance service, a larger physical therapy unit and office space for hospital administration. … [Read More...]

The Bruce Square was packed for Friday night activities.

Sawmill Festival Schedule

One of the largest crowds in the history of the Bruce Sawmill Festival turned out on the square Friday night for lots of arts and crafts, food, games, and a concert by The Bouffants. The fun continues all day Saturday. … [Read More...]

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Lee to speak at special luncheon at Yancy Library July 11

The Library will have a special Bruce Sawmill Festival Brown Bag Luncheon Friday, July 11 at noon. … [Read More...]

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23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival kicks off Thursday night

The 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival will be held this week, highlighted by the return of The Bouffants with a free concert Friday night on the square. … [Read More...]

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Northwest, ICC top college choices for Calhoun County high school graduates

Community College remains the most common choice for Calhoun County graduates with Northwest and ICC collecting most of the county’s high school seniors. … [Read More...]

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MetroCast cable expected to sell

Block Communications Inc. announced on Monday an agreement to acquire MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro board finalizes plans for water rate increase

The Pittsboro Board of Aldermen finalized plans for a water rate increase in the town at their meeting Monday night. … [Read More...]

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McDaniel campaign reviews runoff voting in Calhoun County

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state’s Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline. … [Read More...]

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