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Bruce board says no to backyard burial request

Mayor Rudy Pope said the town has received requests from citizens wanting permission to be buried in their back yard. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman board changes rental rates at The Front Porch

Vardaman board adopted new rental rates for the Front Porch at the meeting of the board last night. … [Read More...]

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Derma renews cable franchise at higher cost for customers

Derma board of aldermen voted to renew the franchise with MaxxSouth cable company at an increase which will be passed on to customers. … [Read More...]


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Mississippi universities adjust to negative impact of House Bill 1523

Yes, the NCAA has passed new legislation that sounds as if it would prevent Mississippi schools from hosting NCAA … [Read More...]


Six county athletes advance to state track meet

Six Calhoun County athletes will advance to the state track meet in Pearl May 6-7 after placing in the North Half meet … [Read More...]


Rams win emotional game two Saturday, but eliminated with loss later that night

Vardaman evened their series with TCPS with an emotional win Saturday afternoon in the rain, only to see their season … [Read More...]


Calhoun City sweeps Leland, waits for Ingomar/Strayhorn winner in North Semifinals

Jaalen Thomas and Lane DeVall combined to pitch a two-hit shutout as Calhoun City swept Leland in their second round … [Read More...]

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“I really do like to make desserts,” said Kasey Camp, 15, and she likes to make them for other … [Read More...]

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“Nothing I make is complicated,” said Debbi Harrelson of Bruce, “I cook what we like, things that … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City installing culverts around town; firetruck side-swiped

Calhoun City board of aldermen approved quotes for three culverts Tuesday night in the amount of … [Read More...]

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Water line extending west from Pittsboro costly for town

Charles Mahan estimated the cost of the new waterline heading west of Pittsboro could total as much … [Read More...]


Chad King named delegate, county Republican caucus

Republican Precinct caucuses and the County Convention was held Courthouse on Saturday April 23 in … [Read More...]

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Hill hired as new purchasing clerk; plan presented to upgrade Pittsboro park

Calhoun County Supervisors hired Jenny Hill, of Calhoun City, as the county’s next purchasing clerk … [Read More...]

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Friday storms topple trees, damage homes around county

Strong winds, thunderstorms and a possible tornado left a lot of damage in its wake as it moved … [Read More...]


A series of Caterpillar plant closures expected to impact Oxford facility

The Caterpillar plant in Oxford is among a number of plants the company is expected to close around … [Read More...]

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Calhoun youth earn United States Congressional Award

Nine Calhoun County 4-H youth and alumni were recently awarded the United States Congressional Award … [Read More...]

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School board votes for co-salutatorians at CCHS this year

Calhoun County School Board voted 3-2 to have co-salutatorians for Calhoun City High School's … [Read More...]

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Assistant District Attorney Lon Stallings set to retire in May

Lon Stallings didn’t intend to enter the law profession initially. He graduated from Mississippi … [Read More...]

Hendrix Promotion

Calhoun County’s Mark Hendrix promoted to captain with MDOT

Mark Hendrix, of Vardaman, was recently promoted to Captain in the Batesville Enforcement District. … [Read More...]


Memorial butterfly garden underway at BUES

Frances Brown and Niki Necaise broke ground with shovels last Friday for a project aiming to impact … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment dropping again

After a slight increase in January, Calhoun County’s unemployment rate has begun dropping again, … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Youth Court Judge Bob Cooper dies

Calhoun County Youth Court Judge and Bruce attorney Robert S. "Bob" Cooper died Tuesday evening. … [Read More...]

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2016 Calhoun County Relay For Life

Calhoun County hosted its annual Relay For Life event for the American Cancer Society last Saturday. … [Read More...]

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Community choir to present spring concert Saturday

Calhoun County Community Choir with its more than 40 members will present a Spring Choral Concert … [Read More...]


Calhoun City hosting Early Response Team Training event

There will be an Early Response Team Training Event on Saturday April 30 from 8:30 - 4:30 at the … [Read More...]


Academy will host blood drive April 26

Calhoun Academy will hold a community blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) on Tuesday, … [Read More...]


Oxford man dies in Bruce Hwy. 9 accident, four others sent to hospital

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released the names of the victims, including a Lafayette County … [Read More...]


Haworth in Bruce honored by MDEQ for conservation efforts

Haworth, Inc. in Bruce is among several companies recognized by the Mississippi Department of … [Read More...]

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Ken Chandler looks to bring “power football” to Bruce Trojans

“Power football,” that’s how Bruce Trojans’ new head football coach Ken Chandler described his … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Band earns excellent, superior ratings in competition

The Calhoun City High School Band recently earned superior and excellent ratings in a pair of … [Read More...]

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Big Creek Fire Department now owns all its trucks

After many years of using old equipment from the Mississippi Forestry Commission, the Big Creek Fire … [Read More...]

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Bruce Police equipment upgraded with donation of new shotguns

The Bruce Police Department has improved its armory thanks to a generous donation by two local … [Read More...]

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Calhoun students show improvement on Reading Gate exam

Calhoun County third graders showed significant progress in passing the third grade reading gate … [Read More...]

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Survivors honored at annual reception as focus turns to Friday’s Relay For Life

An “Army of Purple” gathered Monday night in Pittsboro to kick off the county’s 2016 Relay For Life … [Read More...]

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Freely speaks to Bruce Chamber about economic development

Shelia Freely, director of the Calhoun Economic Development Association, explained to the Bruce … [Read More...]


County K-9 officer Aquiles dies

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office is reporting the death of their K-9 Aquiles. … [Read More...]

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Soldier who died with Calhoun’s Cpl. Hellums in WWII returned to Ohio resting place

Buried and lost in twisted metal and dirt for nearly 67 years, a Navarre soldier killed during a … [Read More...]

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Supervisors settle on contractor to repair roof at county jail

Calhoun County supervisors authorized for roof repairs to proceed at the county jail based on a … [Read More...]

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Nix earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for March is Bailey Nix. … [Read More...]


Anamaria Caradine is Calhoun County’s Teacher of the Year

When Anamaria Caradine Moore graduated as Vardaman High School’s valedictorian in 2008, she couldn’t … [Read More...]

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Calhoun County Relay for Life set for Friday, April 22

Calhoun County's annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be Friday, April 22 at the Bruce … [Read More...]

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“G’s Place” to open soon in Vardaman

Michael and Lillie Gillespie are completing the final phases of work leading up to the opening of … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Chamber sets banquet, SquareFest dates

The Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce announced plans for its annual banquet, SquareFest and several … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City native Cobb shares stories from his new book

Calhoun City native Keith Cobb told a group at the Calhoun City Library Thursday night that his … [Read More...]

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Jesse Yancy remembered as library celebrates 40th anniversary

“Jesse Yancy was an icon,” Judge Henry Lackey told those gathered Sunday for the 40th anniversary … [Read More...]

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County Republican convention set for April 23

The Calhoun County Republican Party will hold its county convention on Saturday, April 23. … [Read More...]

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Bruce native Burt a finalist for Mississippi Teacher of the Year

Bruce native Brigit Burt, of Houlka, is a finalist for the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) … [Read More...]

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Bruce Schools mourn the loss of young student

Friends and family filled the Bruce High School auditorium Sunday afternoon to say goodbye to Joshua … [Read More...]

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Bruce woman hospitalized after wreck on square

A Bruce woman remains in the hospital in Tupelo after she struck a tree on the Bruce square Friday … [Read More...]

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White is Calhoun City High School’s STAR student

Calhoun City High School Senior Taylor J. White has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher … [Read More...]


Mississippi HomeCare in Bruce earns 5-Star rating

Mississippi HomeCare of Bruce was recently recognized with a Five-Star Quality Rating. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun libraries celebrate National Library Week April 10-16 with lots of activities

Libraries in Calhoun County will join the nation in celebrating National Library Week April 10-16, … [Read More...]

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40th anniversary celebration for Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce is Sunday

The staff and trustees of the Jesse L. Yancy, Jr. Memorial Library in Bruce will celebrate the 40th … [Read More...]

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Langford presents research at state Capitol

Jaslyn Langford was among a select group of students chosen from all eight of Mississippi’s public … [Read More...]


After birth of their son, ‘City couple advocates for Down Syndrome kids

Canaan – a place where God’s people left behind the old life and crossed over the waters into a new … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Road improvements priority for Bruce mayor and board; discuss grants for Park and pot-bellied pigs

Cleaning, paving and slowing traffic on Bruce roadways dominated discussion at the Bruce Board … [Read More...]

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Alderwoman says speeding, loud music escalating on Church Hill in Derma

Derma board of aldermen approved a quick claim deed to a citizen for a lot that taxes have not been … [Read More...]

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Vardaman sets cleanup date, buys backhoe

Vardaman set their spring clean up day and opened bids for a new backhoe at the regular meeting of … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City board discusses replacing culverts, sewer problems

In discussion about a rusted out and damaged culvert near the lagoon that Calhoun City Public Works … [Read More...]

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