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Jesse Yancy Memorial Library Holiday Silent Auction starts Nov. 3

Christmas get-togethers are just around the corner. Jesse Yancy Memorial Library’s Friends of the Library is announcing their annual Holiday Silent Auction beginning Monday, Nov. 3. … [Read More...]

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Review: April McGreger is now “Sweet Potato Empress”

Like many towns in the upland South, Vardaman grew up around a timber railhead. Some of the lordliest white oaks that ever left the continent descended from the hills above Vardaman and were shipped … [Read More...]


Calhoun voters head to polls next Tuesday

Calhoun Countians will go to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 4 to cast votes in five contested races and a proposed constitutional amendment. … [Read More...]


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Despite disappointing season, Dandy Dozen selection Jay Johnson still believes success can be had

Jay Johnson, the Dandy Dozen selection and Ole Miss commit, is quick to acknowledge the 2014 season has been … [Read More...]

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Prescott is clear leader in Heisman race

Any other year, Mississippi State’s run-away fire hydrant of a running back, Josh Robinson, would be slam-dunk … [Read More...]

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Sykes is motivated to help Calhoun City finish strong

Brieton Sykes has been the most dominant football player on Class 2A’s most dominant football team in 2014. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Trojans clinch playoff berth with 36-16 win at Okolona

The Bruce Trojans entered Friday’s game at Okolona motivated by the number 12. … [Read More...]

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Chloe Beth, Caitlyn and Laken Burt recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World with their family that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Chloe Beth, 8, and her oldest sister Laken, 16, both have cystic fibrosis. Caitlyn, 13, does not.

Living with Cystic Fibrosis – Burt sisters focus on what they can do, not what they can’t

Nicole McGreger, of Bruce, always strives for normalcy when it comes to her three girls, but that can be a challenge at times when two of the three have Cystic Fibrosis – a life-threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive … [Read More...]

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Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday, Nov. 1

The 41st Annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 1 with the arts and crafts festival on Main Street. … [Read More...]


Octoberfest in Calhoun City Thursday night; Bruce Fall Festival is Friday on square

Fall Festivals will take place on the Bruce and Calhoun City Squares this week with a variety of games, costume contests, concessions and even a pep rally. … [Read More...]

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Superintendent says more teachers, programs hinge on improved state funding

Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board Monday night that increased school funding looks likely for next year, based on legislative budget meetings he’s attended the past few weeks. … [Read More...]


Creighton University students spend their Fall Break in Calhoun City

A group of students from Creighton  University in Omaha spent the past week in Calhoun City assisting at Excel and Calhoun City Middle School. … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment for September matches year’s lowest

Calhoun County matched its lowest unemployment rate of the year in September, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. … [Read More...]


Local schools release honor rolls for the first nine weeks

Following are honor rolls recently announced by Calhoun County Schools. … [Read More...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness has meaning to BHS student Kalisha Parks

Everyone knows  or once knew someone who endured the battle against breast cancer. October is the month of recognition for people who have loved ones fighting breast cancer. … [Read More...]

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CCES students writing Christmas stories, one of which will be published

Calhoun City Elementary students in Laurie Denley’s class have each written a Christmas story, one of which will be published. … [Read More...]

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Mission trip to Africa provides life changing experience for J.B. Long

J.B. Long had the moment he’s longed for where he felt closest to God and it happened on a mountaintop in Africa. … [Read More...]


CCHS students hear anti-bullying message

Calhoun City High School recently had speaker Deirdre Peggen from the Family Resource Center out of Tupelo to come and speak to the school on bullying. … [Read More...]


Circuit Clerk’s office open this Saturday for absentee voting

The Circuit Clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open the next two Saturdays (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) from 8 a.m. until noon for absentee voting. … [Read More...]

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Latest accreditation grades not as meaningful; Reading Gate could impact 8% of 3rd graders

Calhoun County Schools all maintained their same accreditation grade from the state except for Calhoun City High School which improved from an F to a D. … [Read More...]


New Derma WalMart looking to hire 30 employees

The new “Walmart Neighborhood Market” scheduled to open next January in Derma is now looking to hire approximately 30 employees. … [Read More...]


Pittsboro board approves ballots for alcohol election

The Pittsboro mayor and board of aldermen met briefly Tuesday afternoon to approve the official ballot for the Dec. 2 alcohol election and to make certain all other requirements had been met. … [Read More...]


Air Evac team talks to Bruce Chamber; Fall Festival is Oct. 31

Representatives of Air Evac, the emergency helicopter team, spoke to the Bruce Chamber Monday about their work locally with Calhoun County Fire Departments and the company’s membership program. … [Read More...]

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‘City Chamber to decorate town with saxophones

The Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce has taken steps to add more art around town honoring saxophone legend Ace Cannon. … [Read More...]


Bruce Subway manager killed in wreck

The manager of the Subway in Bruce was killed in a car accident over the weekend. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City house destroyed by early morning fire

Calhoun City and Derma fire departments responded to this house fire at 128 Myers Avenue in Calhoun City near the elementary school. The house was not occupied. The cause of the fire was unknown. … [Read More...]


Calhoun schools accreditation grades released

Calhoun County Schools all maintained their same accreditation grade from the state except for Calhoun City High School which improved from an F to a D. … [Read More...]

B.E.S.T. officers Turner, Parker, Hobson, Smith, Gates, Walls, A. Vanlandingham and S. Vanlandingham. The B.E.S.T. group purchased the BES sign on the fence behind them for the school.

B.E.S.T. making a difference for Bruce Elementary

The small community of Bruce is known for its unwavering support for students, even the young children of Bruce Elementary. … [Read More...]


Yancy Library hosting movie party Saturday

Kids and kids-at-heart - Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for a Costume Movie Party. … [Read More...]


Day in the life of BHS Secretary Kim Carr

When people think of a high school, the teachers, principal, and counselor automatically come to mind. What about that lady that sits in the office smiling through her duties as a secretary? … [Read More...]

Myron and Roy Davis visited recently at Roy’s home in Bruce. Both, along with their late brother Ray, served in World War II.

Bruce native Myron Davis was a technological leader in World War II

In late 1942 with World War II raging, 17-year-old Calhoun County native Myron Davis enrolled in a Tupelo YMCA radio school and set into motion a series of events that led him to the forefront of electronics, air traffic control and computing. … [Read More...]


Fall Festivals approaching in Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman

Over the next three weeks there will be a trio of Fall Festivals around the county, highlighted by the annual Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman Nov. 1. … [Read More...]

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