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Hazardous waste collection event available for Calhoun Countians April 13 in Oxford

Anyone in Calhoun County needing to dispose of old paint, aerosols, cleaning liquids, car batteries and other hazardous materials can do so Saturday, April 11 in Oxford. … [Read More...]

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Mark Davis has spent a career as the leader of the band

Mark Davis began playing trumpet in the fifth grade under another Calhoun County musician, Sherill Bailey. By sixth grade he was marching with the high school band and playing his trumpet at Friday … [Read More...]

Bruce band captains, from left, Kim Ratliff, Kayde  Coleman, Chelsea Tillman, Aleta Brown, Anfernee Taylor, Katelyn Swanson, Jadwin Manuel, Torie Patton, Taylor Haire, McKenzie Morris and Caitlin McCormick. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce band attends competition

BHS band went to competition Thursday, Mar. 19. The band goes to competition all throughout the year, but preparation is different for the different band “seasons." … [Read More...]



Bruce Lady Trojans rally for win over Calhoun City

A bases loaded clearing double by Brooke Logan proved to be the biggest play in a 7-5 win for the Bruce Lady Trojans in … [Read More...]

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Good thing that Hugh Freeze and Dan Mullen aren’t great golfers

BILOXI — So, I saw Hugh Freeze leave it in the sand trap on the par-5 first hole at Fallen Oak. I saw Dan Mullen leave … [Read More...]

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Strong field of golfers to tee it up in Biloxi

Three years ago, Fred Couples won the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at picturesque Fallen Oak in … [Read More...]

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Calhoun County dominates Girls’ North Half powerlifting meet

Calhoun City, Bruce and Vardaman dominated the Class I North Half Girls’ Powerlifting meet last week winning eight of … [Read More...]

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Beverly Ruth

“I did not take an interest in cooking until I was in my 30’s,” said Beverly Ruth of Bruce, … [Read More...]

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Jenabeth Peden

Probably the first thing Jenabeth Peden ever cooked was macaroni and cheese. Now when she makes it, … [Read More...]

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Jeff and Susan Patton

Hot wings and lasagna are hands down the family favorites at the home of Jeff and Susan Patton, … [Read More...]

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Leah McCormick

After growing up on mostly peas and butterbeans, Leah Morris McCormick of Bruce has discovered … [Read More...]

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‘City Rotarians serve on dental mission trip to Honduras

Three members of the Calhoun City Rotary Club traveled to Choluteca, Honduras in February to participate in a Dental Vocational Training Team, sponsored jointly by the Calhoun City club and the Madison, Alabama Rotary Club.  Both clubs were aided by district … [Read More...]

Pictured, from left, are Curtis Jernigan with the Health Department, Calhoun Schools Transportation Director Chris Duncan, Superintendent Mike Moore and Deputy Emergency Management Director Randy Skinner. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun begins work on its own AmbuBus

More than $27,000 in equipment and a Calhoun County School Bus were delivered to the Calhoun City Fire Department Monday to soon be converted into the county’s first AmbuBus. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro to consider smoke-free ordinance

The town of Pittsboro is seeking input from the public at their April 7 board meeting about the potential of the county seat becoming smoke-free. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Challenging week for the City of Bruce

After spending much of last week trying to fix a major water leak that prompted a boil water notice, the bad luck continued for City of Bruce employees Monday morning when they arrived to City Hall to discover it had been flooded. … [Read More...]

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Car crashes into Bruce Piggly Wiggly

No one was injured Monday night when a car crashed into the Bruce Piggly Wiggly, knocking out one of the front windows. … [Read More...]

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Tedford earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for March is Anna Leise Tedford. … [Read More...]


Morgan, Jones named Mr. and Miss NWCC

Eli Morgan of Banner and Autumn Jones of Water Valley were recently named Mr. and Miss NWCC, Lafayette - Yalobusha Technical Center for 2014-2015. … [Read More...]

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Mark Davis always looking to share his love for music

Sacred Harp Music is a unique form of American Folk music that was once very popular in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]


BES students look toward their future

Many children have strong potentials in life. Some want to succeed greatly and satisfy their needs by having a nice house, a nice family, and, of course, a nice job, but children should understand that getting through high school and college is most definitely … [Read More...]


Bruce native Mindy Byrd working her dream job as a nurse practitioner

Mindy Byrd always dreamed of becoming a nurse while growing up in Bruce and today she works her dream job as a nurse practitioner in Jackson. … [Read More...]

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Major water break in Bruce

The boil water notice for the city of Bruce has now been lifted, according to officials at Bruce City Hall Friday at 11 a.m.   … [Read More...]

Chamber Member of the Year Jo Ann Denley, Bruce Chamber President Becky Wright and Citizen of the Year honoree Paula Jeffery at Monday’s Bruce Chamber Banquet in the Bruce Museum. Photo by Joel McNeece

Jeffery, Denley, PEPA honored by Bruce Chamber

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce honored Paula Jeffery, Jo Ann Denley and Pontotoc Electric Power Association (PEPA) with their highest honors at Monday’s chamber banquet. … [Read More...]

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McLean Mentors have significant impact on Excel

During spring break, Sr. Judy Sinnwell represented Excel as a member of a panel at the McLean Institute (University of Mississippi)  held at the Gulf South Summit in Little Rock, AR. … [Read More...]


Bruce’s Kim Gregory named Teacher of the Year in Lafayette

Despite retiring in May, Kim Gregory, of Bruce, has never stopped working to better herself as a teacher. This commitment, coupled with her dedication to her students, earned her the title of Lafayette County School District’s Teacher of the Year. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Chamber to host annual “Spring Fling” Thursday evening

Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual “Spring Fling” Thursday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the Methodist Corner on the Calhoun City Square. … [Read More...]

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Supervisor, sheriff, chancery clerk all hire employees

Hiring of new personnel dominated Friday’s meeting of the board of supervisors in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Southern trilogy author to speak at Brown Bag Luncheon

Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce on Tuesday, Mar. 17 at Noon for a Brown Bag Luncheon with guest author, Merle Temple. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Chamber sets banquet for Monday, March 16

After twice being forced to postpone due to snow and ice, the Bruce Chamber of Commerce will try once more to hold their annual banquet at the Bruce Forestry Museum on Monday, March 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. … [Read More...]


Calhoun approved for Emergency Food and Shelter grant

Calhoun County has been awarded $7,291 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. … [Read More...]


Top teachers to be honored by Buck’s One Stop, Hunt Brothers Pizza

Buck’s One Stop and TBHC Delivers, the largest distributor of Hunt Brothers® Pizza, are teaming up with local schools to honor the teachers in Calhoun County who go above and beyond to help their students. … [Read More...]


Calhoun County’s senator – Russell Jolly

Russell Jolly didn’t grow up thinking about a career in politics. “I never wanted to do anything but farm,” Jolly said. “My heart’s always been in farming.” … [Read More...]

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Presley to host Town Hall meeting at courthouse

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a Town Hall meeting Thursday, March 12 at the Calhoun County Courthouse from 6-7 p.m. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

$1 million sewer project slowed by freezing, wet weather

The freezing and wet weather has brought the near $1 million sewer project to a halt, but Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope is optimistic it will soon get back on track. … [Read More...]

Laura Edwards

Record number of vendors coming to participate in “Spring Fling”

A record number of vendors are scheduled to participate in the Calhoun City Chamber’s “Spring Fling” on Thursday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. … [Read More...]

Pam Shaw with the New Century Club and Sister Judy Sinnwell

Fundraising critical for Excel’s future; Sister Judy retiring in June

Events of the past three weeks have made Excel staff and advisory board aware of local county-wide community support. … [Read More...]


Calhoun City men arrested for assault, robbery

Two Calhoun City brothers were arrested for simple assault and armed robbery Monday. … [Read More...]

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All eight statewide incumbents have opposition

All eight of the statewide elected incumbents are seeking re-election and all eight have opposition. … [Read More...]


Robotics team wins state, advances to nationals; hosting Spring Break camp this week

The lead robotics team from the Calhoun Career and Technical Center wasted little time in reaching their goal earning first place in the Mississippi VEX Competition to advance to nationals next month. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City woman, two children killed in wreck

A Calhoun City woman and two of her children are dead after a wreck in Pontotoc county yesterday morning. … [Read More...]

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Welch earns honor from Bruce Arts Council

Leo “Bud” Welch Sr. is the latest honoree of the Bruce Arts Council. … [Read More...]

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