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Baptist Health VP to speak at CEDA banquet, Jan. 26

The Calhoun Economic Development Association (CEDA) will celebrate local business and industry while hearing from  Baptist Memorial Health Care’s vice president during the organiztion’s annual banquet … [Read More...]

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Academy students shadow various careers as part of English class project

The Calhoun Academy senior class had to shadow careers that they would like to pursue in the future for English IV, which is taught by Mrs. Jennifer Rogers. … [Read More...]

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Lawrence King – 60 years and counting in the lumber industry

Leaning against a tall stack of freshly planed lumber, Lawrence King takes in the sights and sounds of the typical busy day at 3K Lumber east of Bruce and loves every second of it. … [Read More...]

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ICC sets tryout dates for football team

Itawamba Community College head football coach Sean Cannon announced Monday that his program will hold tryouts Wednesday … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City’s Draine chosen to play in Mississippi/Alabama game

Ladavius Draine, of Calhoun City, a Southern Miss signee, has been chosen to play in the MS/AL All Star basketball game. … [Read More...]

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Most dominant sports dynasty is ongoing now

The term “sports dynasty” brings to mind several teams in several sports over the years. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City teams, Trojans, Cougars all earn wins

Calhoun City made easy work of Coffeeville last Friday night. … [Read More...]

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Jan Cook

Jan Cook of Vardaman always uses the sweet potato casserole recipe of Mrs. Laudrey Alexander that … [Read More...]

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Haley Bollinger

In the sixth grade at Vardaman, Haley Bollinger did her class “how-to presentation” on making … [Read More...]

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Melissa Edmondson

“All of my daddy’s family say that I cook more like my Mamaw Altha Morgan than anyone else in the … [Read More...]

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Tania Nelson

Tania Nelson of Vardaman learned mostly on her own to cook, but as an adult she got a lot of help … [Read More...]

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Catholic Charities hosts “Culture of Encounter” event in Vardaman

VARDAMAN-- Nearly 150 people of different cultures in Northeast Mississippi gathered last Friday at … [Read More...]

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Maddox earns leadership honor from Bruce Rotary

Walt Maddox, son of Bryan and Paula Maddox, was recently honored with the monthly leadership award … [Read More...]

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Derma’s Mays, Vardaman’s Casey and Holmes are first to qualify for municipal races

Derma alderwoman Kendra Mays was the first municipal qualifier in the county as she seeks a second … [Read More...]

Mississippi State University MBA team members Simon Xia and Sarah Jensen presented their winning plan at the meeting.

MSU students present marketing plan at Sweet Potato Council annual meeting

The local Sweet Potato Council heard a marketing plan from a couple of Mississipi students and named … [Read More...]

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Jones’ murder trial begins in Pittsboro

The murder trial of a Pittsboro man started today in Calhoun County Circuit Court. … [Read More...]

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Bridge replacement approved; new deputy chancery clerk hired by supervisors

Calhoun County Supervisors approved a bridge replacement and made appointments to two positions at … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro sales tax revenue among few still on rise

Sales tax revenue across Calhoun County for the current fiscal year is down mostly, except for … [Read More...]

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Davis serving on Secret Service detail for Trump

Patrick M. Davis, right, United States Secret Service Special Agent and a native of Bruce, was … [Read More...]

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Jesse Yancy Library hosting Beatles program Jan. 23

The Jesse Yancy Memorial Library invites everyone to “Come Together” for a special program on the … [Read More...]

Charlie Johnson speaking at the dedication of the rehabilitation of the Vietnam Memorial. Johnson, a Vietnam veteran, has worked as an advocate for veterans and their needs since retiring after a long, distinguished military career.

Charlie Johnson – proud veteran, Calhoun County native

Charlie “Sonny” Johnson is someone I’ve only visited with in person maybe once or twice, and yet I … [Read More...]

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‘City Chamber sets annual banquet for April

Calhoun City Chamber President Laura Edwards informed members the annual awards banquet will be … [Read More...]

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Adjutant General Boyles to headline Conner event

Adjutant General  Janson D. Boyles will be among the outstanding speakers honoring  the legendary … [Read More...]

Vardaman’s new Town Hall is now open in the municipal complex on the east side of Main Street. It’s located in the former bank building that’s more than 100 years old.

Vardaman Town Hall blends old with new

There’s plenty to love about the new Vardaman Town Hall from the antique pressed tin on the 15-foot … [Read More...]

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Banner man charged, Gauley house burglary

A Banner man has been charged with burglary of a dwelling and resisting arrest and a warrant has … [Read More...]

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Early June is projected opening date for new ‘City Sonic

Calhoun City’s new Sonic should be open by the beginning of summer and will be located on the vacant … [Read More...]

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Qualifying now underway for all mayors, aldermen

No one had qualified to run in this year’s municipal elections as of Tuesday morning across the … [Read More...]

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County unemployment at lowest level in years

Unemployment in Calhoun County remains on pace to finish at its lowest mark in two decades according … [Read More...]

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Jones, Bobo first two in race for D1 Supervisor

Calhoun County voters in district one will elect a supervisor in November. The field is at two thus … [Read More...]

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Monday blood drive in Calhoun City hopes to aid statewide shortage

CALHOUN CITY, Miss. – Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) is experiencing a critical need for donors … [Read More...]

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Supreme Court Justices Maxwell, Chamberlin take oath in Jackson

New Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Chamberlin and incumbent Justices James W. Kitchens, James D. … [Read More...]

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Willie Mays finds his calling in the kitchen

Willie Mays dreams of one day owning his own restaurant and cooking foods from various cultures from … [Read More...]

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Major General Fox Conner will be honored at Jan. 27 CCHS event, new biography released

Calhoun City High School Principal Mike Ray is inviting the public to honor one of Mississippi’s … [Read More...]

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Sonic returning to Calhoun City

Sonic will be returning to Calhoun City, according to Mayor J.R. Denton as reported at the monthly … [Read More...]

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Ordinance requiring helmets for all bicycle riders pondered in Bruce

The Bruce Board of Aldermen tabled a proposed ordinance requiring the wearing of safety helmets for … [Read More...]

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Farmer buys lot off Pittsboro Square, planning to put in business

Pittsboro Town Clerk Amy White told the board Tuesday night Guy Farmer Jr. has purchased the former … [Read More...]

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Vardaman senior citizens’ center must move

The Vardaman Board of Aldermen met for the first time in their new town complex Tuesday night. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors reappoint Clanton as board attorney for 2017

Calhoun County Supervisors unanimously agreed to rehire Sonny Clanton as board attorney at their … [Read More...]

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Bruce man charged with attempted murder after shooting at brother, cousins

A Bruce man has been charged with attempted murder after an altercation with his brother and two … [Read More...]

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Reynolds to graduate from UM law school, achieve life goal

Adreain Reynolds of Bruce will graduate from law school at Ole Miss this May. “I never thought I’d … [Read More...]

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Three arrested in Calhoun City armed robbery

Three Calhoun City men were arrested Tuesday night for a robbery that took place in a car parked at … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Stories of 2016 in Calhoun County

Following is the list of top 10 stories of the year in Calhoun County as voted on by the staff of … [Read More...]

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Blood drives planned in Vardaman, Bruce

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding community blood drives in Vardaman and Bruce next … [Read More...]

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Becketts, Fultons, Edwards among Christmas Lighting winners

Christmas Lighting Winners in the annual contest sponsored by the Twentieth Century Club of Bruce … [Read More...]

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Christmas Spirit alive and well around Calhoun County

The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in Calhoun County where countless stories of giving and … [Read More...]

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Vanlandingham elected to lead Bruce Chamber in 2017

Jay Vanlandingham, Bruce Telephone Company manager, will be the next president of the Bruce Chamber … [Read More...]

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Bruce Christmas Parade is on for Thursday night

Bruce Christmas parade will be Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. after two weather cancellations. … [Read More...]

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Sweet potatoes are 10th in commodity value

The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, … [Read More...]

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Storm damages properties on CR 433

Dan Parker said it lasted less than a minute. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Elementary K4 students visit the nursing home

Calhoun City Elementary's K4 students spread Christmas cheer at the Calhoun County Nursing Home in … [Read More...]

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Supervisors told WMA may be target of closure again

Ted Foster, of Pontotoc, a former state legislator, told Calhoun County Supervisors Wednesday he … [Read More...]

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Bruce Parade is cancelled, other events will go forward

Due to rainy weather forecast for the weekend, the Bruce Christmas parade has been cancelled, but … [Read More...]

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Ferguson earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for December is Rudy Ferguson, son of Sherry Ferguson and Joe Paul … [Read More...]

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Sarah Baker shares tales from her search for missing dog

Sarah Baker, of Bruce, has turned a five-week adventure filled with ups and downs into a new book … [Read More...]

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CCMS Christmas giving project honors veterans

Social Studies students at Calhoun City Middle School have been honoring veterans for years with … [Read More...]

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New counseling service opens in Calhoun City

Eleanor Watson with Compassion Counseling told the Calhoun City Chamber Tuesday she has opened an … [Read More...]

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Calhoun senator Russell Jolly honored by MML

The Mississippi Municipal League (MML) recently honored Senator Russell Jolly of District 8 for his … [Read More...]

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Retirement ceremony for Justice Lamar is Dec. 15

The Mississippi Supreme Court will honor Justice Ann H. Lamar  at a retirement ceremony at 3 p.m.  … [Read More...]

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Academy puts together boxes for international project

Calhoun Academy encouraged its students to participate in packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas … [Read More...]

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Bruce man arrested for embezzlement at Oxford restaurant

The Oxford Police Department arrested a Bruce resident for allegedly embezzling $15,000. … [Read More...]

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It’s not about the money, but the honey

It’s not about the money for Pete Vaughn, but the honey. The Bruce resident harvests almost 200 … [Read More...]

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