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Shane Childs loves his job, despite the occasional vicious dog

Shane Childs is now in his 20th year leading Derma’s public works department, making him the most tenured in that position among all the county’s municipalities. … [Read More...]

Vardaman Mayor James Casey

Vardaman board may sell town’s building on Main Street; sets Cleanup Day

Mayor James Casey reported to the Vardaman board of aldermen that the Sweet Potato Festival Building appraised at $17,200 plus $1,000 for appraisal cost. … [Read More...]

Barbara Goodson

‘City police seeking cameras for officers, patrol cars

Calhoun City Mayor J.R. Denton and the Board of Aldermen gave approval for Police Chief Tito Lopez to apply for a (JAG) Justice Assistance Grant of up to $5,000 for equipment which would include body … [Read More...]



Bruce’s Donta Armstrong named MACJC special teams player of week

One of the most consistent athletes on the Northeast Mississippi Community College football roster over the past two … [Read More...]

Rick Cleveland

The greatest encourager – Coach Ferriss

This was 53 years and several months ago at the old Mississippi Southern College baseball field just off Highway 49 in … [Read More...]


Mississippi Sparks win title

Mississippi Sparks 12U, 21-2 overall, went 6-0 to win the FASA Fall Mississippi State Championship in Clinton. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun players on field for ICC, Coahoma

Several Calhoun Countians were playing in last weekend’s homecoming football game at ICC in Fulton. … [Read More...]

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Tara Terrell

Tara Winter Terrell of Vardaman likes cooking in the fall and her recipes of homemade creamy chicken … [Read More...]

Betty Metzger

Betty Metzger

Betty Metzger grew up in a family of eight, and their parents made sure they all knew how to cook. … [Read More...]

Chad Whitworth

Chad Whitworth

“There is nothing like a grandmother’s touch,” said Chad Whitworth about his grandmother’s Red … [Read More...]

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Susan Byrd Jenkins

“My sisters, Mindy and Jessica, and I started tailgating at every home game when we were … [Read More...]

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Becky Mitchell

Most of what Becky Mitchell learned about cooking was from Bert Johnson’s home ec class at Bruce … [Read More...]

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Citizens question supervisors, Calhoun City, and hospital’s decision to lease CHS

Calhoun County Supervisors, Calhoun City Board of Aldermen and Calhoun Health Services are seeking a lessee, likely North Mississippi or Baptist, to take over the county hospital. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Another citizen escorted by police from Bruce meeting; search begins for city prosecutor

The Bruce Board meeting Tuesday night opened with a tense moment as Calvin Jefferson questioned motives of the mayor and police chief. … [Read More...]

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Bratton resigns from part-time position in Derma; Chief asked to collect privilege taxes

Derma board of aldermen accepted the resignation of part time street and water asst. Larry Bratton at the regular meeting last night. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro rehires employees for new fiscal year

Pittsboro rehired their employees for the new fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night. … [Read More...]


Boil water notice lifted in Vardaman

The boil water notice that's been in effect since last Friday has been lifted in Vardaman. … [Read More...]

Jerry Fleming

Shankle resigns as Calhoun Deputy Coroner

Supervisors received an annual report from Communicare, accepted the resignation of a deputy coroner,  and approved two grants in a lengthy meeting Monday morning in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Noah Smith

Supervisors asked to pass “Noah’s Law,” preventing minors from purchasing caffeine pills

Jennifer Westmoreland of Water Valley, citing the loss of her 17-year-old son, asked Calhoun County Supervisors Monday to consider passing “Noah’s Law,” which prohibits minors from being able to purchase caffeine pills. … [Read More...]

Marley Hood reviewed her class of CCES second graders with flash cards.

Teacher Academy students visit CCES

Teacher’s Academy prepares students  who have the aspirations to one day become a teacher. Teacher’s Academy I students visited Calhoun City  September 22 for the first time. … [Read More...]

Benny Langford

Langford says his experience among reasons he should remain constable

“To the citizens of Calhoun County Post 2: I would like to begin with my background. … [Read More...]

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Bruce students participate in “See You At The Pole”

“These all with one accord continued steadfastly in prayer, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.” Acts? ?1:14? ? … [Read More...]

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Mary Gordon’s creativity touches many forms of art

Bruce native Mary Gordon is currently a senior at Ole Miss completing a degree in secondary education. Like many creative individuals her age, she has changed her major once or twice which allows her to remain a student two more semesters. … [Read More...]

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SRR staff attends workshop at Ole Miss

Mikayla Shelton, Madison May and Lexi Harmon, members of the Skuna River Review newspaper staff,  attended the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association’s annual fall workshop Thursday, Sept. 24 on the Ole Miss campus. … [Read More...]


Bruce man arrested for selling counterfeit goods in Pontotoc

A Bruce man has been arrested by agents of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and charged with possession of counterfeit goods with the intent to sell, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. … [Read More...]

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School Board favors appointing a school superintendent

The Calhoun County School Board began prioritizing their legislative agenda Monday night with changing from an elected to an appointed superintendent at the top. … [Read More...]

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Bids opened for Weyerhaeuser turn lane project

Bids were opened Tuesday morning at Bruce City Hall for the Weyerhaeuser turn lane project on Hwy. 9 and came in under budget to the delight of Bruce officials. … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment continues to decrease

Calhoun County’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest mark since 2000 in August, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. … [Read More...]


Supervisors approve new truck for sheriff’s dept.; set public hearing for Oct. 5 on hospital

Calhoun County Supervisors approved the purchase of a new truck for the sheriff's department and made plans for the Oct. 5 hearing regarding potential new management for Calhoun Health Services at their Sept. 25 meeting. … [Read More...]

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Absentee voting underway for November general election

Absentee voting is now underway for the Nov. 3 general election that includes local races such as sheriff, supervisor, chancery clerk and school superintendent as well as statewide races such as governor, lt. governor and attorney general. … [Read More...]

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Behind the scenes look at last week’s Homecoming festivities in Bruce

BHS celebrated “Jungle Boogie” Homecoming September 14-18. Throughout the week, students got into  it by participating in the spirit days of Merry Christmas Monday, Spotlight Tuesday, Wacky Tourist Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Fancy Friday, which were … [Read More...]

Kenneth White

Sheriff’s Dept. hosting “Take Back Drugs” day Sept. 26

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription … [Read More...]


Homecoming court, schedule released for Calhoun Academy

Homecoming festivities are right around the corner for Calhoun Academy.  Multiple events will be taking place throughout the week. … [Read More...]

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Slow internet speeds having big impact on Calhoun County Schools

Calhoun County School officials are hoping some national exposure will aid their efforts to improve the district’s woeful internet speeds. … [Read More...]

Brandie Taylor

Reconnect Therapy to open new clinic on Bruce Square

Reconnect Therapy plans to move its outpatient services to the Bruce Square in the near future. … [Read More...]

Syble Rogers

Woman arrested after visiting jail under the influence

A Bruce woman who came to the Calhoun County Jail to leave money for an inmate ended up as an inmate. … [Read More...]

Stan Evans

Chief says arrest will be made soon for Bruce Xpress break-in

Bruce Police are expected to make an arrest this week related to the early morning break-in at Bruce Xpress last Friday. … [Read More...]

Terry Davis

Bruce Chamber introduces Terry Davis as its secretary

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce introduced Terry Davis as its new secretary at the organization’s monthly lunch meeting Monday. … [Read More...]

Speech therapist Dana Hobby, holding Jaden, and Christina Graham, holding Caden, used new pacifier-activated technology in the NICU to help Jaden learn to bottle feed.

Grahams give back to NICU after receiving great support

TUPELO, Miss.—Everyone knows that music soothes the soul, but for fragile newborns in North Mississippi Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it can do so much more. … [Read More...]


Northwest remains largest community college in North Mississippi

Enrollment at Mississippi's 15 community colleges fell for the fifth year in a row. … [Read More...]


BES and BUES wage “Penny War”

There are plenty of creative ways to raise money for a good cause, and Bruce Elementary and Bruce Upper Elementary schools did just that by participating in their annual “Penny War”. … [Read More...]

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Phillips’ passion is art

Everyone has something they are passionate about. Whether it is music, dance, band, cheer, sports, or art, talents can come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone has a different point of view. … [Read More...]

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