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Chris Todd

Sardis man arrested for thefts of 4-wheelers

A Sardis man who is a native of Calhoun has been charged with two counts of grand larceny in the thefts of several 4-wheelers in the area. … [Read More...]


Bruce, Calhoun City host fall festivals Thursday

Bruce and Calhoun City will hostfall festivals this Thursday night beginning at 5 p.m. with games, trunk-or-treat and much more. … [Read More...]

Election Vote

Hubbard is first qualifier for Bruce alderman special election

Jimmy Hubbard was the first qualifier in the Nov. 15 special election for ward three alderman in Bruce. … [Read More...]



Calhoun City beats Eupora 44-20, clinches region title

After a tightly contested first half, the Calhoun City Wildcats roared past visiting Eupora in the final two quarters to … [Read More...]


Smithville tops Vardaman 54-30 in key region 1-1A matchup

The Vardaman Rams dropped their second straight region game Friday night – 54-30 at Smithville. … [Read More...]

Cody Pruitt

Cougars close out season with fourth straight victory

Calhoun Academy concluded the 2016 football season winning their fourth straight game – 38-20 over Strider. … [Read More...]


Bruce falls to East Webster 39-6 in home finale

The Bruce Trojans struggled to get out of their own way Friday night suffering a 39-6 defeat at the hands of East … [Read More...]

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Theresa Dye

“I like to cook and it shows!” laughs Theresa Dye of Bruce. She and “the girls at the office” share … [Read More...]


Emily Cowsert Weeks

Emily Cowsert Weeks loves brown sugar and she adds a little bit to a lot of things she cooks. … [Read More...]


Twyla Nichols

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Circuit clerk’s office open Saturday for absentee voting

The circuit clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open the next two Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, for … [Read More...]


Two killed in head-on crash on Hwy. 341

Two people died as a result of a Thursday night two-car crash on Hwy. 341 north of Vardaman. … [Read More...]


Students assisting with Ole Miss “Farm-to-Youth” program in local schools

Rebecca King’s third block Resource Management Class helped organize  the bags for the nutrition … [Read More...]


Art students make projects for Breast Cancer Awareness

Amanda Gulledge’s classes have created art for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students in her first, … [Read More...]

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Bruce Elementary scores high in latest accountability ratings from state

The Mississippi Department of Education released their accountability ratings for all Calhoun County … [Read More...]

A few of the team members today– Brad Hensley, Josh Hegwood, Freddy Bullard, Jody Dye and Coach Phil Ferguson.

Players coaches reflect on Bruce Trojans championship year as 20th anniversary approaches

It’s been 20 years, but the memories from all who followed the 1996 Bruce Trojan state championship … [Read More...]


Local Dalton Russell gets movie role in The Hollow

Dalton Russell, of Pittsboro, has landed a small role in a movie that was released this week. … [Read More...]


Precious Thompson shares experience and advocates for breast cancer awareness

I never thought this could happen to me,” Precious Thompson said after returning for a follow-up … [Read More...]


Pittsboro man dead after accidental shooting

A Pittsboro man is dead from an accidental self inflicted gunshot wound late last night. … [Read More...]

Bill Malone

Latest county audit shows cash shortages in tax office

The latest county audit submitted  a few weeks ago has identified several areas of concern for … [Read More...]


Supervisors refinance bonds, save county $215,000

Calhoun County Supervisors completed another step in the refinancing of bonds that will save the … [Read More...]

Tyler Haire

Haire pleads guilty, sent to Rankin, could be released soon

Tyler Haire of Vardaman finally got his day in court. … [Read More...]

Ben Hogan

Chamber expresses pride in upgrades at Bruce Museum

Improvements at the Bruce Museum facility dominated discussion at Monday’s Bruce Chamber of Commerce … [Read More...]


Bruce police warn of scam involving $50 bills

Bruce police are warning area store owners and clerks to be aware of a suspected scam in the area. … [Read More...]


Emergency appeal issued for O-negative blood

United Blood Services has issued an emergency appeal for O-negative blood type donors.  Reserves of … [Read More...]


BHS host ‘Bring a Bible to School Day’

Students across the country celebrated their religious freedom and love for God by participating in … [Read More...]


Tutor earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for October is Paul Tutor,  the son of Renee Tutor and Sam Tutor. … [Read More...]


Kakales family takes once in a lifetime trip to Greece

The little village of Kastania in Greece, is home to Maria Vlachuo, the 95-year old mother of Voula … [Read More...]

The best way to get Jan Cook Houston off her tractor may be to start taking pictures of small or scuffed sweet potatoes destined for processing instead of the large, blemish-free No. 1 grade sweet potatoes. This photo was taken Sept. 20, 2016, in a Vardaman, Mississippi field. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)

Vardaman woman returns to her first, and last, love

VARDAMAN, Miss. -- After 30 years behind a desk, Jan Cook Houston has returned to her first love and … [Read More...]

Leo "Bud" Welch

Calhoun County Blues marker unveiled on Bruce Square

“We may not have a four-lane highway in Calhoun County, but we have a Blues Trail, and perhaps in … [Read More...]


Good times had at second Skuna River Art Fest

A good time was had by visitors and artists alike at the second annual Skuna River Art and Music … [Read More...]

City and County officials gather for a picture during the Baptist Hospital ceremony Friday morning.

Baptist officially takes over hospital in Calhoun City with ceremony

Jason Little, president and CEO of Baptist Health System, told a large gathering they are “proud to … [Read More...]


Celebration marks the official transition of Calhoun Health Services to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Calhoun

The public is invited to attend a ceremony this morning at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City … [Read More...]

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Blues marker will be unveiled Saturday in Bruce

Bruce, Mississippi will officially become a part of The Mississippi Blues Trail this Saturday, Oct. … [Read More...]


Skuna River Art and Music Festival is Saturday on Bruce Square

Art will be plentiful on the Bruce Square this Saturday, Oct. 8 during the second annual  Skuna … [Read More...]

Johnny Armstrong

Bruce sets date for ward three election; debates which streets were paved

The Bruce board of aldermen set a special election to fill an open seat on the board, approved the … [Read More...]

Rita Parker

Calhoun City board praised for nuisance ordinance

Calhoun City citizen Patsy Zeidman addressed Mayor J.R. Denton and the board of aldermen at the … [Read More...]

Paul Moore Jr.

Vardaman concerned about public use of hydrants; sets cleanup day

Vardaman board of aldermen agreed to work on an ordinance for people using water out of hydrants in … [Read More...]

Dock Gabbert

Derma agrees to buy two police cars next month

Derma board of aldermen discussed the purchase of two police cars with grant money at the regular … [Read More...]


Calhoun Relay For Life set for next April

Calhoun County’s 2016 Relay For Life was officially launched last week with a kickoff at the Bruce … [Read More...]

Election Vote

Registration deadline is Saturday to be eligible to vote for president

Saturday, Oct. 8 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. … [Read More...]


Jerry Fleming retires after 37 years with Pryor Funeral Home

Jerry Fleming was honored with a semi-surprise retirement reception last Thursday at Pryor Funeral … [Read More...]

Chris Williams

Calhoun County placed under burn ban

Calhoun County Supervisors enacted a burn ban over Calhoun County until Nov. 7 due to extreme … [Read More...]


Polar Express Train Ride returning to Batesville

After an overwhelmingly successful first season, the Grenada Railroad will once again begin service … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment continues to drop

Calhoun County recorded it’s lowest unemployment rate since January of 2000 according to the … [Read More...]

Buddy Gray hangs the wanted picture in the Bruce Post Office for the suspect in the armed robbery at the post office in Randolph.

Two arrested for Randolph post office shooting

Two arrests have been made in the the case of the shooting at the Randolph Post Office just north of … [Read More...]

Judge Henry Lackey

Lackey remembers lots of mischief involving Calhoun City School’s bell

Judge Henry Lackey described the old school bell as  one of “Calhoun City Schools’ favorite … [Read More...]

This tractor creeps across a Vardaman, Mississippi, field Sept. 20, 2016, digging sweet potatoes while workers sort them based on size and quality. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)

Sweet potato harvest yields mixed baskets

VARDAMAN, Miss. -- After two challenging years in Mississippi sweet potato fields, farmers are … [Read More...]


Seeing Double at Calhoun City Elementary quite common

When people say they’re “seeing double” around Calhoun City Elementary it’s no medical condition, … [Read More...]

Danny Rodgers

Rodgers proud of 27 years on Bruce board; special election likely to be Nov. 15

The Bruce Board of Aldermen will set the date for a special election at next Tuesday’s board meeting … [Read More...]


Vardaman native earns promotion in U.S. Navy

Daniel Kemp, Navy Chief Intelligence Specialist from Vardaman, Mississippi, was recently promoted to … [Read More...]

Stephen Faddock

Team Freakshow wants to help meet needs in schools

The Calhoun County School Board was invited by Steven Faddock Monday night to inform Team Freakshow … [Read More...]


Randolph postmaster shot in arm in robbery attempt

RANDOLPH, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a man and a woman who wounded a Pontotoc County … [Read More...]

Boil Water

Bruce Boil Water Notice Lifted

The boil water notice for the Bruce streets of North McSweyne, East Clay, Allison, Spratlin, Arthur, … [Read More...]


Dorothy Taylor’s trip of a lifetime

Dorothy Taylor would tell you most people thought she was crazy for wanting to fulfill a lifelong … [Read More...]

Danny Rodgers

Rodgers resigning as Bruce alderman

Bruce Alderman Danny Rodgers has turned in his letter of resignation. … [Read More...]


Weyerhaeuser turn lane lauded in well-attended ceremony

Local and state officials gathered at Weyerhaeuser in Bruce Monday to celebrate teamwork and the … [Read More...]

Stan Evans

Derma woman arrested after pit bull attacks passerby

A Derma woman was jailed last Friday after her dog bit a person walking by her home. … [Read More...]

Ernest Fox

There has been no change in the expected sentencing of Ernest Fox

Nothing has changed in the expected sentencing for Calhoun County Supervisor Earnest Fox as his … [Read More...]


Derma man wanted after shooting another in the chest

A Derma man is wanted for the shooting of another during a domestic incident last Saturday night. … [Read More...]

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