Tom Scarbrough, Jr. has returned home to Vardaman to open Mattress Outlet on the corner of Sweet Potato Street and Main Street. The store is open every Saturday. Call 983-0085 for more information. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Sheriff’s Department to host “Take Back Drugs Day” April 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 … [Read More...]

Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan becomes newest manager of PEPA in Bruce

Ben Hogan said he has “big shoes to fill,” but is excited about becoming the eighth manager of PEPA?in Bruce. … [Read More...]

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‘Ramblin’ Rudy Ferguson loves hunting and racing

Down in the south, hunting is common and, for most, a way of life. For Bruce High School freshman Rudy Ferguson there is no question hunting plays a major role in his life. Along with hunting, he … [Read More...]

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Harmon helps EMCC Lions to fourth-place team finish at MACJC State Golf Championship

Hunter Harmon, a Calhoun Academy graduate, helped the East Mississippi Community College men’s golf team finish fourth … [Read More...]

Rick Cleveland

Baseball always offers up a surprise

Here's the thing about baseball: No matter how much we think we know, we really don't. Baseball, of all our sports, … [Read More...]

Chakel Gates

Wildcats prepare to meet Delta team in first round of playoffs

The Calhoun City Wildcats will open post season play Thursday, but against who was still in question as of press time. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Lady Trojans will open postseason against Coahoma

The Bruce Lady Trojans will open playoff action Thursday at Coahoma County. … [Read More...]

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Raymond man arrested on sexual battery of local child

A Raymond man has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of a child in Banner. … [Read More...]

Linda Jane Ramage

Ramage still works tirelessly for Calhoun City High School

Linda Jane Ramage retired from Calhoun City High School in 2001, after teaching health and driver's education and coaching Jr. High and High School girls basketball, tennis, girls track, softball, and cheerleading  there for twenty-seven years. … [Read More...]

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Bruce, Vardaman on pace to set records for sales tax rebates this fiscal year

Bruce and Vardaman are on pace to set record totals in sales tax returns this year while Calhoun City is expected to experience an overall increase for the second consecutive year. … [Read More...]

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City of Bruce acquires Cinema 22 property on square in public auction

The City of Bruce topped four other bidders Monday at a public auction in Pittsboro to acquire the Cinema 22 building on the Bruce Square. … [Read More...]

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Bouffants to perform at Sawmill Festival; Baker tells chamber about voter ID

Bruce Chamber of Commerce Director Carol Shoemaker announced Monday at the regular meeting of the chamber that she has signed a contract to have The Bouffants perform on Friday night at the Sawmill Festival in July. … [Read More...]

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Mississippi reworks school ratings to accent graduation

Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation. … [Read More...]

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Community Easter Egg hunt set for Saturday on Bruce Square

Bruce will host a community Easter Egg hunt and Spring Fest on the square this Saturday, April 19. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Sawmill Festival Queen Tea set for April 24

GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Bruce will hold the Sawmill Festival Queen Tea Thursday, Apr. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Bruce Forestry Museum. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman’s Robert Morgan wins “Diversity Award” at Mississippi State

Robert Morgan, of Vardaman, has accomplished a lot in the classroom at Mississippi State University where he is closing in on a pair of degrees in education and mathematics. But it’s his work outside of his studies that recently earned him one of the … [Read More...]

Deneen James

Derma clean-up day is Friday, April 18

Clean-up day in Derma is set for this Friday, Apr. 18. … [Read More...]

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Is Wal-Mart coming to Calhoun County?

Calhoun County appears to be the potential target for a couple of miniature WalMart stores. … [Read More...]

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Bruce board interested in acquiring Cinema 22 on the square for community project

The Bruce Board of Aldermen is interested in acquiring Cinema 22 on the Bruce Square for a community development project. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Surveys being conducted in Bruce to assist with potential $600,000 grant

The City of Bruce is conducting surveys of local residences with hopes of landing a grant of up to $600,000 to assist with the planned sewerage improvement project. … [Read More...]

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Truck hauling lumber makes wrong turn, ends up in drainage ditch

A truck loaded with lumber headed for Murphree Frame Supply on South Tyson Street in Bruce ended up in the ditch Monday morning. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors approve road projects, new radios for solid waste department

Supervisors approved road projects and requests for painting and new radios in a brief meeting Monday morning. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro debating whether they can afford new fire truck

The Pittsboro board of aldermen continued their debate this week over a new fire truck for the town including a debate as to whether a new truck should be purchased at all. … [Read More...]

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Determination – Myra Bryant has been a cancer survivor for more than 50 years

Determined – that sums up Myra Bryant of Pittsboro and how she has won numerous battles with cancer spanning more than 50 years. … [Read More...]

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Beckett: Education funding was key to session

Funding education, teacher pay raises and state employee raises were the key legislative accomplishments of the 2014 session, Rep. Jim Beckett of Bruce said. … [Read More...]

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“Dog Lovers League” in Bruce aims to save dogs, find them homes

The newly formed “Dog Lovers League” in Bruce is growing by leaps and bounds and is already having a life-saving impact on dogs captured by the City of Bruce. … [Read More...]

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MDOC escapee searched for in Calhoun, now believed to be in Jackson area

A man who escaped from an MDOC work detail last November remains on the loose after leading authorities on a chase through the New Liberty area last week. … [Read More...]

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Pollan tells chamber about “active shooter” drill

Sheriff Greg Pollan told the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce Tuesday that the recent “active shooter training” conducted by his department  at Vardaman Elementary was a great learning experience, and similar training events are being planned for the near … [Read More...]

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Relay For Life set for tonight in Bruce

Calhoun County’s 10th Annual Relay For Life will kickoff at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Bruce football field and chairwoman Sandra Pope is anticipating a memorable evening. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors agree to disperse fire rebate money

Calhoun County supervisors distributed fire rebate money and agreed to have a water line moved for a bridge project during a brief meeting Friday morning. … [Read More...]

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Whitten earns Bruce Rotary honor

Elizabeth  Whitten was recently honored as the Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for April. … [Read More...]

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Early morning storm blows over trees, few power lines

The bulk of damage from last night's severe weather appears to be downed trees. … [Read More...]

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