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Caylee Leachman

Calhoun County shaken by deadly accident

Silent, solemn, uncertain – those were the words used by school leaders all around Calhoun County describing their students upon returning to school Monday, mourning the loss of two well-known … [Read More...]

Danny Rodgers

Bruce board agrees to have engineer to look at washed out areas on Newberger

The Bruce board agreed Tuesday night to have an engineer look at some washout places on North Newberger and Johnson streets to see how they can be repaired. … [Read More...]

J.R. Denton

Robertson joins ‘City police; mayor gives update on streets

Justin Robertson was approved as a full-time police officer at Calhoun City by the board of aldermen at their meeting Tuesday. Robertson’s employment will be effective March 4. He is replacing Josh … [Read More...]


Rick Cleveland

Incredible Southern Miss rally is biggest win of Sadler’s career

When Doc Sadler was the head coach at UTEP, his team won a conference championship game, propelling the Miners into the … [Read More...]


Marks advances to nationals

Yarnell Marks, of Bruce, set a new personal best of 562 pounds in squat which tied him at 10th in the nation for 198 … [Read More...]


Calhoun City sweeps Bruce, Vardaman to win season opening county tournament

Calhoun City took home top honors after sweeping Bruce and Vardaman in the season opening Calhoun County Tournament last … [Read More...]


Wildcats punch their ticket to Jackson with easy win over Coahoma

There were no big celebrations Saturday night as the Calhoun City Wildcats made easy work of Coahoma County 86-62 to … [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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Taylor Blue

“I just wanna cook!” Taylor Blue told her mother, Lisa, who asked, “What makes you happy?” … [Read More...]

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Carmon Miller

“To me, a recipe is just a suggestion,” said Carmon Miller of Calhoun City, and she doesn’t … [Read More...]

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Cooper Caviness

Cooper Caviness of Calhoun City has always said he wants to be a chef. His twin brother, Conner, … [Read More...]

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Taneisha and Kaneisha Powell

2009 Bruce High School graduates Taneisha and Kaneisha Powell do a lot of meal cooking for their … [Read More...]

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Sportsplex discussion dominates Vardaman board meeting

The Vardaman board of aldermen added new members to the Sportsplex board and discussed various sports held there during their meeting Tuesday night. … [Read More...]

Paul Moore Jr.

Derma approves hazard mitigation plan, bad debt list

Derma board of aldermen adopted a hazard mitigation plan and approved training for employees at their regular meeting last night. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro continues work on fire truck loan; rejects bid on old truck

The Pittsboro mayor and board of aldermen worked on finalizing a $220,000 loan to buy a new fire truck on state contract price at their meeting Tuesday night. … [Read More...]

Tracy McGuirt

Supervisors to seek CAP loan for CHS; McGuirt speaks of Justice Court collection opportunity

Calhoun County Supervisors approved moving forward with a CAP loan application for the planned Calhoun Health Services expansion at a meeting Monday morning. … [Read More...]

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Schools announce make-up days as power companies brace for another round of wintry weather

Calhoun County experienced one of its biggest snowstorms in decades last week with more than eight inches recorded in some areas. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Chamber Banquet rescheduled for March 5

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual banquet at the Bruce Forestry Museum on Thursday, March 5 starting at 6:30 p.m. with a Silent Auction and hospitality. … [Read More...]


Bruce, Calhoun City teens killed in wreck, four others injured

Two Calhoun county teenagers are dead after a one car accident in Big Creek Saturday night. … [Read More...]

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Qualifying ends with 11 contested races in Calhoun County

Qualifying wrapped up Friday afternoon leaving Calhoun County with 11 contested races and seven incumbents unchallenged. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun 4-H, FFA compete at Dixie National

Calhoun Countians earned numerous honors during the Dixie National Livestock Show in Jackson. … [Read More...]

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Beauties and Beaus crowned at Calhoun City

The annual Beauty Reviews were held Feb. 9 and Feb. 12  in the Calhoun City High School auditorium. … [Read More...]

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Approximately 1,700 still without power in South Calhoun

Nearly 50 employees with various electric power associations are working in Calhoun right now to restore power to approximately 1,700 people. … [Read More...]

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New cheerleaders at Bruce High School, Junior High announced

BHS’s 2015-2016 cheer squad will be made up of 12 girls who stood out to the judges. … [Read More...]

Joe Massey

Massey earns honor from local Art Council

Joe Massey has been named  Bruce Arts Council’s Artist of the Week. … [Read More...]


Bruce Chamber Banquet postponed; Vardaman playoff game still on; School cancelled for Friday

Thursday's Bruce Chamber Banquet is cancelled and Calhoun County Schools will remain closed on Friday due to many Calhoun Countians still without power and more freezing expected tonight. … [Read More...]

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Book of stories about Dr. Edmondson due out in November

A book featuring a collection of stories about the late Dr. J.S. Edmondson of Vardaman, is scheduled to be published this November. … [Read More...]

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Kidney donor Laura Hellums Lee gives organ, new chance at life for friend

Getting to know your neighbors can pay off in many ways, sometimes in the form of an organ. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun declares “state of emergency” due to hazardous conditions, curfew imposed

Calhoun County has declared a state of emergency and are enacting a curfew tonight from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow. … [Read More...]


‘Trash Bag Gang’ pleads, ‘City pharmacies included

Three members of the “trash bag gang” have been sentenced for crimes in several counties across the state including Calhoun, according to MBN Director Sam Owens and Attorney General Jim Hood. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro’s first package store two months away from opening

Mike Winter said it will be at least two months before the county’s first liquor store is ready to open. … [Read More...]


Coaches ask for supplement increase, show pay comparison to area schools

Football coaches from Calhoun City and Bruce addressed the school board Monday night seeking an increase in supplements while presenting a list of significantly higher supplements paid by schools they routinely compete against. … [Read More...]


Calhoun still under winter storm watch; snow predicted for Wednesday

The threat of snow, sleet and ice has wreaked havoc on Calhoun County the past week, and the National Weather Service says there’s more to come. … [Read More...]

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Four more candidates enter races as qualifying deadline looms

Four new candidates have entered Calhoun County races as qualifying for the 2015 elections has turned down the home stretch. … [Read More...]

Jimmy Maxwell

Judge Jimmy Maxwell to remain in judiciary, will not seek Congress

Appeals Court Judge Jimmy Maxwell, who has Calhoun County ties, has announced he will not be running for the U.S. House of Representatives. … [Read More...]


Guest Editorial: Still carrying the wounds from Iwo Jima

Thursday, Feb. 19, 70 years ago an event took place that changed the lives of thousands of young men called United States Marines. It was “The Battle of Iwo Jima.” … [Read More...]


Calhoun County Schools dismiss early; area playoff games cancelled

The threat of snow, sleet, and/or ice has forced the early dismissal of school, cancelled all playoff basketball games scheduled for tonight involving Calhoun County teams, and keeps the county under a "winter weather advisory" through Tuesday afternoon. … [Read More...]

Sean Cannon

Cannon to speak at Celebrate Excel Feb. 27

The 7th Annual Celebrate Excel will be held Friday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.  in Pittsboro at the Multi-Purpose Building. … [Read More...]

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Plans underway for Bruce prom at Memphis Zoo

Everyone around the world is always looking for something new and exciting to talk about, and the buzz in the small town of Bruce is prom! … [Read More...]


Yancy Library to host Game Day Feb. 24

Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Tuesday, Feb. 24  from 4-5 p.m. for an after school game day. … [Read More...]


Bruce Juniorettes “stand in the street for a cure”

In 2012, the American Cancer Society raised $934,000,000 to support the fight against cancer. Since then, that number has only increased because of the good and giving people around the country. … [Read More...]

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TAVR improves quality of life for Smokey Barefield

BRUCE, Miss.—After some major repairs to his heart during 2014, Jimmy “Smokey” Barefield of Bruce is feeling almost as good as new. … [Read More...]

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