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Derma man arrested for Friday night murder on West Taylor Avenue in Calhoun City

A Derma man is in the Calhoun County Jail facing a murder charge following an incident Friday on West Taylor Avenue in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

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Art class studies pointillism

Some great art is coming about at the Calhoun County Career and Technical Center in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]


Authorities investigating homicide on West Taylor in Calhoun City

The Calhoun County Sheriffs Department and Calhoun City Police are investigating a homicide that took place some time Friday on West Taylor Avenue in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]



Draine, Sykes, Edwards earn top basketball honors for 2014-15

Bruce and Calhoun City basketball teams filled 13 positions on the All Division team from this past season. … [Read More...]

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Wildcats advance; Trojans waiting out rain; seasons end for Lady Rams, Lady Trojans

Softball season ended Friday night in Calhoun County, but baseball still has life. … [Read More...]

The Lady Rams saw a 2-0 lead slip away in an 8-2 playoff loss to Pine Grove Thursday.

Wildcats record only win among four playoff games Thursday in the county

The Calhoun City Wildcats were the only Calhoun County team to produce a victory on the opening day of the … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Academy golf headed to North State

The 2015 Calhoun Academy golf team will compete at North State on Monday, April 27 at Kirkwood in Holly Springs. … [Read More...]

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Shining seniors of Bruce High

With graduation quickly approaching, seniors are working hard to make their last year at BHS the best. These “Shining Seniors” each have unique, individual goals for their time left here. … [Read More...]

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Wagner, Tindall earn STAR student teacher honors at Calhoun Academy

Keely Wagner has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2014-2015 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program. … [Read More...]

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John Steele Davis prefers to create “functional art”

John Steele Davis grew up in the Ellard community, attended Bruce High School and Northwest Community College. … [Read More...]


Bill Williams aims to return WWII flag to Japanese soldiers’ families

Bill Williams, of Calhoun City, was listening to National Public Radio one day when he heard a story that struck a chord with him. … [Read More...]

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Two Houston men injured in Wednesday accident in Vardaman

An accident late Wednesday afternoon on Hwy. 8 in Vardaman between a pickup and an 18-wheeler sent two brothers to the hospital. … [Read More...]

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Chuck Lovorn creating his own niche in Calhoun City

A custom t-shirt shop, a large scale print operation, a retailer for unique candles, provider of one-of-a-kind Mississippi State University apparel, a marketing agency, website builder and much more, are all under one roof, and many may not even know it’s … [Read More...]

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Bank of Okolona planning to open in Bruce; Baker leaves BancorpSouth

The Bank of Okolona is planning to open a new location in Bruce in the coming months and will have a familiar manager to the Bruce community. … [Read More...]


Bruce Chamber outlines priorities for new year; offers first look at 2015 Sawmill Festival logo

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce began their new year Monday forming a list of priorities for the organization to work toward. … [Read More...]


Ruths earn Margery B. Rogers Clark Scholarship

Teaching history to the next generation is one way of preserving it. The Margery B. Rogers Clark Memorial Scholarship was bestowed on Jacob Ruth and Jade Ruth recently at the eighth annual ceremonies and dinner held recently in Bruce. … [Read More...]

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Grenada man killed in Hwy. 8 accident Monday morning

A fatal accident occurred around 8:30 this morning on Hwy 8 West in Calhoun County near County Road 380. … [Read More...]


Calhoun County population continues very gradual decline

Calhoun County’s population is continuing a very gradual decline, according to statistics recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. … [Read More...]


Carolyn Easley has loved art as both career, hobby

Carolyn Easley began drawing at a young age. Once her parents saw her strong interest for creating pictures, they purchased her a drawing board and art supplies. … [Read More...]

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Teacher of the Year Amanda Gulledge shares her passion for art with students

Calhoun County art teacher Amanda Gulledge said she was “completely surprised” when Superintendent Mike Moore announced she was the 2014-15 teacher of the year for Calhoun County Schools. … [Read More...]

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Bruce High School announces 2015 honors

With graduation quickly approaching, BHS seniors are hustling to finish work, working to complete classes, and making final decisions about college. … [Read More...]

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Celebration of 20 years of Excel planned for April 26

“It’s really difficult to believe it’s been 20 years since the first group of elementary  students came to the mobile home unit on the Calhoun City High School campus for Summer Excel,” Donna Cole said. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City SquareFest scheduled for May 29-30

A successful Spring Fling, the fast approaching SquareFest, and the annual Chamber Banquet were all discussed Tuesday at the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun County’s Relay For Life raises more than $40,000

Calhoun County's 2015 Relay for Life event raised approximately $43,000 for the American Cancer Society while honoring local survivors and remembering those lost to cancer. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors approve grant, travel expense for conference

Calhoun County Supervisors accepted a solid waste grant, declared an old truck surplus property, and approved travel expenses for board members to attend a conference next week on the Gulf Coast during a brief meeting Tuesday morning. … [Read More...]

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None injured in morning house fire in Vardaman

Vardaman fireman Kenneth Scott was among the first to respond to the house fire this morning at his home. … [Read More...]

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SRR’s Thornton wins award at MSPA at Ole Miss

Mississippi Scholastic Press Association was held Thursday, March 26, and the Skuna River Review and annual staff were all in attendance. … [Read More...]

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Bruce’s Bowling chosen for Stanford summer program

Bruce High School student Rebecca Bowling has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime by Stanford Law School and Envision Program. … [Read More...]

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Smith, Hardin named STAR Student, Teacher at Bruce High

Savannah Smith has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2014-15 school year by the MS Economic Council (MEC) M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the STAR Program. … [Read More...]

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Neely-Dorsey to speak at Yancy Library’s Brown Bag luncheon

Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library as we celebrate “Unlimited Possibilities at Your Library” National Library Week 2015 with a Brown Bag Luncheon featuring Mississippi poet, Patricia Neely-Dorsey. … [Read More...]


Sawmill Queen Tea is Sunday at Gore home

Sawmill Queen Tea will be Sunday, Apr. 12 at 2 p.m. at the home of Ginger Gore, 39 CR 151, Bruce. … [Read More...]

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Ace Cannon inducted into North America Country Music Hall of Fame

Ace Cannon, of Calhoun City, was inducted into the North America Country Music Associations, Int’l. Hall of Fame at their 18th annual event on March 14, in Pigeon Forge, TN. … [Read More...]


Calhoun City native and former military man Vencie Varnado enjoying work as Leo “Bud” Welch’s right-hand-man

It’s late Saturday night in Oxford, and up on stage in the dimly lit bar is Bruce Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch” wailing away on his hot pink guitar to the roar of the crowd. … [Read More...]

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Bruce’s Lakyn Burt has lung transplant

As many know, a dear student at BHS, Lakyn Burt, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis early on. … [Read More...]

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Dill taken into custody, facing three charges of ‘inappropriate contact’ with a Vardaman student

Former Vardaman softball coach Billy Dill waived his "probable cause hearing" Wednesday morning at the Calhoun County Courthouse and was immediately taken into custody facing three charges related to allegations of  “inappropriate contact with a student.” … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce board sets May as cleanup month; gives Water Dept. Director Liles a raise

The Bruce board of aldermen set cleanup month for May where citizens will be able to dispose of items typically not picked up by the garbage truck. … [Read More...]

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Mayor prioritizes where he’d like to see chip seal applied first

“From the square to Keenum Road,” is one of the first areas Calhoun City Mayor J.R. Denton told the board of aldermen last night he would like to see done when they begin putting down chip seal again. … [Read More...]

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