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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 hoping for a problem-free harvest over the next few weeks. … [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, just reality. The school has 13 sets of twins this year, continuing a trend over the past several … [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 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of long-time alderman Danny Rodgers. … [Read More...]



Cougars ran out of gas at Sunflower, but fired up for Friday

Calhoun Academy Head Coach Gerry Winters said his Cougars “played their best game of the year for a half, then those big … [Read More...]


Happy for win, but Gann not thrilled with Rams’ play in win at Biggersville

The final score doesn’t always tell the story. Last week’s 34-0 Vardaman win at Biggersville fits that mold. … [Read More...]


Calhoun City takes care of business in Chattanooga

Calhoun City proved they didn’t travel to Chattanooga for just a vacation with a dominating 35-14 win over Notre Dame … [Read More...]


Trojans show improvement in homecoming loss to Choctaw County

Ken Chandler is never happy with a loss, but the Bruce football coach did come away from the Trojans’ 27-14 homecoming … [Read More...]

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Twyla Reason Nichols of Bruce calls herself a “cookbook junkie” but she does like to use Facebook … [Read More...]


LaDonna Burt

LaDonna Burt never uses the first recipe she sees for anything. She always looks at several, and … [Read More...]


Jessica Roberson

Jessica Roberson of Bruce likes easy stuff to cook-- “casseroles and oven stuff” because she doesn’t … [Read More...]

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“Cornbread is the first thing I remember cooking,” said Trina Todd Pollan of Starkville, and … [Read More...]

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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...]


Boil water notice for 10 Bruce streets

A boil water notice for 10 streets in Bruce has been issued by the Bruce City Hall. It is under … [Read More...]

Carlton Baker

Baker talks to chamber about upcoming election; several big events on the calendar

Circuit Clerk Carlton Baker told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce that he’s had more interest in early … [Read More...]

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Swim areas close at Grenada Lake

Swimming areas at some of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in northern Mississippi, including … [Read More...]


Calhoun Academy welcomes new teachers

Calhoun Academy has brought in a few new teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. The new teachers … [Read More...]


Samuel Stephens dedicated his life to hard work and helping others

Samuel Stephens will be honored this Sunday by his church, Mays Chapel, for his service as deacon … [Read More...]

Fran Pittman and her family operate Pittman Farms in Webster, Calhoun and Montgomery counties. The operation includes a 325-acre farm in northwest Webster County that has never been owned by anyone but a Pittman. (Photo by Kevin Hudson/MSU Extension Service)

Third generation producer continues family legacy

CADARETTA– A 325-acre farm in northwest Webster County has never been owned by anyone but a … [Read More...]


Bruce officials to celebrate opening of new turn lane, bank in ceremonies next week

Bruce officials are preparing to celebrate the completion of two major construction projects in the … [Read More...]


Renovation ongoing as Vardaman fire, police departments move into new complex

Anyone who has tried to live in their house during a major renovation can understand what the … [Read More...]

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Qualifying complete; voting starts Sept. 26 for general election

Qualifying has ended and the ballot is set with three contested Calhoun County races in the Nov. 8 … [Read More...]


Vance crowned queen at Calhoun City Homecoming

Marlee Vance was crowned Homecoming Queen at Calhoun City Friday. … [Read More...]


County budget hearing is Wednesday morning

Calhoun County Supervisors meet this morning (Wednesday, Sept. 14) for their regular mid-month … [Read More...]

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Several jump into school board races as qualifying ends

A flurry of candidates entered school board races, particularly in district two, just prior to the … [Read More...]


Lucius is back to lead Calhoun City Cheerleader squad

Stephanie Lucius is the special education teacher and cheerleader sponsor at Calhoun City High … [Read More...]


Palmer leads renovation, new technology effort at BHS library

New BHS librarian Beth Palmer started off the school year by completely renovating the school’s … [Read More...]

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Alex and Legend win National Championship

Alex Washburn has referred to her black Labrador “Legend” as “big” and “handsome,” now she can add … [Read More...]

Layla Bramlitt, Hayden Barnett, Jillian Bramlitt, Parker Winter, and Jensyn Cain.

Calhoun 4H’ers excel at Lee County Goat Show

Calhoun County 4H'ers recently excelled in competition at the Lee County Goat Show. … [Read More...]

James Casey

Renovation costs at Vardaman municipal complex within budget

Vardaman Mayor James Casey gave an update on the renovation costs of the town’s new Municipal … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro board remains firm on water rates despite complaints

Water rates were the dominant topic of discussion at the Pittsboro Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday … [Read More...]

Shane Childs

Derma adopts budget; retains Loula Gordon property

Derma board of aldermen adopted the budget for 2016-2017 and voted on other routine matters in their … [Read More...]

Mike Slaughter speaks to Bruce mayor and board about potential annexation.

Bruce board talks potential annexation

The Bruce board of aldermen took an initial step Tuesday night to potentially proceed with … [Read More...]

Larry Bratton

Calhoun City approves new one-way street; to pay restroom costs for ‘Little Birdie’ plant

Calhoun City Board of Aldermen approved a request to make West Taylor one-way from Wildcat Drive, … [Read More...]

The interior of Griffin’s store is designed like an old farmhouse with open rafters.

Griffin to open Farmhouse General Store & Cafe in next few weeks

Norman Griffin is aiming to open Farmhouse General Store and Cafe at the corner of Hwy. 8 and CR … [Read More...]

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Supervisors approve new road; will rebid countywide project

Calhoun County Supervisors approved a new county road and agreed to adjust the county wide level and … [Read More...]

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Author Ace Atkins visits with Calhoun City Rotary, speaks on making impact in small town

Ace Atkins’ novels have a Calhoun County feel to them, but the  New York Times best selling author … [Read More...]

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Hardin, Jones enter school board races

A pair of candidates have entered school board races as qualifying now enters its final week. … [Read More...]


Merger possible involving new operators of hospital in Calhoun City

A possible merger of Jackson-based Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and the larger Baptist … [Read More...]

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Musical instruments made in Angie Owen’s class at BHS

Angie Owen’s class project this year was to create a musical instrument. … [Read More...]

Michael Haire

Haire pleads guilty, sentenced today in unnatural intercourse case

A Pittsboro man pled guilty today to two charges, including unnatural intercourse at the Lafayette … [Read More...]

Taking a close look at the art of hand made products of Wilson Leather Company are, from left, Jessie Nabors, Baronica Lawrence, Mrs. Margaret Wilson, Scott Doler and Tess Ingle.

CCHS history students hear first hand history, Bellefontaine’s Wilson Leather

Recently the world history class of CCHS learned that the success of business lies not in the size … [Read More...]

Jane Bennett Gaddy

Gaddy to sign book at Yancy Memorial

Jane Bennett Gaddy, who has ties to Bruce, will be at a book-signing Monday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

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Minnie Evans embraces her “handicap” while serving her community

It’s a day Minnie Evans will never forget. She was only 35 years old with three young children, and … [Read More...]

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Qualifying deadline quickly approaching

Candidates looking to run for district two supervisor or for the Calhoun County School Board have … [Read More...]


School enrollment down slightly in public schools; decrease more dramatic at Academy

School enrollment around Calhoun County is down for the second consecutive year with the biggest … [Read More...]

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Missing class composites sought for Bruce Museum

The back wall of the Bruce Museum is covered with pictures of graduating classes from Bruce dating … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

School board reviewing transfer rules; weapons policy explained

Student transfers were a big topic of conversation at Monday’s school board meeting and how the … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment remains lowest since 2000

Calhoun County unemployment remains on pace to finish the year at its lowest level since 2000, … [Read More...]

Master Gardeners Celebrate

Master Gardeners celebrate 25th with Silver Jubilee in Pittsboro

For 25 years, Master Gardener volunteers have beautified Mississippi community landscapes. To honor … [Read More...]

Pittsboro pair charged with attack on elderly man

A Pittsboro man and woman are in custody for the assault and robbery of an elderly Vardaman man … [Read More...]

Michael Haire

Second arrest made in unnatural intercourse case

A second arrest has been made for unnatural intercourse in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Jockey C. Justice

Calhoun native found guilty on two counts of impersonating officer

A Calhoun County native was convicted on two counts of impersonating an officer in Bruce City Court … [Read More...]

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