Vera Kate Ball scoops up Easter Eggs during festivities at Shiloh Baptist Church in Big Creek Saturday afternoon. Photo by Joel McNeece


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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...]


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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Shankle helps ICC softball earn North Division title

Laken Shankle, of Bruce, helped the nationally-ranked Lady Indians of Itawamba Community College lock up their … [Read More...]

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The National isn’t as easy as it looks on TV

Another Masters is in the books. Bubba Watson won, but most would agree Augusta National was the true victor. It almost … [Read More...]


Odie is now a Sabercat

Vardaman native Odie Armstrong was recently assigned to the San Jose Sabercats after becoming a free agent earlier this … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City beats Bruce 6-5; earns season split and playoff spot

Calhoun City defeated Bruce 6-5 Tuesday night to earn a season split with the Trojans and clinch a playoff spot for the … [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...]

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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...]


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...]

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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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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 potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted … [Read More...]


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...]


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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Search for Webster County suspect continues; he is not believed to be armed or dangerous

Authorities continue to search Calhoun County for a man who fled a traffic stop by Webster County authorities Tuesday night. … [Read More...]

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Bruce fire trucks re-certified for five more years

Two fire trucks with the Bruce Fire Department were put to the test this week in order to earn re-certification for another five years. … [Read More...]

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Jerry Bryant takes great pride in his 33 years as a Memphis fireman

Jerry Bryant will never forget the day he received a call saying, “We have a party hung on the commode.” … [Read More...]

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Bruce woman injured in accident with log truck

A Bruce woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after an accident involving a log truck on Hwy. 9. … [Read More...]

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Parkers Fireworks may be leaving Bruce

Junior Parker, owner of Parker’s Fireworks at the Hwy. 9-32 intersection, “begged” the Bruce mayor and board for help at Tuesday’s meeting citing concerns over moving his trailer. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City talks potholes, paving; enters executive session

Public Works Director Perry Goodson told the Calhoun City Board of Aldermen at their regular meeting last night that work has begun on repairing potholes in the street. He said sunny weather and the "good stuff" (good mix) is allowing the repairs to hold. … [Read More...]

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Derma approves new town flag

Derma gave final approval to a flag design and set a clean up day at the regular meeting of the board last night. … [Read More...]

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