Back the badge

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pollan winterCalhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan and Mississippi Police Chiefs Association Director Ken Winter, of Bruce, were at the Capitol in Jackson Friday as Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 645, known as "Back the Badge" bill doubling penalties against people who commit crimes against first responders.

A trip down memory lane

Ray Mosby

“I awoke last night to sound of thunder. How far off, I sat and wondered. Started humming a tune from 1962…”—Quoted material by Bob Seeger
I don’t pay attention anymore to things like equinoxes and solstices or their corresponding dates on calendars, because here in the Mississippi Delta, once rather accurately described as “the most southern place on Earth,” it seems more and more as if we only have two seasons now.
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Calhoun/Coffeeville Upward Bound

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Upward BoundCoffeeville/Calhoun Upward Bound Program recently assisted the City Hall Personnel in Vardaman with clean up and reorganization of the area inside and around the downtown location and their move into their new location. Dr. Tilda Neal is director of the group.Academic advisors are Joy Armstrong and Joni Harrell. The Coffeeville/Calhoun Upward Bound Program will be participating in a Fundraiser at McAlisters in Grenada on March 2 from 5-9 p.m. For more information, call the Upward Bound Office, (662) 675-8941.

Spencer Hill living his Ole Miss dream

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Spencer Hill is living his dream. The Vardaman native grew up loving everything about Ole Miss. Today, he serves as equipment manager for nine Rebel sports and oversees daily operations at the Tuohy Basketball Center.
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Fitts was willing when God opened door

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The Easter Sunrise Service at Turkey Creek Baptist Church each year is a little different than most. They hold it in the graveyard of the more than 165 year old church.
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Charles Patterson

Charles Wayne Patterson, 68, of Union,  died Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017 at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home. His hobbies were going to church and attending all church activities and gospel singings. He loved his church family and his pastor, Bro. Sam Fulton. He also loved his hospice workers and the staff at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home. [Read more...]

Gorsuch’s “personhood” writings will impact confirmation debate

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – For all of the questionable, quirky, and downright bizarre actions and utterances of our newly-minted President of the United States, Donald Trump appears to have done yeoman’s work in selecting a wise, deliberate, and qualified nominee to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Dog Food Drive

Dog Lovers League Volunteers

Dog Lovers League VolunteersCalhoun Academy students recently hosted a dog food drive at grocery stores around the county for the Dog Lovers League in Bruce. They collected 10 bags of food, some canned food and raised $370. Among the students participating were front, from left, Cayley Denton, CJ Bowling; back, Cameron Hughes, Preston Bailey, Katelyn Eubanks, Andrew Haas, Grayce Baker, Drew Enochs, Sara Faye Washington, Hanna Tedder, Anna Marie Langston, Presley Easley, Tate Porter, and Amber Farmer.

Bruce native running for alderman in Starkville

Jason Camp and his wife Kristy and three-year-old daughter Molly. He said Molly is still trying to wrap her mind around the difference between him running a race (like Half-Marathon) and running for office. She is quick however to point out very verbally when a house has one of his or his opponents’ campaign signs.

Bruce native Jason Camp is making his first foray into politics with a run for city alderman in Starkville.
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Church rich and proud of it

Joel McNeece

One church for every 141 Calhoun Countians, that’s what Dr. Jim Futral was referring to Monday on the Bruce Square when he referenced Calhoun County as number one in the nation in churches per people.
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