Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday, Nov. 1

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The 41st Annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 1 with the arts and crafts festival on Main Street.

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Halloween Dancers


Trick or Treaters got a head start on Halloween this week at Jody’s Dance Studio in Bruce. Pictured, from left, are Joey Helen Austin, Josey Clark, and Marie Chandler. Photo by Joel McNeece

Academy students collect supplies for Dog Lovers League

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Calhoun Academy seventh and eighth graders recently had a supply drive to raise needed items for the Dog Lovers’ League No Kill Animal Shelter in Bruce led by Rose Wells. The students are challenging other schools in the county to match their donation of supplies that included dog food, blankets, cleaning supplies and more.       Photo by Joel McNeece

Prescott is clear leader in Heisman race

Rick Cleveland

Any other year, Mississippi State’s run-away fire hydrant of a running back, Josh Robinson, would be slam-dunk favorite for the C Spire Conerly Trophy.

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Octoberfest in Calhoun City Thursday night; Bruce Fall Festival is Friday on square


Fall Festivals will take place on the Bruce and Calhoun City Squares this week with a variety of games, costume contests, concessions and even a pep rally.

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Casey McCoy

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Casey McCoy of Calhoun City likes to get recipe ideas from Pinterest, but tends to stick to those that are “tried and true.”

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Talking politics with the “Good Ole Boys and Gals”

Joel McNeece

A comfortably cool evening, a stunning sunset and plenty of political surmising highlighted the most recent gathering of the “Good Ole’ Boys and Gals” at Johnny Morgan’s metal barn off Hwy. 7 just north of Oxford last Thursday night.

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Andrew Bryant performing at Proud Larry’s; Great time at Celebration Village

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant and his Water Liars band will be playing at Proud Larry’s in Oxford this Thursday night.
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Cochran-Childers race will test how state’s voters value seniority

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – After a long, bruising, and for Mississippi Republicans, significantly divisive U.S. Senate campaign, the end of the road is now in sight.

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School board looks at students’ art

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School board member Precious Thompson, of Calhoun City, looks over one of the art displays in the meeting room at the district office. Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board Monday night that they would like to offer art and music to all students K-12, but limited education funding from the state prevents it. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece