Calhoun schools accreditation grades released


Calhoun County Schools all maintained their same accreditation grade from the state except for Calhoun City High School which improved from an F to a D.
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B.E.S.T. making a difference for Bruce Elementary

B.E.S.T. officers Turner, Parker, Hobson, Smith, Gates, Walls, A. Vanlandingham and S. Vanlandingham. The B.E.S.T. group purchased the BES sign on the fence behind them for the school.

The small community of Bruce is known for its unwavering support for students, even the young children of Bruce Elementary.

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Yancy Library hosting movie party Saturday


Kids and kids-at-heart – Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for a Costume Movie Party.

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Day in the life of BHS Secretary Kim Carr


When people think of a high school, the teachers, principal, and counselor automatically come to mind. What about that lady that sits in the office smiling through her duties as a secretary?

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Unity Day at Calhoun City Middle School

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Calhoun City Middle School celebrated Unity Day last week. The school raised awareness of bullying by wearing orange and also through numerous anti-bullying activities. Guest speaker Deirdre Peggen from the Family Resource Center of Tupelo spoke with students at an assembly about bullying and offered ways to get help.  Students also created posters that were on display in the halls of CCMS. Pictured working on a poster from Mrs. Kaylin Sims’ 7th grade English class are, from left, Naomi Thompson, Jobi Cook, Abby Vance, Sarah Grace Ruth, Maya McNamee and Arkevius Gray.

Bruce native Myron Davis was a technological leader in World War II

Myron and Roy Davis visited recently at Roy’s home in Bruce. Both, along with their late brother Ray, served in World War II.

In late 1942 with World War II raging, 17-year-old Calhoun County native Myron Davis enrolled in a Tupelo YMCA radio school and set into motion a series of events that led him to the forefront of electronics, air traffic control and computing.

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Fall Festivals approaching in Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman


Over the next three weeks there will be a trio of Fall Festivals around the county, highlighted by the annual Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman Nov. 1.

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McBride among nation’s leaders in blocked kicks

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Former Calhoun City Wildcat and current ICC Indian Cartin McBride ranks second in the nation in blocked kicks this season.

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Stacys awarded Yard of the Month in Bruce

Stacys are Yard-of-Month

Christi and Larry Stacy’s home in Bruce was recently honored with the October Yard of the Month award by the Bruce Twentieth Century Club. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

C.T. Sexton

 Cassell Thomas “C.T.” Sexton left this world of pain and strife and was welcomed with open arms by his Heavenly Father on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. He was born November 14, 1926 in the mountains of West Virginia. He never left those mountains he called home until the age of 16 when he joined the United States Navy where he fought aboard the USS Guam during World War II. [Read more...]