Celebration of 20 years of Excel planned for April 26

Judy Sinnwell

“It’s really difficult to believe it’s been 20 years since the first group of elementary  students came to the mobile home unit on the Calhoun City High School campus for Summer Excel,” Donna Cole said.

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2015 Sawmill Festival Court

Sawmill Queen

The 2015 Sawmill Festival Court will be presented during this year’s Sawmill Festival. Members, excluding last year’s queen, are participants, l to r, Tamera Talford, Cheyenne Bryant; 2014 queen Elizabeth Whitten; Marley Hood, McKenzie Morris, Cara May and Kayde Coleman. The Sawmill Festival Tea was sponsored by the Bruce Twentieth Century Club and was held at the home of Ginger and Dallas Gore. Miss Hood is the daughter of Michelle and Joey Moody and the late Mark Hood. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Leachman powers Calhoun City over Bruce


The Calhoun City Wildcats took advantage of a host of errors and relied on the strong arm of lefty Jace Leachman to defeat the rival Bruce Trojans Tuesday night 5-1 at Odis Logan Field.

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Calhoun City SquareFest scheduled for May 29-30

Laura Edwards

A successful Spring Fling, the fast approaching SquareFest, and the annual Chamber Banquet were all discussed Tuesday at the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting.

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No better time for a journalist than today

Joel McNeece

“No better time to be a journalist than today.” Those were the words of Lewis Dvorkin, chief product officer for Forbes Magazine during a presentation at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss last Thursday.

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J.C. Scott’s World War II fascinating scrapbook now headed to museum in New Orleans

Lisa McNeece

My earliest memories of my great uncle J.C. Scott were at the Standard Service Station and Bait Shop that he and my grandfather M.I. Scott owned in downtown Macon, Ms.

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April 15 tax deadline brings home state’s fundamental contradictions

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Among the many lessons I learned from my all-too-brief time with the late broadcaster Jack Cristil was his pointed, rather surprising take on paying his taxes.

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Calhoun Academy District science fair winners

CA district science 1

Calhoun Academy first place district science fair winners were, front, John Grayson Leachman, Meggan Reeder, George Dean Tedder; middle, Keely Wagner, Anna Claire Watkins, Brenna Pullen; back, Forest Shoemaker, Braden Hyde, Hunter Ellett, Austin Brown and Lonnie Morphis. District was held March 4 at Starkville Academy. Photos by Celia Hillhouse

Rams’ playoff hopes take hit with Houlka loss

Brandon Washington

Vardaman’s post season hopes took a hit last Saturday with a 15-11 extra inning home loss to Houlka.
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Bruce Lady Trojans complete season sweep of Vardaman, Calhoun City

Tori Tutor

The Bruce Lady Trojans have completed a rare season sweep of both Calhoun City and Vardaman.

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