big buck

Josh Lindsey, of Vardaman, measures antlers while J.J. Hitt, of Calhoun City, watches during the Big Buck Contest over the weekend at the Calhoun County Fair. Ted Stewart earned first in the non typical class. Lindsey earned top prize in the typical class and Bryant King won the youth division. Photo by Cindy Howle

Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman, Derma all finish fiscal year with increase in sales tax returns


Calhoun County’s four largest municipalities all finished the 2013-14 fiscal year showing growth in sales tax returns, according to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

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Metrocast was selected Bruce Chamber of Commerce’s business of the month for July. Tonya Thompson, Southern Regional Business Manager, and Chris Pasquale, of the Bruce office, are with Jo Ann Denley, of the chamber committee. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Yard of the Month

Laneita and Thomas Earl Murphree’s was selected Bruce Twentieth Century Club’s Yard of the Month for July. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Calhoun 4-Hers win at District Horse Show


Calhoun County 4-H Youth recently competed at the Northeast District 4-H Horse Show.

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Back to School open houses set for Aug. 5; “Blessings” event will be Aug. 3


Calhoun County Schools will host its annual “Back to School” night Tuesday, Aug. 5 at all nine campuses in Bruce, Vardaman and Calhoun City, including the Career and Technical Center.

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Elizabeth Blissard

Elizabeth Smith Blissard, 87, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Fernbrooke Personal Care Home in Houston. She was born May 3, 1927, in Van Vleet to James Jackson Smith and Mollie Mae Neal Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Thorn United Methodist Church. [Read more...]

Manning family pushing for a healthier Mississippi

Rick Cleveland

Imagine, for the moment, every famous athlete gave back to their community in the manner the Archie Manning family does. Just imagine.

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New BES Principal Jeff Patton excited for start of school

Jeff Patton Feature

The first day of school is only two weeks away, but that’s two weeks too long for new Bruce Elementary Principal Jeff Patton.

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Ethan Robertson of Calhoun City enjoys one of the rides at the Calhoun County Fair in Pittsboro. Photo by Joel McNeece