Bruce Rotary begins work on annual Christmas baskets project

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The Bruce Rotary Club is making preparations for its 14th year of providing Christmas baskets for the needy through the help of the community.

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Gonzalez enjoys role of school mascot Wiley the Wildcat

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When people come to CCHS football games, they enjoy seeing Wiley the Wildcat on the sidelines, but not many fans really know the guy inside the costume.

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Dog Lovers League

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Thursday for the new Dog Lovers’ League headquarters in west Bruce behind Haworth. City officials and supporters of the no-kill animal shelter gathered to put the ceremonial shovel in the ground for the project. Dog Lovers’ League Director Rose Wells said they hope to have new kennels up and operating within the next few weeks. Photo by Joel McNeece

Dust bin fire quickly contained at Caviness Woodworking


Calhoun City and Derma firemen squelched a fire call at Caviness Woodworking in Calhoun City Thursday afternoon.

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Sinnwell tabbed for new ‘City Chamber honor

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Sister Judy Sinnwell, of Excel, was recently selected to be honored by the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce with their new quarterly award.

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Russell Shipp

Russell Parker Shipp, 92, of Calhoun City,went to his eternal home November 19, 2014 at VA Home in Oxford. He graduated from Calhoun City High School and Mississippi State University.  He was a hard worker all of his life.  He was a farmer, cattleman, and worked for Kanas City Farm Loans.  He was the main ‘Founding Father’ of the Crossroads Water Assn.  He was instrumental in acquiring political assistance for the monies for the association and was also an active member of the Yalobusha Drainage District. Until his declining health, he was extremely active in the Calhoun County and State Democratic Party. Being extremely outspoken about his love for politics, he made numerous friends through the years and remained close with many.  [Read more...]

Jimmie Melvin

Jimmie Ruth Melvin, 75, passed away November 18, 2014, after a courageous fight against cancer. She was born in Bruce, on December 16, 1938, the daughter of S.T. and Cleo Hawkins. She attended Hinds Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi, where she earned a degree in elementary education. She and her family moved to Warrensburg, Mo. in 1966. [Read more...]

Wildcats to play basketball in Florida during Thanksgiving holidays


Calhoun City’s boys’ basketball team will travel to Florida during Thanksgiving holidays to see how they measure up against some of the top teams in that region.

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Bruce board agrees not to sell property, sets new copying fees

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The Bruce Board of Aldermen agreed not to sell some sought after property, finalized a garbage increase and new document copying fees for the public at a brief meeting Tuesday night.

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Violent crash south of Vardaman

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An 18-wheeler and a log truck were involved in a violent crash Wednesday afternoon just south of Vardaman on Hwy. 341 that required one of the drivers to be airlifted from the scene. Read the related story in the headlines section.