Robert Carodine

Robert Lee Carodine, 66, of Bruce, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at his home. He was born May 11, 1949, the son of Ira Carodine and Ella Mae Keaton. [Read more...]

George Spearman

George Edward Spearman, 72, of Bruce, died February 16, 2017 at BMH-NM in Oxford. He was born March 20, 1944, the son of Bill and Mae Ivory Spearman. He was a mill worker and member of Jackson Chapel Church. [Read more...]

Jenkins certified as MHP Traffic Homicide Investigator

Jason Jenkins

Corp. Jason Jenkins, of Bruce, received state certification for Traffic Homicide Investigator and has been appointed as Accident Reconstructionist for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol.
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Marcus’s big catch

Brownlee fish pre

Brownlee fishMarcus Brownlee of Bruce caught this 4 1/2 lb. big mouth bass last week. Brownlee, 8, is the son of Clarence and Lora Brownlee. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Classified Ads

3 BR 2 B house on 20 acre lake at Gum’s Crossing. 1,200 sq. ft.  CR 468. $60,000 furnished. Call 662-902-9686.       15,22,1,8p

3 BR 1-1/2 B recently remodeled 1,476 sq. ft. home in Bruce on .5 acres. Fenced yard, patio. Hardwood floors. $62,500. 209 N. Pontotoc Rd., Ava Stegall, (305)394-4107.                11tnc

CIRCLE (I) FLEA MARKET. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday. Auction every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Mini-Storages for rent. 82 Front Street, Coffeeville. 662-417-1256.                               16tnc

SAVE $100s, POSSIBLY over $1,000 on name brand mattresses at The Mattress Outlet, Hwy 8, Vardaman. Open every Saturday, 9-4. Tommy Scarbrough. For weekday sales, 901-489-4318 or 662-983-0085.                              21tnc

Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges for sale at Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.
2006 NISSAN TRUCK, $5,000. Call John Crutchfield 628-9811 day or 628-6841.           15,22p

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Meat Hogs, ready to go. 2000 Ford Ranger, $2,500, OBO. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-6046.

1 BR HOUSE in Calhoun City. Stove and refrigerator, CH/A, water paid, no pets. $350 rent, $350 deposit. Call 983-8567.

MINI-SYSTEMS of Bruce. Short or long term rental storage units. Climate Control Available! Various sizes—5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20. Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.

BIDS ACCEPTED FOR summer mowing/aftercare of Oak Springs Cemetery. Also taking bids for one time cleaning underbrush. Submit bids to: PO Box 1346 Calhoun City, MS 38916 or Contact D.J. Baler 628-0617 or Robert Aston 631-9685.                          15,22,1,8c

BUSINESS FOR SALE. Owner wants to retire from well-established local floral and gift shop. Great customer base. Serious inquiries only. Call 414-1108.

ELECTRICAL WORK... for all your electrical needs, call H&E Eleectrical Services. Tyler Hill 662-927-0029, Christopher Easley, 662-414-6148.       22tnc

DO YOU NEED GRAVEL on your driveway? Call the gravel guy, 662-231-8175. Preferably Calhoun City and Derma area.

HILL’S HEATING & COOLING. David Hill, Sales & Service. Call 662-983-5882.          -June30p

EASLEY HEATING & COOLING. Call Kyle Easley for all your needs. HVAC technology degree. Call 662-983-8634.

LYNN INMAN COOLING & HEATING. Service and sales. Free estimates! Call 662-983-2894.

METAL ROOFING & HOME REPAIR. Kenny Neal, 983-9184.

FLOORING, TILE SHOWERS & Construction Needs. Call Justin Ferguson, 662-983-8973.

BIG ED’S JANITORIAL SERVICE. Carpet cleaning, cleaning offices, waxing floors, pressure washing. Reliable, dependable, affordable. Ed Parker, 662-567-8309.                               29tnc

VETERANS ELECTRIC LLC. Electrical work and handyman services. Experienced, references. Veteran owned and operated. Free local estimates. Call 662-701-7370, Dustin Dunegan,
Bruce.                                     1tnc

Bulldozer, Trackhoe and  Tractor and Pan Services available. Also environmental land clearing. MARTIN AND MARTIN CONTRACTING, LLC-Banner, MS, 35 years experience. For quotes or more information, please call Freddie Martin at 662-473-6658.                            6tnc

BLOUNT PROPERTY– All land owned by Bobbie Blount and A.D. is posted against trespassing of any kind. Violators will be prosecuted.               13tnc-adb

POSTED– Land in Calhoun and Pontotoc counties belonging to Mitzi Aron, Joe Aron or Jim Jim Aron is posted against hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind without written permission of the landowners.        -dec31p

POSTED–The Gullick Place land of Rabon Gullick, Nellie Davis, Lillie Newsome and Sara Quillen is posted against hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind.

Calendar of Events

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Feb. 23 at noon by video-conference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Screen Free “Tech” Fun for Kids.

•4-H Handy Helpers club meeting is Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Please call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•BRUCE VFW will have karaoke, dance, DJ and music nigh Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.

•Calhoun County Forestry meeting will be Monday, Feb. 27,  at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be “Trees in the Home Landscape.” Call 412-3177 by Thursday, Feb. 23, to allow for food preparation.

•Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. Program will be “Tree Care in the Home Landscape” with Dr. Kushla, MSU Extension/Research Professor. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Calhoun County Forestry Association. Catered meal will be served. Please RSVP (412-3177) by Friday, Feb. 24 for meal preparation. Everyone is welcome.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will host a book talk/signing with Patricia Neely-Dorsey Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Patricia is a poet, author, and speaker who was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Mississippi by Governor Phil Bryant. Celebrate Black History month and Mississippi’s Bi-Centennial with someone who always promotes a positive Mississippi. Light refreshments served.

•Master Gardener Training Course is being offered at the Calhoun County MSU Extension Office. The 40 hour training course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. beginning on Feb. 28 and ending on April 4 with a test. The course will cost $90 which will include course manual and CD plus one year’s membership to the MS Master Gardener Association. After completing the course you must fulfill 40 hours of volunteer service within a year to become a certified Master Gardener. Come by the Calhoun County Extension Office to register or call 412-3177 for information.

•Maximum championship wrestling superstars presents 289th fundraiser Saturday, Mar. 4 at Bruce National Guard Armory. Doors Open at 6, bell time 7 p.m. General admission $8 per person.

•ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught March 21-22 beginning at 9 a.m. The certification exam will begin around 3 p.m. on second day and should be completed by 5 p.m.  The class will be held at the MSU Extension Service Grenada County. Cost is $140. Deadline to register is February 21. Call Pamela Redwine at the MSU Extension Office Yalobusha County @ 662-675-2730 for details and to register.

•Bruce VFW And Auxiliary will host Ego Wrestling on Saturday, Apr. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bell time 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser for both groups.

•DEMOCRATIC MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES can receive assistance in preparing for this year’s elections by contacting Marshall W. Coleman, Chairman of the Calhoun County Democratic Committee at 662-816-6031 or by email at

•SOUTH CALHOUN HEAD START CENTER is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school years for children 3 and 4 years old. Children must be age eligible on or before September 1 to apply. Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For info, call 628-6585. Location: 125 Carter Street, Calhoun City.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play begins at 7. Ends at 10 p.m. For info, call 662-786-1545.

•Tai Chi classes will be held at the Calhoun City Public Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise to increase balance and flexibility. No charge. Contact Patsy Zeidman at 662-628-1378 or the Calhoun City Public Library at 662-628-6331.

•FREE ADULT READING AND WRITING HELP... Bruce First Baptist Church is enrolling adults who wish to learn to read or improve their reading ability. Each learner will be matched with their own private tutor for confidential tutoring sessions lasting approximately one hour per week. No charge for the tutoring, but small fee for workbook. All tutors certified by the MS Baptist Literacy Missions Board. For information, call the church office. 662-983-2218.

•Republican Party and Republican Women meetingS... Women meet the first Tuesday in each month at the courthouse in Pittsboro at 5:30 p.m. The county party meets the third Tuesday in each month courthouse at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

•VFW #4100 Saturday night dance doors open at 6 p.m. Band plays 8 p.m.-midnight. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin on the first, second, fourth Saturdays and Prime Country the third and fifth Saturdays.

•DOG?LOVERS! LEAGUE?FOR?NO-KILL?SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the dog shelter on S. Thompson St. For info, call 983-7471.

•DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL station is open in Pittsboro every third Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old tax assessor’s office/church building near entrance to the Multi-Purpose Building on Hwy 9.

•LOOSA SCHOONA CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet the second Monday of each month from September through May at Jeffery’s on Bruce Square at 2:30 p.m. Meal is Dutch treat.

•CALHOUN?VETERANS SERVICE?OFFICER Robert Gosa is at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. until. Call for appointment, 628-1933 or 983-9328.

•FOSTER/ADOPT?PROGRAM... safe and stable families are sought in Calhoun County for foster families. Call 628-412-3183 for info about the Mississippi Department of Human Services Resource program.

•CALHOUN CITY AMERICAN LEGION POST #50 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 50 meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Meal at 6:30 p.m.

•WEIGHT?WATCHERS?IN BRUCE meets every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Jody’s Dance Studio.

•ANTIOCH LODGE 549... first Monday at 7:30 p.m.

•WATER VALLEY VFW POST 4100 AUXILIARY will have Bingo every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. Dances every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight. Doors open 6 p.m. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin will provide music on 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Prime Country on the 3rd and 5th Saturday. February 11 will be Valentine Banquet.

•BRUCE VFW & AUXILIARY MONTHLY meet first Thursday of each month. Pot luck meal at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. To rent building, call Robert Henry 835-9726.

•BRUCE?LIONS?CLUB meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Pizza Palace at noon.

•NARCOTICS?ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, 38 CR?257, Bruce.

•SONS?OF?CONFEDERATE?VETERANS &?Order of the Confederate Roses meet every third Thursday at 6 p.m. All are invited.

•CALHOUN?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

To submit items for the calendar,
call 983-2570, fax 983-7667
or email to:

EMCC, Most Beautiful-Most Handsome

EMCC, Most Beautiful-Most Handsome

EMCC, Most Beautiful-Most HandsomeEast Mississippi Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner, center, congratulates the winners of the 2017 Beauty & Beau Contest. “Most Beautiful” winner Kaitlyn Taylor of West Point enjoys reading, studying, working out and doing makeup. After graduating from EMCC, Taylor plans to pursue a degree in Exercise Science at the University of Alabama. Her ultimate goal is to attend graduate school and become a physical therapist. “Most Handsome” winner Kialur Armstrong of Bruce is a Sports Administration major. He is president of the student body and serves as a Student Ambassador, resident assistant, orientation leader and football assistant. After graduating from EMCC, Armstrong plans to pursue a master’s degree in Sports Administration at Mississippi State University. His goal is to become an athletic director and he would like to work for MSU football. The Beauty & Beau Pageant was held Feb. 7 at Stennis Auditorium on EMCC’s Scooba campus.

Mae Edmondson

Mae Ellis Edmondson, 77, went to her heavenly home Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born April 24, 1939 in Vardaman, the daughter of Paul and Pauline Ramage Ellis. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She grew up in New Liberty community among family and close friends. She met and married Harold Edmondson of Vardaman. [Read more...]

Mayor Yarber stacking up as another bad mayor for Jackson


Poor Jackson is on a roll of bad mayors and it looks like Mayor Yarber is up there with the worst of them, according to two recent sexual harassment suits filed against him.
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Ultimately, it is the rule of law

Ray Mosby

“There is no such thing as judicial supremacy.”—Presidential Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller
ROLLING FORK—The young fellow quoted above, who was the Trump administration’s surrogate of choice to make the rounds of all the Sunday morning news shows, is apparently unfamiliar with a certain Supreme Court ruling of note, styled Marbury v Madison, but the not so righteous indignation he displayed in so doing, provided us with what I think could be a very important teaching moment for a lesson that is apparently deeply in need of relearning.
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