Calhoun kids earn honors at Union County Goat Show

4-H Union County

Calhoun County 4-Hers excelled in competition recently at the Union County Goat Show.

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Shelton is new editor of Skuna River Review

Mikayla Shelton

Mikayla Shelton just began her fourth year of reporting for the Skuna River Review. Along with contributing to the weekly newspaper, she has recently taken on the duty of the editor.

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Some of our best writers started out in sports

Rick Cleveland

Our state’s literary excellence was on impressive display this past weekend during the remarkably successful Mississippi Book Festival. The Magnolia State’s tradition of renowned authors rivals our tradition of world-class athletic achievement.
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Odie Armstrong aiming for another title in Arena Bowl 28 this Saturday night

Odie Armstrong

Vardaman native Odie Armstrong will vie for another Arena Football League Championship this Saturday when his San Jose Sabercats meet the Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXVIII on ESPN.

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Column: Which Trojan running back will step up?

Joel McNeece

It's often said in the high school football world you see your greatest improvement from week one to two. Teams are still figuring out the kinks of a new season, shaking off the rust of the offseason and getting into football shape.

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Nell Hood

Janelle “Nell” Buchanan Hood, 80, passed away, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at her home in Houston. She was born November 11, 1934, in Houlka to Thomas Andrew Buchanan and Emma Wages Buchanan. She managed her husband’s law practice for 45 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Houston. [Read more...]

Derma House Fire

derma fire 8-26

derma fire 8-26An unoccupied house on West Enochs Avenue in Derma burned to the ground this morning. Derma Fire Chief Shane Childs confirmed no one was living in the house that was fully engulfed by flames shortly before 4 a.m. this morning. The cause of the fire was not known. Photo by Joel McNeece

Enrollment down at all Calhoun schools except VHS


All Calhoun County Schools show a slight decrease in enrollment so far this school year compared to last, with the exception of Vardaman High School.
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Longest narrowly defeats Ferguson in D3 supervisor runoff

Gwin Longest

Incumbent District Three Supervisor Gwin Longest narrowly defeated challenger Justin Ferguson in Tuesday’s runoff to advance to the Nov. 3 general election.
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Supervisors adjust budget figures to lessen tax increase


Calhoun County Supervisors voted to decrease the county’s tax millage for the next fiscal year by more than three mils in an attempt to minimize the potential increase of property taxes.

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