Calhoun City house destroyed by early morning fire

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Calhoun City and Derma fire departments responded to this house fire at 128 Myers Avenue in Calhoun City near the elementary school. The house was not occupied. The cause of the fire was unknown.

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Front Porch Pickin’


J.D. Long, Bill Bailey, Jerry Haney and Rusty Pinion warm up before the “Front Porch Pickin’” at Jess Moore’s home in Sabougla Saturday night. Photo by Joel McNeece

Rams remain winless with 34-6 loss at Smithville

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A difficult season continued for the Vardaman Rams last Friday as they were defeated 34-6 at Smithville.

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East Webster defeats Bruce 42-27 to keep Trojans winless in region

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There wasn’t much Bruce could do to slow down East Webster quarterback Jack Wilson and the rest of the Wolverines offense last Friday in a 42-27 loss.

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Cougars beaten 54-14 at home by Kemper


Kemper blew open a close game in the second quarter to hand Calhoun Academy its fourth loss of the season last Friday night.

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Bruce falls to East Webster


Jamar Brown had an 80 yard touchdown run in Friday’s game with East Webster, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 42-27 Trojan loss. Bruce closes the regular season next week at Okolona. They must win that game to qualify for the playoffs. Photo by Joel McNeece

Eula Coleman

Eula Irene Newman Coleman, 80, of Grenada, died October 13, 2014 at her home. She was born on November 19, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Vernon Latimer Newman and Leslie Estelle Bullard Newman of Calhoun County, MS. Mrs. Coleman was employed by Heatcraft as a brazier until her retirement. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene. [Read more...]

Margaret Timbes

Margaret Ann Logsdon Timbes, 72 of Vardaman, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at her residence.  Born August 10, 1942 in Memphis, she was the daughter of the late John Dewy Logsdon, Sr.
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Calhoun schools accreditation grades released


Calhoun County Schools all maintained their same accreditation grade from the state except for Calhoun City High School which improved from an F to a D.
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B.E.S.T. making a difference for Bruce Elementary

B.E.S.T. officers Turner, Parker, Hobson, Smith, Gates, Walls, A. Vanlandingham and S. Vanlandingham. The B.E.S.T. group purchased the BES sign on the fence behind them for the school.

The small community of Bruce is known for its unwavering support for students, even the young children of Bruce Elementary.

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