This time, Rapunzel was going to spin kudzu into black gold

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – I like to think of it as the day that Mississippi taxpayers were told that with a little faith and an investment in new technology, we could turn kudzu into gold. Black gold, Texas Tea, you know the rest of the song.

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Success of Tanglefoot Trail sparks new interest in Skuna Valley Trail

The now empty rail line extends 22 miles from Bruce to Coffeeville.

The Tanglefoot Trail – the 43.6 mile railroad line from Houston to New Albany that was transformed into a path for bicycles, walkers and joggers – is now one year old and is being hailed as an overwhelming success not by just those in Chickasaw, Pontotoc and Union counties, but Calhoun as well.

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Sorghum Hill Studio

Leah's Store

Leah Easley Edington has opened Sorghum Hill Studio featuring her own handmade jewelry and fine art, and her open house was held in December. Edington, a third grade teacher at Vardaman Elementary School, plans to soon be set up to host paint parties in the studio. Sorghum Hill is located beside her home on County Road 462, Calhoun City. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Academy sweeps Humphreys Monday

CA basketball62

Calhoun Academy swept a pair of games from Humphreys Academy Monday night in Pittsboro.

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Candidate qualifying slows greatly in Calhoun County


Candidate qualifying for Calhoun County races has virtually ground to a halt since the initial rush after qualifying opened Jan. 5.

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Polk speaks at Bruce Baseball Banquet


Ron Polk, former Mississippi State baseball coach, visits with Bruce Trojan Baseball Coach Josh Dowdy at the team’s preseason banquet Monday night at First Baptist in Bruce. Polk was the featured speaker for the event. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Walmart opening


Linda Hervey of Derma and Dorothy Steen of Calhoun City look over the selection at the new Walmart in Derma during their “soft opening” Monday night. The store’s grand opening is Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Bobby Sexton

Bobby Sexton, 61 of Bruce, died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at NMMC in Tupelo. Born   April 9, 1953 in Memphis, he was the son of the late Kyle Sexton and the late Nell Carter Sexton. He was a graduate of Bruce High School Class of 1971 and Northwest Mississippi Communtiy College and was a self-employed welder. Also an active member of Calhoun County 4-H. He was an active member of Lantrip Baptist Church were he served as a deacon, song leader, and lay speaker. [Read more...]

CEDA Banquet Jan. 22 at Bruce Museum

Randy Kelley

Three Rivers PDD director Randy Kelley and local Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch will highlight the annual Calhoun County Economic Development Association Banquet Thursday, Jan. 22  at the Bruce Museum.

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Cornell Westmoreland Jr.

Cornell ‘Wes’ Westmoreland Jr. was born February 15, 1937 in Bruce. He is a graduate of the segregated Bruce Black High School. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the army where he served in the special forces as an electrician during the Korean War. As a child and after the army, he spent many days in the cotton fields of Mississippi. [Read more...]