Municipal turnout in Calhoun elections under 30%

Election Vote

The 2017 municipal elections have concluded in Calhoun County with on average only one-fourth of the eligible voters in each town participating.
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Barnett earns honors

4-H Hayden

4-H HaydenHayden Barnett won 1st place in Jr. Reining at the District Horse Show, 6th Registered Quarter Horse Halter Mares, 1st Pony Mare Halter, Champion Pony Halter Mare, 1st Pony Halter Gelding, Reserve Champion Pony Halter Gelding, and 3rd Pony Judged Event High Point Award.

Pittsboro, Vardaman show increases in sales tax revenue


Sales tax returns for Calhoun County municipalities remain down mostly for the current fiscal year except in Derma and Vardaman according to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.
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Duke Tillman can feel the music

duke tillman

Robert “Duke” Tillman doesn’t just play music. He feels it. It’s that connection to the rhythm, the audience and the other musicians that allows Tillman’s soul to exude through him and his keyboard.
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Clemons promoted to Colonel

Jimmy Clemons

Jimmy ClemonsU.S. Army Reserve Col. Jimmy Clemons, right, of Calhoun City, with the 412th Theater Engineer Command based in Vicksburg, Miss. salutes Brig. Gen. Daniel Christian, acting commander of the Command, after Clemons was promoted to Colonel at the George A. Morris U.S. Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, June 11. Clemons is the deputy chief of staff for the Command’s Finance Management Section (G8).  He has been with the 412th Theater Engineer Command since August 2013. He has been in the service which includes Active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard for 30 years. Photo by U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood

Traveling Vacation Bible School


vbs4Pleasant Ridge “Chickenbone” Baptist Church is having a different kind of Vacation Bible School this year. The group is traveling to a different location each week to host a day of crafts, games and Bible study. Last week, they began their tour with at the park in South Bruce.  Pictured is Ashlee Garrison leading a Bible study.

4H District Horse Show

4-H Laura 1

4-H Laura 1Laura McGreger won 1st place in 8-11 age group poles, 1st place 8-11 age group Barrel Racing, 3rd place 8-11 age group Stake Race, 2nd place Jr. High Point  Horse Award, and 3rd place Speed Event High Point Horse Award.

Mr. Brown has an herb for everything

Joel McNeece

I walked on to the square looking for some okra, knowing it’s still a bit early, but it was the first week of the farmers’ market in Bruce, so why not take a chance.
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Pepper competition is over as Charlie strikes again

Lisa McNeece

So much for the bell pepper competition. Our Yellow Lab Charlie decided it was large enough to eat, but then he decided he didn’t like bell pepper, so he left it chewed in half on the kitchen floor.
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Baseball Camp


camp76Landon Love goes after a fly ball during drills at the Bruce Trojans’ baseball camp Tuesday morning. The camp continues through the week with different ages participating every few days. Photo by Joel McNeece