Sawmill Queen Tea is Sunday at Gore home


Sawmill Queen Tea will be Sunday, Apr. 12 at 2 p.m. at the home of Ginger Gore, 39 CR 151, Bruce.

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Liles earns Callahan Scholarship

"2015 Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete"

Steele Liles, of Calhoun City, is one of 16 students chosen in the state as a 2015 Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete.

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Alma Kelley

Alma ‘Bubba’ Kelley, 81, of Bruce, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born November 16, 1933 in Coffeeville, the daughter of Fannie and Rayford Kelley. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant, salad chef and member of United Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and baking. She was a former resident of New Orleans, LA. [Read more...]

Rev. William Martin

Rev. William Everette Martin, 85, of Grenada, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada.  He was born May 12, 1929 in Grenada County to Felix Buford and Summie Lee Worsham Martin.  He was a graduate of Mississippi College and continued his studies at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He was a retired Baptist minister having pastored in six different states over the course of over 50 years. In addition to his pastoral duties, he enjoyed being a part of several international mission trips and spent many years in hospital ministry.  He was a member of First Baptist Church-Grenada and enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his yard and time spent at his farm. [Read more...]

George Williams Jr.

George Lee Williams, Jr.,55, of Calhoun City died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his home. He was born February 10, 1960 in Ackerman. He was the son of George L. Williams, Sr. and Mary Wilkerson French. He was employed with B & L Farms and was  a member of College Hill Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Bobbie McKinney

On August 29, 1948 a beautiful baby girl was born to Mr. George Allen and Gracie Marie ‘Armstrong’ Pearson of Calhoun County. Bobbie Pearson McKinney departed to be with the Lord Saturday April 4, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Oxford. She accepted Christ at an early age at Friendship M.B. Church and later joined Clear Spring C.M.E, where she served faithfully until her illness. If you knew her, you knew she was definitely a giver by nature, she loved, she joked, and had a heart for all people. [Read more...]

Perry Goodson

Perry K Goodson, 50, of Calhoun City died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his home. He was born July 30, 1964 in Grenada, the son of Boyd Ray Goodson and Linda Hamilton Goodson. He was retired from the Calhoun City Water Department of 32 years. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, MS Rural Water Association and Calhoun City Fire Department. He was the water operator of the year in 2010. [Read more...]

Ace Cannon inducted into North America Country Music Hall of Fame

Ace Cannon

Ace Cannon, of Calhoun City, was inducted into the North America Country Music Associations, Int’l. Hall of Fame at their 18th annual event on March 14, in Pigeon Forge, TN.

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Calhoun City native and former military man Vencie Varnado enjoying work as Leo “Bud” Welch’s right-hand-man


It’s late Saturday night in Oxford, and up on stage in the dimly lit bar is Bruce Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch” wailing away on his hot pink guitar to the roar of the crowd.

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Academy students advance to State Spelling Bee

CA Science

Calhoun Academy students, from left, Layla Bramlitt 3rd, Bella Nichols 2nd, Megan Stribling 2nd, Conner Caviness and Amber Farmer 4th each competed in the District Spelling Bee last week at Columbus Christian. Bramlitt, Nichols and Stribling each advance to the state competition on April 28.