Browns honored by National Weather Service

charlie brown

Sherry and Charlie Brown of Calhoun City were recently presented awards for 10 years service with the National Weather Service.  The Browns manage a cooperative weather station at their home that reports data to the NWS. The presentation was made by Jim Belles, Meteorologist in Charge at the Memphis Office of the National Weather Service.

Paving Bruce Square

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Parking isn’t allowed on the Bruce Square today as the state highway department continues paving. The project is along Hwy. 32 extending both east and west off the square. Photo by Joel McNeece

Yancy Library receives Weyerhaeuser grant

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The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, upon recommendation by the local giving fund advisory committee, recently granted a $2,000 request to the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce in support of early literacy materials, school summer reading, and required reading for local students. Purchased with the grant funds were 52 early literacy titles with an Accelerated Reader level of 1.0 or below, two copies of each of the 38 summer titles for Bruce grades 4th – 6th, and 25 titles identified by Bruce High School staff as used alongside curriculum instruction. These titles are on display at the library and are now available for check-out. Looking over some of the many new books added to the library are, from left, Weyerhaeuser Support Services Manager Malinda Hitt, Mill Manager Randy Darracott and librarian Emily Sutherland. Photo by Joel McNeece

Wreck on Hwy. 341

341 wreck

Rescue workers and volunteers who arrived at the scene of an accident on Hwy. 341 this morning north of Vardaman work to extricate a Vardaman woman who was trapped in the car after it overturned in the curve near Landreth Farms. A small child was rescued from the car and unharmed. The mother was airlifted from the scene by CareFlight. Names of the victims are not being released at this time.

Paving coming up on the Bruce Square


The pavement around the Bruce Square is being pulled up in preparation for new asphalt to be laid down later this week. Visitors to the square this week should be aware traffic will be redirected and parking will be extremely limited at times for businesses on the square.

Technology team advances to Nationals

Technology Team

The Calhoun County Career Center Technology Team will compete in the Technology Student Association Competition in Dallas on June 28 after winning first place in the two video categories at State Competition in Jackson on March 18. They placed first in On Demand Video and Digital Video Production which secured a spot in the National Competition. The team is advised by Sherrie Powell (Digital Media Technology). Pictured, from left, are team members Juan Gonzalez, Nick McClain, LaKendria Armstrong, and Wesley Edmundson. Not pictured is Alyssa Alford.

Calhoun City STAR Teacher, Student

CCHS Star Student

CCHS STAR Student this year is Steele Liles, right. He is the son of Sharon Liles and Perry Liles. Steele plans to attend either Mississippi State, Millsaps or Vanderbilt for undergraduate studies in pre-med. He chose Lyn Blaylock, of Eupora, as STAR Teacher.  Mrs. Blaylock taught Steele English I and English II before moving to Eupora with her husband Stan and their three children. She is currently teaching at Eupora High School. STAR student designation is for the highest ACT score in the graduating class.

VES earns math PREPs award

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Math teachers at Vardaman Elementary earned a PREPS award for helping their students improve significantly on the state math test. From left, are Heather McGreger, Ginger McAlester, Leah Edington and Blaine Parker.

Log Truck Overturns

Log Truck Overturns

A log truck overturned around 12:45 Wednesday at the car wash north of Bruce. The driver was not injured. The road was not blocked, but logs spilled over into the car wash drive.

65 year Mason

Roy Box

Roy Box, center, of Bruce was recognized recently for 65 years of service as a Master Mason of Antioch Lodge No. 549 by the Grand Lodge of Mississippi. A certificate and pin were presented to him by Secretary and Past Master Randy Mann. With him is his wife, Betty. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse