Calhoun City student earns admission to MSMS

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John Wells, of Calhoun City, has been admitted into the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.

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Derma woman transported to hospital after trailer fire

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A Derma woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital after she was found lying on the ground outside her burning trailer in Derma.

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Nursing Home Week at Bruce Community Living Center

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Bruce Community Living Center is celebrating Nursing Home Week with an array of activities all week long.

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Cliff Easley Jr. takes pride in career as “country lawyer,” cattleman

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Cliff Easley, Jr. considers himself a “country lawyer” and a cattleman –two professions he takes great pride in that complement each other.

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METAvivor founder visits Vardaman on national tour

Pictured at the Edmondson home in Vardaman are, from left, Vice President and METAvivor co-founder C.J. Comeliussen-Jones, Bettye and Carter Edmondson, and Lisa Schofield of METAvivor.

Bettye Edmondson recently hosted a team from Metavivor – an all volunteer, non-profit organization that funds research and support  for Stage IV metastatic breast cancer – at her Vardaman home.
The Vardaman visit was part of a national tour the group is making to visit the researchers they have funded thus far, as well as patients, caregivers, supporters and the public at large.

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Chorus Concert “Broadway” is Thursday night at CCHS

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The theme for the 2015 Chorus Concert will be Broadway, featuring well known songs from Broadway shows.

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Rails to Trails meeting set for Thursday in Bruce

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A “Rails to Trails” meeting will be held Thursday, May 14 at Bruce City Hall at 5:30 p.m.
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Twenty-three students in the county stopped by “Reading Gate”

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Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman Elementary Schools learned Friday the results of the third-grade reading assessment, showing how many students from each school face retention due to the state’s new Literacy-Based Promotion Act.

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Calhoun City SquareFest is May 29-30; Chamber banquet set for June 9

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The Calhoun City Chamber spent Tuesday preparing for upcoming events such as SquareFest on May 29-30 and the annual banquet June 9.

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Kelly carries Calhoun; Zinn finishes second


With all 10 precincts reporting, Trent Kelly of Saltillo carried Calhoun County in Tuesday’s special election for U.S. Congress with Walter Zinn finishing second.

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