Winona joins Bruce and Calhoun City

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The only change in Bruce and Calhoun City’s region for the next two years is the addition of Winona.

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Calhoun native earns “Troops to Teachers” honor

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Calhoun County native Mickey Walls was recently awarded the 2013 -2014 Troops to Teachers, Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Department of Education.

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Pam McCuan

Pam Turner McCuan, 60, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at her home in Coffeeville.  She was born September 24,1953, in Marks, to Ruby Bowles Turner and the late Floyd Turner.  Pam was a retired Police Dispatcher for the City of Water Valley and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, cooking and caring for her family.  She was a member of Springdale Church in Water Valley. [Read more...]

Local Antique Tractor Club to host ride May 31

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The Calhoun County Antique Tractor Club will host a 34-mile ride Saturday, May 31.

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Wendell G. Blount, of Calhoun City, who was serving a 10-year sentence for manslaughter in a federal prison in North Carolina, has died.

Blount was convicted of manslaughter in April 2010, but authorities said he fled house arrest to avoid sentencing. He was captured in October 2010 in Baton Rouge, La. Legal wrangling in the case added more delays to the sentencing, which ultimately took place in October 2011.

On Friday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans rejected Blount’s argument that he was denied a fair trial when the trial judge barred testimony from witnesses who would have testified they saw Hageman 30 minutes before the accident riding in the middle of the road and failing to get out of the way as vehicles passed.

Blount said the testimony could have influenced the jury’s decision about whether he acted negligently or recklessly.

The three-judge panel said the witnesses’ testimony about Hageman’s conduct at a time and place relatively remote from the accident scene would not help the jury determine what she was doing when she struck by Blount.

Raymond Newman

Raymond Newman, 64, of Houston,?Tx., died February 4, 2014 at Park Manor Nursing Home, The Woodlands, Tx. He was born April 6, 1949 in Jackson, MS, the son of Raymond Roane Newman and Thelma Davis Newman. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and was a retired IRS?agent. After retirement he was a substitute school teacher. [Read more...]

Collums home destroyed by fire Thursday night

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Bruce and Chickenbone firemen responded to a house fire on CR 270 last night.

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L.W. “Chick” Collins

Leslie Wayne Collins, known as “Chick” to his family and friends, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 89.  He was born in Calhoun County, January 4, 1924 to the late Jesse Leland and Jettie Valeria Kimsey Collins. He is the beloved father of Ava Jo Collins of New Orleans, LA and Dr. Steven Wayne Collins of Slidell, LA.  He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 40 years, Geraldine Collins and all of his brothers and sisters. [Read more...]

State Championship Game tickets available at Calhoun City High School

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Calhoun City will play Bassfield Friday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in Mississippi Veterans’ Memorial Stadium in Jackson for the Class 2A State Championship after defeating Baldwyn 31-0 last Friday night in the North Half Title game.

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Weyerhaeuser was recently recognized as the Business of the Month by the Bruce Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Becky Wright, right, presented the sign to Weyerhaeuser employees to be displayed for September. Photo by Celia Hillhouse