2016 Calhoun County Fair


insta-fairToday is the last day of the Calhoun County Fair. Come out and join the fun in Pittsboro.

County budget talks

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supervisors randyCalhoun County Supervisors spent Monday's meeting of the board discussing budget proposals with all of the county department heads, such as Emergency Management Director Randy Skinner. Story from the meeting coming soon.

Class of 1966 Reunion

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Class of 1966 GirlsSome of the "Girls of 66" as they like to call themselves visiting during the 50th year reunion of the BHS Class of 1966 at the Bruce Museum during the Sawmill Festival.  The Girls get together regularly at various locations. From left,  Bettye Collums Tutor, Belden; Gloria King Wilborn, Grenada; Shirley Howell, Becky Mayhan Mitchell and Annette Barnes Woodson, all of Bruce.

Wayne Parker

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wayne parker riding2Wayne Parker of Vardaman has loved horses all his life. He grew up dreaming of becoming a cowboy. Read his story in our features section.

Mother, daughters cooking

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Michelle and girls CooksMorgan Inman, Michelle Donovan, Anniston and Ashton Lyles share some of their favorite recipes in this week's Look Who's Cookin'. Read the story in the recipe section.

Newsom Fire

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newsome fireThe Billy Newsom home on Hwy. 32 west near the Yalobusha County line burned to the ground this morning. Newsom said he was under the house working on a lawnmower when the fire started. It had partially burned once before and the Newsoms had been primarily living in a camper-trailer set up next to the old house.

Sweet Potato Tour in Calhoun County

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sweet potato19The Mississippi Chapter – American Society of Agronomy met recently in Vardaman for sweet potato industry tours and education.  Agronomy professionals, extension agents from all over, crop specialists and Mississippi State University personnel from around the state all visited Calhoun County to learn more about the sweet potato industry and its impact in this area. The group toured packing operations at Edmondson Farm and N&W Farm in Vardaman. They also visited Sweet Potato Sweets bakery, Penick Produce and toured several area fields. Sweet Potato Specialist Dr. Stephen Meyers, Regional Agronomy Specialist Dr. Bill Burdine and Calhoun Extension Agent Trent Barnett hosted the event. Dr. Kambham Reddy, Research Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences at MSU, is pictured at left speaking to the group in a field in Vardaman.

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Ellis Family

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ellisThe Ellis Family closed out the entertainment for the 26th Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival with a performance late Saturday afternoon.

Calhoun City Rotary scholarships

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cc rotaryThe Calhoun City Rotary Club is proud to announce the winners of the Carter-Dobbs Rotary Scholarships for 2016 -Mr. Bryce Fleming and Ms. Shadaria Coffey (both recent graduates of Calhoun City High School.  They will each be given $500 to further their education.  Also Mr. Bryce Fleming and Ms. Darby Caviness (not pictured - recent graduate of Calhoun Academy) will receive $200 each for their winning ideas in the Rotary Project Scholarship.

Sawmill Festival

Sawmill Festival

Sawmill FestivalKhyleigh Rhae and Nivek Carter III enjoy lemonade and some shade at the Sawmill Festival on the Bruce Square.