Polar Express Train Ride returning to Batesville


After an overwhelmingly successful first season, the Grenada Railroad will once again begin service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride starting Nov. 18, 2016. The magical story comes to life when the train departs Batesville for a one hour round-trip journey to the North Pole. [Read more...]

Calhoun unemployment continues to drop


Calhoun County recorded it’s lowest unemployment rate since January of 2000 according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
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Two arrested for Randolph post office shooting

Buddy Gray hangs the wanted picture in the Bruce Post Office for the suspect in the armed robbery at the post office in Randolph.

Two arrests have been made in the the case of the shooting at the Randolph Post Office just north of the Calhoun County line.
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Lackey remembers lots of mischief involving Calhoun City School’s bell

Judge Henry Lackey

Judge Henry Lackey described the old school bell as  one of “Calhoun City Schools’ favorite mementos.”
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Sweet potato harvest yields mixed baskets

This tractor creeps across a Vardaman, Mississippi, field Sept. 20, 2016, digging sweet potatoes while workers sort them based on size and quality. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Linda Breazeale)

VARDAMAN, Miss. -- After two challenging years in Mississippi sweet potato fields, farmers are hoping for a problem-free harvest over the next few weeks.
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Seeing Double at Calhoun City Elementary quite common


When people say they’re “seeing double” around Calhoun City Elementary it’s no medical condition, just reality. The school has 13 sets of twins this year, continuing a trend over the past several years that is expected to only grow.
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Rodgers proud of 27 years on Bruce board; special election likely to be Nov. 15

Danny Rodgers

The Bruce Board of Aldermen will set the date for a special election at next Tuesday’s board meeting to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of long-time alderman Danny Rodgers.
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Vardaman native earns promotion in U.S. Navy


Daniel Kemp, Navy Chief Intelligence Specialist from Vardaman, Mississippi, was recently promoted to chief petty officer.
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Team Freakshow wants to help meet needs in schools

Stephen Faddock

The Calhoun County School Board was invited by Steven Faddock Monday night to inform Team Freakshow (TFS) of any needs in the district, because the organization was willing to help.
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Randolph postmaster shot in arm in robbery attempt


RANDOLPH, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a man and a woman who wounded a Pontotoc County postmaster in an attempted robbery.

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