Vardaman native Ginger Tedder is finalist for Mississippi Teacher of the Year

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Ginger Tedder, a finalist for Mississippi Teacher of the Year, credits her experience in Calhoun County Schools and the strong support of her family as reasons she entered the teaching profession.

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Calhoun and Gore Springs native Don Phillips earns state honor


“In Matthew chapter 28, Jesus tells his disciples to go and minister in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the outermost parts of the earth,” Don Phillips said. “Mississippi College has been my Jerusalem.”

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Goudelocks, Collums donate old M&SV bell to Bruce Museum

Dr. John Goudelock with the bell donated to the Bruce Museum.

When the E.L. Bruce Company established their sawmill in Calhoun County in 1927, they built a railroad connecting their mill to the Mississippi Central Railroad at Coffeeville.

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John Steele Davis prefers to create “functional art”

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John Steele Davis grew up in the Ellard community, attended Bruce High School and Northwest Community College.

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Bill Williams aims to return WWII flag to Japanese soldiers’ families


Bill Williams, of Calhoun City, was listening to National Public Radio one day when he heard a story that struck a chord with him.

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Carolyn Easley has loved art as both career, hobby


Carolyn Easley began drawing at a young age. Once her parents saw her strong interest for creating pictures, they purchased her a drawing board and art supplies.

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Teacher of the Year Amanda Gulledge shares her passion for art with students

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Calhoun County art teacher Amanda Gulledge said she was “completely surprised” when Superintendent Mike Moore announced she was the 2014-15 teacher of the year for Calhoun County Schools.

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Calhoun City native and former military man Vencie Varnado enjoying work as Leo “Bud” Welch’s right-hand-man


It’s late Saturday night in Oxford, and up on stage in the dimly lit bar is Bruce Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch” wailing away on his hot pink guitar to the roar of the crowd.

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Calhoun native Joe Young is a successful dentist, history buff

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Dr. Joe Young is truly a native of all of Calhoun County. He was born in Bruce, attended school in Calhoun City, but the bulk of his county roots are in Vardaman, more specifically, Ellzey.

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‘City Rotarians serve on dental mission trip to Honduras

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Three members of the Calhoun City Rotary Club traveled to Choluteca, Honduras in February to participate in a Dental Vocational Training Team, sponsored jointly by the Calhoun City club and the Madison, Alabama Rotary Club.  Both clubs were aided by district grants furnished by districts 6800 and 6860.

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