Area drug court will add mental health screenings

Judge Andrew Howorth

The Third Circuit Drug Court, which includes Calhoun County, will add mental health screening and treatment for Drug Court participants after receiving an $850,000 grant.
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Big Creek native appointed head of Rural Development

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The Trump Administration has appointed John Rounsaville as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Mississippi. A native of Big Creek, Rounsaville also served in this position during the Administration of President George W. Bush.
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Longest sets up Northwest endowments

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The Dr. William D. and Catherine Taylor Longest Endowment, honors the memory of his wife of 57 years, Catherine Taylor Longest, and the Joe W. Longest, Jr. Endowment honors the memory of his father. Accepting the donation are Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (right) and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects at Northwest.

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarship endowments at Northwest Mississippi Community College, according to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects.  One scholarship, the Dr. William D. and Catherine Taylor Longest Endowment, honors the memory of his wife of 57 years, Catherine Taylor Longest, who died in September, and the second, the Joe W. Longest, Jr. Endowment, honors the memory of his father.
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Shelton among first Mississippians to compete at NAILE

Mikayla Shelton

Mikayla Shelton, of Bruce, was among Mississippi 4-H Animal & Dairy Sciences State team competing at the North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE) in Louisville, KY.

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Ivy’s Journey at Pontotoc Electric Filled with Memorable Moments

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John Ivy’s first day on the job at Pontotoc Electric as a full-time employee was an eventful one.  The Bruce Journeyman Lineman went full-time with the company as a groundman on the day Hurricane Katrina hit the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana in 2005.  Ivy said he remembered thinking, “What have I gotten myself into?  Am I going to be able to make it through this night?”
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Williamson, Concord proud of their new church building

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Bill Williamson has served Concord Baptist Church, west of Bruce, as pastor for more than 13 years.
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Don’t get eaten on this turkey day

Thanksgiving-turkey

Everybody looks forward to Thanksgiving, unless you’re a turkey. First graders at Calhoun City Elementary wrote how they would approach the upcoming holiday if they were a gobbler.
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Adult Education Center has a history of making big impact

Ada Armstrong, Margaret Mays

The Adult Education Center in Bruce turned 40 years old last week and its greatest proponent, Ada Armstrong, believes it’s more needed now than ever.
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Pope tells chamber Bruce board seeking input from citizens on next chief

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Mayor Rudy Pope told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Monday that aldermen are in the process of selecting the town’s new chief of police and are seeking citizen input.
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Calhoun City man charged with attempted murder

Jennings

A Calhoun City man turned himself in to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department Monday after being sought for just over a month for attempted murder.
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