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Our website is currently not working properly as we are working through issues with our host server. We thank you for your patience as we get these issues corrected. We have a brand new website with a … [Read More...]

Bro. Jeff Harmon answering the ‘call of his life’ at New Liberty

Down what is known as the “Hollis Switch Road” west of Vardaman lies New Liberty Baptist Church, a congregation that has a long history in Calhoun County and a pastor who is preaching on his native … [Read More...]

Neal brings energy to the VHS basketball program

Eddie Neal is all about energy, and he hopes to bring just that to his new position as the head coach of Vardaman boys’ basketball. … [Read More...]

Chase Clark returns home to lead Trojans

Chase Clark has returned home to be the head of the Bruce baseball program. … [Read More...]

‘Big three’ lead Wildcats through the postseason

Calhoun City baseball finds a way to win. The Wildcats head into the playoffs led by three upperclassmen in Payton Chandler, Preston Conlee and Jackson Lee who have been a part of multiple division … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy graduation is Sunday night

Sarah Kate Watkins and Brittney Macon will lead the Class of 2021 at Calhoun Academy in commencement exercises Sunday, May 9 at 6 p.m. … [Read More...]

T.A. Beckett is proud to be a farmer

T.A. Beckett, of Bruce, is preparing to plant another couple hundred acres of soybeans in between tending to his cattle. It’s all routine for the 84-year-old life-long farmer. … [Read More...]

Sunday night tornado causes damage in Calhoun City

It lasted only 10 minutes, but the EF-1 tornado ripped through a one mile, 50-yard wide strip of south Calhoun City Sunday night around 8:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

Funds raised at St. Jude walk-a-thon

Bruce First Baptist Creative Learning Center Day Care children had a walk-a-thon for St. Jude. … [Read More...]

Cougars complete sweep of Deer Creek, advance in playoffs

Calhoun Academy completed a sweep of Deer Creek Thursday afternoon with an 11-1 victory to advance in the MAIS Class A Playoffs. … [Read More...]

The Gestalt Gardener – Utilizing raised bed to harness good dirt

Got good dirt? Count your blessings, or play as best you can with the hand you’re dealt. … [Read More...]

Bruce tennis team wraps up season

The Bruce tennis team has wrapped up its season playing fairly well, even having four individuals make it to the state tennis match. … [Read More...]

Creative Learning Center graduation is Sunday

Bruce First Baptist Creative Learning Center will have graduation May 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. … [Read More...]

Easley and Parker ‘next big thing at VHS’

Andrew Easley and Ethan Parker very well could be the next big thing in Vardaman athletics. … [Read More...]

Enjoyed two good poke salad meals

Historical news from Monette Young’s journal of Reid and adjoining area: A copy of the obit of Reuben Morgan, 95, was listed and stated he was the last of Calhoun County Confederate Veterans. He died … [Read More...]

Snowball bush looking pretty; Flywheel festival was fun

I am not sure what is going on with the weather but I have had to pull out my electric blanket again. … [Read More...]

DAR holds meeting at Shady Grove

Carolyn Bryant hosted the Loosa Schoona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the beautiful old chapel at Shady Grove Church. … [Read More...]

Bruce High School pars like no other

Trojan golf seems to have had a great voyage this year as BHS golfers win their district tournament and move on to state. … [Read More...]

My first teaching job was at Toccopola

After I graduated from Wood College, Gale and I married later that summer and eventually made our way to Ole Miss so he could study journalism. I did secretarial work in the math department and in the … [Read More...]

“Staying Faithful and Staying True” – Friendship Missionary Baptist Church celebrates sesquicentennial anniversary

A large crowd gathered under the oak trees beside Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Sunday afternoon to celebrate its 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Rotary works to make town litter free

On April 1 the Calhoun City Rotary Club initiated a new service project: making Calhoun City litter free, one street at a time. … [Read More...]

COVID survivor Johnson speaks to Bruce Chamber

David Johnson with 247Sports was the guest speaker at the April Bruce Chamber of Commerce meeting. … [Read More...]

Sesquicentennial worth celebration for Friendship

When Ada Armstrong called to invite me to attend the 150th sesquicentennial anniversary celebration for Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, I didn’t need much encouragement to say yes. When I … [Read More...]

Grisham’s ‘Sooley’ is very intriguing

Professional book critics usually squirm uncomfortably in their reviews when author John Grisham gets out of the more familiar mold of legal thrillers with unexpected plot twists or more gothic looks … [Read More...]

Playground coming down soon; pickets can be collected

The former Kids’ Korner Playground in Bruce Park will be coming down in the next few weeks to make room for an improved structure in the future, town officials are hoping. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Calhoun City showing it can win at everything

It’s rare for a school to be good at everything athletically, but we’re seeing that at Calhoun City High School. … [Read More...]

Vardaman’s Lucius among those assisting with ICC Vaccine Clinic

Students in Itawamba Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program assisted with administering COVID vaccinations at the Nellie Minor Adams Community Center in Okolona through Access Family … [Read More...]

Miss Turner to marry Mr. Nix on May 22

Kristi Reid of Bruce is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Janna Rae Turner, to Bailey Dawson Nix, son of Chris and Heather Nix of Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Several new hires, storm recovery at Vardaman big topics at school meeting

Construction at Vardaman Schools was the dominant topic of a brief budget meeting prior to Monday night’s regular School Board meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Bruce, City, Vardaman, Academy all in baseball postseason

Calhoun City was once again crowned division champion in baseball last week going 2-0 overall, including a region-sealing win over Eupora. … [Read More...]


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Chase Clark returns home to lead Trojans

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‘Big three’ lead Wildcats through the postseason

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Vardaman, Calhoun City in softball playoffs

Softball playoffs are in full swing in Calhoun County with Vardaman and Calhoun City the area’s participants. … [Read More...]

Langford signs with Northwest

Calhoun City High School’s Conley Langford signed a basketball scholarship with Northwest Community College last week. … [Read More...]

Academy students learn about soil erosion

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Calhoun City girls win North Half Track, many others from county advance to state

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Dudley R. Davis Jr.

Dudley Russell Davis, Jr., artist, educator, farmer and lifelong learner, died peacefully at his home in the Reid Community near Vardaman, on … [Read More...]

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Alfred Guerrero

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Vardaman Elementary announces Honor Roll

Vardaman Elementary School announces their third nine weeks honor roll: … [Read More...]

Conservation Corner – Painted Bunting numbers declining over the decades

The painted bunting (Passerina ciris) is one of the most strikingly patterned of all species of North American birds. The genus name is Latin meaning … [Read More...]

Sheriff’s Office to host drug take back day April 24

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of … [Read More...]

Cook transitions from behind plate to the mound

Calhoun City’s Jobi Cook has found a new baseball home at East Mississippi Community College. … [Read More...]

New Lantrip landscaping; Hwy. 341 North improved

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Melton crowned queen at St. Jude pageant

Faye Melton competed in the 6th Annual Tri-lakes St. Jude Fund Raiser Pageant. … [Read More...]

Good time at wedding, Coffeeville Crochet Club

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Turner quickly becoming important cog for Trojans

Bruce freshman Tatum Turner is already a key cog in the Trojan baseball program. … [Read More...]

Come long way since Fiacre dug with stick

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Daughter Lisa visits; Deans move South

Our daughter Lisa Gavathas from Tallahassee, FL arrived Friday. She came to be with me for my surgical procedure that was Monday. She also wanted to … [Read More...]

Vardaman Library announces contest winners

Edmondson Memorial Library celebrated National Library week April 4-10. The winner of Guess the Candy Count is Carlie Massey. … [Read More...]

Big Creek citizens demand ‘One Good Road’

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Kindergarten registration for next school year scheduled

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Bruce golf team wins region and advances to state tournament

The Bruce golf team clinched a berth in the state tournament winning the Region 4-2A title at Pine Hills in Calhoun City this week. … [Read More...]

Cougars win division; ‘City, Bruce sweep region series

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Lady Wildcats, Lady Rams earn big wins

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Collins, Doss earn first at state powerlifting meet

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Fish fry sparks good memories

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