Gestalt Gardener – Roses are thriving this year

Maybe it’s just anecdotal but, after such a harsh winter, but either we’ve forgotten what happens every spring, or the roses actually do seem fuller and prettier this year. At least those that thrive … [Read More...]

Sports column – Cougar baseball aims to make history this week

We could witness history this week on the baseball diamond. Calhoun Academy is taking on Tallulah for the state title this week, and, should they win, it would be their first baseball state … [Read More...]

Jayke Logan loves his Trojans’ camaraderie

Baseball has been a part of Jayke Logan’s life since his tee ball days, and he’s helped lead Bruce to a third-round postseason appearance in his sophomore year. Logan has built a camaraderie with … [Read More...]

Bruce aldermen approve zoning changes, Hwy. 32

Becky and Mike Prewitt met with the Bruce Mayor and Board of Aldermen to express concerns over flooding issues on North McSweyne. They said flooding became an issue in 2019 and has gotten worse this … [Read More...]

Gipson champions agriculture saying “Farmers never quit”

Mississippi agriculture was celebrated, along with Bruce’s top citizen, business and impact makers at the Bruce Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet in the Bruce Museum. Dr. Bruce Longest was … [Read More...]

Discovering a cornucopia of family treasure

It’s not exactly like a kid at Christmas, opening stacks of dusty boxes uncertain of what “treasures” might be inside. This particular one was full of records, lots and lots of records – Al Jolson, … [Read More...]

If Biden means tough China talk, start with Shipyard Act

In his “interim” national security document issued in March, President Joe Biden sounded sharp concerns about China, and he ramped up that tough talk in his first address to a joint session of … [Read More...]

Two-day trip to Florida turns into a very frustrating Lee adventure

My longtime friends, Joe and Brenda Lee of Grenada, whom we have known since Ole Miss and newspaper conventions and other days, recently had a very unusual and frustrating trip to Florida. They … [Read More...]

Yancy Library, Fine Arts host Story Walk at park

Jesse Yancy Memorial Library and Bruce Fine Arts Club sponsored a Story Walk at the new walking track in Bruce Park recently. Pages of “The Gruffalo” story book were placed along the track for … [Read More...]

50th Annual SquareFest in Calhoun City is near

The 50th Anniversary of SquareFest will be May 28-29 from 5 p.m. till 9 pm on Friday and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. Friday night, Kim Burt and Duck Drake – Sounds of Tyme – will perform from 5-7 … [Read More...]

BCLC celebrates 2021 Nursing Care Week with lots of events

Bruce Community Living Center will host a socially distanced packed calendar of events as part of National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), which runs from May 9-15. The theme for this year’s … [Read More...]

4-H receives PEPA gift

Calhoun County 4-H recently received a generous donation from Pontotoc Electric Power Association. Their support will offer assistance in making a positive impact in the lives of our 4-H youth by … [Read More...]

‘City board seeks site to haul away storm debris

Recovery efforts from last week’s tornado through Southeast Calhoun City dominated discussion at the town’s May board of aldermen meeting. The town is attempting to find a place to haul all the … [Read More...]

Cougars advance to state championship series against Tallulah

Calhoun Academy swept its North Half series against Humphreys with 9-6 and 11-4 wins to advance to the MAIS Class A State Championship Series this week. Logan Stewart and Connor McCormick pitched … [Read More...]

Trojans sweep Mantachie, advance to third round of playoffs

Bruce swept Mantachie in its round two series by final scores of 13-1 and 7-5 to advance in the Class 2A playoffs. In game one, Bruce run-ruled Mantachie behind a seven-run first inning and a … [Read More...]

Bruce golf finishes ninth at 2A State Tournament

Bruce Trojan golf team finished ninth overall at the Class 2A State Golf Tournament last week at Wolf Hollow Golf Club in Wesson. Jackson Gore finished ninth overall individually shooting an … [Read More...]

Calhoun City, Vardaman eliminated from baseball playoffs

Calhoun City fell in three games to Pisgah after winning game one 6-3 at home. In game one in Calhoun City, Jackson Lee threw a complete game, striking out nine. Chipper Moore and Evan Conlee drove … [Read More...]

Derma sets policy for citizens to talk to board

Numerous citizens attended the May meeting of the Derma town board to address a number of issues. Items discussed including ongoing flooding concerns, high water bills, water leaks, sewage … [Read More...]

Tedder steps down as Sportsplex director

Vardaman Town Board agreed to advertise for a new director of the town’s Sportsplex following the resignation of Caleb Tedder at last week’s meeting. Tedder, who has served in the post since 2013, … [Read More...]

Two-step method manages fire ants

Fire ants are the most common pests of home lawns, but homeowners can manage them with the right approach, and spring is the perfect time to begin the process. “The easiest, cheapest and most … [Read More...]

Registration begins for Northwest summer, fall semesters

Registration for summer classes at Northwest Mississippi Community College is now open, along with Fall 2021 priority registration for current students. Those interested in registering for full … [Read More...]

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3 pt. hitch, 3 prong hay fork, almost new condition $125; 3 pt. hitch seed/fertilizer spreader 500 lb. hopper, good condition, stored in barn $100; hard plastic/igloo style dog house for small-medium … [Read More...]

Website undergoing some repairs, apologize for the inconvienence

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...]


Sports column – Cougar baseball aims to make history this week

We could witness history this week on the baseball diamond. Calhoun Academy is taking on Tallulah for the state title … [Read More...]

Jayke Logan loves his Trojans’ camaraderie

Baseball has been a part of Jayke Logan’s life since his tee ball days, and he’s helped lead Bruce to a third-round … [Read More...]

Cougars advance to state championship series against Tallulah

Calhoun Academy swept its North Half series against Humphreys with 9-6 and 11-4 wins to advance to the MAIS Class A … [Read More...]

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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

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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

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Easley and Parker ‘next big thing at VHS’

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Enjoyed two good poke salad meals

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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

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“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 … [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

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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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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

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Vardaman, Calhoun City in softball playoffs

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Langford signs with Northwest

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Academy students learn about soil erosion

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

Numerous track and field participants from Calhoun County participated in North Half this week with many advancing to state. … [Read More...]

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...]

Barbara Turner

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Geraldine McGreger

Geraldine Clark McGreger, age 94, of Vardaman, passed away April 22, 2021. … [Read More...]

A.G. Gibson

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