MFWC members visit Capitol

Representative Preston Sullivan and Senator Russell Jolly visited at the Capitol recently with members of the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Club. … [Read More...]

Double murder investigated near Driver’s Flat

Calhoun County Sheriff Department officials made two arrests Wednesday afternoon in connection with a double murder at 221 CR 285 in the Drivers Flat area. … [Read More...]

Waller reshuffles the deck in governor’s race

STARKVILLE – As noted last fall in a previous column, the 2003 election cycle saw Mississippi voters make some interesting choices in terms of the 2019 election cycle in our state. … [Read More...]

Agnes Brasher

Agnes Brasher, 93, passed away Sunday, Feb.  17, 2019 in Gulfport. She was formerly of Pittsboro.  … [Read More...]

Learning from The Crucible

Turning the corner in front of The Orpheum Theater, walking west toward the river down Beale Street, Sean Galloway, one of my Vardaman Ram soccer players this past season and one of the students in … [Read More...]

Angel Swords has had a few great teachers along the way

“I would have to say some of my favorite foods come from my momma, Beverly Threadgill’s, kitchen. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but one of them is definitely her homemade chicken pie!” said Angel … [Read More...]

Tina King overcomes ‘hurt’ to achieve dream of diploma

Tina King had a stomach filled with butter- flies as she prepared for one of the biggest moments of her life in Batesville. The 43-year-old Pittsboro resident was about to fulfill a longstanding dream … [Read More...]

Senate district eight race drawing lots of candidates; Grist running for Transportation Commissioner

The race to succeed Calhoun County’s state senator Russell Jolly is drawing a crowded field this far. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City boys advance; Vardaman boys, both Bruce teams eliminated

The Calhoun City Wildcats were the only county team to advance in the high school basketball playoffs Tuesday night. They join the Lady Wildcats and Vardaman Lady Rams as the last three teams alive. … [Read More...]

Speed bumps for Parkview Drive?

Derma mayor and board of aldermen agreed to look into the possibility of adding speed bumps to Parkview Drive during their February meeting. … [Read More...]

Multi-purpose building improvements granted by supervisors

Supervisors agreed to purchase an H/C unit for the multi-purpose building and gravel for the multi-purpose building parking lot from the remaining funds in the renovation budget for the facility … [Read More...]

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Lady Rams advance in South 1A playoffs

The Vardaman Lady Rams pulled away in the third period for a 64-45 playoff victory over Coffeeville Monday at VHS. … [Read More...]

‘City wins region tournament title

Calhoun City’s Lady Wildcats pulled to within two wins of a trip to Jackson with a playoff victory over Baldwyn Monday night at CCHS. … [Read More...]

Corrine Simmons

Corrine Carmical Simmons, 88, of Greenville, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. She was born December 29, 1930 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Bill and Lillian Carmical. … [Read More...]

Eleanor Clark

Eleanor Littlejohn Clark, 78, of Grenada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at her residence. … [Read More...]

John Lacy Wyatt

John Lacy Wyatt, 76, passed away peacefully at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. … [Read More...]

Ruth Greene

Ruth Bryant Greene, 92, entered into her eternal home Saturday, February 16, 2019 at New Albany Health and Rehab after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Bruce teams finish fourth in tourney

Both Bruce teams were in action Tuesday at Ingomar in the opening round of the North State playoffs. A win would advance them to the second round later this week. A loss would have ended the season. … [Read More...]

Baseball, softball seasons get underway this weekend

Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman baseball teams, as well as Calhoun City and Vardaman softball teams begin play this weekend. … [Read More...]

Academy students prepare to attend Beta convention

On February 17, six Calhoun Academy Beta Club members will be leaving to attend the Beta Convention in Biloxi until February 20. … [Read More...]

Bruce board appoints public defender; Suber not going to deed property to town

Bruce mayor and board of aldermen appointed Jacob Allen as the town’s new public defender at their monthly meeting last week. … [Read More...]

‘City board awards bid for library renovation project

Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen awarded the bid to Gear’s Construction, lowest bidder, for the town library renovation project at their monthly meeting last week. … [Read More...]

Vardaman to contract meter reading service

Vardaman mayor and board agreed to contract water meter reading and to move the county’s recycling bins during their monthly meeting last week. … [Read More...]

Tri-Lakes Career Fair set for Friday in Water Valley

The Tri-Lakes Area Job and Career Fair is Friday and the list of businesses and industries committed to coming continues to grow in the final days of preparation. Scheduled Friday, Feb. 15, at the … [Read More...]

Turnover is coming with 2019 election cycle

Change. In terms of Mississippi government, change isn’t merely coming – and we’re talking major changes – it’s in great measure already here and identifiable. … [Read More...]

Vardaman teams begin tournament play Thursday

Vardaman basketball teams will begin region tournament play Thursday at West Lowndes near Columbus. … [Read More...]

Bruce advances to semifinals in region tournament at BHS this week

Bruce High School is hosting the region 2-2A tournament this week with games scheduled for Thursday and Friday. … [Read More...]

Amber Dauzat likes to ‘bring a little Louisiana’ when she cooks

Amber Dauzat’s grandmother, Nancy Sullivan, has always made Potato Candy at the holidays, a tradition that has been passed down for many years in their family. … [Read More...]

Rob Fox doesn’t believe in doing anything half way

Rob Fox was in the ninth grade when he knew he wanted to be a coach. “I wanted to go to school to coach,” Fox said. “I helped out in the Loggins’ Classic (basketball league) that spring with the … [Read More...]

Sports

Calhoun City boys advance; Vardaman boys, both Bruce teams eliminated

The Calhoun City Wildcats were the only county team to advance in the high school basketball playoffs Tuesday night. … [Read More...]

Lady Rams advance in South 1A playoffs

The Vardaman Lady Rams pulled away in the third period for a 64-45 playoff victory over Coffeeville Monday at VHS. … [Read More...]

‘City wins region tournament title

Calhoun City’s Lady Wildcats pulled to within two wins of a trip to Jackson with a playoff victory over Baldwyn Monday … [Read More...]

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Empty Bowls event March 2; Tickets on sale now, only 300 available

Preparations are underway for the second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser benefiting Our Daily Bread Food Pantry in Bruce. … [Read More...]

The awesome power of music

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a little while.” That quote is attributed to Sir Elton John, one of … [Read More...]

Armstrong signs with Co-Lin

Jalen Armstrong, of Calhoun City, signed a football scholarship with Copiah-Lincoln Community College last week on National Signing Day. … [Read More...]

Salon 401 ribbon cutting held in Bruce

Ribbon cutting was held at Haley Bollinger’s Salon 401 in Bruce last Friday. The salon is located on Hwy. 32W next door to the Bollinger Family … [Read More...]

Cannon to speak at Bruce Chamber Banquet

Michael Joe Cannon, president of Cannon Motors of Mississippi will be the featured speaker at the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Banquet Thursday, Feb 28. … [Read More...]

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson, 81, of Memphis, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at her home.  … [Read More...]

Ora Jean Kilgore

Ora Jean Pittman-Kilgore, 63, of Houston, passed away Friday, Feb. 8 at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. … [Read More...]

Adams earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for February is Jared Adams, son of Jeff and Jessica Adams. … [Read More...]

Steve Grady

Ross Stephen “Steve” Grady, 71, passed away peacefully at Baptist Memorial Nursing Home in Calhoun City Saturday, Feb.  9, 2019. … [Read More...]

Fran Thomson

Sara Frances Thomson (Pete, Granny, Granny Franny, Franny Baby), 72 of Saltville, VA went home to be with the Lord on February 10, 2019. … [Read More...]

George Hitt

George Wesley Hitt, 83, entered into his Heavenly home from Baptist Memorial Nursing Home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. … [Read More...]

Parker receives NWTF scholarship

Calhoun City High School senior, Jace Parker, was the recipient of a $250 scholarship awarded by the Calhoun County Chapter of the National Wild … [Read More...]

Muriel Miller

Muriel Miller, 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Batesville surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. … [Read More...]

Excel, Inc. announces local scholarships are available

Do you need money for college?  Then don’t miss this opportunity to apply for a scholarship provided by Excel Inc. Three $1,000 scholarships will be … [Read More...]

Chris Harcrow

Christopher Lee Harcrow, 47, of Coffeeville, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at his residence. … [Read More...]

Local students page in Mississippi Senate

Baylen Hill, Sarah Kate Watkins, and Kayleigh Ann Hill of Calhoun City recently served as junior pages for the Mississippi Senate. … [Read More...]

Marijuana could get legs in 2020

STARKVILLE – Almost 40 years of covering Mississippi government and politics suggests to me that an election year isn’t the best time to enact … [Read More...]

Calhoun County students ready to perform Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Jr. isn’t just a musical to be performed this week in the Calhoun City High School Auditorium, but an opportunity for local … [Read More...]

Hubbard qualifies to run for Pittsboro mayor

Alderwoman and Vice-Mayor Cindy Hubbard is the first to qualify for the special election to become the next mayor of Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Reconnecting with some Clinton Arrows

The Arrows blew their opening chance and then got a tough call from the refs. Things went downhill from there, but “Migi” Vazquez, “Chepe” Guerrero … [Read More...]

Stepheny Duke prefers savory cooking over baking pastries

“I make everything!” said Stepheny Duke. … [Read More...]

Hood tells CEDA partisan politics harming the state

Attorney General and 2019 candidate for governor Jim Hood, of Houston, outlined his ideas to help all Mississippians have opportunities for a better … [Read More...]

Local basketball teams prepare for postseason tournaments next week in Bruce, West Lowndes

The basketball regular season winds down this week and the postseason tips off next week with region tournaments in Bruce and West Lowndes. … [Read More...]

Academy’s playoffs open next week in Marks

Calhoun Academy’s boys’ and girls’ teams close out their regular season this Friday at Columbus Christian and will then travel to Marks for the … [Read More...]

Locals win in district swine show

Three Calhoun County 4-H participants excelled in the recent Northeast District Swine Show. … [Read More...]

Supervisors invest money into NRCS beaver control program

Calhoun County supervisors hired a new employee and approved funding for the NRCS beaver control program at a meeting Monday morning in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Officers shoot at vehicle during chase; driver turns himself in 12 hours later

A Houston man is charged with aggravated assault against a police officer after trying to run over a Calhoun City policeman and deputy-sheriff Sunday … [Read More...]

William Earl Morgan

William Earl Morgan of Bruce passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at Panola Medical Center in Batesville surrounded by his family. … [Read More...]

Inez Murphree

Olivia Inez McKinney Murphree of Pittsboro was called home from this earthly life on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Pontotoc Hospital following a brief … [Read More...]

Redwine teaches himself to play keyboard

Many would expect a high school student to carry out unproductive activities outside of school such as watching television or scrolling through social … [Read More...]