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Writer researches Turkey Creek community records

October 3, 1953 – In the State Archives at Jackson there are many old records. It has been my great pleasure to look many of them over throughout past years where there is revealed many things of a … [Read More...]

Ace Cannon died this morning at his home

Ace Cannon, the “Godfather of Sax,” died at his home in Calhoun City this morning. … [Read More...]

Wade service, processional set for Friday

The remains of Durrell Wade, a WWII Navy Sailor killed aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 , will be at Pryor Funeral Home Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 exactly 77 years from the date he … [Read More...]


Easley signs with Auburn

Calhoun County native C.J. Easley, of Oxford High School, signed a golf scholarship with Auburn University recently. … [Read More...]

Bruce basketball striving for more development

The Bruce Lady Trojans, 3-3, are off to their best start in years. … [Read More...]

Gosa leading Cougars to good start on hardwood

Calhoun Academy Cougars are off to a 3-2 start to the basketball season with center Levi Gosa leading the way in points … [Read More...]

Honey hopes to lead Lady Wildcats back to Jackson

Calhoun City Lady Wildcats’ style of constant full court pressure basketball suits Kei Honey just fine. … [Read More...]

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County cooks share recipes for Christmas appetizers

With holiday gatherings in full swing, we asked some of our former cooks to share some Christmas … [Read More...]

Sweet Potato Contest Winning Recipes

Sweet Potato Contest Winners were announced at the recent Sweet Potato Festival Banquet in Vardaman. … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving recipes, present & past, give a couple of twists on the dressing

This Thanksgiving, Tawanna Shaw of Bruce  plans to make her grandmother’s recipe of duck dressing. … [Read More...]

Sandra Alvarado

Sandra Alvarado of Vardaman said her Thanksgiving will have a Mexican twist this year. … [Read More...]

Gaby Tovar

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Beauty and the Beast Jr. set for February

Centerstage of Calhoun County will present performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. … [Read More...]

Bollinger Family Theater returns with two shows Saturday

The Bollinger Family Theater in Bruce is returning this Saturday, Dec. 8 for some special Christmas … [Read More...]

Bruce board tackles range of issues

The Bruce mayor and board of aldermen approved a new ordinance, put a new requirement on … [Read More...]

Vardaman board listens to requests for upgrades at Sportsplex

Sportsplex director Caleb Tedder appeared at the Vardaman board meeting last night to discuss needed … [Read More...]

Derma buys bulletproof vests for police; will ban trucks from Strong Street

Derma board of aldermen approved the purchase of bulletproof vests for the police department at … [Read More...]

Calhoun City to seek state funds for road improvements

Calhoun City aldermen selected Willis Engineering for services on their water well replacement … [Read More...]

Supervisors open several bids; discuss fallen tree on CR 262

Bid openings for engineering services, new truck and trailer, feeding prisoners, and a dispute over … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – Charter Fine Arts Club members are honored

May 12, 1955 – Thursday, April 28th the recreation room of the Bruce Baptist Church was a scene of … [Read More...]

MPE grant helps Moore provide impactful experiments for students

Anamaria Moore, a 9th-12th grade Biology 1 and English IV teacher at Vardaman High School, recently … [Read More...]

Town Christmas parades, festivities begin this week

Christmas festivities begin around Calhoun County this week starting with the annual Bruce Rotary … [Read More...]

Hyde-Smith, Little win in Tuesday’s runoff election

U.S. Sen. Cindy-Hyde Smith carried Calhoun County with 66% of the vote and won statewide with 54% in … [Read More...]

Superintendent says teacher shortage ‘real’ for Calhoun County

Supt. Dr. Lisa Langford told the School Board Monday night the statewide teacher shortage has become … [Read More...]

Supervisors seek emergency bridge funds

Calhoun County Supervisors approved an application to the state for “emergency road and bridge … [Read More...]

Ellard Class of 1944 meets at home of Mrs. Shelton

March 30, 1978 – The Ellard High School Senior Class of 1944 was honored with a buffet luncheon in … [Read More...]

Bruce Rotary begins 19th year of Christmas baskets

The Bruce Rotary Club is making preparations for its 19th year of providing Christmas baskets for … [Read More...]

Change for Christmas – Vardaman Elementary in 15th year of spreading Christmas cheer

There isn’t a prettier sound than that of a few coins dropping into a bucket at Vardaman Elementary … [Read More...]

Large turnout for CWD meeting reflects concern for serious issue

Approximately 170 concerned landowners, hunters and other stakeholders gathered at the Multi-Purpose … [Read More...]

Bruce native is new associate director of annual giving for MSU

Mary Beth Baldwin, native of Bruce, is the new associate director of annual giving for the … [Read More...]

Derma man charged, ATV death

A Derma man indicted by the Mississippi Highway Patrol for a DUI that resulted in a death turned … [Read More...]

Armstrong talks Baptist Association to chamber

Kenneth Armstrong, director of the Calhoun Baptist Association, talked to the Bruce Chamber of … [Read More...]

Supervisors asked to take bids on cleaning services

Paige Gray and Julie Newman, of P&J Cleaning Service, asked the board of supervisors for an … [Read More...]

Man arrested after domestic shooting incident

Calhoun County Sheriff's Department arrested a man this morning who shot a woman last night in a … [Read More...]

Cain earns Rotary honor

  The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for November is Callie Cain, daughter of Chad and Jonna … [Read More...]

First meeting held for FCCLA at BHS

FCCLA or Family, Career, Community Leaders of America is a career and technical student organization … [Read More...]

UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition

OXFORD –  Two dozen Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi … [Read More...]

Overflow notes– more news from devastating rain, flood

March 24, 1955 – “Four big flood-control dams in North Mississippi were credited with preventing … [Read More...]

Fine Arts Club participates in statewide Women’s Club’s Veterans Day project

GFWC-MFWC Fine Arts Club of Bruce joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) in … [Read More...]

Operation Christmas Child drop-off underway

Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop-off for the county is underway at Derma Baptist Church. … [Read More...]

Veterans’ Day speakers focus on remembrance, thankfulness, peace

Brigadier General John Rhodes told a large audience at the Veterans’ Day program at the American … [Read More...]

Calhoun City square, Hwy. 8 bridges set for repair work from MDOT

The Calhoun City Square will get fresh pavement within the next few years. … [Read More...]

Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City on Monday

The annual Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City next Monday, Nov. 19 with Mississippi State and Ole … [Read More...]

‘City Christmas parade set; Buddy Benches will soon be delivered

The Calhoun City Chamber is busy planning for the Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas Parade. … [Read More...]

U.S. Senate, Chancery Judge on Nov. 27 runoff ballot

Calhoun County voters will return to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 27 to help decide two races that … [Read More...]

Reservoir damage to road and railroad is tremendous

March 24, 1955 - This vicinity suffered one of the biggest rains on record–10.32 inches within the … [Read More...]

Program on chronic wasting disease in deer set for Nov. 15

A Calhoun County Forestry meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose … [Read More...]

Derma board buys new air packs for fire department

Derma Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of new air packs for the fire department at the … [Read More...]

Vardaman man arrested on drug, weapon charges

A Vardman man was arrested last night on multiple drug and weapon charges. … [Read More...]

Scott joins Calhoun City police force

Calhoun City aldermen voted to hire part-time police officer Kenneth Scott Jr. as full-time at their … [Read More...]

Durell Wade finally coming home

December 7, 1941 may be a date which will live in infamy, but December 7, 2018 will be a date that … [Read More...]

Veterans’ Day programs set around county

Veterans’ Day programs are scheduled for Bruce and Calhoun City next Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, … [Read More...]

Cooks will lead Vardaman Christmas Parade

Paul and Daphna Cook will be the grand marshals of the Vardaman Christmas parade this year, Mayor … [Read More...]

Bruce board gets go ahead to clean properties with current ordinance

Bruce board attorney Jim Beckett confirmed to the mayor and board of aldermen that the town’s … [Read More...]

Logan, Vance win school board races; chancery headed to run-off

Brad Logan, of Bruce, and Christie Vance, of Calhoun City, were elected to the Calhoun County School … [Read More...]

School Board Race Results

Current results for Calhoun County School board races. Four of four precincts reported. … [Read More...]

Extension Service loses one employee, gains two

Calhoun County Extension agent Trent Barnett informed county supervisors Monday he’s losing an … [Read More...]

Pinson Square to perform at Sweet Potato Banquet Saturday

The annual Sweet Potato Harvest Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Front Porch on Main … [Read More...]

Tornado touches down on county road 361

Cleanup is ongoing up and down CR 361 south of Calhoun City where a tornado touched down last … [Read More...]

Sweet potato harvest described as “fair”

Mississippi sweet potato fields that missed needed rains in June and July are experiencing favorable … [Read More...]

Vances travel to anniversary in car they drove to wedding

Last week Carl Vance of near Slate Spring, took the 1916 Model T Ford from the shed and put it back … [Read More...]

Beasley shares memories as the first Sweet Potato Queen

The 45th Vardaman Sweet Potato Queen will be crowned this Thursday night. Vardaman native Kathy … [Read More...]

Barnett a finalist for Mississippi School Nurse of the Year

Kristy Barnett, school nurse at Calhoun City, is up for Mississippi School Nurse of the Year. … [Read More...]

45th Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday

The 2018 Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 3 with the arts and crafts … [Read More...]

Absentee voting will conclude this Saturday

The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in the Circuit Clerk’s office will be Saturday, Nov. 3 at … [Read More...]

Bland scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 26

Former Bruce High School Band Director Jon Bland, charged with five counts of enticement of a child … [Read More...]

Accreditation grades now official; Liles announces retirement

Supt. Dr. Lisa Langford informed the Calhoun County School Board Monday night that the previously … [Read More...]

Golden in custody at jail in Pontotoc

A Pontotoc man has finally been served an indictment for attempted murder in Bruce in 2017. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City, Bruce bands excel at state championships

Calhoun City High School Marching Band earned second and Bruce’s took fourth in the Class 2A MHSAA … [Read More...]

Dr. Lee Pullen shares insights on dental career

Lee Pullen is a general dentist with offices in Water Valley and Bruce. … [Read More...]

Schuhs compile Bruce census in 1938, boasting of population

Bruce, the biggest little town in the world, has 1,505 persons it was learned after a final … [Read More...]

Shelton, Edington earn Congressional Awards

Two Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H members in Calhoun County were recognized … [Read More...]

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