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Board hopes federal road, bridge program proves true

County Engineer Chodie Myers told the Board of Supervisors Monday that there may be some new federal funding available for road and bridge improvements, but cautioned little is confirmed at this point … [Read More...]

Town of Banner was in ‘full bloom’ in late 1800s

Banner was first settled when ‘Uncle’ Mike Finn came from Ireland and settled 1-1/2 miles north of where the village now is, according to information on file in the Department of Archives and History … [Read More...]

Exploring former Oak Grove Baptist Church

While Calhoun County remains one of the most church-populated counties, per capita, in the nation, it has still lost several churches over the past many years. … [Read More...]

Sports

Bruce Gators

Bruce Gators 9-10 year old softball team finished a successful season recently. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City basketball at MSU

Calhoun City boys’ basketball attended two camps last week – first at Delta State and then at Mississippi State … [Read More...]

Blue Jays win USSSA Global State Championship

Blue Jays won the USSSA Global State 12U Championship in Oxford June 9-10. … [Read More...]

Gore places fifth first two weeks on Junior Tour

Jackson Gore, of Bruce, placed fifth in the boys’ 10-11-year-old division in the first event of the season on the … [Read More...]

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Recipes

Jacy Hillhouse

“We like stuff wrapped in bacon,” said Jacy Hillhouse of Bruce, and “I use garlic powder all the … [Read More...]

Pam Ward

Pam Brown Ward is working on a cookbook of recipes belonging to her mother-in-law, Ruby Ward, Ruby’s … [Read More...]

Robin Carr

“I’ll get pretty creative with a recipe--sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t,” said Robin Carr … [Read More...]

Featured cooks share summer favorites

Sharing a few recipes this week from our past Look Who’s Cookin’ features that have a taste of … [Read More...]

Katelyn Bailey

“If you don’t have the right words to say, just feed them,” is what Katelyn Bailey’s grandmother … [Read More...]

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Craig Baker – Oxford Policeman also teaches Law & Public Safety at Vo-Tech Center

Craig Baker was raised on CR 210 in Pittsboro by his grandparents Bobby and Dorothy Baker. … [Read More...]

Maddox named BES principal; Patton moving to district office; 4th grade moving to BES

Dr. Lisa Langford has made her first major move as superintendent of Calhoun County Schools with a … [Read More...]

Vendor sales were up at 2018 SquareFest

Pres. Laura Edwards told the Calhoun City Chamber Tuesday although number of vendors was down at … [Read More...]

New Mexican restaurant coming to Bruce

A Mexican restaurant is returning to Bruce with plans to open in the former Vera Cruz location on … [Read More...]

Vardaman man arrested for “drive-by shooting”

A Vardaman man is in the county jail in Pittsboro charged with "drive-by shooting" after using an … [Read More...]

Sales tax revenue down around Calhoun County

Entering the final two months of the fiscal year, sales tax revenue for area municipalities is … [Read More...]

Vardaman Facts and Figures, part two of town history

The town of Vardaman was founded in 1904. … [Read More...]

Fire consumes old National Guard Armory in Bruce

Fire spread into all three buildings at the old National Guard Armory in Bruce keeping Bruce and … [Read More...]

Becky Wright aims to ‘empower the heart’ as President of MWFC

Becky Wright first joined the Fine Arts Club of Bruce in 1995 shortly after she and husband James … [Read More...]

Hubbard among Purple Heart recipients to be honored, Nov.

Rufus Roger Hubbard was born January 8, 1922 in Calhoun County to Chester and Lottie Parker Hubbard. … [Read More...]

Dr. Lisa Langford hired as next school superintendent

Dr. Lisa Langford described Monday night as a very humbling experience as countless calls and texts … [Read More...]

Calhoun voter turnout was 10% Tuesday; Democratic runoff set for June 26; Guest advances

Voter turnout was 10% Tuesday in Calhoun County with Sen. Roger Wicker advancing in the U.S. Senate … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Board talks paving projects

Calhoun City Board of Aldermen voted to leave the transient vendor privilege annual license fee at … [Read More...]

Bruce Beautification Committee sought

Theresa Nicks, president of the Bruce Chamber, asked the Bruce board of aldermen Tuesday to assist … [Read More...]

Vardaman board talks possible sewer ordinance

Vardaman Board of Aldermen discussed adopting a sewer ordinance that would prevent certain … [Read More...]

Derma board declines to sell property

Derma board of aldermen declined to sell some town property to a citizen at the regular meeting of … [Read More...]

Gladney studying options after not hired as teacher; Gore asks assistant principal position be established

Marcus Gladney is seeking a face-to-face meeting with the Calhoun County School Board and aims to … [Read More...]

Supervisors approve bid, overlay at county airport

Calhoun County Supervisors approved a quote to overlay, scrub seal and stripe at the county airport … [Read More...]

CCCTC first place team to SkillsUSA national; receive support from Haworth, Weyerhaeuser

Over the past four years, the Calhoun County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC) engineering … [Read More...]

PEPA warns customers of scam payment sites

Pontotoc Electric is warning customers of scams on the Internet that direct customers to another … [Read More...]

Pullen tells history, plans for hospital

Kim Clark Pullen spoke to the Yalobusha Historical Society May 17 about Yalobusha Health Services … [Read More...]

Two kinds of gardeners – mowers and not

There are two kinds of gardeners: Those who mow, and those who do not. … [Read More...]

Bruce High School Band Director arrested

The Bruce High School Band Director was taken into custody this morning on charges involving a … [Read More...]

Pres. Roosevelt rejected Vardaman as town name at its founding

The town of Vardaman was founded in 1904, but Vardaman was not its original name. … [Read More...]

Former Lady Wildcat Byars speaks to McPhail’s students

Former All Star Lady Wildcat Frances Carroll Putman Byars revisited CCHS recently to share with … [Read More...]

Length of stay change for Grenada Lake campers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces the update of two recreational … [Read More...]

School board approves students transfers, long personnel list; says no to hiring Gladney

The Calhoun County School Board met Tuesday night for their regular monthly meeting with personnel … [Read More...]

James Pratt’s World War II experience part of his life every day

James Pratt, 92, can still vividly see the smoke-filled skies over the Pacific and hear the sounds … [Read More...]

Farm to YOUth from Ole Miss involved with summer reading program at Jesse Yancy Library in Bruce

Children participating in the Summer Reading Program at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce will … [Read More...]

Memorial speakers emphasize service, sacrifice, dedication

Service, sacrifice and dedication were themes of Memorial Day services held in Bruce and Calhoun … [Read More...]

Democratic poll workers set, June 5 primary

Democratic poll workers have been named for the Democratic Primary election Tuesday, June 5. … [Read More...]

Memorial Day programs scheduled around county

Memorial Day programs are scheduled for Bruce and Calhoun City next Monday on the respective … [Read More...]

Calhoun County Agricultural High School at Derma

This old photograph is the student body of the Calhoun County Agricultural High School at Derma, … [Read More...]

Circuit Clerk’s office open next two Saturdays

The Circuit Clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open for the next two Saturdays – May 26 and June 2 … [Read More...]

Mary Mays preaches whenever she ‘takes a notion’

“I’ve been in the business of preaching a long time,” said Mary Mays, pastor of United Vision Church … [Read More...]

Bruce and Vardaman graduations moved indoors Friday night; Calhoun City graduation is Saturday

Graduation ceremonies will take place around the county this Friday and Saturday night. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City ready for big SquareFest weekend

The 48th annual SquareFest in Calhoun City opens Friday, May 25 with two days of fun planned on the … [Read More...]

All Calhoun third graders pass Reading Gate

Calhoun County had 100% pass the Third Grade Reading Gate this year meaning all third graders are … [Read More...]

Edwards earns Juniorette of the Year

Juniorette Alexis Edwards was named GFWC-MFWC Juniorette of the Year 2017 at the recent state … [Read More...]

Rescued Bald Eagle euthanized by Jackson Zoo

The Bald Eagle rescued from the side of the highway in Slate Springs last week was ultimately … [Read More...]

Bruce native David Box talks about new book at Yancy Library

A standing room only crowd came to hear Bruce native David Box talk about his newest book and life … [Read More...]

Supervisors award scholarships; agree to advertise for garbage truck

Calhoun County Supervisors awarded Jo Gray and Skylar Nichols, both seniors at Calhoun City High … [Read More...]

Bruce chamber receives updates on July 4, festival, town business

Bruce Chamber of Commerce heard from the new career pathway director for Calhoun County Schools and … [Read More...]

Bruce traced through first 33 years of growth

Thirty-three years ago the town of Bruce was established. Actually the town was incorporated June … [Read More...]

James Maxwell enjoyed career in law near New Orleans and many unique adventures, now ‘somewhat’ retiring in Derma

James Maxwell was raised in Champaign, Illinois, home to the University of Illinois more than 100 … [Read More...]

Why and how are pastors called to preach?

Why and how are pastors called to preach? It’s a question we ask of most of our subjects in our … [Read More...]

Calhoun City’s 48th SquareFest will be next weekend

The 48th annual SquareFest in Calhoun City opens Friday, May 25 with two days of fun planned on the … [Read More...]

Banner woman dies in Wednesday morning house fire

A Banner woman died in her home on CR 278 today when it became engulfed with fire around 10 a.m. … [Read More...]

Farmers’ Market to open on Bruce Square June 7

The weekly Bruce Farmers’ Market – Throwback Thursdays – will return in June for a four month run on … [Read More...]

Tuesday storm causes damage around Bruce

A short but strong storm blew through Bruce Tuesday evening around 5:30 p.m. taking down trees and … [Read More...]

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