Archives for February 2017

Will Trump’s campaign rhetoric on Navy shipbuilding come true?

STARKVILLE – During the 2016 session last year, the majority of the Republican-led Mississippi Legislature ignored Tea Party protestations and passed a state bond bill that provided $45 million for capital improvements at the Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula.
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School board chooses slightly lesser bid for district depository

Calhoun County School Board honored the district reading fair winners and approved the depository for district funds for the next three years at a meeting Monday in Pittsboro.
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‘City police investigating broken windows at CCHS

Calhoun City Police are investigating the cause of three broken windows on the front of Calhoun City High School discovered Tuesday morning.
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Reading Fair winners honored

reading fair10District Reading Fair winners recognized at Monday’s school board meeting, from left, Jackson Hillhouse, Lillian Baker, Reed Davis,  Lang Hood, Emory Gulledge, Madison Easley, Maci Weeks, Tucker Graham, Gabi Gonzalez, Caleb Graham, and Aiden Howell. Winners not in attendance were Joley Clark, Linzi Juarez and Rayna Ragon.

Calhoun City teams sweep county tournaments in Vardaman

Calhoun City softball and baseball teams swept the county tournaments last Saturday in Vardaman.

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Two arrested after Saturday shooting incident in Bruce

Two Bruce men have been arrested after a shooting incident Saturday afternoon on North McSweyne Street in Bruce.
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Bessie Kate Weeks

Bessie Kate Kilgore Weeks, 91, went to her heavenly home Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Bruce Living Center. She was born June 3, 1925 in Big Creek, the daughter of Edward Gaston and Mary Lou Walton Kilgore. She was a member of Sabougla Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Tony Ray Kimble

Tony Ray Kimble, 53, always courageous and a fighter, departed this life February 14, 2017 at BMH-NM in Oxford. He was born September 24, 1963 in Water Valley, the son of Wilton and Cordie Mae Cobbs Kimble. He was a member of Kingdom Movement Community Church. He graduated from Coffeeville High School in May 1981, and was an outstanding running back in high school. He accepted a football scholarship to Northwest Community College before joining the U.S. Army. He served in the Army October 1981-July 1987, where he was honorably discharged. He was a faithful and dedicated employee of Weyerhaeuser many years until his health failed. [Read more...]

Ronnie Griffin

Ronald E. “Ronnie” Griffin, Sr., 71, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Diversicare of Batesville. He was born April 21, 1945 in Marks, to Robert Elton and Louanice Patterson Griffin. He worked for various construction companies building bridges, roads and highways and later owned his own construction company. He was also the owner and operator of B & R Trucking Company. He was an active and faithful member of Oakland Baptist Church in Oakland, where he served as a choir member. He enjoyed fishing and working. Ronnie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who cherished time spent with his family and grandchildren.  [Read more...]

Carlene Goodson

Carlene Oliver Goodson, 90, of Calhoun City, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Baptist Calhoun Nursing Facility February 25, 2017. She was born October 30, 1926 in  New Liberty community near Vardaman, a daughter of John F. (Jonnie) and Theda (Thedie) Adams Oliver.She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Calhoun City since July 7, 1958, and worked at Kellwood Company 40+ years. [Read more...]