Row crop short course canceled

The 2020 Mississippi State University Extension Service Row Crop Short Course has been cancelled as COVID-19 cases trend back up in Mississippi. … [Read More...]

What can last until winter?

There is a tried-and-true wake-up call every October that alerts me to the fickle nature of Autumn gardening. Right on cue, it happened this week. … [Read More...]

Corn posts solid harvest despite slow start

A soggy planting season dissuaded some Mississippi producers from planting corn this year, but those who stuck with the crop have mostly been rewarded with a solid harvest. … [Read More...]

One injured in shooting incident in Bruce

One man is in the hospital and another in jail after a shooting on Bailey Street in Bruce Wednesday afternoon. … [Read More...]

Wilson’s ‘servant’s heart’ honored at Dorroh Lake

On June 6, 1988, Joe H. Wilson of Bellefontaine addressed Dorroh Lake constituents remarking, “Pray that someone will have strength to carry on.” Little did he know that his very prayer would be … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – Bruce gospel composer featured in music book produced by the state

Elvis was the star of a large format paper back entitled “All Shook Up,” recently released by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy announces honor roll

Calhoun Academy releases its First Nine Weeks Honor Roll: … [Read More...]

Plunk seeks leadership role as a sophomore QB

Bruce has a sophomore quarterback who has stepped into a leadership role this season. … [Read More...]

Don Hardin’s passion for education established early in life

Don Hardin views education as more than just a period early in life to acquire basic knowledge. It’s a never ending journey to be cherished. … [Read More...]

COVID numbers trend upward in Calhoun Schools

Vardaman High School began this week with 59 students in quarantine as COVID numbers within the school district has trended upward the past month. … [Read More...]

Fun night at the drive-in

My first drive-in movie experience is the first movie experience I remember. I’m sure my parents took me to see movies prior – seems like there might have been some Disney cartoons in there – but it … [Read More...]

Passions high, but state’s vote numbers reliably red

Like everything else in 2020, the election cycle seems to have been going on for WAY too long. In less than two weeks, the never-ending campaign will have ended. … [Read More...]

Eager to be back in church

Not going to church. Nothing going on at church. Nothing to write. Will be glad to get back in church. … [Read More...]

Liles will be at Teas’ clinic for few months

The past week for AG and I went by fine. Both had appointments at the Cardiac Clinic in Tupelo. AG’s appointment had to be changed but they went on and did the carotid ultra sound and it was good. … [Read More...]

Gross shares favorite Thanksgiving cake recipe

Haley Mitchell Gross of Bruce share her mother, Becky Mitchell’s, sweet potato cake recipe, as her favorite for Fall. … [Read More...]

Miss Flemmons to wed Mr. Hamblin on Nov. 7

Leigh Mabry Flemmons will become the bride of Peyton Gordon Hamblin on Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada at 2 p.m. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County well represented in Mrs. Mississippi pageant

The Mrs. Mississippi pageant was held October 4, and the 2020 winner, Sarah Williams, Mrs. Lamar County, was crowned by last year’s Mrs. Mississippi, Morgan Turner, second from left. … [Read More...]

Medicare help offered at CEDA office in Pittsboro

Again this year, Medicare Part D participants will have access to free counseling in selecting the best drug plan to meet their individual needs. Beginning Oct. 15 through the open enrollment period … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Bruce and Calhoun City is still a rivalry

Let’s talk a little bit about the Skuna River Rivalry. … [Read More...]

Crusade in Pittsboro has good services

This week, October 23, 1983, the Grenada Campaign began. Saturday, August 24 is United Nations Day. … [Read More...]

Classified Ads

DOVE WOOD HEATER insert for sale, $500. Call 662-983-2886. 14,21p-sj … [Read More...]

Supervisors approve CR 401 bridge repair

Calhoun County supervisors approved a bridge repair order, 16th section land payment and declared some surplus property during their Wednesday meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Prepare now to help your backyard wildlife

When all things “pumpkin spice” start filling up your social media feed, you know it’s time to start winter preparations for backyard wildlife. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City continues win streak over Bruce

Friday marked the 15th-straight win in the Skuna River Rivalry for Calhoun City as they topped Bruce 33-6. … [Read More...]

Cougars overmatched at Desoto

Calhoun Academy fell on the road at DeSoto 58-22 on Friday night. … [Read More...]

Rams lose at TCPS 63-14

Vardaman was outmatched and outgunned on Friday night, falling 63-14 to TCPS. … [Read More...]

Porchia Armstrong

Visitation for Porchia Armstrong is October 23 at Belle Memorial Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. … [Read More...]

Charles Rogers

Charles William Rogers, 83, of Bruce departed this life October 17, 2020, at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

William Newman

William Henry Newman, 84, of Locust Fork, AL., passed away October 14, 2020 at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. … [Read More...]

Loree Rice

Loree Lancaster Knight Rice, 90, passed away at NMMC in Tupelo October 16, 2020. … [Read More...]

Sports

Plunk seeks leadership role as a sophomore QB

Bruce has a sophomore quarterback who has stepped into a leadership role this season. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Bruce and Calhoun City is still a rivalry

Let’s talk a little bit about the Skuna River Rivalry. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City continues win streak over Bruce

Friday marked the 15th-straight win in the Skuna River Rivalry for Calhoun City as they topped Bruce 33-6. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City fifth graders use writing project to make recipes

Calhoun City fifth grade students, including one virtual student, are bringing their learning to … [Read More...]

Dauzat shares two fall recipes

Amber Dauzat shared two Fall recipes that were taught to her by her mother, Debra Dauzat, while she … [Read More...]

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Reba Branson

Reba Strange Branson, 82, of Coffeeville, passed this earthly life  September 30, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a lengthy illness. … [Read More...]

A preview of tonight’s football games around Calhoun County

It’s Skuna River Rivalry week in Calhoun County as Calhoun City looks to make it 15-straight wins (14-straight in the regular season) over Bruce. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County’s COVID-19 case count approaching 600

COVID-19 cases in Calhoun County have increased nearly 25% since Sept. 1 according to the Mississippi Department of Health. … [Read More...]

What’s eating my kale?

Can someone please tell me what’s eating my newly-planted cabbage and kale? I can probably figure out what to do, if only I knew what I’m up against. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Jackson, Jennings add to Bruce vs Calhoun City rivalry

Usually when previewing the Skuna River Rivalry, we talk about Calhoun City’s winning streak, but I want to take a different angle this year. … [Read More...]

Band leaders positive, despite Covid changes

COVID-19 has dramatically changed every aspect of our lives, including extracurricular activities. … [Read More...]

Ellard gets closure in brother’s death in Japanese Prison Camp in 1942

May 11, 2000 – The monument on the Bruce Square displays the names of the valiant soldiers from Calhoun County who gave their lives for the cause of … [Read More...]

Calhoun City fifth graders use writing project to make recipes

Calhoun City fifth grade students, including one virtual student, are bringing their learning to life. … [Read More...]

I want that electric Harley Davidson

The scenery is astonishing, the friendship is heartwarming, and the suspense is, well suspenseful. But most of all I’m in love with the electric … [Read More...]

Portion of Cook Ave. in Bruce to honor Dr. King

The Bruce mayor and board of aldermen approved a new ordinance, designated a local road to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and approved an upgrade … [Read More...]

Calhoun City contracts with Sheriff’s Office crew to help clean roads

Calhoun City board of aldermen approved a contract for garbage pick-up around town utilizing Deputy Mickey Rodgers and Calhoun County inmates. … [Read More...]

Herrod resigns in Derma; town taking applications

The Town of Derma is accepting applications for an employee for Town Hall following the resignation of Shirley Herrod. … [Read More...]

Langford sworn in; no trick-or-treating in town

The Vardaman board of aldermen welcomed a new member, discussed the plan for Halloween in town, and set a hearing for a local grant project in their … [Read More...]

Separation of powers: ‘Pack court’ has a long history

Depending on one’s partisan leanings, the latest national furor over so-called “court-packing” started with the failed 2016 Supreme Court nomination … [Read More...]

Delta Kappa Gamma Society provides books for after school program

The Oxford chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently donated over 85 books to the after school program in Vardaman. … [Read More...]

Locals come together to hand out blankets, coats to those in need

Anonymous Hope teamed up with the Vardaman Fire Department, Saving Paws animal shelter, The CORE Crew, and others to give away jackets, blankets and … [Read More...]

COVID-19 continues to impact local sports schedules

COVID-19 has affected numerous extracurricular activities this fall in Calhoun County. Two of the county’s football teams have had games canceled due … [Read More...]

Working teens face Covid-19 challenges

Most teenagers have a part time job, and that has been considered normal. … [Read More...]

Calhoun students earn Northwest scholarships

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation has announced scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. … [Read More...]

Taking early look at this year’s sweet potato yields

This year’s sweet potato harvest is ramping up, and initial reports from the field indicate an average yield for 2020. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City man charged with capital murder

A Calhoun City man is charged with capital murder and a warrant has been issued for another suspect in the Sept. 17 shooting death of Deundray Garth … [Read More...]

Cousin gets COVID and is quarantined

Friday of this week is National Boss Day. Wedding anniversaries this week: Oct. 11 Bill and Beverly Gore; Oct. 16 Jimmy and Pat Hatfield (55 years); … [Read More...]

We’re praying for Shirley in Derma

With Covid-19 virus cases still on the rise in Calhoun County, I hope you and your family have managed to escape it. The numbers I report are from … [Read More...]

Bruce beats Coffeeville 35-0

Bruce cruised to a 35-0 win over Coffeeville on Thursday, a team formerly led by Trojan head coach Jamaal Jackson. … [Read More...]

Wildcats make easy work of Eupora, 24-7

Despite a lackluster start, Calhoun City secured a 24-7 win over Eupora on Thursday night. … [Read More...]

Lucille Thacker

Lucille Smith Thacker, 86, passed away October 8, 2020 at her home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Corn posts solid harvest despite struggling start

A soggy planting season dissuaded some Mississippi producers from planting corn this year, but those who stuck with the crop have mostly been rewarded … [Read More...]

Halloween Carnival fundraising underway at Calhoun Academy

Calhoun Academy has many fundraisers for the Halloween Carnival that will take place on Saturday, October 31. … [Read More...]

William ‘Bill’ Davis

William Charley “Bill” Davis, 78, passed away at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston on October 10, 2020. … [Read More...]

Academy hosts See You at the Pole event

The students and faculty of Calhoun Academy recently held the annual See You at the Pole event, which took place in the gym this year because of the … [Read More...]