Students put together projects for black history month at BES

In honor of Black History Month, fourth grade teacher Tonya Tunnell gave her students an extra-credit opportunity. … [Read More...]

Magnolia Crappie Club will host tourney, Grenada Lake

The Magnolia Crappie Club, the nation’s oldest running crappie club along with the Grenada Tourism Commission are hosting its 11th Grenada Lake Big Mama Open Crappie Tournament, Saturday, March 7. The … [Read More...]

Don’t start mowing too early this spring

Are those little clumps of flowering greenery in your winter lawn weeds, or wildflowers? It’s possible to see them as both, and garden accordingly. … [Read More...]

Cannon joins Northwest Foundation Board

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Michael Heindl (far left), Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Patti Gordon (second from left) and Foundation Board of Directors … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Support your local baseball/softball teams

I’ve always been a fan of baseball, so when I saw that the Calhoun County Tournament was scheduled to take place in my hometown of Vardaman last week, I was excited to say the least. … [Read More...]

Tennis is back at BHS

Tennis is starting back up again and looks promising.There are 16 members of the Bruce team. … [Read More...]

21st Century After School Program is expanding horizons for county students

Rayly Guitierrez looked intensely at the chess board in front of him then reached out and pushed a pawn forward one square. His opponent, Judith Gonzalez, responded with a move. … [Read More...]

Bruce, Derma show slight increases in sales tax money

Bruce is showing a slight increase for the current fiscal year with $279,672 in sales tax revenue reported through seven months compared to $278,726 over the first seven months of last fiscal year. … [Read More...]

Some wishful spring cleaning uncovers goods

Daylight savings time begins in just over a week. Spring is technically three weeks away, according to the calendar. The incessant rain appears endless. … [Read More...]

Triplett’s remarkable impact

How does one capture the contradictions and complexities of the life of Forest attorney Oliver Beamon Triplett, who died last week at the age of 81? … [Read More...]

Teachers of the Year honored at school board meeting

Laura Brower was named Calhoun County’s Teacher of the Year and six other teachers from county schools were honored at Monday’s school board meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Rain dampens schedule, but some baseball played

The majority of baseball and softball action in the county was rained out last weekend, but a few teams still found windows to play. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City teams advance to state quarterfinals at Miss. Valley

Following the elimination of Vardaman’s boys by Ingomar on Tuesday, only Calhoun City’s girls and boys are still alive in basketball action, and they are both preparing for a trip to Mississippi Val … [Read More...]

Head earns Eagle Scout

Jake Head, member of Boy Scout Troop 8 in Jackson and son of Calhoun native Heather and Keith Head of Flowood, was presented his Eagle Scout Award at FBC Jackson on Feb. 9. … [Read More...]

Bruce native appointed to vice president post at seminary

R. Clark Logan Jr., a Bruce native and veteran denominational leader with experience at multiple Southern Baptist Convention entities, has been named vice president for business administration at The … [Read More...]

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Weight restrictions post on State Route 330 bridges in Calhoun removed

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has removed the load restrictions posted on several State Route 330 bridges in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Thompson settling in to familiar post for his family

Gerald Thompson has one primary focus as Calhoun County’s newest supervisor – roads. … [Read More...]

An interview with Addi Claire

Horses, soccer, and getting out of school seem to dominate the thoughts of my beautiful granddaughter Addi Claire Bailey. … [Read More...]

Bruce mayor signs proclamation for Heart Awareness Month

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope signed a proclamation as February being American Heart Awareness Month. … [Read More...]

Moore’s grilled deer is overall wildlife winner

A Wildlife Tasting Buffet and Expo program was held February 10 at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions

Calhoun County 4-H Livestock club members had an outstanding year with their meat goat project. … [Read More...]

Local artists contribute work to Empty Bowls fundraiser

The returning artists for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser this year, benefiting Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, will be Sheryl Collins, her sister Anna Collums, and Matt Allen. The Empty Bowls Fundraiser will … [Read More...]

Supervisors approve new garbage and jail personnel

Two bridge projects and the hiring of some new personnel were among the items addressed by the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors at their meeting last Friday. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City receives first online sales tax revenue

Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen approved the establishment of a new bank account to receive online sales tax revenue at their February meeting. … [Read More...]

Good roast for a very good cause

Over the last 30 years as a member of the Mississippi Press Association (MPA), I have attended dozens of “roasts.” It is MPA’s main fundraiser for its education foundation, which supports journalism in … [Read More...]

Tillman to host public program on stroke prevention

Chancery Clerk Romona Tillman and Working Group of the Mississippi Stroke Challenge (MSC-2030) & the Mississippi Health Ambassadors’ Program (MHAP) 2020 will host a public information and working s … [Read More...]

‘City Police investigating homicide, two car crash

Calhoun City Police are investigating a homicide and a two-vehicle head-on crash that occurred last Friday night. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City basketball teams win region titles

All but three of the basketball teams in Calhoun County have concluded their seasons as of press time with the three remaining teams being Calhoun City’s boys and girls and Vardaman’s boys. … [Read More...]

Gerald Collins

Gerald Wayne Collins, 52, departed from this life February 16, 2020, at his home in Oldtown. … [Read More...]

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Sports Column – Support your local baseball/softball teams

I’ve always been a fan of baseball, so when I saw that the Calhoun County Tournament was scheduled to take place in my h … [Read More...]

Tennis is back at BHS

Tennis is starting back up again and looks promising.There are 16 members of the Bruce team. … [Read More...]

Rain dampens schedule, but some baseball played

The majority of baseball and softball action in the county was rained out last weekend, but a few teams still found … [Read More...]

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Albert ‘Bully’ Varnado

Albert Varnado was born January 15, 1936 to Stanley and Izora Woodard Varnado in Big Creek. … [Read More...]

Norma Crutchfield

Norma Beck Crutchfield, 86, died February 13, 2020. … [Read More...]

Billy Joe Griffin

Our beloved husband and father, Billy Joe Griffin, passed away peacefully at his home in Buhl, Id. the evening of February 5, 2020. He was born in the … [Read More...]

Faddock earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for February is Austin Faddock, son of Stephen and Dana Faddock. … [Read More...]

Vanlandginham aims for third straight state title

Bruce senior Annie Kate Vanlandingham has found her athletic niche in Trojan powerlifting. … [Read More...]

Getting an early start on gambling, gardening

Gambling hasn’t always been legal in Mississippi, but gardeners have been doing it openly for generations. Unfortunately, the house usually has better … [Read More...]

Mike Dunagin

Mike Dunagin, 76, passed away peacefully at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. … [Read More...]

Bruce, Calhoun City make their case to HGTV

Bruce and Calhoun City have entered a national contest hoping for an HGTV town makeover. The popular TV network is trying to find a town for its show, … [Read More...]

Few better than Mike Dunagin

I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to get to know a lot of remarkable people in my life and call many of them friends. I’d be hard-pressed to na … [Read More...]

Three Sisters serving up coffee & smiles in Pittsboro

Tanya Constant had become accustomed to hosting up to 20 people in her Pittsboro home just to visit and drink good coffee. … [Read More...]

Corporal punishment not the issue

State Rep. Carl Mickens of Brooksville is from the northern part of Noxubee County. A former Noxubee County circuit clerk and justice court judge, … [Read More...]

Eight Vardaman soccer players earn all region

Eight Vardaman soccer players earned All Region honors following the 2019-20 season. … [Read More...]

Bruce hears flood concern; meetings to be put online

Bruce mayor and board of aldermen heard from a citizen about flooding concerns and agreed to have their meetings streamed online. … [Read More...]

Basketball shifts to postseason action

With division tournaments on the horizon, each basketball team in Calhoun County concluded its regular season last week. … [Read More...]

Contracts, personnel are talk of Vardaman and Derma meetings

Grant project approvals and personnel matters made up the bulk of business conducted at Derma and Vardaman town meetings last week. … [Read More...]

School board approves NLR program contract

The Calhoun County School Board entered into a new contract for a drop out prevention program and ordered some new Chromebooks and charging stations … [Read More...]

Melba Hitt

Melba Reedy Hitt, 87, of Vardaman died February 10, 2020 at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Catherine Walker

Catherine Walker, 69 of Calhoun City.  passed away February 7, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Annie Barton

Annice Forrest Barton, 82, passed away peacefully at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville February 7, 2020. Born November 19, 1937, in … [Read More...]

Bobbie Blount

Bobbie Nell Blount, 89, of Calhoun City, died February 9, 2020 at Bruce Community Living Center. … [Read More...]

Fay Coker

Fay Jones Coker, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Grenada on February 6, 2020. … [Read More...]

Marion Besse

Marion Annie Besse, 96, of Escondido, Ca., passed on January 18, 2020. … [Read More...]

Carl James

Carl David James, 80, of McDonough, Ga., died January 28, 2020. He was born in Gore Springs to Carl Bradford and Mary Ellen James. … [Read More...]

Jonni Bumgart

Jonni Bumgart, 64, passed away at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City February 5, 2020. … [Read More...]

Empty Bowls annual fundraiser set for March 7

The third annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser will be March 7 at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro from 5:30-6:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

Bruce native earns Oxford teaching honor

Libby Kakales Tidwell, formerly of Bruce, has been named an Oxford Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2020. … [Read More...]

Exposed tree roots worth celebrating

Oops! My roots are showing, but it’s okay. … [Read More...]

Parker honored with latest Veteran of Month Award

Daniel L. Parker has been named Veteran of the Month by the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary #26 of Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Owen leading both boys’ and girls’ powerlifting at Bruce

Angie Owen is now head powerlifting coach of both boys and girls Powerlifting at Bruce High School. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Sports memories with family among my favorite

Unless you were living under a rock, you’re probably aware that last Sunday was the Super Bowl, the annual meeting between the champions of the AFC a … [Read More...]