Love of children inspired Hamilton to teach

Mrs. Aimee Hamilton, a teacher at BES, graduated high school in Vardaman in 1991. … [Read More...]

Draine looking to be leader for Golden Eagles next year

Ladavius Draine, the 6’4” Southern Miss shooting guard from Calhoun City, recently wrapped up his best basketball season. … [Read More...]

American Legion hosts official flag retirement ceremony

The American Legion in Calhoun City hosted a “Dignified Disposal of Unserviceable Flags.” … [Read More...]

Bruce daycare raises $1,000 for St. Jude with walk-a-thon

Bruce First Baptist Church Day Care participated in a Walk-A-Thon raising over $1000 for St. Jude. … [Read More...]

Education, healthcare, roads & taxes will dominate campaigns again

My active observations of Mississippi statewide elections stretch back to the 1970s and what remains fascinating to me is how little the issues have changed since those days. … [Read More...]

Doug Betterton

Winford Douglass (Doug) Betterton, 88, of Memphis died peacefully in his home April 11, 2019. … [Read More...]

Dot Langford

Dorothy “Dot” Harrison Langford, 87, passed away peacefully at NMMC in Tupelo Sunday, April 14, 2019. … [Read More...]

Mary Kate Melton

Mary Kate Johnson Melton, 81, passed away peacefully April 11 at her home in Greenville surrounded by her loving family. … [Read More...]

Ruby Walker

Ruby Lee Doss Walker, 70, of Big Creek, died March 20, 2019. … [Read More...]

Roy Clark

Roy Eugene Clark, 84, died April 8, 2019 at the State of Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Live to Ride: Campbell returns to childhood passion of bicycle riding

Mike Campbell, 65, had not ridden a bike in nearly 50 years when Tommy McGregor of Bruce convinced him to try pedaling again four years ago. Now, Mike doesn’t want to get off. … [Read More...]

24K Magic with Ellie

I was typing away on the Ipad when I needed a break and pushed all my notes away. Middle grandchild Ellie Kathryn was behind me busy with one of the many craft kits Lisa had bought for the girls. … [Read More...]

Bridge repairs approved, CR 260; MDOT lowers weight on another

Calhoun County Supervisors accepted a bid for repairs of a bridge on CR 260 at a special called meeting last week. … [Read More...]

Aten Photography Studio opens on Bruce Square

Ribbon cutting and open house were held Friday at Miranda Aten’s photography studio on the Bruce Square. … [Read More...]

Author speaks to Women’s Support Group, Vardaman

Nearly 70 women filled the Front Porch in Vardaman earlier this week to hear from Magalie Torres - a special needs teacher in Boston and the author of a new book “Brush of Love.” … [Read More...]

‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Rita likes cooking and crafts

Rita Brown made an apricot nectar cake for the grand opening of her daughter, Miranda Aten’s, photography studio. … [Read More...]

Three local athletes win powerlifting state championships

Jalen Armstrong and Mary Mason Langford of Calhoun City and Annie Kate Vanlandingham of Bruce won powerlifting state championships in their respective weight classes in Jackson last weekend. … [Read More...]

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Camp earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for April is Anna Taylor Camp, daughter of Ken and Ginger Camp. … [Read More...]

Locals sponsored for Girls State 2019

Calhoun City American Legion Auxiliary unit 50 is sponsoring several local students to attend 2019 Girls State. … [Read More...]

Lady Rams win region title; earn first round bye

A sweep of Hamilton last week clinched an undefeated region record for the Vardaman Lady Rams and the program’s first fastpitch region title. … [Read More...]

‘City sweeps Bruce, and region, to earn top seed

Calhoun City swept both region games with Bruce last week to clinch the region title and a top seed in the upcoming playoffs. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Band hosting parent/child dance April 26

The Calhoun City High School Band is hosting a mother/son and father/daughter dance Friday, April 26. … [Read More...]

Wade’s story to be part of World War II Museum, New Orleans

Slate Springs native Durell Wade, the World War II veteran killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor who was remembered at the State Veterans Cemetery in Kilmichael last December, will be part of the … [Read More...]

Jody’s Dancers Annual Recital set for Sunday afternoon

The 16th Annual Spring Recital of Jody Clark’s Dancers is this Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Bruce Auditorium. … [Read More...]

Calhoun among USDA natural disaster areas

Administrator Richard Fordyce designated four Mississippi counties as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Calhoun, Grenada, Lafayette, and Yalobusha counties who suffered physical damage … [Read More...]

Derma talks rumble strips instead of speed bumps

Derma mayor and board continued discussions on speed bumps, approved an ordinance banning synthetic cannabinois and approved travel to Biloxi for town officials at their April meeting. … [Read More...]

Robertson receives first Longest scholarship for transfer students

William D. Longest, who taught biology at the University of Mississippi more than two decades, has established a scholarship endowment to help offset tuition expenses for students who transfer to UM … [Read More...]

Trump’s border push impacting agriculture

During a briefing on immigration and border security in Calexico, Calif., last week, President Donald Trump held fast to his steady contention that the U.S. immigration system was overburdened as he … [Read More...]

Let it Bee – Cookie Thomas finds the ‘buzz’ relaxing

Bees jump from bloom to bloom on the big crabapple tree beside the barn at Anita “Cookie” Thomas’ home east of Bruce. Standing underneath there is a constant hum that Thomas described as “peaceful.” … [Read More...]

Sports

Draine looking to be leader for Golden Eagles next year

Ladavius Draine, the 6’4” Southern Miss shooting guard from Calhoun City, recently wrapped up his best basketball … [Read More...]

Three local athletes win powerlifting state championships

Jalen Armstrong and Mary Mason Langford of Calhoun City and Annie Kate Vanlandingham of Bruce won powerlifting state … [Read More...]

Lady Rams win region title; earn first round bye

A sweep of Hamilton last week clinched an undefeated region record for the Vardaman Lady Rams and the program’s first … [Read More...]

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Western Auto building may come down soon

Bruce mayor and board of aldermen learned at their April meeting that Ben Suber is closer to having the old Western Auto building on the square torn … [Read More...]

Reading, writing is my outlet

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. The question of self-pity.” These are the … [Read More...]

Baptist Calhoun dedicates chapels, new prayer cross

Baptist-Calhoun dedicated new chapels in both the hospital and nursing home and unveiled a new prayer cross in Calhoun City last week. … [Read More...]

‘City board seeks sewer line improvement; hires officer

Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen agreed to advertise for a sewer line project, make gazebo improvements and approved a change order to the … [Read More...]

Vardaman board accepts mowing bid; agrees to change street name

Vardaman mayor and board of aldermen accepted a mowing bid, changed a street name and issued a variance for a new business in town at their April … [Read More...]

Bruce Band earns Sweepstakes Award

The Bruce High School Band received all superiors last week in concert evaluation resulting in the program’s first ever “Sweepstakes Award” for the … [Read More...]

Calhoun Endowment gives to Families First

The Calhoun Endowment Foundation recently issued a grant of $1,000 to the Families First Center in Calhoun City to assist with expenses related to the … [Read More...]

James Wilson

James Dallas Wilson, 71, of Kilmichael, passed away March 30, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. … [Read More...]

Judy Samuell

Judy Elaine Samuell, 60, of Senatobia,  passed away at home Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019. … [Read More...]

Addie Ainsworth

Addie Lee Ainsworth, 81 passed this earthly life Friday, April 5, 2019 at Baptist Calhoun Health Service after a brief illness. … [Read More...]

Patty Ledbetter

Patty Donette Ledbetter 62, left for her eternal home as the result of a motor vehicle accident Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019.  She was born November 14, … [Read More...]

Bruce woman killed in Saturday car accident

A Bruce woman was killed in a one car accident on Hwy. 9 Saturday afternoon. … [Read More...]

Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set

Anyone in Calhoun County needing to dispose of old paint, aerosols, cleaning liquids, car batteries and other hazardous materials can do so Saturday, … [Read More...]

Cain awarded scholarship

Callie Cain was presented with the 2019 Margery B. Rogers Clark scholarship by Order of the Confederate Rose Chapter president Brenda Arthur at the … [Read More...]

Katelin Stone treated to ‘birthday extravaganza’

Katelin Stone, of Big Creek, celebrated her 10th birthday in style thanks to a lot of friends in Oxford last weekend. … [Read More...]

Memories of Meredith, Mars offer insight into troubled era

I have distinct memories of two memorable, inimitable figures from the civil rights era in Mississippi whose lives and experiences are featured in two … [Read More...]

Cooking teenager enjoys making snacks & supper

Tristen Patterson, 14, just thought it would be fun three years ago, when she started to cook. … [Read More...]

Working for the future of Calhoun County

Sheila Freely may best be described as a small bundle of energy. You rarely bump into her when she’s not going 100 miles per hour working on … [Read More...]

Good music, good food, good cause

It’s among the prettiest grass I’ve ever seen. You just want to lie down and roll around on it, or better yet, kick a soccer ball across it. … [Read More...]

Supervisors to seek grant to help Haworth with road

Calhoun County Supervisors agreed to apply for a CDBG grant to help improve the rear access road to Haworth in Bruce. … [Read More...]

MBN officers seek ban on new energy shot in county

Calhoun County Supervisors agreed in principle to adopt a countywide ordinance banning the sell of “Kratom” – an energy drink narcotics agents … [Read More...]

Bruce utilizing state law to cleanup unsightly properties

The Town of Bruce is utilizing a state law to address unsightly properties around town and take action to clean them up. … [Read More...]

Teachers, supervisors to get similar raise

Teachers, county supervisors, chancery and circuit clerks, tax assessor and other county office holders are all in line for pay increases this year … [Read More...]

Fred Harold Murphree

Fred Harold Murphree, 82, passed away March 31, 2019 at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home after a long illness. … [Read More...]

Ann Smith

Marjorie Ann Riddle Smith, 88, died March 28, 2019, at Bruce Community Living Center. … [Read More...]

Mary Alice Sledge

Mary Alice Terry Sledge, 98, of Calhoun City passed from this life  March 29, 2019 at Baptist-Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Search underway for Mrs. Calhoun County

The 2019 Mrs. Mississippi Pageant, a Statewide Pageant for married women, will be held the weekend of August 2-4 with finals on Sunday, August 4 at 3 … [Read More...]

King inspired to teach through love for working with teens

Rebecca King graduated from Bruce High School in 2005. She attended the University of Mississippi where she majored in Business Administration with an … [Read More...]

Mary Jennings

Mary Louise Doss Jennings, affectionately known as “Cow,” was born Feb. 22, 1936 to Henry and Creasie Doss in Big Creek. … [Read More...]

Bo Breland

Elton Brooks “Bo” Breland, 87, of Grenada, passed away March 25, 2019 at his residence. … [Read More...]