Gardening can be like home cooking

Gardening and home cooking have a lot in common, creating sustenance and comfort by combining basic ingredients using simple techniques. … [Read More...]

Keel sentenced in Drivers Flat murder case

A Bruce man was sentenced to two life sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of first degree murder. … [Read More...]

Academy extends their time out of school to match shelter-in-place order

Calhoun Academy has announced it will keep its doors closed at least through April 20 in accordance with the state's newly enacted "shelter-in-place" order. … [Read More...]

Statewide shelter-in-place order enacted to combat COVID-19

Gov. Tate Reeves enacted a shelter-in-place order to combat COVID -19 Wednesday afternoon to give state officials and medical providers time to collect the resources to fight the virus and to give … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – Early theaters in Bruce

It wasn’t the first theatre in town for there was one where Brasher’s is now located that was operated by Dude Riley and Jim Faust, and there was an even earlier one on the second story of the E.L. Bru … [Read More...]

Sen. Wicker played role in stimulus

Most Mississippians are aware of the heroic role that the late Republican Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran played in 2005 in literally saving Mississippi and the rest of the Gulf Coast by wrestling … [Read More...]

Anonymous Hope, Saving Paws team up to give away vegetables

You could see the smiles even through the masks as volunteers from “Anonymous Hope” and “Saving Paws Animal Rescue” shared some kind words and a sack full of fresh vegetables to dozens of people who pu … [Read More...]

Coming together at Chickenbone

I had never stood beside a steeple on top of a church and listened to a sermon, at least not until last Sunday, and what an experience it was. … [Read More...]

Column – Support each other right now

These are unprecedented times in our county, nation and world. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all walks of life, from businesses to pastimes. In these difficult times, it’s important to remember y … [Read More...]

Dr. Longest survives COVID-19; spent two weeks in quarantine

The Mississippi Department of Health’s latest figures show Calhoun County with three confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr. Bruce Longest, Chief of Staff at Baptist-Calhoun in Calhoun City … [Read More...]

Family recipes brings sweet memories of Mamaw Dorthia

Autumn Baker of Bruce shared a family favorite recipe that she is sentimental about. … [Read More...]

Local restaurants adjusting to new way of doing business during pandemic

Restaurants in Calhoun County are adapting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most restaurants are either closed or have transitioned to takeout or curbside service in accordance with a … [Read More...]

Chickenbone Baptist gathers for unique church service

Will Turner, pastor of Pleasant Ridge (Chickenbone) Baptist Church, hosted a unique service Sunday morning. … [Read More...]

Schools’ lunch program a success; masks and gloves hard to find

Calhoun County School District’s “grab-and-go” meal program passed out 2,255 lunches the first week, Supt. Dr. Lisa Langford informed the board during a Monday video conference board meeting. … [Read More...]

Helen Lackey

Helen Rose James Lackey died on March 28, 2020, at The Arbor in Ridgeland, MS. She was 89. … [Read More...]

Michael Davis

Michael Elvis Davis, 51, of Bruce, passed from this life March 25, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Born April 21, 1968 in Memphis, he was the only child born to Elvis Jewel and Sue … [Read More...]

Ralph Newman

Ralph Anderson Newman, 89 of Paris, Mississippi passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley, Mississippi. … [Read More...]

Randall James

Randall Eugene James, 64, passed away at Baptist Hospital in Calhoun City on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born August 11, 1955, in Vardaman, he was the son of Mr. Troy and Ms. Willie Allen James. Randall … [Read More...]

Odeen Hitt

Odeen Hamilton Hitt, 89, died at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City March 11, 2020. Born August 10, 1930, in Sunflower County, she was the daughter of Albert Green and Jenny Vaughn Lyles. She was a … [Read More...]

Terry Brumley

Terry Linden Brumley, 39, passed away March 26, 2020. Born March 27, 1980, in Oxford, he was the son of Belinda Hope Brumley and the late Terry Tutor. He graduated from Calhoun City High School and … [Read More...]

Gwendolyn Smith

Gwendolyn Jewel Smith was born June 25, 1955 in Vardaman, to Janie Berneice Holland and the late Lamar Smith Jr. She departed this life March 27, 2020 at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Mary Pierson

Mary Maxine Pierson, 76, of Vardaman passed from this life on March 28, 2020 at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Born on August 21, 1943 in the Ellard Community of Calhoun County, Mary … [Read More...]

Buster Holland Jr.

Buster Holland, Jr. transitioned from this world March 23, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Flint, Mi. A brave and wonderful soldier has moved on. He was the sixth of eight children born to Buster … [Read More...]

Timotea Rodriguez

Timotea Rodriguez, 47, of Vardaman, died Wednesday, Mar. 25 at NMMC in Tupelo. Born April 6, 1972 in Cerritos, San Luis Posti, Mexico, she was the daughter of Baldomero Rodriguez and Maria … [Read More...]

Kimberly Rowlett

Kimberly Bernice Rowlett, 41, of Petal, died Friday Mar. 20 at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born in Pontotoc September 9, 1978 to Larry Carl and Etta Lou Galloway. … [Read More...]

Nancy Aubert

Nancy Salone Denis Aubert, 66, of Houston, Mississippi passed from this life on March 27, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on January 13, 1954 in Drew, Mississippi; Nancy was a … [Read More...]

Jason Lee

Samuel Jason Lee, born February 8, 1977, was killed in an automobile accident March 29, 2020. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist church which was a very special place to him. He felt peace with God … [Read More...]

Teresa Ballard

Teresa Elaine Bracken Ballard, age 60, passed away at her home home in Flowood, Mississippi on March 27, 2020. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City sets rules for social distancing

Calhoun City mayor and board have adopted an order requiring all “non-essential” businesses to limit persons inside their facilities to 10 or less and ask that all citizens stay home as much as pos … [Read More...]

Sports

Seniors reflect on loss of final season

With the suspension of high school sports activities in Mississippi due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most … [Read More...]

Sports column – We’re all affected by shut down

If you have a student in your family who is a senior this year, hold them close. This is a hard time. … [Read More...]

Summer league programs postponed, not canceled

Summer city-league baseball and softball programs around the county have been postponed to an April 17 start due to … [Read More...]

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Family recipes brings sweet memories of Mamaw Dorthia

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Easy meals to fix from frozen foods

As cases of COVID-19 grow around the country, many families are practicing social distancing to … [Read More...]

Football appetizers are good snacks for the ‘kids at home’

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Harris earns Bruce Rotary Award

Camryn Harris was recently honored with the Bruce Rotary Club’s Youth Leadership Award. … [Read More...]

Garden can help in these very contagious times

My little garden is helping me cope with being cooped up away from work and social interactions during these contagious times. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County has its first confirmed COVID-19 case

Calhoun County Emergency Management Director Randy Skinner confirmed to the school board during a Thursday night video-conference Calhoun County does … [Read More...]

Court will continue; county closes venues to the public

Calhoun County Supervisors Board President Barney Wade informed the board that County Justice Court Judge Mark Ferguson had alerted him to possible … [Read More...]

Surviving the quarantine with Old Yeller

Standing under the awning at Bruce Elementary Monday morning, I watched as teachers Ashley Clements, Pam Odom and Heather Stewart put on their gloves … [Read More...]

Economic impact of COVID-19

A lot of Mississippians are lying awake at night these days, worried about their loved ones, worried about their health, worried about their jobs and … [Read More...]

Easy meals to fix from frozen foods

As cases of COVID-19 grow around the country, many families are practicing social distancing to protect themselves and others. … [Read More...]

Families find themselves unexpected homeschoolers

COVID-19 turned millions of families into homeschoolers who suddenly must decide how to structure learning for their students. … [Read More...]

Seniors reflect on loss of final season

With the suspension of high school sports activities in Mississippi due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most affected individuals are seniors … [Read More...]

Sports column – We’re all affected by shut down

If you have a student in your family who is a senior this year, hold them close. This is a hard time. … [Read More...]

Jimmy McCammon

Jimmy Dale McCammon, 60, of Coffeeville,  affectionately   known as “Bubba”, gained his heavenly wings March 14, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-NM  … [Read More...]

Wayne Harmon

This is the story of Vernon Wayne Harmon who was born on December 20, 1937 and stepped into his heavenly home  March 17, 2020. … [Read More...]

Douglas Lee

Samuel Douglas Lee, 47, died March 16, 2020 at home in Calhoun City. Born August 29, 1972, in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Ellen Irene and Wayne … [Read More...]

Bruce, Vardaman enact curfews to help prevent spread of COVID-19

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope announced a curfew has been set in Bruce to attempt to stop people from congregating in town at night in response to the ongoing … [Read More...]

Debra Box

Debra Runer Box, 63, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her home in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Jimmy ‘Smokey’ Barefield

Jimmy Earl “Smokey” Barefield, 80, passed this earthly life Saturday, March 21, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. … [Read More...]

Summer league programs postponed, not canceled

Summer city-league baseball and softball programs around the county have been postponed to an April 17 start due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. … [Read More...]

School district to implement ‘grab-and-go’ lunch program Monday

The Calhoun County School District will begin serving “grab-and-go” meals for all children 18 years old and under beginning Monday, March 23. … [Read More...]

New reporting policies instituted at sheriff’s office in light of COVID-19

Sheriff Greg Pollan said they’ve set new rules for dealing with the public at the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. … [Read More...]

Trio earns Best in Show at Science Fair

Calhoun Academy recently hosted its annual Science Fair. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy hosts annual Science Fair

On February 26, 2020, Calhoun Academy held the annual science fair. This is an activity that students in grades four through twelve participate. When … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Sports are suspended, but athletes still have stories

This week, the sports world stood still. Every major winter and spring sport in America has either postponed the start of their season, suspended play … [Read More...]

Extension postpones events, continues operations

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has postponed all of its in-person events, trainings and meetings across the state through May 10 … [Read More...]

Coronavirus not confirmed, but having impact in Calhoun County

Calhoun County is not yet among those confirmed with a positive test for the coronavirus (COVID-19), but that hasn’t stopped it from having a big i … [Read More...]

Overreaction or right course of action?

Is this simply a massive overreaction that is being blown out of proportion by the media? … [Read More...]

From polio, to flu, to COVID-19

As a child in the mid-1960s, I remember standing in a line out the door and into the parking lot of the school building where my twin sister and I … [Read More...]

Football appetizers are good snacks for the ‘kids at home’

Sister Deanna Clements sent me a recipe for Dilly-Ranch Cheez Its yesterday as a good “kids at home” or “quarantine” snack. … [Read More...]

County powerlifters win at North Half

Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman powerlifters qualified for state last week in their respective weight classes. … [Read More...]

Aliens live in our home gardens

Some of the strangest space creatures in the Known Universe grow right here on our own planet, including in Mississippi. … [Read More...]

COVID-19 suspends sports indefinitely

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe, the Mississippi High School Activities Association announced on Monday a suspension of … [Read More...]