Vardaman’s Edmondson named recipient of Embry scholarship

Ethan Edmondson, a University of Mississippi freshman from Vardaman, Mississippi, is the 2019 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, expanding the legacy of a beloved student and football … [Read More...]

Bruce Elementary participates in career fair

Laura Brower set up a Career Fair for third and fourth graders in the county November 12. … [Read More...]

Lee Ann Gregory’s reign as Mrs. Magnolia State coming to close

Lee Ann Gregory, of Bruce, will complete her reign as Mrs. Magnolia State when she crowns her successor at the state pageant in Vicksburg Nov. 24. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Ball games provide respite from busy life

Busy. That’s the word I’d use to describe the last few weeks for me. Between classes, covering sports for the paper and covering sports at Ole Miss, life is busy. It’s both football and basketball seas … [Read More...]

Calhoun County basketball preview for 2019-20

Eight basketball teams around Calhoun County enter the 2019-20 season with very different mindsets. … [Read More...]

Christmas events around county fast approaching

Calhoun County families will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, which means Christmas activities are close. … [Read More...]

CCHS leaders give update to school board; Faust officially out as Bruce coach

An extensive progress report was given by Calhoun City High School Principal Mike Ray and assistant principal Nicole Chandler on the work they are doing with grades 5-8 at the monthly meeting of the … [Read More...]

Family Resource Center beds for kids project delivered 75 thus far

The season of giving is in full swing but the season is a year-long mission for some. Imagine being a child and not having a bed to sleep on. Their only bed may be a pile of clothes on the floor or … [Read More...]

Cleaning up after Charlie

Every time I pull in the driveway I always see that big blonde head staring at me through the window. Sometimes it’s visible as soon as I turn on to my street if I look early enough. … [Read More...]

McCoy’s record is one of vision

Mississippi House Speaker William J. “Billy” McCoy was a second-generation state lawmaker, a college-educated vocational agriculture teacher, a Farmers Home Administration loan officer and briefly an a … [Read More...]

Winning Sweet Potato Festival recipes

Winning recipes from Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival recipe contest shared. … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer splits at Grenada, falls to Lafayette

Vardaman soccer teams split games at Grenada Monday night while suffering a pair of losses at Lafayette County High School in Oxford last week. … [Read More...]

Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City Nov. 25

The annual Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City Monday, Nov. 25 with Mississippi State and Ole Miss ROTC members running the game ball from Oxford to Starkville. … [Read More...]

Vance signs with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Calhoun City’s Abby Vance signed a softball scholarship with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College last week. … [Read More...]

Cannon, Parker earn honors at ICC

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Commissioner’s office released the All-Conference teams last week with several Calhoun Countains earning honors. … [Read More...]

Bruce Rotary opens annual Christmas basket campaign

The Bruce Rotary Club is making preparations for their 20th year of providing Christmas baskets for the needy through the help of the community. … [Read More...]

Vardaman Class of 1984 gathers for reunion

Vardaman High School Class of 1984 held their 35th class reunion recently at the Vardaman Community Center with 16 classmates in attendance. … [Read More...]

Gates earns Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for November is Aaliyah Gates. She is the daughter of Kenya Gates and the granddaughter of Tom and Annie Gates . … [Read More...]

Calhoun City defeats South Delta; advance to face Charleston next

Calhoun City outlasted South Delta on Friday night to advance to the third round of the playoffs with a 21-12 final score. … [Read More...]

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Nancy Morgan

Nancy Carroll Morgan, 79, entered heaven November 14, 2019 at Generations Assisted Living in Saltillo. She  was born in Ellard community on February  29, 1940, and married her husband of 59 years, R … [Read More...]

Jimmie James

 Jimmie Dale Otts James, 63, passed away  November 12, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Sara Ellen Moore

Sara Ellen Moore died October 15, 2019 at her home in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Challenging week of football in Calhoun County

It’s been a strange week in the world of Calhoun County sports. … [Read More...]

Shut down the electoral junior college

Republican Gov.-Elect Tate Reeves won a solid general election victory over Democratic nominee Jim Hood and two minor party candidates in a race that was projected to be much tighter. … [Read More...]

Remembering our veterans

The picture said a lot to me. James Pratt, 93, and Steven Carlson, not yet 40, sitting side-by-side representing many veterans from Calhoun County who have served this country so well. … [Read More...]

Purple Heart recipients honored in local Veterans’ Day programs

Thomas “Butch” Harris served in the United States Marine Corps and was injured while trying to carry a wounded pilot down a mountain in Vietnam after their helicopter was hit by a rocket. … [Read More...]

Vardaman to waive fee for businesses with dumpsters

Vardaman board of aldermen voted unanimously at their November meeting to waive the $15 monthly garbage fee for local businesses who have a commercial dumpster. … [Read More...]

Derma alters legal hours for local pool hall

Derma altered legal operating hours for a local pool hall and accepted a grant to repair town wells at their November meeting. … [Read More...]

Bruce board hears bus issue; talks pit bulls

Bruce mayor and town board heard a complaint at their November meeting from a school bus driver about a recent incident involving someone passing while the bus’ stop sign was extended. … [Read More...]

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Sports Column – Ball games provide respite from busy life

Busy. That’s the word I’d use to describe the last few weeks for me. Between classes, covering sports for the paper and c … [Read More...]

Calhoun County basketball preview for 2019-20

Eight basketball teams around Calhoun County enter the 2019-20 season with very different mindsets. … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer splits at Grenada, falls to Lafayette

Vardaman soccer teams split games at Grenada Monday night while suffering a pair of losses at Lafayette County High … [Read More...]

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Winning Sweet Potato Festival recipes

Winning recipes from Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival recipe contest shared. … [Read More...]

Peden is sharing Mamie’s recipes

Lynette Peden of Bruce is proud to have recipes of her late mother-in-law, Jean Peden Davis. … [Read More...]

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Awards presented at annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival Banquet

The weeklong Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival wrapped up last Saturday with the annual banquet in which awards were handed out to local honorees. … [Read More...]

‘City board seeking grants; purchase items for fire department, police

Calhoun City board agreed to seek several grants, made some purchases and an appointment at their November meeting. … [Read More...]

Trojans’ season ends; coaching issue lingers

Despite qualifying for the playoffs for a second-straight year, things quickly turned difficult for the Bruce Trojans last week as they fell to East … [Read More...]

Calhoun City dominant in opening playoff game

Calhoun City dominated every phase of its first-round playoff game on Friday, defeating the Strayhorn Mustangs 63-0. … [Read More...]

Winless season comes to close for Rams

The Vardaman Rams fell to Noxapater 47-0 on Friday night, finishing the season with a record of 0-11 in head coach Brennan Pugh’s first year at the h … [Read More...]

Injuries, sickness force Academy to forfeit game

Calhoun Academy won’t be penalized or fined, but did have to forfeit the playoff game against Tallulah Academy on Friday, ending their season at 6-4 o … [Read More...]

Calhoun City basketball sweeps JZ George

Calhoun City basketball took a couple of games from JZ George last week. … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer sweeps South Panola to open season

Vardaman high school soccer opened its season last week with a sweep of Class 6A South Panola in Batesville. … [Read More...]

Joe Webb

Joseph Bryan Webb, 58, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Mike Hardin

Michael Dale Hardin, 67, of Vardaman, died Saturday, Nov.  9, 2019 at his home. … [Read More...]

Paul Kilgore Jr.

Paul Kilgore Jr., 78, of Big Creek, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at his home. … [Read More...]

Michael Caples

Born on September 28, 1965, in Pontotoc,  Michael Caples attended Pontotoc High School and graduated, cum laude, in chemical engineering from the … [Read More...]

William Price Wright

William Price Wright died peacefully at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. … [Read More...]

Stephen Glenn Melvin

Stephen Glenn Melvin, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 6, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. … [Read More...]

Frank Cowsert

Frank Cowsert, 88, died November 7, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Charles Parker

Charles Eron Parker passed away peacefully October 31, 2019 following a lengthy illness. … [Read More...]

Tammy Havens

Tammy Lynn Havens, 40, passed away at her home in Vardaman on November 5, 2019. … [Read More...]

Velvet Tillman – Desire to serve and Mattye Ruth inspire banking career

Velvet Tillman started working at BancorpSouth in Bruce on Nov. 7, 1994. She credits the 25-year run with Mattye Ruth, who interviewed and hired her. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Schedule getting full with football, basketball, soccer

November means a lot of things in Calhoun County. For starters, in my hometown of Vardaman, it means the advent of the annual Sweet Potato Festival, … [Read More...]

PBIS implemented at Calhoun City High School

Calhoun City High School has appointed a new reward system called PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions Support). … [Read More...]

No two days ever alike for teacher Sandi Shelton

Sandi Shelton is a teacher at Bruce Elementary School. … [Read More...]

Elections wreak havoc with education discussion

After many months of speeches, political ads, TV & radio commercials and social media propaganda, trying to have a serious discussion of education … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer kicks off new season this week at South Panola

Vardaman High School soccer opens their 2019-20 season this week with games at South Panola and South Pontotoc. … [Read More...]

Pollan, Tillman, Thompson, Wade all win local elections

Sheriff Greg Pollan won easily. Chancery Clerk Romona Tillman won a tightly contested race. Board of Supervisors President Barney Wade earned another … [Read More...]

Hawkins promotes Calhoun’s eateries, among region’s best

Gary Hawkins told the Calhoun City Rotary Club last week that Calhoun County’s restaurants can measure up to anybody’s. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City tennis courts receive welcomed makeover

Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen recently invested $7,000 into renovating the town’s tennis courts. … [Read More...]

Let’s just go with ‘Joel’

I don’t know this “Mr. McNeece” guy. I hear of him more and more these days, but always catch myself looking around wondering if my father has shown up … [Read More...]

Shaw signs with Northeast basketball

Jayvian Shaw, a senior at Calhoun City High School, signed a basketball scholarship with Northeast Community College last week. … [Read More...]

Veterans’ Day programs set around county

Veterans’ Day programs are scheduled for Calhoun City and Bruce this Friday, Nov. 8 and next Monday, Nov. 11. … [Read More...]

Cougars uncertain if they will make playoff trip to Tallulah

The future of the season is uncertain for Calhoun Academy following a 46-6 loss to Deer Creek on Friday night. … [Read More...]