Horton speaks on Calhoun County Steen history

Marvin Horton spoke to the Yalobusha County Historical Society on May 16 about “The Steens of Calhoun County.” … [Read More...]

Medicaid safety net is critical

As noted more often than this writer cares to remember, the fact is that public health care for Mississippi’s poor, working poor, uninsured or underinsured is in the poorest state in the union an … [Read More...]

Lots of entertainment planned at SquareFest in Calhoun City

The 49th annual SquareFest in Calhoun City opens Friday, May 24 with two days of fun planned on the town square. … [Read More...]

Austin, May to lead Bruce High School graduating class

Bruce High School will host graduation ceremonies Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m. at Trojan Field. … [Read More...]

Liles, White lead 2019 Calhoun City graduates

Calhoun City High School will hold commencement exercises Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. … [Read More...]

The youth are often our true teachers

I’ve learned a lot over the past two weeks. I learned Vardaman softball player Maddie Terrell can dance to just about anything and likes to. I heard Calhoun City center-fielder Davione Hull raise his … [Read More...]

Calhoun Countians graduate from Holmes nursing school

The Grenada Campus of Holmes Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for the graduating Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Class of 2019 on May 9 in the Corey Forum. Twenty-five students graduated from … [Read More...]

BancorpSouth gives old bank building, Sweet Potato Council

VARDAMAN, Miss. -- May 15, 2019 – The Mississippi Sweet Potato Council will have a permanent home thanks to a building donation from BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS). … [Read More...]

Casey, Lucius lead 2019 Vardaman High School graduates

Vardaman High School Graduation is set for Saturday, May 25 at 6 p.m. … [Read More...]

STATE CHAMPS: Calhoun City defeats Taylorsville in three games for school’s first baseball state title

Calhoun City Wildcats made school history Saturday afternoon at Trustmark Park in Pearl when they won the school’s first ever state championship in baseball defeating Taylorsville in a three-game … [Read More...]

James Donald Coston

James Donald Coston of Gulfport, died  Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Gulfport. … [Read More...]

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Opal Mackay

Opal Hipp Mackay passed away 12  May, 2019 in Arlington, VA from a massive heart attack. … [Read More...]

Robert Earl Clanton

Robert Earl Clanton, Sr, 79, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2019, at his home in Oxford after a brief illness. … [Read More...]

Patricia McDonald

Patricia Gail McDonald, 70, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Local 4-H participate in district archery and rifle competition

The Calhoun County 4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y club youth participated in archery and rifle competition at the Northeast District 4-H contest held in West Point. More than 500 contestants from 22 counties … [Read More...]

New markets for plentiful state timber

How big an impact does forestry make on Mississippi’s economy? For the last six years, the Mississippi State University Extension Service says that forestry contributed more than a billion dollars … [Read More...]

Families First program helps reintegrate the incarcerated

Even if an incarcerated person accepts responsibility for their crime and understands that they made mistakes, many times they don’t see how they can reach past their current circumstance and re-enter … [Read More...]

Vardaman sweeps Smithville to win Class 1A State Championship

The Vardaman Lady Rams won the school’s first state championship in 50 years in grand style Tuesday morning in Hattiesburg with back-to-back home runs to complete a two game sweep of rival Smithville. … [Read More...]

Why did the turtle cross the road?

I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this, but it’s constant this time of year. Whenever I see a turtle in the road, I stop and carry it to whichever side it was facing and hope that’s where she was … [Read More...]

Relay For Life is Friday in Bruce

Calhoun County Relay for Life is scheduled for May 17 at the Bruce Football Field beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at midnight. … [Read More...]

School district receives $700,000 STEAM grant

The Calhoun County School District has been awarded a $700,000 competitive grant to be distributed over the next three years (pending federal appropriation each year) for an after school and summer … [Read More...]

Bruce board talks “menace” property

The Bruce aldermen have determined a need for a public hearing to determine if 24 cited properties in the City of Bruce are in such a state of uncleanliness as to be a menace to the public health, … [Read More...]

Calhoun City board identifies two properties for demolition

Calhoun City mayor and board identified two properties in town for demolition at their meeting last week. … [Read More...]

Derma sells town property for less

The Derma board of aldermen agreed to seek some town property at a lower price at their May meeting. … [Read More...]

Multi-purpose building topic of supervisors’ meeting

Some needed repairs at the multi-purpose center dominated business at the board of supervisors meeting last week. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City advances to 2A baseball state championship

Calhoun City’s North Half Championship Series Victory over Lake was somewhat anti-climatic after an emotional semifinal series sweep of East Union. … [Read More...]

Calvin Shempert Jr.

Calvin Shempert, Jr., 55, passed away in Calhoun County Thursday, May 9, 2019. … [Read More...]

Poynor and “Lacey” earn Grand Title

Roger Poynor and his dog “Lacey” earned her Grand Hunting Retriever Title at the HRC International Grand in Cheraw, SC held April 8-12. … [Read More...]

Morgan earns Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for May is Eliot Morgan, son of Richard and Melissa Morgan. … [Read More...]

Sports

STATE CHAMPS: Calhoun City defeats Taylorsville in three games for school’s first baseball state title

Calhoun City Wildcats made school history Saturday afternoon at Trustmark Park in Pearl when they won the school’s first … [Read More...]

Vardaman sweeps Smithville to win Class 1A State Championship

The Vardaman Lady Rams won the school’s first state championship in 50 years in grand style Tuesday morning in … [Read More...]

Calhoun City advances to 2A baseball state championship

Calhoun City’s North Half Championship Series Victory over Lake was somewhat anti-climatic after an emotional semifinal … [Read More...]

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‘Cooking for Fun’ group learns cake decorating

The “Cooking for Fun” group at Bruce First Baptist Church learned to decorate cakes during their … [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, … [Read More...]

Cooking teenager enjoys making snacks & supper

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Calhoun Academy graduation set for Sunday night

Valedictorian Drew Enochs and Salutatorian Amber Farmer will lead the 2019 graduation class at Calhoun Academy in commencement exercises this Sunday, … [Read More...]

Snellings’ BES K4 class makes a book

Emily Snellings’ BES K-4 class made a book this year, Handprint Animals A to Z, the second year for her class to do this project. … [Read More...]

Tree planted on Bruce Square in memory of Theresa Nicks

Bruce Fine Arts Club members had a tree planted on the Bruce square in memory of club member Theresa Nicks Drake and in honor of Arbor Day. … [Read More...]

Shipyard’s future vital to our state

Only Walmart employs more people in Mississippi than does Ingalls Shipyards at about 12,500 employees. But Ingalls and other shipbuilders pay … [Read More...]

Calhoun City sweeps East Union; takes 1-0 lead in North Half Series

The Calhoun City Wildcats rallied from six runs down in the last two innings to complete a sweep of East Union and advance to the Class 2A North Half … [Read More...]

Presley talks internet service to Calhoun City Chamber

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said the time is now to make high speed internet available to all Mississippians. … [Read More...]

Stewart’s thirst for learning thankfully never quenched

Robert Stewart views every day as an educational opportunity. The 77-year-old retired botany professor from Delta State University consumes books like … [Read More...]

Enjoying the ride with ‘City, Lady Rams

Two nights, two teams, two places, and lots and lots of magic – that was my experience over the past week following the Calhoun City Wildcats and the … [Read More...]

Vardaman Lady Rams win South; advance to 1A State Championship Series in Hattiesburg

The Vardaman Lady Rams rallied from two runs down in a deciding game three to defeat Ethel 10-8 Monday night and clinch the school’s first ever trip … [Read More...]

Career Center’s rekindled CNA program graduates 12

The Calhoun County Career and Technical Center CNA program recently graduated its first group of CNA’s since the classes started back. … [Read More...]

Benny Graves’ book shared with public

Tim and Stephanie Edmondson of Vardaman hosted a Book Signing event for author Benny Graves’s new book “Dancing With Trees, A Family Journal.” … [Read More...]

Mays has big day for ‘City tracksters

Ajala Mays led the Calhoun City track team with four medals at the Class 2A State track meet Monday. … [Read More...]

Williams leads VHS at 1A state track meet

Mykilah Williams, of Vardaman, finished her high school track career with two more gold medals and a silver. … [Read More...]

Myrrl Bean

Myrrl Hudson Bean died peacefully in her home May 5, 2019. … [Read More...]

Shelton Wagner

Shelton Allen Wagner, Sr., born October 24, 1935 in Slate Springs, died March 23, 2019. … [Read More...]

Wade Burt

Wade Murphy Burt, 66, of Houlka passed away May 5, 2019 at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Anna Williams

Anna Marie Williams, 22, passed away  Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born October 2, 1996 in Grenada, she was the daughter of Tanya Forsythe Williams and … [Read More...]

Jim Hamilton

Jim Fred Hamilton, 85, of Vardaman departed for glory May 5, 2019 at NMMC in Tupelo after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Jean Spencer

Jean Poynor Cornet Spencer, 91, of Memphis,  left her earthly home at Inspirit Foxbridge Assistant Living and went to her Heavenly Home, peacefully in … [Read More...]

Ricky Thompson

Ricky Nelson Thompson, 50 of Magee,  passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. … [Read More...]

Bennett Zinn

Bennett Earl Zinn, 80, of Oxford, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Roy L. Barton

Roy L. Barton, 91, died April 29, 2019 at his home in Bartlett, Tn. … [Read More...]

Loray Jordan found not guilty by Calhoun County jury

A Calhoun County jury found Loray Jordan not guilty Thursday evening after a three-day trial in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Jimmie Mae Jones

 Jimmie Mae Jones of Calhoun City passed away  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Baptist Nursing Center in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Katelin Stone

Katelin Elizabeth Grace Stone, 10, of Big Creek overcame her battle with cancer  and entered into the arms of Jesus on April 30, 2019, at St. Jude … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy students win at state Reading Fair

Winners at MAIS Overall Reading Fair at Hinds Community College were Ethan Parker, 3rd place Best Character in 2nd grade; Ellen Harrell, 1st place … [Read More...]

Butch Bounds

Joseph Lee “Butch” Bounds, 76, passed away in Big Creek April 20, 2019. … [Read More...]

Local Upward Bound students travel to Atlanta for STEM WARS

The Coffeeville/Calhoun Upward Bound Program recently participated in STEM WARS on the campus of Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, GA. … [Read More...]

Kindergarten registration upcoming for Calhoun County Schools

Calhoun County Schools will host K4 and K5 Kindergarten registration May 9-10 from 4-6 p.m. … [Read More...]

Massey signs with Blue Mountain

Breana Massey of Bruce signed with Blue Mountain in powerlifting last Thursday. … [Read More...]