Merle Williams

Merle Marie Anderson Williams, 72, of Coffeeville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North MS in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Kenny Calder

Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Calder, 51, of Coffeeville, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his residence. … [Read More...]

Nancy Petros

Nancy Faith Petros, 71, of Oxford took her first breath in Heaven late in the evening June 14, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Local teams playing basketball at CCHS Tuesday

Calhoun City High School will host a full slate of games in the gym on Tuesday, June 18. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City competes at MSU basketball camp

Calhoun City Wildcat basketball team recently competed at the Mississippi State University basketball camp winning three of their five games. … [Read More...]

Wade items donated to museum

Memorial Day fell on Durell Wade’s 102nd birthday. Wade was a Slate Spring native who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor at the onset of World War II. … [Read More...]

Dr. McNamee elated to return home as part of Golden Class

The idea of success is subjective. Some equate it with a specific dollar amount. Others feel that garnering attention for whatever reason brings them a level of prosperity. But for Alcorn State … [Read More...]

Rosemary Collins

Rosemary Reed Collins, 79, died at her home in Marvell Saturday, June 8, 2019. … [Read More...]

Charles Terry

Charles Morris Terry, 94, of Big Creek traded his sorrow for joy with his family by his side on June 11, 2019 at the Veterans Home in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Will 2019 flood be the worst?

In what would be his final studio album, the inimitable Mississippi blues legend B.B. King in 2008 covered the 1927 Bessie Smith classic “Backwater Blues” in a style that made the heartbreaking tune … [Read More...]

William Murphree

William Fate Murphree, 90, of Senatobia, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Birmingham, AL. … [Read More...]

Bruce board moves forward with cleanup effort

The Bruce mayor and board of aldermen voted unanimously to move forward on trying to clean up several private properties they determined to be a “menace to public health” at a public hearing last week … [Read More...]

Vardaman sells old Town Hall property

Vardaman mayor and board of aldermen sold the former town hall building, received request from Furniture Wood on a tax exemption and discussed keeping a road clear at their June monthly meeting. … [Read More...]

Glad to be surrounded by some amazing cooks

Sunshine McGreger’s favorite food is Southern food, especially garden vegetables. “I’m not picky,” she said, and she also loves sweets. … [Read More...]

Grand Champions – Bond between man and dog brings success, satisfaction

Roger Poynor walks across a thick, grassy field. “Lacey,” his 5-year-old Black Labrador, is glued to his side, taking every step he takes. They are in complete unison. … [Read More...]

Happily reminded of my wonderful dog Daisy

Looking into the deep brown, almost orange eyes of Roger Poynor’s dog “Lacey,” I couldn’t help but think of my Daisy. … [Read More...]

Magic Mr. Nick entertains at library show

Magic Mr. Nick entertained a group of children at last week’s Summer Reading Family Night at the Bruce Theater. … [Read More...]

Citizens ask about police protection on Church Hill

The Derma mayor and board of aldermen heard from citizens regarding police protection and agreed to keep the tax millage the same for the next fiscal year. … [Read More...]

Locals compete in NEMBCA All Star Game

Three Calhoun County basketball players were in action at the Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association All Star Basketball Game in Booneville last weekend. … [Read More...]

Liles joins Germantown Chiropractic clinic

Dr. Lindsey Liles, DC, has officially joined the Germantown Family Chiropractic team. … [Read More...]

Letha Bailey

Letha Newman Bailey, 95, passed away peacefully at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford Monday, June 10, 2019. … [Read More...]

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Armstrong earns Willis Scholarship

Jalen Armstrong of Calhoun City is the 2019 recipient of the C.M. and Swanee Willis Scholarship of $500 for Academic Excellence Award. … [Read More...]

Southern Tradition opens in Bruce

Ribbon cutting was held Saturday at Southern Tradition restaurant next to Sawmill Restaurant in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Are we a moocher state?

A Democratic New Jersey congressman recently vented his contempt for so-called ‘moocher states’ like Mississippi that receive more money from the federal government than they send back to Washington … [Read More...]

‘Year of Assessment’ – School district moving forward with high expectations, several changes

The Calhoun County School District has completed what Supt. Dr. Lisa Langford called “a year of assessment” as the 2018-19 school year ended. Dr. Langford, who was hired as the county school … [Read More...]

Seeking serenity between sand and sky

It is said a day at the beach restores the soul. We gave it our best shot last week with our vacation to “L.A.” (Lower Alabama). … [Read More...]

Natchez Trace Electric Power receives $8.56 million loan

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states. The funding includes $64 million to finance smart grid … [Read More...]

Free eye exams offered for kids who don’t pass the reading gate

For the fifth year, the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) and the Mississippi Vision Foundation (MVF) will provide eye exams at no-cost to third graders who did not pass the state reading … [Read More...]

Bruce Elementary says goodbye to longtime BES teacher Cook

Bruce Elementary teacher Patricia Cook was honored with a retirement reception. … [Read More...]

Sports

Local teams playing basketball at CCHS Tuesday

Calhoun City High School will host a full slate of games in the gym on Tuesday, June 18. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City competes at MSU basketball camp

Calhoun City Wildcat basketball team recently competed at the Mississippi State University basketball camp winning three … [Read More...]

Locals compete in NEMBCA All Star Game

Three Calhoun County basketball players were in action at the Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association All … [Read More...]

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Glad to be surrounded by some amazing cooks

Sunshine McGreger’s favorite food is Southern food, especially garden vegetables. “I’m not picky,” … [Read More...]

‘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...]

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Ward recognized after long career at Weyerhaeuser

Harold Ward retired from Weyerhaeuser Monday after 38 years of service. … [Read More...]

Vance earns MVP in All Star Game

Calhoun City Lady Wildcat pitcher Abby Vance earned North MVP honors in the Mississippi Association of Coaches Junior 1A/2A/3A All Star Game at Jones … [Read More...]

Evelyn Weeks

Evelyn Davidson Weeks, 87, strolled peacefully into Heaven May 30, 2019 at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Barney Cozart

Barney Cozart, son of Theo and Annie Bell (Harmon) of Pittsboro, passed away after a short illness, with all his children at his side. … [Read More...]

Johnnie Faye Barnett

Johnnie Faye Barnett, 83, passed away at home in Holland, MI May 25, 2019 after a brief illness. … [Read More...]

Markey Davis

Markey Randolph Davis, 76, passed away peacefully at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City Sunday, June 2, 2019. … [Read More...]

Langford signs cheerleading scholarship

Mary Mason Langford recently signed a cheerleading scholarship with Northwest Community College. … [Read More...]

Mary Frances Long

Mary Frances Long, 95, of Calhoun City walked through the gates of Heaven on June 2, 2019 at her daughter’s home. … [Read More...]

Lynn Lucius

Phillip Lynn Lucius, Jr, 48, passed away suddenly in Webster County Tuesday, May 21, 2019. … [Read More...]

Jerry Tutor

Jerry Wayne Tutor, 69, of Water Valley passed from this life May 24,2019 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after an extended … [Read More...]

Angela McCluskey

Angela Ruth McCluskey, 56, of Bruce passed into eternity on May 26, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a valiant battle with cancer. … [Read More...]

James receives Supervisors’ Scholarship

Mary Alon James, of Bruce, is the 2019 recipient of a $250 scholarship from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors. … [Read More...]

Thinking outside the box

Our pop culture in this country has made mincemeat out of the phrase “thinking outside the box” and rendered the phrase trite and meaningless. That … [Read More...]

A little cleaning, a lot of riding

The shine is ultimately blinding, but not achieved until the long winter’s dust is painstakingly wiped away from every curve, crevice and chrome. … [Read More...]

Remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Camp McCain Commander Lt. Col. Richard Weaver, the featured speaker at the Pryor Memorial Service on the Calhoun City Square Saturday during … [Read More...]

Mayor updates chamber on park bike trail project

Mayor Rudy Pope told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce last week the town was waiting on dryer weather to begin work on the bike trail in Bruce Park. … [Read More...]

Summer Library programs begin May 28

The summer reading programs at the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce will begin next week. … [Read More...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

James Donald Coston

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

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...]