Crusade in Pittsboro has good services

This week, October 23, 1983, the Grenada Campaign began. Saturday, August 24 is United Nations Day. … [Read More...]

Classified Ads

DOVE WOOD HEATER insert for sale, $500. Call 662-983-2886. 14,21p-sj … [Read More...]

Supervisors approve CR 401 bridge repair

Calhoun County supervisors approved a bridge repair order, 16th section land payment and declared some surplus property during their Wednesday meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Prepare now to help your backyard wildlife

When all things “pumpkin spice” start filling up your social media feed, you know it’s time to start winter preparations for backyard wildlife. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City continues win streak over Bruce

Friday marked the 15th-straight win in the Skuna River Rivalry for Calhoun City as they topped Bruce 33-6. … [Read More...]

Cougars overmatched at Desoto

Calhoun Academy fell on the road at DeSoto 58-22 on Friday night. … [Read More...]

Rams lose at TCPS 63-14

Vardaman was outmatched and outgunned on Friday night, falling 63-14 to TCPS. … [Read More...]

A preview of tonight’s football games around Calhoun County

It’s Skuna River Rivalry week in Calhoun County as Calhoun City looks to make it 15-straight wins (14-straight in the regular season) over Bruce. Vardaman also travels to TCPS, and Calhoun Academy is … [Read More...]

Calhoun County’s COVID-19 case count approaching 600

COVID-19 cases in Calhoun County have increased nearly 25% since Sept. 1 according to the Mississippi Department of Health. … [Read More...]

What’s eating my kale?

Can someone please tell me what’s eating my newly-planted cabbage and kale? I can probably figure out what to do, if only I knew what I’m up against. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Jackson, Jennings add to Bruce vs Calhoun City rivalry

Usually when previewing the Skuna River Rivalry, we talk about Calhoun City’s winning streak, but I want to take a different angle this year. … [Read More...]

Band leaders positive, despite Covid changes

COVID-19 has dramatically changed every aspect of our lives, including extracurricular activities. … [Read More...]

Ellard gets closure in brother’s death in Japanese Prison Camp in 1942

May 11, 2000 – The monument on the Bruce Square displays the names of the valiant soldiers from Calhoun County who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City fifth graders use writing project to make recipes

Calhoun City fifth grade students, including one virtual student, are bringing their learning to life. … [Read More...]

I want that electric Harley Davidson

The scenery is astonishing, the friendship is heartwarming, and the suspense is, well suspenseful. But most of all I’m in love with the electric Harley Davidson motorcycle. … [Read More...]

Portion of Cook Ave. in Bruce to honor Dr. King

The Bruce mayor and board of aldermen approved a new ordinance, designated a local road to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and approved an upgrade to a project at Haworth at their October meeting. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City contracts with Sheriff’s Office crew to help clean roads

Calhoun City board of aldermen approved a contract for garbage pick-up around town utilizing Deputy Mickey Rodgers and Calhoun County inmates. … [Read More...]

Herrod resigns in Derma; town taking applications

The Town of Derma is accepting applications for an employee for Town Hall following the resignation of Shirley Herrod. … [Read More...]

Langford sworn in; no trick-or-treating in town

The Vardaman board of aldermen welcomed a new member, discussed the plan for Halloween in town, and set a hearing for a local grant project in their October meeting. … [Read More...]

Separation of powers: ‘Pack court’ has a long history

Depending on one’s partisan leanings, the latest national furor over so-called “court-packing” started with the failed 2016 Supreme Court nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of … [Read More...]

Delta Kappa Gamma Society provides books for after school program

The Oxford chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently donated over 85 books to the after school program in Vardaman. … [Read More...]

Locals come together to hand out blankets, coats to those in need

Anonymous Hope teamed up with the Vardaman Fire Department, Saving Paws animal shelter, The CORE Crew, and others to give away jackets, blankets and other bedding, canned food and more during a drive … [Read More...]

COVID-19 continues to impact local sports schedules

COVID-19 has affected numerous extracurricular activities this fall in Calhoun County. Two of the county’s football teams have had games canceled due to their opponent coming down with the virus, and … [Read More...]

Working teens face Covid-19 challenges

Most teenagers have a part time job, and that has been considered normal. … [Read More...]

Calhoun students earn Northwest scholarships

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Foundation has announced scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. … [Read More...]

Taking early look at this year’s sweet potato yields

This year’s sweet potato harvest is ramping up, and initial reports from the field indicate an average yield for 2020. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City man charged with capital murder

A Calhoun City man is charged with capital murder and a warrant has been issued for another suspect in the Sept. 17 shooting death of Deundray Garth at 121 Underwood in Derma. … [Read More...]

Cousin gets COVID and is quarantined

Friday of this week is National Boss Day. Wedding anniversaries this week: Oct. 11 Bill and Beverly Gore; Oct. 16 Jimmy and Pat Hatfield (55 years); Bobby and Susan High; Oct. 17 Tommy and Sondra … [Read More...]

We’re praying for Shirley in Derma

With Covid-19 virus cases still on the rise in Calhoun County, I hope you and your family have managed to escape it. The numbers I report are from Sunday to Sunday since that is when I write the … [Read More...]

Bruce beats Coffeeville 35-0

Bruce cruised to a 35-0 win over Coffeeville on Thursday, a team formerly led by Trojan head coach Jamaal Jackson. … [Read More...]

Sports

Calhoun City continues win streak over Bruce

Friday marked the 15th-straight win in the Skuna River Rivalry for Calhoun City as they topped Bruce 33-6. … [Read More...]

Cougars overmatched at Desoto

Calhoun Academy fell on the road at DeSoto 58-22 on Friday night. … [Read More...]

Rams lose at TCPS 63-14

Vardaman was outmatched and outgunned on Friday night, falling 63-14 to TCPS. … [Read More...]

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Recipes

Calhoun City fifth graders use writing project to make recipes

Calhoun City fifth grade students, including one virtual student, are bringing their learning to … [Read More...]

Dauzat shares two fall recipes

Amber Dauzat shared two Fall recipes that were taught to her by her mother, Debra Dauzat, while she … [Read More...]

Reeder shares his favorite football recipes

This Fall Football Trio of recipes is compliments of Roger Reeder. … [Read More...]

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Wildcats make easy work of Eupora, 24-7

Despite a lackluster start, Calhoun City secured a 24-7 win over Eupora on Thursday night. … [Read More...]

Lucille Thacker

Lucille Smith Thacker, 86, passed away October 8, 2020 at her home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Corn posts solid harvest despite struggling start

A soggy planting season dissuaded some Mississippi producers from planting corn this year, but those who stuck with the crop have mostly been rewarded … [Read More...]

Halloween Carnival fundraising underway at Calhoun Academy

Calhoun Academy has many fundraisers for the Halloween Carnival that will take place on Saturday, October 31. … [Read More...]

William ‘Bill’ Davis

William Charley “Bill” Davis, 78, passed away at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston on October 10, 2020. … [Read More...]

Academy hosts See You at the Pole event

The students and faculty of Calhoun Academy recently held the annual See You at the Pole event, which took place in the gym this year because of the … [Read More...]

Surely you cannot be Cereus

Goldenrod is blooming, and with early Autumn colors hinting at the darkness to come it won’t be long before Daylight Saving Time ends and we’re left … [Read More...]

Student researches history of Bruce High; BHS was Compilation, 10 Community Schools

June 22, 2000 – Bruce High School was erected in 1928. It was a consolidation of ten different community schools. The communities- Sarepta, Antioch, … [Read More...]

Throwing touchdowns the best part for Bailey

Britton Bailey hasn’t played football his entire life, but he’s become an instrumental part of the Vardaman Rams’ offense the last two seasons. … [Read More...]

Eva Penick

Eva Jo Blount Penick, 90, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at her home in Vardaman. … [Read More...]

Bounds brings love, bright smile to Vardaman library

A new, but very familiar smile is greeting visitors to the J.S. Edmondson Memorial Library in Vardaman these days. Minnie Marie Bounds was recently … [Read More...]

Chamber to host scarecrow contest, trick-or-treating

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to participate once again in the scarecrow contest. … [Read More...]

New visitation rules put in place for Bruce Community Living Center

Bruce Community Living Center is excited to announce its COVID-free status. We have met the requirements necessary to open our front porch for … [Read More...]

As political debates go, Trump-Biden not wildest I’ve seen

The raucous, at times, incomprehensible first 2020 presidential debate between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic contender … [Read More...]

Lady Cougars fall at state; Dishman enjoyed season

Although her season came to an end this weekend, Calhoun Academy senior Landry Dishman fondly reflects on her time as a Lady Cougar. … [Read More...]

Sports column – COVID begins to impact football season

It’s been a strange week for Calhoun County sports. … [Read More...]

Big plays costly for Bruce at Eupora

Although the game was scoreless entering the third quarter, Bruce ultimately fell to Eupora on Friday 14-0. … [Read More...]

Rams fall to ‘Noles, host Okolona Thurs.

Vardaman’s comeback attempt fell just short on Friday as the Rams fell to Smithville 27-21. … [Read More...]

Cougars earn win at Kemper

Calhoun Academy got back in the win column after a two-week hiatus by knocking off Kemper Academy 58-20 on Friday. … [Read More...]

Wildcats win COVID forfeit, East Webster

Calhoun City is 1-0 in division play, albeit an unconventional 1-0. … [Read More...]

Geraldine White

Geraldine White, 96 of Russellville, AR died September 29, 2020 of a stroke. … [Read More...]

Oscar Davis family to have 50th reunion on October 24

The first Davis family reunion was held in 1970 in Bruce and has continued for the past 50 years. … [Read More...]

Grief still fresh after loss of parent

Another beautiful week has passed us by. The mornings have been a bit chilly but the days have been amazing. I love this time of year. Everything … [Read More...]

Kenneth Fletcher

Kenneth Edward Fletcher, 73, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at his home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Dog gets a haircut

Took my dog to Calhoun City Monday to get his hair cut. … [Read More...]

Evelyn Spencer

Evelyn C. Spencer, 96, of East Point, GA, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Vitas Health Care in Fairburn, GA. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Baptist Association gathers in Bruce

This week, October 7, 2001 the Afghanistan War began. Fifty years ago this week, October 5, 1970, funeral service for Fonnie James, 77, was held at … [Read More...]

Dauzat shares two fall recipes

Amber Dauzat shared two Fall recipes that were taught to her by her mother, Debra Dauzat, while she was growing up. … [Read More...]

Miss Spencer to marry Mr. Lucius October 10

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Spencer of Clarkson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Montana Leigh Spencer, to Caleb Dewayne Lucius, son … [Read More...]

Heard from reader in Baton Rouge

Such nice weather we are having lately. Cool mornings and just warm enough later in the day. Joe and Amy came up from Mobile, AL Friday night and … [Read More...]