Local COVID numbers continue to spike; more events cancelled

Calhoun County’s COVID-19 caseload jumped 10% over the past week according to the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) and is predicted to rise even more as the potential impact of Thanksgiving … [Read More...]

Family mourns death of husband, father and brother after shooting

Ala Salahadeen Abdulwadod, simply known as Ala or “Al” to friends and family, was described as a “genuine, respectful person with lots of integrity.” … [Read More...]

Grinch helps evoke love for Christmas

Yellowstone, Miracle on 34th Street and Dr. Seuss’ “Grinch” filled my screen over the Thanksgiving holiday. … [Read More...]

Abolishing Electoral College will dilute rural influence

The Electoral College, as confusing and messy as it often becomes in presidential politics, remains the only safeguard against having our national leadership chosen by the citizens of a few densely … [Read More...]

School Board discusses latest COVID numbers at Monday night meeting

The Calhoun County School Board cited a spike in COVID cases through the district at their Zoom meeting Monday night. They discussed virtual options if that became a necessity, but stressed they are … [Read More...]

Wildcats will face Taylorsville in title game at Jackson Saturday

Calhoun City football will be traveling to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson on Saturday to take on Taylorsville in the Class 2A State Championship. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City tops East Union to claim 2A North Half Title

For the first time since 2016, Calhoun City football will be playing for a state championship after a thrilling 22-14 win over East Union on Friday in the North Half finals. … [Read More...]

Fine Arts preparing to repair Bruce snowflakes

The snowflakes have been put in place in town, but when they come down the Bruce Fine Arts Club will be having them repaired. … [Read More...]

Lucius shares Rotel Potatoes recipe

Rotel Potatoes is a recipe Stephanie Lucius of Calhoun City says is always a family favorite for their holidays meals. … [Read More...]

Visited local cemeteries

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. … [Read More...]

Havens-Fisackerly vows to be said December 12

Ronnie and Rhonda Fisackerly of Houston are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Timothy Luke Fisackerly, to Megan Brook Havens, daughter of the late Tammy Havens … [Read More...]

Christmas lights lighting up Derma

With the Covid virus still on the rise, I understand a lot of families had their Thanksgiving separate from the rest of the family. … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving curtailed; saddened by local events

This week on November 30, 1784, the threshing machine was invented. (This was a precursor to the modern farm combine.) … [Read More...]

We are a blessed people

I pray everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We had a blast. Things were a bit different but we made the most out of it. We have so much to be thankful for. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Wildcats, Egg Bowl made for big week

It was a big week of football in Mississippi. … [Read More...]

Cold snap doesn’t have to catch gardeners unaware

Well, it happened again this week. It seems every year, home gardeners get surprised by the first cold snap. Whenever weather forecasters utter the words “frost” or “freeze” for the first time each … [Read More...]

Mikel ‘Waddles’ Shoemaker

Mikel Shoemaker, 60, of Calhoun City passed from this life  November 30, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Frank Tutor

William Frank Tutor, 73, of Belden, died November 27, 2020 after an extended illness, surrounded by family. … [Read More...]

Geraldine Dye

Geraldine Lucius Dye, the most caring, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend God ever created, peacefully passed from this life and met Jesus face to face November 29, 2020 surrounded by her … [Read More...]

Wilma Turner

Wilma Pearl (Clark) Turner, 89, after an extended illness, left her earthly home and went to her Heavenly home to be with her Lord in Glory on the 25th of November 2020. … [Read More...]

Buba Wall

Buba Wall, 57, of Big Creek, passed from this life November 28, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Calvin Keen

Gene Calvin Keen, 68, passed away at his home in Bruce November 27, 2020. … [Read More...]

Sidney Clark

Sidney L. Clark, 99, of the Red Hill Community in Duck Hill, passed away November 23, 2020 at his residence. … [Read More...]

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Three charged with capital murder after robbing Calhoun City store, killing clerk

Three men are charged with capital murder after killing a store clerk at a Calhoun City gas station Wednesday night during a robbery. Deputy Ezra Conner said authorities were dispatched shortly after … [Read More...]

Chapel at Cowpen has become local wedding destination

It all began when Sarah and Chance Adair were looking for a place to get married. … [Read More...]

Bruce Christmas parade canceled, Calhoun City’s date changed

The Bruce Lions’ Club Christmas Parade and a handful of surrounding events have been canceled due to COVID-19, but parades in Calhoun City and Vardaman are moving forward as scheduled. … [Read More...]

Calhoun election results certified

Calhoun County’s election results from Nov. 3 were officially certified last week with 70.6% of the registered voters in the county participating. … [Read More...]

Mickey and Donald among write-in votes

Late last week the results of the Nov. 3 general election in Calhoun County were certified and made official. We had the expected winners with no changes from the unofficial results previously … [Read More...]

Trump continues long, unfortunate presidential tradition of lies and self deception

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Polonius advises his son departing for his university schooling: “To thine own self be true.” … [Read More...]

Sports

Wildcats will face Taylorsville in title game at Jackson Saturday

Calhoun City football will be traveling to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson on Saturday to take on … [Read More...]

Calhoun City tops East Union to claim 2A North Half Title

For the first time since 2016, Calhoun City football will be playing for a state championship after a thrilling 22-14 … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Wildcats, Egg Bowl made for big week

It was a big week of football in Mississippi. … [Read More...]

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Lucius shares Rotel Potatoes recipe

Rotel Potatoes is a recipe Stephanie Lucius of Calhoun City says is always a family favorite for … [Read More...]

Bennett shares favorite holiday recipe for cream corn

“This is my version of cream corn. It is a favorite holiday recipe that my family always requests,” … [Read More...]

Gross shares favorite Thanksgiving cake recipe

Haley Mitchell Gross of Bruce share her mother, Becky Mitchell’s, sweet potato cake recipe, as her … [Read More...]

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Reedy’s Bible Conference went real well

This week, November 28, 1783, the first U.S. Post Office was established. … [Read More...]

Academy opens basketball season with new coaches, outlook

Calhoun Academy basketball has some familiar faces at the helm of its programs this year. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – M.D.’s imprint all over this Wildcat team

“If I had told you when you got the job last spring that you’d be playing for North Half, what would you have said?” … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer wins two of three prior to break

Vardaman High School soccer teams won two of three games over the past week. … [Read More...]

Malone honored by NMMC in Tupelo

NMMC of Tupelo recently honored Bill Malone Jr. with the Excellence in Nursing Award for Non-Traditional Nursing. … [Read More...]

Bennett shares favorite holiday recipe for cream corn

“This is my version of cream corn. It is a favorite holiday recipe that my family always requests,” said Gayla Bennett of Bruce. … [Read More...]

2020 was difficult year for many of us

We had a very blessed week at Mt Liberty this week. I’ve been reflecting on change. We’ve been so focused on the turmoil our country has been in that … [Read More...]

Don’t eat too much on Thanksgiving

Monday was Sue Hardin’s birthday. We went out to eat. Hope everyone will have a Happy Thanksgiving. … [Read More...]

Take precautions if having family over

Thanksgiving has always been a time for families to be together, but with the virus going strong many are keeping the numbers down at their gathering. … [Read More...]

Research sheds light on best times to hunt bucks

“Where are all the bucks?” Several years ago, Larry Castle, formerly of Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), and Steve … [Read More...]

Calhoun City defeats East Webster; advances to North Half title game

Calhoun City football is heading to the North Half Finals after knocking off East Webster on Friday 30-14. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City released honor roll

Calhoun City Elementary School announces their first nine weeks honor roll. … [Read More...]

Christi Story

Christi Vanlandingham Story, 51, of Bruce, suddenly passed from this life November 22, 2020, in Water Valley. … [Read More...]

Leroy Chrestman

James Leroy Chrestman, 87, of Calhoun City, died November 22, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice House. … [Read More...]

Cavan Grist

Cavan Louis Grist, 19, tragically passed from this life November 18, 2020, in Waterford, MS. … [Read More...]

Patsy Denley

Patsy Kaye Turner Denley, 63, Coffeeville, passed away  November 19, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. … [Read More...]

Jackie Eastridge

Winnie Jackie Gilder Eastridge, 90, retired nurse from Veterans Hospital in Memphis, died November 19, 2020. … [Read More...]

Quay Wolfe

Quay Chambers Wolfe, 75, passed away at her home in Calhoun City on November 18, 2020. … [Read More...]

Sherri Childers

Sheri Mabry Childers, 72, of Bruce passed from this life November 18, 2020, at her home. … [Read More...]

Eddie Bailey

Edmond Rance Bailey, Jr. 75, of Vardaman cast his line toward the shores of eternity November 16, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden-Triangle … [Read More...]

Leslie Wicker

 Leslie Whitehead Wicker, 69, of Paris, passed from this life November 15, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Bruce Ellard

Carl Bruce Ellard, of Natchez, quietly left this life November 10, 2020. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – Turn of fate denies Beadle chance in 1964 Olympics

July 25, 1996 – Dr. Gene Beadle of Bruce almost made it to the Olympics representing the U.S.A. in judo. … [Read More...]

A slice of England in Mississippi

A little bit of this, a little bit of that… I just finished a new garden bed that is a nostalgic nod to my part-time home in northern England and the … [Read More...]

Bruce man arrested after stealing truck, fleeing police officers

A Bruce man is in the county jail in Pittsboro after running from police, stealing a truck from a local business and then abandoning it on the highway … [Read More...]

Calhoun Farm Bureau earns regional award

Calhoun County Farm Bureau received the Region 2 Most Outstanding County Award. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Wildcats, Wolverines will get their matchup after all

Calhoun City and East Webster didn’t get the chance to play earlier this year, but, thankfully, we get the chance to see them this Friday night. … [Read More...]

Bruce to host Christmas window display contest, Winterfest event

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce has announced two new events to help promote and celebrate the Christmas season. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City sets Christmas Parade for Dec. 5

The Calhoun City Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 5. This year’s theme is “Heroes of Our Heart.” … [Read More...]

Supervisors purchase new garbage truck

Calhoun County Supervisors approved the reverse auction bid for an automatic side loading garbage truck from Sansom Equipment in the amount of … [Read More...]