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First meeting held for FCCLA at BHS

FCCLA or Family, Career, Community Leaders of America is a career and technical student organization designed to give students the opportunity to increase personal growth, leadership skills, and life … [Read More...]

UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition

OXFORD –  Two dozen Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi will arrive by van in Calhoun City Monday morning (Nov. 19) on a mission to retrieve the ceremonial … [Read More...]

Overflow notes– more news from devastating rain, flood

March 24, 1955 – “Four big flood-control dams in North Mississippi were credited with preventing major damage in the Mississippi Delta for holding back rainfall in the hills” was the report  in … [Read More...]


Parker ready to tip off season with Cougars

Coben Parker is optimistic about Calhoun Academy’s basketball season that opened Tuesday against Humphreys. … [Read More...]

Lady Wildcats, Trojans collect wins on hardwood

The Lady Wildcats defeated Oxford and Bruce Trojans topped Houston in basketball action last week. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City breaks up Union; hosts Philadelphia next

It looked like it might be an easy night for the Calhoun City Wildcats when Jay Bailey returned the opening kickoff 75 … [Read More...]

Bruce is back with ‘City; Vardaman back in the North

Bruce returns to its traditional region, and Vardaman is back in the north. That’s the biggest takeaways from the new … [Read More...]

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Gaby Tovar

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Charlotte Stephen

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Cynthia Tedford

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Kids in the Kitchen

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Fine Arts Club participates in statewide Women’s Club’s Veterans Day project

GFWC-MFWC Fine Arts Club of Bruce joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) in … [Read More...]

Operation Christmas Child drop-off underway

Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop-off for the county is underway at Derma Baptist Church. … [Read More...]

Veterans’ Day speakers focus on remembrance, thankfulness, peace

Brigadier General John Rhodes told a large audience at the Veterans’ Day program at the American … [Read More...]

Calhoun City square, Hwy. 8 bridges set for repair work from MDOT

The Calhoun City Square will get fresh pavement within the next few years. … [Read More...]

Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City on Monday

The annual Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City next Monday, Nov. 19 with Mississippi State and Ole … [Read More...]

‘City Christmas parade set; Buddy Benches will soon be delivered

The Calhoun City Chamber is busy planning for the Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas Parade. … [Read More...]

U.S. Senate, Chancery Judge on Nov. 27 runoff ballot

Calhoun County voters will return to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 27 to help decide two races that … [Read More...]

Reservoir damage to road and railroad is tremendous

March 24, 1955 - This vicinity suffered one of the biggest rains on record–10.32 inches within the … [Read More...]

Program on chronic wasting disease in deer set for Nov. 15

A Calhoun County Forestry meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose … [Read More...]

Derma board buys new air packs for fire department

Derma Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of new air packs for the fire department at the … [Read More...]

Vardaman man arrested on drug, weapon charges

A Vardman man was arrested last night on multiple drug and weapon charges. … [Read More...]

Scott joins Calhoun City police force

Calhoun City aldermen voted to hire part-time police officer Kenneth Scott Jr. as full-time at their … [Read More...]

Durell Wade finally coming home

December 7, 1941 may be a date which will live in infamy, but December 7, 2018 will be a date that … [Read More...]

Veterans’ Day programs set around county

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

Cooks will lead Vardaman Christmas Parade

Paul and Daphna Cook will be the grand marshals of the Vardaman Christmas parade this year, Mayor … [Read More...]

Bruce board gets go ahead to clean properties with current ordinance

Bruce board attorney Jim Beckett confirmed to the mayor and board of aldermen that the town’s … [Read More...]

Logan, Vance win school board races; chancery headed to run-off

Brad Logan, of Bruce, and Christie Vance, of Calhoun City, were elected to the Calhoun County School … [Read More...]

School Board Race Results

Current results for Calhoun County School board races. Four of four precincts reported. … [Read More...]

Extension Service loses one employee, gains two

Calhoun County Extension agent Trent Barnett informed county supervisors Monday he’s losing an … [Read More...]

Pinson Square to perform at Sweet Potato Banquet Saturday

The annual Sweet Potato Harvest Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Front Porch on Main … [Read More...]

Tornado touches down on county road 361

Cleanup is ongoing up and down CR 361 south of Calhoun City where a tornado touched down last … [Read More...]

Sweet potato harvest described as “fair”

Mississippi sweet potato fields that missed needed rains in June and July are experiencing favorable … [Read More...]

Vances travel to anniversary in car they drove to wedding

Last week Carl Vance of near Slate Spring, took the 1916 Model T Ford from the shed and put it back … [Read More...]

Beasley shares memories as the first Sweet Potato Queen

The 45th Vardaman Sweet Potato Queen will be crowned this Thursday night. Vardaman native Kathy … [Read More...]

Barnett a finalist for Mississippi School Nurse of the Year

Kristy Barnett, school nurse at Calhoun City, is up for Mississippi School Nurse of the Year. … [Read More...]

45th Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday

The 2018 Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 3 with the arts and crafts … [Read More...]

Absentee voting will conclude this Saturday

The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in the Circuit Clerk’s office will be Saturday, Nov. 3 at … [Read More...]

Bland scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 26

Former Bruce High School Band Director Jon Bland, charged with five counts of enticement of a child … [Read More...]

Accreditation grades now official; Liles announces retirement

Supt. Dr. Lisa Langford informed the Calhoun County School Board Monday night that the previously … [Read More...]

Golden in custody at jail in Pontotoc

A Pontotoc man has finally been served an indictment for attempted murder in Bruce in 2017. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City, Bruce bands excel at state championships

Calhoun City High School Marching Band earned second and Bruce’s took fourth in the Class 2A MHSAA … [Read More...]

Dr. Lee Pullen shares insights on dental career

Lee Pullen is a general dentist with offices in Water Valley and Bruce. … [Read More...]

Schuhs compile Bruce census in 1938, boasting of population

Bruce, the biggest little town in the world, has 1,505 persons it was learned after a final … [Read More...]

Shelton, Edington earn Congressional Awards

Two Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H members in Calhoun County were recognized … [Read More...]

Take-Back Drug Day is Saturday, Sheriff Office

After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds of expired, unused and unwanted … [Read More...]

Maddox focused on providing positive school experience for students at BES

Paula Maddox is in her 30th year in education and her first as a school principal. Maddox is leading … [Read More...]

Calhoun Disaster Team works in Albany, GA

Calhoun Baptist Disaster Relief Team worked in Albany, GA four days last week,  with well over 400 … [Read More...]

Numerous Halloween, fall festival events planned around the county this week

Halloween events submitted to The Journal from around the county include: … [Read More...]

Town, Suber close to agreement on dilapidated Western Auto building

Progress is reportedly being made toward turning the dilapidated former Western Auto building on the … [Read More...]

Playground in Bruce Park to be shut down indefinitely for repairs

The Kids Korner playground at Bruce Park will be closed indefinitely starting Wednesday for … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Police searching for shooting suspect from late night incident

A Calhoun City man remains  hospitalized after being shot multiple times “in the body” outside his … [Read More...]

More than 150 attend reunion, Slate Springs School in 1968

June 6, 1968 – If you weren’t, you should have been at the Slate Spring school reunion last year. … [Read More...]

Bailey continues tradition growing pumpkins, gourds

Tom Bailey and his family have been raising pumpkins and gourds on four acres in the Lloyd Community … [Read More...]

Absentee voting underway for Nov. 6 election

Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 election is taking place now at the circuit clerk’s office in … [Read More...]

School board candidates discuss qualifications, goals ahead of Nov. 6 election

Calhoun County’s districts three and four will have school board elections on the Nov. 6 ballot … [Read More...]

Oakley will direct countywide musical

Casting is complete and rehearsals are now beginning for Beauty and the Beast Jr. under the … [Read More...]

James family desperate to hear news on missing son

Family members are desperate to find information on their son who is missing from Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Bruce, Calhoun City Bands qualify for State

Bruce and Calhoun City High School bands both have advanced to state competition next week. … [Read More...]

School Board says yes to Families First

The Calhoun County School Board unanimously approved a proposal to allow Families First to put in a … [Read More...]

Scarecrows to be judged this Thursday

Bruce Chamber of Commerce President Theresa Nicks told the group Monday that she was thrilled with … [Read More...]

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