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New year, new club at BHS – FCCLA

FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. It is a student organization that emphasizes student school involvement and community service. Club members have been making a … [Read More...]

Movitz is back in ‘Magic Kingdom’

Nine years ago, Alison Movitz was one of BHS’s most unique teachers. Recently retiring from 25 years of teaching English, she is briefly returning to the “Magic Kingdom” in her old classroom at BHS. … [Read More...]

Vardaman native Keith Bradford a vice president with Disney

Keith Bradford grew up in Vardaman loving football, math and Ole Miss. The son of George and Joyce Bradford, they lived off of Highway 8 next to the Calhoun and Chickasaw county line by his … [Read More...]


Calhoun City wins last second thriller at Bruce

Bruce and Calhoun City renewed their rivalry on the basketball court Monday night with an important region battle for … [Read More...]

Freshman Petty wants to lead Bruce back to glory

Bryanna Petty is just a freshman, but she’s making a big impact on a young Bruce Lady Trojan basketball team. … [Read More...]

‘City places second at Lady Wildcat Invitational

Calhoun City’s girls’ powerlifting team finished second to Holmes County recently in the 2018 Lady Wildcat Invitational. … [Read More...]

ICC to host cheer clinics and tryouts in March

FULTON, Miss. – Itawamba Community College will host its cheer clinics and tryouts for the 2018-19 squads on March 19 … [Read More...]

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Dee Franklin

Dee Franklin was involved in Calhoun County 4-H’s Kids in the Kitchen when she was younger and … [Read More...]

Wilma Johnson

Wilma Johnson of Vardaman enjoys trying new desserts she can use sweet potatoes in for the annual … [Read More...]

Kristy Tindall

Kristy Tindall of Calhoun City hosted four Christmas parties at her house--CCMS school staff, … [Read More...]

Sue Gore

Sue Gore of Bruce has a “Bucket List” of things she wants to learn to cook before she dies. … [Read More...]

Jessica Bollinger Barefield

“As long as I can remember Granny (Emily Bollinger) and Aunt Kim (Bollinger) always made Christmas … [Read More...]

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Bobby Cobb feels something special working at Westside Baptist Church

Bobby Cobb ran a service station in New Albany in the late 1960s before leaving to take a truck … [Read More...]

Roads in county still too dangerous for school buses; no school on Thursday

Calhoun County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 18 due to the aftermath of winter … [Read More...]

Flu, strep, stomach virus rampant around Calhoun County

“This is my tenth year in the school system, and I haven’t seen it hit as hard as it has this time,” … [Read More...]

State Treasurer to speak, CEDA banquet Jan. 25

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will be the guest speaker at the Calhoun Economic Development … [Read More...]

Authorities encourage all to stay home as roads very slippery; curfew implemented for tonight; no school Wednesday

The snowfall appears about done, but the dangers are still plentiful around the county with icy, … [Read More...]

MDOT encourages motorists to stay off roads

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is advising all motorists to stay off roads in … [Read More...]

Calhoun under winter weather advisory, snow expected tonight

Calhoun County is under another winter weather advisory for Tuesday with snow accumulation forecast. … [Read More...]

Bennett earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for January is  Brooke Bennett, daughter of Gayla and Jeremy Bennett. … [Read More...]

MDOT issues caution for icy roads around North Mississippi today

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reporting ice on roads and bridges in … [Read More...]

Calhoun forecast calls for chance of freezing rain, snow, ice

Calhoun County is on the southern tip of a winter storm forecast expecting to impact the region … [Read More...]

Halderman shares love for the Lord, Sherman Baptist Church

Johnny Halderman first started preaching at Sherman Baptist Church west of Bruce when he was asked … [Read More...]

MLK Banquet Saturday night in Pittsboro

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet sponsored by The Loggins Scholarship Committee will … [Read More...]

Funding Fire Departments – Towns are covering majority of costs, but fire calls mostly beyond city limits

Barely a month old, Bruce Volunteer Fire Department’s new truck has already been put to the test … [Read More...]

Bruce hires new police officers at Tuesday meeting

Bruce hired three new part-time police officers Tuesday night in a special called board meeting. … [Read More...]

Man arrested after running naked down highway now faces burglary charges also

A Calhoun City man who was arrested for running down Highway 9 naked early Monday morning later had … [Read More...]

Collins is new vice president of Calhoun City Chamber

Rexanne Collins was approved as the new vice president and Collin Cheek was added to the promotions … [Read More...]

Vardaman man arrested for trailer break-in

A Vardaman man was arrested Monday after an eye-witness saw him break into a neighboring house … [Read More...]

Fire breaks out at furniture plant in Pontotoc County

Emergency crews have been fighting a fire at a furniture manufacturing plant in northeast … [Read More...]

Derma Community Blood Drive at Dollar General

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be holding a community blood drive in Derma on Tuesday, … [Read More...]

School board, Senate, House, judges up for election in 2018

Two county school board seats, U.S. Senate and House and a host of judicial races are all on the … [Read More...]

Hych, Union Grove always happy to serve community

The more than century old Union Grove MB Church was originally on the Blue House Road south of … [Read More...]

Crape myrtle’s upkeep does not include murder

As gardeners make New Year’s resolutions for their landscapes in 2018, I want to encourage all of … [Read More...]

Fire departments continue to be busy with numerous house fires already in 2018

House fires continue to come in bunches around Calhoun County, some with devastating consequences. … [Read More...]

Bruce to name police, fire departments for Evans, Brasher

The Bruce Board of Aldermen unanimously voted Tuesday night to name the town’s police and fire … [Read More...]

Vardaman Board says no more working on private property for town employees

Vardaman board of aldermen voted to rescind the town’s personal property work ordinance at the … [Read More...]

Derma approves lease with Grizzlies football association

The lease between the town of Derma and Lereil Russell, of Calhoun City, for the Calhoun County … [Read More...]

Doles, Miller to continue leading ‘City recreation program

Calhoun City Board of Aldermen approved Nick Doles, Park and Rec Activities Operations Director, and … [Read More...]

Calhoun unemployment rate continues to drop

Calhoun County’s unemployment rate has continued a decade of decline and reached its lowest mark … [Read More...]

Clanton, Hill reappointed at first supervisors’ meeting of new year

Supervisors reappointed Sonny Clanton board attorney and Jenny Hill purchasing clerk at their first … [Read More...]

Two homes lost to fire over New Year’s

Two families lost their homes to fire over the New Year’s holiday. … [Read More...]

A few of the more memorable lines from our 2017 pastor series

We’re approximately half way through our effort to feature every church and its pastor in Calhoun … [Read More...]

Derma man arrested in connection to multiple burglaries

A Derma man is in the county jail facing a long list of charges after authorities exercised a pair … [Read More...]

Top 10 Stories of 2017 in Calhoun County

Following is the list of top 10 stories of the year in Calhoun County as voted on by the staff of … [Read More...]

The Journal’s most liked instagram posts of 2017

Following are our 10 most "liked" images on The Journal's instagram account during 2017. … [Read More...]

Medicaid up for Big Debates at Mississippi Capitol in 2018

Mississippi legislators in 2018 are expected to bicker over Medicaid, a government health insurance … [Read More...]

When is the rut?

Even with preparations and the best-laid plans, many hunters agree that killing a trophy buck would … [Read More...]

Locals place wreaths on headstones honoring veterans

“This is a wonderful thing,” said Robin Parker, looking at the wreath on her brother’s grave and the … [Read More...]

Music, discipleship play big roles at Mt. Liberty Church

Bill Childs has served Mt. Liberty Church, his mother Helen Adams’ home church in 1920, as pastor … [Read More...]

Local Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch passed away Tuesday evening

Calhoun County Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 85. … [Read More...]

Casey named interim superintendent; Moore presides over his final meeting

Jean Ann Casey, of Vardaman, will serve Calhoun County as interim superintendent from January … [Read More...]

Miller named Clubwoman of Year for New Century

Carmon Miller, of Calhoun City, was named New Century Clubwoman of the Year at the group’s Christmas … [Read More...]

McCostlins, Fergusons, Masseys among Christmas Light winners

Jason and Mitzi McCostlin’s home, west of Bruce on Hwy. 330, was the first overall winner in the … [Read More...]

Caradine named district’s Teacher of the Year

Briana Caradine, a fourth grade teacher at Bruce Upper Elementary, was honored as the school … [Read More...]

Bruce board rejects bids for sewer jetter

Bruce Mayor and Board of Aldermen addressed two items in a special meeting Monday night. … [Read More...]

South Main robbed Monday afternoon

Calhoun City Police are searching for a man who robbed South Main Grocery on Wells Street in Calhoun … [Read More...]

Bruce woman charged with stealing at Oxford Walmart

A Walmart employee was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing money from registers. … [Read More...]

Supervisors consider bids for multi-purpose renovation

Calhoun County Supervisors took two bids under advisement last week for the planned expansion of the … [Read More...]

Fourteen sentenced in latest circuit court term

The following judgments were issued during the latest term of Calhoun County Circuit Court with … [Read More...]

Academy alumn practicing law in Nashville area

Demeka Barefield Church is a 1999 graduate of Calhoun Academy. While at CA, she was involved in Beta … [Read More...]

Trojan band members attend Honor Camp in Natchez

BHS band members Kasey Camp, Caitlin McCormick, and Connor Bland recently went to Natchez for an … [Read More...]

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