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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...]

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 driving position. During that time he was “saved, but never satisfied.” … [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,” Calhoun County School Nurse Lori Peden said of this year’s flu outbreak. … [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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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...]

Casey appointed assistant superintendent

The Calhoun County School Board held a special meeting Friday morning during which they appointed … [Read More...]

Geography students design amusement parks for final

Students in Coach Robert Allen’s advanced world geography class were given a unique assignment for … [Read More...]

Evelyn Bailey feels blessed for 98 wonderful years

Evelyn Bailey has cherished every day of her 98 years of life, from her youth in the Atlanta … [Read More...]

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