Tony Thompson

Tony Lee Thompson passed peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Starkville, on August 6, 2020. … [Read More...]

Mildred Bagwell

Mildred Blount Bagwell, 91, of Bruce, passed away peacefully at her home on August 6, 2020. … [Read More...]

Thankful crop-dusting career is over

May 8, 2003 – In my 12 years at Heatcraft and ADP, I have had the pleasure of working in three different departments under several different types of stress. I have found that there are two types of … [Read More...]

Leah Easley Edington does paintings, jewelry, ornaments and more at Sorghum Hill Studio

Leah Easley Edington, of Vardaman, is the owner of Sorghum Hill Studio where she creates all of her art – jewelry, ornaments, paintings and more with great creativity. … [Read More...]

Deciding between tomatoes, butterflies

Decisions, decisions. In my garden I’m darned if I do, darned if I don’t, so here’s a plea for thoughtful empathy, that borders on a rant. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Sports slowly returning, finally

It’s been good to be back on somewhat of a sports beat this week for the first time since March. … [Read More...]

Governor mandates masks be worn statewide

Gov. Tate Reeves announced a new executive order Tuesday that requires every Mississippian to wear a mask at public gatherings and when shopping for the next two weeks. … [Read More...]

Ariviste – Bruce man’s clothing line promotes positivity

Ariviste means “to be a strong, ambitious person” in French. Undra Mays, who describes himself as a “natural creator,” discovered the word in some of his research and knew immediately it would be a … [Read More...]

Bike path coming together at Bruce Park

A walking and biking trail is under construction at the Bruce Park with the help of a grant and the National Guard. … [Read More...]

Bruce Trojan Football finishing up summer drills

Bruce Trojan football continued their summer workouts recently with a session on ball handling. … [Read More...]

All state households asked to submit census

The laid-back way of life in Mississippi has a downside when it leads to very low U.S. Census participation: Inaccurate population counts can cause the state to lose money, political representation … [Read More...]

Why the need to complain?

“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.” … [Read More...]

Marijuana initiatives face hard road in Mississippi

Mississippi voters will face the question of legalized medical marijuana use on a broader scale on the November ballot. Medical marijuana is already legal in Mississippi in the narrowest of senses. … [Read More...]

Music session at Bethel canceled

The Calhoun Musical Association’s 143rd annual session set for August 8 at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church is canceled. … [Read More...]

Be happy and silly

No church services at Mt. Comfort. Don’t know when we will start back. Miss going to church. … [Read More...]

Morris, Hathcock to be wed

Bro. Paul W. Morris and Melissa Morris are blessed to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter McKenzie Taylor Morris to Clayton “Clay” Cody Hathcock. … [Read More...]

Daughter part of rover security team

I just haven’t been having luck with my above ground pools. Had one and the cover strings broke and 2 squirrels fell in it and chewed a hole in it that I was unable to patch. … [Read More...]

Staying positive through pandemic

Well, I’m back! During this Covid-19 pandemic, we have tried to stay on Hipp Hill as much as possible. Therefore many people have inquired about my health. We are all fine and are staying busy. … [Read More...]

Academy preparing for football season

Calhoun Academy football has been on the practice field each evening getting ready for the 2020 season. … [Read More...]

Academy cheerleaders attend camp

Calhoun Academy Jr Varsity and Varsity cheerleaders recently attended a private camp at Oxford Cheer. … [Read More...]

Supervisors agree on glass petitions, courthouse offices

Calhoun County Supervisors approved a quote to install glass petitions in all courthouse offices separating employees from customers at Monday’s meeting of the board. … [Read More...]

Bruce’s Faddock signs with MUW Baseball

Bruce’s Austin Faddock is taking his baseball talents to the Mississippi University for Women next spring. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy softball opens season

Sports are back for the time being in Calhoun County as Calhoun Academy softball started its season on Saturday with a tournament at Delta. … [Read More...]

Find spots for ornamental peppers in your garden

I love to grow and consume culinary peppers. This week, I want to share another way to use peppers in our second summer garden and landscape. … [Read More...]

Classified Ads

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Jean Tallent

Jean Goodwin Tallent, 69, of Calhoun City, died August 2, 2020, at her home. … [Read More...]

Buster McGreger

Odis Lee “Buster” McGreger, 53, of Vardaman passed from this life July 31, 2020, after a car accident in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Jerry Chandler

Jerry Mart Chandler, 78, of Houlka passed from this life  July 30, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Roger Barnett

Roger “Hoss” Lamar Barnett, 67, passed away July 28, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. … [Read More...]

William Ottis Hurst recalls Bruce, Ole Miss Glory Days

August 21, 2003 – The memories come back to William Ottis Hurst of Bruce frequently. “Sometimes I’ll be driving down the road and I’ll start thinking about one of those games.” … [Read More...]

Sports

Sports Column – Sports slowly returning, finally

It’s been good to be back on somewhat of a sports beat this week for the first time since March. … [Read More...]

Bruce Trojan Football finishing up summer drills

Bruce Trojan football continued their summer workouts recently with a session on ball handling. … [Read More...]

Academy preparing for football season

Calhoun Academy football has been on the practice field each evening getting ready for the 2020 season. … [Read More...]

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Olivia Snellings is cooking more; and selling her pickles and jellies

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Kathryn glad to be quarantined with good cook, sister Elizabeth

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Brownlee cooks a lot of big meals in and out of Covid 19 quarantine

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The Gestalt Gardener- I’ve always loved absurd in garden

A garden is good for many things, including amusement, especially for those who have an appreciation of the absurd. … [Read More...]

Start of school pushed to Aug. 24; New hybrid model implemented

The Calhoun County School Board voted Monday night to change the start date of the school year to Aug. 24 and require all students to do a virtual or … [Read More...]

School board presented feasibility study that includes consolidation

Building a brand new county wide school, consolidating the high schools into one at Calhoun City, and renovating all existing schools in their current … [Read More...]

Don’t envy school board, administrators

The amount of thought, study, discussion and debate that has gone into trying to find a safe, efficient and functional way to get Calhoun County … [Read More...]

Evers was a walking contradiction

Charles Evers, who died last week at the age of 97, changed Mississippi politics in ways that are profound and enduring. … [Read More...]

Calhoun added to list of counties with tighter safety restrictions due to COVID

Calhoun was added last week by Gov. Tate Reeves to the list of counties around the state with more restrictions needed due to rapidly growing numbers … [Read More...]

Anthony Glass delivers the CCJ every week throughout Calhoun County

Anthony Glass sets his alarm for 3:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning. … [Read More...]

Schools will provide Trojan, Rams and Wildcat masks to students for school

The Calhoun County school board is providing students, teachers, and bus drivers with masks. … [Read More...]

Getting too hot to do much outside now

Hope nobody gets too hot outside. Too hot to walk and swing. … [Read More...]

Tracing back some family history with Jean Pendergrast

This week July 27, 1953 the Korea War ended and WWI began July 28, 1914. … [Read More...]

‘City FBC to host Day of Prayer on the Square

The Gibson household had a good week. Hope yours went as well especially considering the covid-19 virus is still around. … [Read More...]

‘City Rotary embarks on COVID project in memory of Hawkins

The Calhoun City Rotary Club is seeking to raise funds to assist the growing health crisis in Honduras in memory of Gary Hawkins, a longtime dedicated … [Read More...]

School district’s Patton speaks to Bruce Chamber

Calhoun County Asst. Supt. Jeff Patton updated the Bruce Chamber of Commerce on some of the many new regulations that will be put in place this school … [Read More...]

Calhoun County pig scramble

The crowd and participation were light for the annual pig scramble at the abbreviated Calhoun County Fair schedule last Thursday, but the competition … [Read More...]

Louise Rauenhorst

Louise Rauenhorst, 90, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at her home in Navarre, Fl. … [Read More...]

CCJ Classifieds! Ph. 983-2570

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Dr. John Goudelock

Dr. John Clifton Goudelock of Myrtle passed away July 25 due to complications related to COVID-19. He was born July 22, 1943 in Bruce, to Dr. Leander … [Read More...]

James C. ‘Jim’ Pullen

James C. “Jim” Pullen left this world for the next on Sunday, July 26.  … [Read More...]

Greene gets dying wish

My brother, Terry Greene, has been in to family history and ancestry for a long time. … [Read More...]

Jimmy Gaskin Sr.

Jimmy Ralph Gaskin Sr. (Frog), 76, passed away July 24, 2020. … [Read More...]

Jean Costner

Flora Jean Costner, 90, passed away at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City on July 22, 2020. … [Read More...]

Dessie Faye Hallum

Dessie Faye Hallum, 81, of Texarkana, TX passed away July 15, 2020 at her home. … [Read More...]

James Hobson Jr.

James Elzey Hobson Jr., 66, died July 20, 2020 at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – His mother received a telegram that he was dead, but she wouldn’t accept the insurance. It was a mother’s instinct. She knew he was out there and … That He Was Alive

The Journal, July 22, 1999 By Pam McPhail … [Read More...]

Joe Edmondson named 2020 Mississippi Farmer of Year

From both sides of his family Joe Edmondson inherited a passion for farming the land around Vardaman, Mississippi. … [Read More...]

Martha Keeton

Martha Evans Keeton, 73, passed away at NMMC in Tupelo July 22, 2020. … [Read More...]

Murphree Orchard-Peach orchard in Reid Community continues to blossom

Nestled in the hills of the Reid community north of Vardaman lies the Murphree Peach Orchard. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County slow to respond to U.S. Census

Thousands of Calhoun County residents have some unfinished business with the federal government: the 2020 census. … [Read More...]

School board, district five, to start qualifying Aug. 5

Qualifying for the school board district five race will begin Aug. 5. … [Read More...]

Chickenbone Fire Receives Weyerhaeuser Grant

Weyerhaeuser is pleased to announce a gift of $6,000 through their Grant Program, to the NE Calhoun (Chickenbone) Volunteer Fire Department. … [Read More...]