Together at last – A reunion 34 years in the making comes to Bruce

Kim Gregory, of Bruce, and Stephanie Astur, of Texas, grew up together in Chicago. “She is my life-long best friend of 50 years,” Kim said. “She is so precious to me and my family.” … [Read More...]

I am now a crazy Spartan

Carrying a heavy sandbag up and down three flights of stairs, climbing ropes, scaling high walls, leaping over fire and crawling through mud under barbed wire just to come out the end and slide into a … [Read More...]

Tax assessor receives pay increase per state statute

Calhoun Supervisors approved a salary increase for the tax assessor and a number of other items at their most recent meeting. … [Read More...]

Vardaman’s Fred’s pharmacy bought by Express Rx group

Express Rx announced that it will acquire 10 Fred’s Pharmacy locations across five states in rural areas of the Southeast United States, including Vardaman. … [Read More...]

A few more pumpkin recipes for the fall palate

Rounding out the recipes for all of the October pumpkins are Shirley Curtis’s Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin Bars, found in a past Home Extension Economist column. … [Read More...]

Halloween activities planned around Calhoun County

There are several opportunities for local children to enjoy Halloween festivities over the next week. … [Read More...]

Grenada Lake will provide archery hunting opportunities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake Field Office announced today that the lake will host archery-specific hunting opportunities during the 2019-2020 hunting s … [Read More...]

Skuna Art Color Run winners

Myhand, Davis are top winners in the Skuna Art Color Run. … [Read More...]

Wildcats make it 14 straight over Trojans

Calhoun City won its 14th-straight installment of the Skuna River Rivalry on Friday night by a 50-0 score over the Bruce Trojans. … [Read More...]

Rams fall at home, visit Nanih Waiya Thursday

An early deficit was too much for Vardaman to overcome on Friday night as it fell to TCPS by a final score of 60-28. … [Read More...]

Cougar injuries hamper game with Desoto

Injuries are the name of the game currently at Calhoun Academy as the Cougars suffered their second loss of the season on Friday night 50-0 to DeSoto. … [Read More...]

Drug Take Back Day set Oct. 26

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted p … [Read More...]

County, Three Rivers to offer free Medicare counseling

Medicare Part D participants will have access to free counseling in selecting the best drug plan to meet their individual needs. Beginning Oct. 15 through the open enrollment period until Dec. 7, … [Read More...]

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Lucille Bailey

Evelyn Lucille Harrell Bailey, 100½, of Vardaman,  died October 13, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, after a brief illness. … [Read More...]

Leodis Chrestman

Clifton Leodis Chrestman, 90, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at the State Veterans Home in Oxford after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Larry Taylor

John Larry Taylor, 76, passed away Saturday, Oc. 19, 2019, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Born August 28, 1943, in Calhoun County, he was the son of John Tom and the late Lodie Moree … [Read More...]

Chicken strips help give Hill the fuel to perform on Friday nights

Calhoun City quarterback Chardarius Hill is featured in this week's football Q&A. … [Read More...]

Busy month at Calhoun Academy highlighted by Halloween Carnival

The month of October is a very busy time at Calhoun Academy with all the many fundraisers and preparations for the annual Halloween Carnival. … [Read More...]

Bruce Band advances to state championships

BHS Band attended the Northeast Regional Marching Championships Saturday, Oct. 5, hosted by Northeast Community College. … [Read More...]

Mentally ill deserve much better

The 2019 Mississippi general election is less than three weeks away and politicians are talking about a plethora of issues, but there’s no serious discussion of one of the state’s entrenched and sha … [Read More...]

Sports column – Skuna River Rivalry renews this week

It’s rivalry week in Calhoun County. All four football teams in the county face a division foe this week, but the headlining matchup is the annual Skuna River Rivalry between Bruce and Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Love of Anime shows Johnson’s creativity

For immigrants, adjusting to life in the United States can be a challenge. For many, there comes the task of learning a new language, meeting new people, and, for school-age children, making new … [Read More...]

New Derma Police force in place and on the job

Dean Poynor took over as Derma Police Chief almost three months ago and has assembled a team of officers giving the town it’s largest police force in years. … [Read More...]

Mr. Tommy’s stories live on

Few people could share as many great stories about Calhoun County as Tommy Hallum. More than a quarter-century of newspaper work, three terms as the county’s chancery clerk and a lifetime of feeding h … [Read More...]

Pumpkin recipes abound in CCJ files

It’s pumpkin time. And in 11 years of recipes submitted to The Journal by cooks all over Calhoun County and beyond, more of those than remembered, contain pumpkin. … [Read More...]

Pinwheels for Prevention displayed by Juniorettes

Bruce Fine Arts Juniorettes placed purple pinwheels in front of Bruce City Hhall to help bring awareness to Domestic Violence Prevention. … [Read More...]

Mary “Jo” Reid Brans

Jo Brans, a bookworm from rural Mississippi who would follow her love for literature to an accomplished career as a professor, journalist and author, died September 25 in New York City at the age of … [Read More...]

Skuna River Art Festival a success

The Quillen siblings, Rita Wright, Jesse Quillen, Paula Turner, Pat Parvin and Eddie Quillen were present at the Bigbee Coffee tent at last weekend's Skuna River Art Festival on the Bruce Square. … [Read More...]

Trojans show new offensive wrinkle

The Bruce Trojans may have lost on Thursday, but a new wrinkle in their offense may prove to be beneficial to them as they move through their division schedule. … [Read More...]

Sports

Skuna Art Color Run winners

Myhand, Davis are top winners in the Skuna Art Color Run. … [Read More...]

Wildcats make it 14 straight over Trojans

Calhoun City won its 14th-straight installment of the Skuna River Rivalry on Friday night by a 50-0 score over the Bruce … [Read More...]

Rams fall at home, visit Nanih Waiya Thursday

An early deficit was too much for Vardaman to overcome on Friday night as it fell to TCPS by a final score of 60-28. … [Read More...]

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A few more pumpkin recipes for the fall palate

Rounding out the recipes for all of the October pumpkins are Shirley Curtis’s Pumpkin Bread, and P … [Read More...]

Pumpkin recipes abound in CCJ files

It’s pumpkin time. And in 11 years of recipes submitted to The Journal by cooks all over Calhoun C … [Read More...]

Mulkeys try out their new recipes on family when they get together

“I love to cook, but never have the time to cook from scratch,” said Tonya Hogan of Bruce. … [Read More...]

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Wildcats continue to dominate region play

A slow start on Friday didn’t prevent Calhoun City from picking up their second region win of the season 36-0 over Eupora. … [Read More...]

Rams start strong, but fall to Okolona

A fast start evaporated on a rainy night for the Vardaman Rams last Friday as they fell to Okolona 32-19 on the road. … [Read More...]

Lady Rams fall to Amory in slow pitch playoffs

Vardaman slow-pitch softball became the last team to conclude its season last week as it was eliminated from the playoffs by Amory. … [Read More...]

Kobin Worthy

Quentin Kobin Worthy, 62, of Cadaretta, passed away at his home on October 12, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. … [Read More...]

Tommy Hallum

Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Hallum, 89, entered into his Heavenly home from Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City  Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. … [Read More...]

Virginia Wright

 Virginia “Gin” Ree Ramage Wright, 76, of Aberdeen, entered her heavenly home October 9, 2019 at Diversicare Nursing Center in Amory.  She was born in … [Read More...]

Wade Kimbrell

Leslie Wade Kimbrell, 85, passed away peacefully at his home October 8, 2019. … [Read More...]

Patricia Turner

Patricia Ruth Turner, 69, was called into rest by her heavenly father at Bruce Community Living Center October 11, 2019. … [Read More...]

Youth art feature, kids’ activities, at Saturday’s art festival in Bruce

“Don’t throw away your work. Someone will love it; give yourself a chance!” says Calhoun County Art teacher Chris Sneed. … [Read More...]

Janice Yates-Golliday – Determined to make a difference

Janice Yates-Golliday, of Bruce, will admit the board room at the Calhoun County School District Office in Pittsboro was not her favorite place to be … [Read More...]

School board approves roofing bid, personnel

Items approved by the Calhoun County School Board at their latest meeting included: … [Read More...]

Calhoun City gets grant for paving; will fix tennis courts

Calhoun City Mayor Amye Hill announced to the board of aldermen at their October meeting the town has been approved for a small municipal grant for … [Read More...]

Bruce board discuss pit bull exception

Bruce mayor and board of aldermen discussed a local dog issue and proceeded with a project for a new roof for City Hall and the Adult Education Center … [Read More...]

A screaming good time

There was lots of blood, a few ghouls, a number of creepy clowns, and screams, high-pitch, ear-splitting screams. … [Read More...]

Fed lawsuit makes race even tighter

In a recent column, I wrote about the time in Mississippi history that an obscure Mississippi constitutional relic from the days of “Jim Crow” laws cam … [Read More...]

Supervisors move forward with estimate on repairs for CR 200 and 210

Items approved by the county board of supervisors at their Oct. 7 board meeting in Pittsboro were: … [Read More...]

Late season heat and dry weather aided state cotton

Parts of Mississippi’s landscape are turning white, but unlike some northern areas, this coloration is caused by cotton bolls opening for harvest, not … [Read More...]

Oakley will direct Mary Poppins Jr. for county students

Suzanne Oakley, Calhoun City High School counselor, is directing Mary Poppins Jr, the new musical with students from all schools in the county. … [Read More...]

McGreger earns Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for October is Noah McGregor. … [Read More...]

Brasher’s love for creativity spawns new side business

Anonna Brasher started making art decorations and various things for her friends and family, but soon that would turn into a side business called Too … [Read More...]

Interesting stories with Bruce, ‘City matchups

Thursday night football games are a rarity, but we get to experience two in the county this week. … [Read More...]

Williams to be inducted into Northwest Sports Hall of Fame

Northwest Mississippi Community College will induct six former student-athletes into its Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming week Oct. 7-11 on the … [Read More...]

Lady Rams last Calhoun slow pitch team alive in postseason

Two slow-pitch softball seasons in the county came to a close this week as both Bruce and Calhoun City were swept in their round one playoff series. … [Read More...]

Trojans fall to Eupora in defensive strugle

In a defensive struggle with a score that resembled that of a baseball game, the Bruce Trojans fell to Eupora 5-2 on the gridiron Friday night. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City opens region play with dominant win over East Webster

Calhoun City rode a strong performance in the run game to a 28-7 divisional win over East Webster on Friday night. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy collects Homecoming victory

Calhoun Academy picked up a homecoming win on Friday night, their sixth win of the season, 34-20 over Kemper Academy. … [Read More...]

Rams back on road Friday after loss to Smithville

Three touchdowns were not enough for the Vardaman Rams on Friday night as they fell 50-21 to the Smithville Seminoles. … [Read More...]

Derma board gives pay raises to employees

Derma mayor and board authorized pay raises for some town employees following an executive session at their October meeting. … [Read More...]

Vardaman board talks new hires

The Vardaman mayor and board of aldermen held an executive session at their October meeting to discuss two possible hires. … [Read More...]

Travis Patterson

Travis Lee Patterson, 87, of Potlockney passed away peacefully September 29, 2019, surrounded by family in his daughter’s home in Rockwood, TN. … [Read More...]