Singing in Sacred Harp on a Sunday afternoon

February 5, 1976 – After most church parking lots have emptied on Sunday afternoon, and the congregations have left to spend the rest of the day at the golf course or in front of the television set, … [Read More...]

Chandler making most of two sport opportunity

Payton Chandler is a two-sport athlete at Calhoun City, and even though he has struggled with some injury issues during his senior year, he has bounced back time and time again. … [Read More...]

Hych excited to share God’s word at new church in Derma

A transformation is taking place in downtown Derma in the old building by the post office. … [Read More...]

California Dreaming on such wintry days

Temperatures in Mississippi over the past week have been cold enough to freeze mercury, which has prompted a few of my friends and me to reminisce of a trip in the California sunshine with dreams of … [Read More...]

Winter storm shuts down most of Calhoun County

Unusually cold temperatures and slippery road conditions overwhelmed Calhoun County this week as winter storms shut down roads, schools, most businesses, even the post office. … [Read More...]

Marijuana issue may endanger initiative process

In the 2020 election cycle, Mississippi voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of authorizing a medical marijuana voter initiative as outlined in Initiative 65 over the express objections of the … [Read More...]

Locals share hominy casserole recipes

Over the more than 10 years of recipes featured in The Calhoun County Journal, many versions of the same dishes have been submitted. … [Read More...]

Bruce High School beauty review

The Bruce High School beauty review was held February 6. Most Beautiful and Most Handsome, Lexie Bollinger and Conner Starks, seniors. … [Read More...]

Staying in during all the snow, ice

I know what is on everyone’s mind this week, snow and ice! My kids all called giving me helpful advice on what to do to prepare for the worst, then called to be sure I was staying inside. I assured … [Read More...]

Most churches still limited schedules

Spoke at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in a Bible Conference 50 years ago this week, February 18, 1971. (That was about the time Bro. L.S. Hearn was pastor there and College Hill.) … [Read More...]

Praying for all in this cold weather

I’m really praying hard for everyone today. This weather has really been showing out. … [Read More...]

Donald S. Bell

Donald S. Bell, of Bruce, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete as of this time. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce and Vardaman is in charge. … [Read More...]

Jimmie Dee McCormick

Jimmie Dee Wait McCormick, 90, of Bruce departed this life February 9, 2021, at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born May 24, 1930 to James Wesley and Maudie Blount Wait. She spent much of her … [Read More...]

Pearson hired as new football coach, asst. principal at Calhoun Academy

A new era has arrived at Calhoun Academy this semester. The school is proud and excited to have a new member of The Cougar Family. … [Read More...]

Lady Wildcats, Lady Rams, Wildcats all win region tourney titles

Three Calhoun County basketball teams won their respective division tournaments last week: Vardaman’s girls and Calhoun City’s girls and boys. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Coach Vaughn always had a good story

Two Fridays ago marked Tim Vaughan’s final regular season game as the head coach of Vardaman’s boys’ basketball team. Vaughn has been the head coach of the Rams since before I was a student at VHS, … [Read More...]

Teacher pay raise bill passes out of House

This was the sixth week of the 2021 Legislative Session. The House met as whole throughout the week to discuss bills that made it out of committee and onto the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 11 was the … [Read More...]

Jimmie Dee McCormick

Jimmie Dee Wait McCormick, 90, of Bruce departed this life February 9, 2021, at Bruce Community Living Center. … [Read More...]

Andrea Howell

Andrea Ranea Ferguson Howell, 36, of Bruce departed from this life February 5, 2021, after a tragic accident. … [Read More...]

Classified Ads

FOR SALE OR FARMING LEASE 40 AC Hwy. 9 across from Pinecrest Cemetery. John Nalley. 901-849-3487. … [Read More...]

Andrea Ferguson Howell

Andrea Ranea Ferguson Howell, 36, of Bruce departed from this life February 5, 2021, after a tragic accident. She was born June 26, 1984 to Jon and Cindy Winter Ferguson. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County Schools will be closed Monday

Due to the likelihood of frozen precipitation, all campuses of the Calhoun County School District will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021. However, all students and instructional staff will … [Read More...]

Mississippi State cancels Monday classes

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University (all campuses) will cancel all in-person classes or activities on Monday, February 15. A determination about Tuesday’s [Feb. 16] status will be made on … [Read More...]

MDOT urges caution on roadways with icy conditions

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is urging drivers to use caution on roads as freezing temperatures make their way across the state. Sub-freezing temps combined with fog and … [Read More...]

Keep your pruning floriferous, fruitful

I got clip-happy on a sunny day this week, whacking on shrubs and trees to get ready for another summer of flowers and fruit, and rooting some of the cuttings. … [Read More...]

Valentine couples of Bruce High School – James & Erin King

James King teaches Advanced World Geography at Bruce High School. He’s been married to Erin Claire King about a year and a half. … [Read More...]

Valentine couples of Bruce High School – Jamaal & Alisha Jackson

Jamaal Jackson is a Bruce native who recently joined the Bruce High School staff as head football coach. … [Read More...]

Vardaman Elementary released honor roll

Vardaman Elementary School announces their second nine weeks honor roll: … [Read More...]

The Great Backyard Bird Count is Feb. 12

Established in 1994, National Bird Feeding Month brings attention to the plight of our wild birds. Since February is typically one of the harshest months of the year, there couldn’t be a better time … [Read More...]

Saddened by loss of Eagle

Last week we lost a good friend to covid – Steve Box. He and his wife and I ate lunch together nearly every day at a familiar lunch spot here. He did a lot of nice things for people that everyone did … [Read More...]

Sports

Chandler making most of two sport opportunity

Payton Chandler is a two-sport athlete at Calhoun City, and even though he has struggled with some injury issues during … [Read More...]

Pearson hired as new football coach, asst. principal at Calhoun Academy

A new era has arrived at Calhoun Academy this semester. The school is proud and excited to have a new member of The … [Read More...]

Lady Wildcats, Lady Rams, Wildcats all win region tourney titles

Three Calhoun County basketball teams won their respective division tournaments last week: Vardaman’s girls and Calhoun … [Read More...]

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Locals share hominy casserole recipes

Over the more than 10 years of recipes featured in The Calhoun County Journal, many versions of the … [Read More...]

“Sad Cake” recipe shared from Pleasant Ridge archives

This Sad Cake recipe was included in Mrs. Doyle Winter’s ‘News From Pleasant Ridge’ on February 7, … [Read More...]

Soup on the menu for cooler weather

Candi Deaton Pearson shared her Sausage and Potato Soup recipe in The Journal in 2013 when she gave … [Read More...]

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Freezing weather is in the forecast

I hope everyone is staying warm. I know we have some really cold weather coming up. I’m so ready for summer. I love spending time outside and I just … [Read More...]

Blood drive for Jane Haney set for Feb. 16

Our daughter Gale Terry came Friday from her home in Crystal Springs to spend the weekend with me. Bless her heart it did me good to have her here … [Read More...]

Sharing some Cherry Hill history

The U.S. Weather Bureau was established this week, February 9, 1870. (Did the ground hog predict the length of winter prior to that time?) … [Read More...]

After missing 2020, local teams eager to get back on the diamond

A preview of the 2021 season for the county's baseball and softball teams. … [Read More...]

Bruce, Calhoun City hit mark with new ARCHERY programs

They step up, straddle the line and await the whistle to blow at which time they nock their arrow, draw their bow and take aim. … [Read More...]

A humorous reunion of new friends

Worlds collided in Philadelphia last Saturday night in the best sense possible. … [Read More...]

Navy plans will impact Ingall’s in Mississippi

The numbers are full of contradictions when one considers the future of U.S. Navy shipbuilding and the impact that industry has on our nation and … [Read More...]

“Sad Cake” recipe shared from Pleasant Ridge archives

This Sad Cake recipe was included in Mrs. Doyle Winter’s ‘News From Pleasant Ridge’ on February 7, 1991. … [Read More...]

Nine contested races in municipal elections around Calhoun County

There will be nine contested races in municipal elections around the county this year as qualifying ended last week for town board and mayor … [Read More...]

Calhoun City board approves fire and police dept. requests

The Calhoun City board of aldermen approved a requested revision from Police Chief LaTana Williams to the “use of non lethal force” order within the … [Read More...]

Derma board doubles pay for mayor, board members

The Derma board of aldermen raised the pay for the mayor and board and appointed a new alderman at their February meeting. … [Read More...]

Bruce board asked about rezoning property

The Bruce board of aldermen heard a request from a potential new business, approved some bills and awarded a sewer improvement project at their … [Read More...]

Bruce wins powerlifting region titles

Bruce Girls and Boys are Class I Region 2 Champs. … [Read More...]

Division tourneys tip off this week

Basketball season is winding down with three area teams competing in division tournaments this week. … [Read More...]

Cat. Tree. Climb. Save – Cat rescuer Robert Reese saves Bruce kitty

Robert Reese stood at the base of the giant pine tree in Yancy-Easley subdivision in Bruce attaching all kinds of ropes, harnesses and tools to his … [Read More...]

Martha Nell Bean

Martha Nell Bean was born December 20, 1933, to Isaac Lee Sr. and Clytee McKee. … [Read More...]

James Williams

James Edward Williams, 63, of Teoc, passed away February 4, 2021 at his residence.  He was born May 27, 1957 in Shaw to James Allen and Gloria Jean … [Read More...]

Winnie Hawks

Winnie Dee Hawks, 88, passed away  February 5, 2021, at Bruce Community Living Center after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Pat Harrelson

Kenneth P. Harrelson passed away January 31, 2021, after an extended illness of cancer. … [Read More...]

Douglas Brown

Douglas Bailey Brown, 64, of Woodland, passed away February 5, 2021 at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Pam Tuggle

Pamela Hightower Tuggle was born January 9, 1965 to Rex and Mary Hightower. … [Read More...]

Steve Box

William Stephen ‘Eagle’ Box, 71, of Bruce passed from this life February 4, 2021, at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Linda Winters

Linda Iris Winters, 72, passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City on January 29, 2021. … [Read More...]

Danny Owen

Danny Lynn Owen, 76, passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford on February 2, 2021. … [Read More...]

Lavenia Bullard

Lavenia Way Bullard, 82, of Brandon, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 5, 2021. … [Read More...]

NWCC nursing students join the vaccine effort

Northwest Mississippi Community College is proud to announce a partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), as Northwest … [Read More...]

Street-side toughies for your landscaping needs

Gardeners get irked when plants refuse to step up and overcome challenging situations. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – My experience at Wood College

Last week, there was a column published in The Journal by Jo Ann Denley that detailed some of her experiences at the now-closed Wood Junior College in … [Read More...]

Red-shouldered hawks are protected by law

Often seen soaring high above or perched in some lofty and conspicuous place, the red?shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is one of the most common birds … [Read More...]

The story of Calhoun County’s founding going back to the 1830s

March 16, 2000 – I’m going to talk about one of my favorite subjects – Calhoun County. Some of the information I’ll use comes from the Ryan/Murphree … [Read More...]