Wofford receives MAC grant for photo exhibit

Renee Wofford, of Calhoun City, has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). … [Read More...]

BHS band’s concert season getting underway

2019’s marching season was a general success for the BHS Marching Band, and now that it’s over, it’s time for concert band. … [Read More...]

Political Club is new at Bruce High School

A political mock government has been started at BHS revolving around the principles of real government administration. … [Read More...]

Time to recall the Gardeners’ rights

Life has enough pressures, why including them in the garden? It’s possible to overlook some of the production-oriented rules of horticulture, when just thinking about the inalienable rights to relax i … [Read More...]

SWCD meets with Calhoun Academy students

Calhoun Academy’s 4th, 5th and 6th grade science classes recently learned about erosion and its effect on our neighborhoods, fields and lakes. … [Read More...]

Northwest President to speak at CEDA Banquet Jan. 30 in Bruce

The Calhoun Economic Development Association (CEDA) banquet will be Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Bruce Museum. … [Read More...]

Locals honored at annual MLK banquet

The Coach Curtis Loggins Scholarship Committee hosted the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Banquet last weekend at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

County roads full of treasure

John Denver’s iconic song sums up the feeling of driving the back roads of Calhoun County as much as anything – “Country roads, take me home, to the place, I belong.” … [Read More...]

Mississippi’s prison woes self-inflicted

It’s easy to blame the Mississippi Legislature for the state’s current prison system woes, but the truth is that such finger-pointing is inaccurate. The state’s current prison mess has been at least 25 … [Read More...]

Boren goes from banking to basketball

First-year Calhoun Academy head basketball coach Trevor Boren took a unique route to his current position, but he is excited for the opportunity he has with the Cougars. … [Read More...]

Ram soccer wins three of four to stay in playoff race

Vardaman High School soccer entered Tuesday night’s home match with Nettleton winners of three of their last four region games with hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. … [Read More...]

All four schools pick up basketball wins during week

Another week has come and gone in Calhoun County basketball as the season nears the end of January. … [Read More...]

Pullen earns Bruce Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for January is Anna Grace Pullen. … [Read More...]

Coach put on leave after special meeting of school board

The Calhoun County School Board held a special called meeting last Friday night to address an issue reportedly involving Calhoun City girls’ basketball coach Rob Fox. … [Read More...]

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John Longest

John Isbell Longest, 82, of Lakeland, FL passed away on January 3, 2020. … [Read More...]

Johnnie Franklin

Johnnie ‘Sally’ Melton Franklin, 82, passed away peacefully January 17, 2019, at Sunshine Health and Rehab Facility in Pontotoc after an extended stay. … [Read More...]

Annual Wildlife Tasting Banquet set for Feb. 10

Calhoun County will host a Wildlife Tasting Buffet and Expo on Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

Academy students shadow local occupations

Mrs. Rogers’ English IV class was required to write a career search paper on their experience shadowing for an occupation they plan to pursue. … [Read More...]

Robert Harrison

Robert Wayne Harrison, 75, of Bruce, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Diversicare in Eupora. … [Read More...]

Haygan Baker

Haygan Rhodes Baker, three month old infant of Toccopola, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Pontotoc Health Services. … [Read More...]

Henry honored with latest Veteran of Month honor

Mallon Henry has been named the current Veteran of the Month by the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary #26, Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Thomas ‘Goose’ Morris

Thomas Lee “Goose” Morris, 80, of Bruce ,   January 14, 2020 at Oxford Health and Rehab. … [Read More...]

Griffin takes over barber role in Vardaman

When Robert Earl McGregor stopped his barber business, the town of Vardaman was left with a hole in its community, one that has been filled by Ashton Griffin’s Barber Shop on Main. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Kiffin, Leach are big changes in Egg Bowl

The Egg Bowl will look very different in 2020 with both Ole Miss and Mississippi State hiring new coaches this offseason. … [Read More...]

‘Guerilla Gardener’ Lee Yancy shares his plants

Just got another email alert about a plant being promoted alluringly as the 2020 Something of the Year. There’s always something. … [Read More...]

Collection a sign of John Wayne’s impact on Sheriff Greg Pollan

John Wayne’s impact on Sheriff Greg Pollan’s life is unmistakable, especially if you visit his office in Pittsboro. The entire room is decorated in Western, mostly John Wayne motif down to the desk he … [Read More...]

Towns to use new program to collect debts

Anyone working in the state of Mississippi who is at least 60 days late on payments of any kind to towns in Calhoun County could eventually see the money taken out of their state tax refund. … [Read More...]

Growing up with The Duke

Sheriff Greg Pollan and I had a very similar upbringing. I too was raised in a house with John Wayne movies playing on a seemingly continuous loop. … [Read More...]

Bryant never strayed far from deputy sheriff roots

Tuesday’s inauguration of newly-minted Republican Gov. Tate Reeves ends a 33-year career in public service in Mississippi by his predecessor, former Gov. Phil Bryant. Or does it? … [Read More...]

Sports

Boren goes from banking to basketball

First-year Calhoun Academy head basketball coach Trevor Boren took a unique route to his current position, but he is … [Read More...]

Ram soccer wins three of four to stay in playoff race

Vardaman High School soccer entered Tuesday night’s home match with Nettleton winners of three of their last four region … [Read More...]

All four schools pick up basketball wins during week

Another week has come and gone in Calhoun County basketball as the season nears the end of January. … [Read More...]

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Smithson learned to cook from great grandmother

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Green Committee’s recycling efforts reach CCHS

The Green Committee with the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce recently provided plastic tubs to staff members of the Wildcat Prowler newspaper at … [Read More...]

25th Annual NWTF Banquet set for Jan. 28

The Calhoun County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has announced plans for its 25th annual Hunting Heritage Membership Banquet … [Read More...]

Calhoun City records unbeaten week; CA picks up first victory

Nine basketball games were played by Calhoun County teams last week, including one which gave Calhoun Academy’s boys their first win of the season. … [Read More...]

Gladney earns Teacher of Year honor

Marcus Gladney, of Bruce, was recently named Teacher of the Year for 2019-20 at Okolona Middle School. … [Read More...]

Doles, Miller reappointed to lead Calhoun City Park and Rec

A number of submitted reports and paying bills constituted the bulk of the January meeting of the Calhoun City board of aldermen. … [Read More...]

Vardaman board agrees to work on Douglas Circle

Vardaman mayor and board of aldermen listened to complaints from numerous residents of Douglas Circle at their January meeting. … [Read More...]

Ferguson to take over Bruce judge post on interim basis

The Bruce mayor and board of aldermen appointed a new interim city judge while studying options for a permanent appointment. … [Read More...]

Paul ‘Neg’ Russell

Paul Ernest “Neg” Russell, 87, died November 25, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Clara Mae Beckett

Clara Mae Beckett, 92, of Bruce, died January 11, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Bernice Ferguson

Bernice Fortner Ferguson, 91, of Vardaman, died January 10, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Billy Wayne Taylor

Billy Wayne Taylor, 81, Water Valley, died January 8, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Oxford. … [Read More...]

Sandlin earns Dog Owner of Year

Donald Sandlin has been awarded the Dog Lovers’ League Dog Owner of the Year for 2019. … [Read More...]

Bruce basketball reunion held at museum

A basketball reunion for the 2001-2002 and 1997-1998 Lady Trojan state championship teams, and the 1990-91 and 2010-11 Trojan teams was held Saturday … [Read More...]

Kathryn Warrington

Kathryn Warrington, 71, Hernando died January 6, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. … [Read More...]

Mabel Easley

Mabel Costin Turner Easley, 99, passed away January 8, 2020 at Bruce Community Living Center. … [Read More...]

Jimmy Rex Hamilton

Jimmy Rex Hamilton was called to his heavenly home January 5, 2020, at 12:05 in the afternoon. … [Read More...]

Peggy Roberts

Peggy Hill Roberts, 78, of Bruce, died January 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. … [Read More...]

Rita Cannon

Rita Suzanne Cannon, 53, of Calhoun City, passed away December 31, 2019 at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City.  … [Read More...]

Carrol David Bryant

Carrol David Bryant, 76, of Potts Camp,  formerly of Harriman, TN, passed away December 24, 2019. … [Read More...]

McPhail’s acting career not slowing down

Ellard native Johnny McPhail’s acting career has skyrocketed since we first profiled him 10 years ago in The Journal. … [Read More...]

Hardin family continues unique holiday gathering

When the children of Johnie and Olene Brown Hardin buried their aging parents two years apart, a decision was made to remain close as a family. … [Read More...]

College, pro football seasons reaching climax

It’s one of the best times of the year in the sports world as both college and professional football are reaching their climax. … [Read More...]

Vazquez continues to follow soccer dreams

At a young age, Miguel Vazquez fell in love with the sport of soccer, and he has turned that love into a college career. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County officials begin new term in office with ceremony

The new year also marked the start of a new term for Calhoun County elected officials who all took their oaths of office at a recent ceremony at the … [Read More...]

Relationships worth more than victories

The sun was shining brightly, the grass was green and remarkably dry. Such are the benefits of grounds keeping at the college level. … [Read More...]

Amber is crockpot cook, favors dessert making

“You will notice all my recipes are for the crockpot,” said Amber Tutor, a Bruce Elementary School teacher. … [Read More...]

American Legion Auxiliary elects officers for new term

Calhoun City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 50 elected officers for 2019-20. … [Read More...]

Rams participate in College Soccer ID Camp at William Carey

Four Vardaman Rams participated in the William Carey University College ID Soccer Camp last Saturday. … [Read More...]

Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman all collect wins

Bruce basketball rang in the New Year with a game at Houlka on Friday and a match at North Pontotoc on Monday. … [Read More...]

Challenges ahead for state leaders

State voters in 2019 chose a new governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and state treasurer along with significant … [Read More...]