Bruce High Music class makes model song

BHS band director Cody Roberts teaches general music second block every day. … [Read More...]

Newt Hanson

Newton “Newt” Felix Hanson, Jr., passed away peacefully on September 16, 2019 at the VA nursing home in Biloxi.  He was 93.  … [Read More...]

‘Live to Ride, Ride to Live’ – Winter finds brotherhood, service through his love for motorcycles

Mike Winter was four or five years old, standing on the side of a gravel road in Bruce when his cousin Lennon Ray White roared up the road on an old motorcycle. … [Read More...]

Slinging sparks and loving every second of it

“I still love to ride the curves and drag a floorboard,” Mike Winter told me over a cup of coffee on the Pittsboro Square. My heart instantly picked up its pace because I knew exactly what he meant. It … [Read More...]

Bruce ready to begin first Cross Country season

Bruce High School has added a new sport to its ensemble in the form of cross country. … [Read More...]

Miss. State students tour Calhoun County’s sweet potato industry

Calhoun County Extension Office recently worked with Mississippi State University Food Science to facilitate a tour of the Sweet Potato Industry in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

County Tractor Club to host annual plow day Saturday

Calhoun County Antique Tractor Club will host its annual Plow Day Sept. 21. … [Read More...]

Bruce celebrating homecoming this week

Bruce Senior Homecoming maids are Anna Grace Pullen, Tekera Armstrong, Clara Garner and Tamiyah Tubbs. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City adopts budget, no objections

Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen held their 2020 budget hearing and then adopted it as proposed at a pair of meetings this month. … [Read More...]

County budget and one mil tax increase adopted

Calhoun County Supervisors held their annual budget hearing where no objections were voiced and the proposed FY 19-20 budget was approved unanimously at last Friday’s meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Chrestman leads Calhoun Academy to another victory

The Calhoun Academy Cougars improved to 4-0 on the year with a 38-18 win over Prentiss Christian on Friday night. … [Read More...]

‘City looks to rebound from loss against Valley

Calhoun City struggled against the 3A North Panola Cougars on Friday and fell 26-8 as a result. … [Read More...]

Trojans fall at Valley; host South this week

The Bruce Trojans fell to the reigning 3A state champion Water Valley Blue Devils on Friday by a final score of 48-0. … [Read More...]

Chamber honors Fox; talks upcoming events

The Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce opened their monthly meeting last week with a memorial reading honoring Kyndal Fox. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Library celebrates its reopening with open house

A good crowd attended open house at Calhoun City Library last Thursday showing their newly completed renovations. … [Read More...]

Dominant week for Lady Cougars; Lady Trojans collect first; ‘City tops Vardaman

A busy week in the softball world of Calhoun County is behind us, and there were two undefeated weeks, a winless week and a week that was split. … [Read More...]

Corn harvest looks good despite season struggles

A difficult planting season followed by heavy rains and drainage issues challenged corn producers, but growers are still expected to produce a good crop despite these tough conditions. … [Read More...]

Census accuracy is critical

We’ve spent most of the 2019 Mississippi general election cycle talking about the future of public healthcare and the state’s rural hospitals, the deteriorated condition of the state’s infrastructure s … [Read More...]

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Tommy Parker

Tommy Allen Parker, 85, of Big Creek, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center--Grenada. … [Read More...]

Bro. Windell Lancaster

Bro. John Windell Lancaster, 81, entered into rest at his home in Vardaman Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. … [Read More...]

Hansel Green

Hansel (Bud) Green, 81, of Vardaman, died September 8, 2019  at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Berttie Walker

Berttie Pauline Walker, 76, Calhoun City, died September 8, 2019, at BMH Care Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Bernice Stone

Willie Bernice Stone, 74, went to meet her husband in Heaven September 8, 2019 at Baptist-Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Marks brings passion to his teaching job at Bruce

Yarnell Marks is teaching World History for the first semester of the school year and World History, Psychology and Sociology for the second. … [Read More...]

Vaughn’s passion for history turns into magical summer

Miranda Vaughn is a self-proclaimed “history nerd.” She dates the distinction back to her childhood, but it was durng her senior year at Bruce High School she discovered her passion for the subject cou … [Read More...]

Ferguson earns Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for September is Jersey Ferguson, daughter of Jeff and Sandy Ferguson. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Football passion grows each year

It’s no secret that, to me, football season is the best season on the calendar. … [Read More...]

Teresa’s recipes are ‘her treasures’

Teresa Clark Dunn of Concord community grew up learning how to cook by watching her grandmothers Johnnie Clark and Mattie Thomas, and her mother, Mary Clark. … [Read More...]

Preserving History – Talford picks up pencil to make memories last

Archie Talford points at a wide piece of cardboard covered with pencil drawings of memories of his youth. The lines mark the streets, properties and landmarks of the “Bruce Quarters.” … [Read More...]


Bruce ready to begin first Cross Country season

Bruce High School has added a new sport to its ensemble in the form of cross country. … [Read More...]

Chrestman leads Calhoun Academy to another victory

The Calhoun Academy Cougars improved to 4-0 on the year with a 38-18 win over Prentiss Christian on Friday night. … [Read More...]

‘City looks to rebound from loss against Valley

Calhoun City struggled against the 3A North Panola Cougars on Friday and fell 26-8 as a result. … [Read More...]

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Bruce plans $1 charge for debris pickup around town

The Bruce mayor and board of aldermen agreed to rescind an old city ordinance and take the needed steps to adopt a new one to charge residents $1 a … [Read More...]

Birthplace of American Music

Imagine sitting in a tiny “jook” in the Mississippi Delta and Eric Clapton, one of the legendary guitarist in Rock ‘N Roll history steps around a corne … [Read More...]

Legislature’s look will change after elections

Nationally, the demographics of America’s state legislators are far different than Mississippi’s numbers indicate, according to data available from the … [Read More...]

Academy softball wins; Vardaman tops Bruce

Only five slow-pitch softball games were played by county teams since the last edition of the CCJ, and only Calhoun Academy escaped the slate … [Read More...]

Bruce lose more than game at North Pontotoc

The Bruce Trojans suffered a loss and a major blow to their roster on Friday when they fell to North Pontotoc by a score of 42-6. … [Read More...]

Wildcats top Choctaw; face North Panola next

Calhoun City ground out a 24-21 win over 3A Choctaw County on Friday night behind a strong performance from its defense. … [Read More...]

Vardaman falls big to East Webster, shifts focus to region play

The Vardaman Rams fell to 0-3 on the year after dropping a 51-0 decision at East Webster on Friday. … [Read More...]

Cougars remain unbeaten with win over West Memphis

Calhoun Academy continued their winning ways on Friday as they knocked off West Memphis Christian 50-36. … [Read More...]

Vardaman to upgrade lights, change out hwy. landscaping

Vardaman board of aldermen voted to make some improvements to town property, hired a meter reader, and heard a stray dog complaint at their recent … [Read More...]

Derma approves $2.9 million budget

Derma mayor and board of aldermen adopted the 2019-20 town budget at their regular monthly meeting for September. … [Read More...]

Nearly 50 judgments rendered in latest term of Calhoun Circuit Court

The following judgments were issued in Calhoun County Circuit Court’s August term with Judges John Gregory and Andrew Howorth presiding. … [Read More...]

Brenda Holland

Brenda Lee Sockwell Holland, 63, of Calhoun City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at her residence. … [Read More...]

Barbara Raley

Barbara Ann Raley, age 72, of Water Valley died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Jesse Stone

Jesse Sylvanus Stone, 83, died September 5, 2019 at Baptist-Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born December 16,1935 to Cecil Clifton and … [Read More...]

Virginia Wesley

Virginia Estelle Wesley,78, died September 6, 2019 at her son’s home in Hernando. She was born May 6, 1941 to Rommie and Hazel Dykes Walley in Richton … [Read More...]

Kyndal Fox

Kyndal Reath Fox, 48, was promoted to heaven Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. The daughter of Jerry Mize Fox and Barbara … [Read More...]

Bus rides and pizza contribute to fun for Bruce’s Poindexter

Bruce Trojans' Lamonte Poindexter shares some of his personal favorites in this week's Q&A. … [Read More...]

Taylor’s annual Front Porch Conference set for Sept. 26-27

TAYLOR, MS (September 3, 2019) -- This September, James Beard Award semifinalist Chef Cole Ellis of Cleveland’s Delta Meat Market and Bar Fontaine is e … [Read More...]

Southern Nutrition open in Bruce

Courtney Hill and Baylous Blue have opened Southern Nutrition on South Newberger in Bruce, serving shakes and flavored tea. … [Read More...]

Centerstage to perform Mary Poppins Junior in February

Suzanne Oakley, the counselor at Calhoun City High School, started up the Centerstage program in Calhoun County last year, which is a program for … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – When Calhoun City was called ‘Burkitt’

The following article consists of the members of Mr. Ellis Ivy Bruce, Miss. The purpose of the article is to relay to the interested people the birth … [Read More...]

Nikki Cotten teaching lots of classes at Bruce

Nikki Cotten is teaching many classes this school year: 7th grade science, Consumer Health, Resource Management, Child Development, Nutrition and … [Read More...]

Grenada Lake announces Veterans’ hunt Nov. 15-17

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake Field Office announced today that its annual veterans hunt will be held at G … [Read More...]

Sports column – Making some great memories

Duke University, minor league baseball, major league baseball and a bachelors’ trip that won’t soon be forgotten. This bachelors’ weekend wasn’t your t … [Read More...]

New band show features Amazing Grace excerpt

This year’s show for the BHS Marching Band is entitled “I Once Was Blind”. … [Read More...]

Coleman, Suber ready to make history in all Calhoun senate race

Calhoun County will make some history come November when either Kegan Coleman of Calhoun City or Ben Suber of Pittsboro will be elected the next state … [Read More...]

Westmoreland views coroner post as service opportunity

Salena Westmoreland is always looking for new opportunities, especially if it comes with the chance to serve others. … [Read More...]

Supervisors approve purchases; realign emergency department

Calhoun County Supervisors met Tuesday morning in Pittsboro for their first of the month meeting. Among the items approved by the board: … [Read More...]

In the end, a good day for Calhoun County

“It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting.” – Will Rogers That was never more true than last Tuesday night as the clock pushed past 1 … [Read More...]

Reeves, Hood showdown looms

Mississippi’s 2019 gubernatorial ballot is now solidified and while the issues remain basically unchanged since the primaries, the framing for the N … [Read More...]