Calhoun City Elementary lists Honor Roll

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Sports column – My Vardaman and Houlka history intertwined

Sometimes, I think I was meant for this job. In fact, I know it. … [Read More...]

Lofton reflects on time at Calhoun Academy

The alumnus of the month is Erick Lofton. Lofton graduated from Calhoun Academy in 2009. He attended CA for 14 years. While attending CA, Lofton was a part of the FCA and Beta Club. He also played … [Read More...]

Find a local plant swap or start one for yourself

Got a plant you’d like others to know and grow? Need a way to spread it around? … [Read More...]

Remembering the train in Vardaman

The late Raymond Bailey from Baileyville, now Derma, had a favorite harmonica tune, “The Last Train Through Vardaman.” … [Read More...]

Past and Present – Photography lessons and my run-in with deer herd

When the late Tommy Hallum, who knew how to do everything at the CCJ was going to leave us for his elected job as chancery clerk, I realized that nobody else was left to take, process film and develop … [Read More...]

Browers welcome new daughter home

Alexandria Renee Brower was born January 26, 2021 at 10:08 a.m at NMMC Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19” long. … [Read More...]

Kakales enjoys ‘control of game’ on the mound

Like many athletes in Calhoun County, softball has been a part of Charleigh Kakales’ life since she was walking. … [Read More...]

Local festivals are being planned again

Seems as though every article I start off with being thankful the storms didn’t get to us again. From the weather and news I understand it did some damage in Chickasaw County. It did get rough here … [Read More...]

Guest Column – Memories of visiting the theater in Bruce

This is a memory from my childhood in Bruce – my hometown. It’s not backed up by facts or records. It’s coming strictly from the deep recesses of my mind. … [Read More...]

Shrek The Musical to begin stage performances this week

Calhoun County Schools’ annual musical will take the stage this week with 50 students making up the cast of Shrek The Musical Jr. … [Read More...]

County officials seek help with Yalobusha flooding

Calhoun County officials are lobbying all levels of state and federal government in an effort to address flooding issues stemming from the log jam on the Yalobusha River west of Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Bruce board talks flood; sells theater property

Flooding was the big issue at the Bruce board of aldermen meeting for April with a number of citizens coming forward to express their ongoing concerns while urging the town to take some form of … [Read More...]

A ‘try’ and ‘gonna try’ from EatingWell posts

Things that you aren’t always interested in pop up on Instagram, but dishes from EatingWell usually get my attention. … [Read More...]

This Spartan is excitedly running again

If you had told me a few years ago I would be on the verge of crying tears of joy simply because I was able to go for a one mile run, I would have insisted I help transport you for some psychiatric … [Read More...]

Amazon in Alabama: Union try rejected

Organized labor’s organizing efforts in the South in recent years have focused on equating union membership with social justice. Over the last decade, that narrative has been soundly rejected in union … [Read More...]

Gore, Clarke earn medalist honors for Bruce golf team

Jackson Gore finished second overall and the Trojans placed fourth in a 6-team golf match at Louisville last week. … [Read More...]

Local athletes excel at region track meets

It’s spring, and that means it’s also track season in Mississippi and Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Cougars collect win; Rams fall to Winona, Independence

It was a tough week for county schools on the baseball diamond this week, as only one win was recorded among the Calhoun County teams. Calhoun City was the lone team that did not participate in the … [Read More...]

Calhoun City had big week on softball diamond

Calhoun City had the biggest week on the softball diamond, going 2-1 including a win over Bruce last week. … [Read More...]

Groundbreaking held for bridge at Gum’s Crossing

Federal, state and local officials gathered April 6 to break ground on the Gum’s Crossing bridge replacement project in Yalobusha County. … [Read More...]

Thompson signs with Brevard College

Jaron Thompson, of Calhoun City, signed a football scholarship last week with Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina. … [Read More...]

Hill hired as new town clerk for Calhoun City

Jenny Hill has been hired as Calhoun City’s new town clerk succeeding Raenell Moore. … [Read More...]

Vardaman sets its town cleanup day for May 1

The Vardaman town board voted to set 2021 Spring Cleanup Day as May 1. … [Read More...]

Derma board declares well project emergency

Derma mayor and board of aldermen adopted some resolutions and agreed to seek grant funding at their April meeting. … [Read More...]

Classified Ads

FOR SALE Corner lot on Countiss and Newberger with nice trees. Beautiful spot. Directly across from Calhoun County Journal office. Call 983-2570 to make offer. … [Read More...]

Patsy Clanton

Patsy Clanton, 89, passed away at her home in Calhoun City on Monday, April 12, 2021. … [Read More...]

R.C. Childs

Ronnie Ladell ‘R.C.’ Childs, 70, passed away at his home in Big Creek on  April 10, 2021. … [Read More...]

Scottie Hughes

Scottie Hal Hughes, 80, passed this earthly life at his home April 10, 2021, after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Danny Houston

Danny Alton Houston, 72, of Bruce passed from this life April 8, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Sports

Sports column – My Vardaman and Houlka history intertwined

Sometimes, I think I was meant for this job. In fact, I know it. … [Read More...]

Kakales enjoys ‘control of game’ on the mound

Like many athletes in Calhoun County, softball has been a part of Charleigh Kakales’ life since she was walking. … [Read More...]

Gore, Clarke earn medalist honors for Bruce golf team

Jackson Gore finished second overall and the Trojans placed fourth in a 6-team golf match at Louisville last week. … [Read More...]

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Salter shares two of her favorite recipes

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Tom Terry

Tom Terry, 72, passed away suddenly  April 7, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Oxford after a brief illness.  He was born August 7, 1948, in Bruce … [Read More...]

Henry ‘Bubba’ Cooper

Henry “Hank” Russell (Bubba) Cooper, Jr., 62, born to Virginia Ruth Stoddard and Henry Russell Cooper, Sr. on September 22, 1958, passed away April 6, … [Read More...]

Sheriff’s Office to host drug take back day April 24

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of … [Read More...]

CCHS STAR student and teacher

Calhoun City High School STAR student Serenity Armstrong has selected Daren Coffey as STAR teacher. … [Read More...]

The Gestalt Gardener – Azaleas have way of taking all glory

You know that cringey feeling when someone attends a wedding wearing something so flashy it takes away from the bride’s glory? Same thing happens when … [Read More...]

Lovorns at home coaching in Calhoun City

The colors orange and black run deep in the Lovorn family. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Sports world starting to feel normal again

It’s been over a year. This time last year, the world had careened to a halt in the wake of a novel virus dubbed COVID-19 entering the borders of the … [Read More...]

Past and Present – Quarantine not unlike my teacher’s suggestion

In high school in Macon we had an English teacher who told us that if we could not stay in our homes alone for two weeks and not see anybody, we were … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy Reading Fair

Calhoun Academy Reading Fair winners were recently announced at the school. … [Read More...]

‘Shrek’ performances are set April 15,16,17

Calhoun County Centerstage program will present multiple performances of Shrek the Musical Jr. this month. … [Read More...]

Bruce’s 1973 team honored for North Half Title

Eight members of the 1973 Bruce High School baseball team, along with their coaches, met Saturday to unveil signs recognizing them as North Half … [Read More...]

Vardaman returns to school as storm recovery continues

Elementary students returned to school Tuesday in Vardaman and high school students this morning (Wednesday), a week after a storm ripped through the … [Read More...]

Visit to Faulkner House to learn about Da Vinci

Just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Jackson Square, down the narrow Pirate Alley running alongside St. Louis Cathedral, sits Faulkner … [Read More...]

Hamilton will manage Guaranty Bank, Derma

Guaranty Bank & Trust Company President & CEO Hue Townsend announced Regina Hamilton has joined the staff of the new Calhoun County location. … [Read More...]

VMT tax proposal penalizes rural states

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stepped strongly toward, then beat a rather hasty retreat from the concept of including a vehicle mile … [Read More...]

Half March’s rainfall comes on last day

Johnny Langford was ordained a deacon 50 years ago this week at College Hill Baptist Church, April 4, 1971. … [Read More...]

Calhoun citizens care for their own

The storm this last Wednesday night was really bad. One thing it showed us though is that Calhoun County citizens care about each other. Calls, text, … [Read More...]

Robert Gosa

Robert Eugene Gosa, 88, passed away at Baptist Hospital in Calhoun City on April 3, 2021. … [Read More...]

William Brannon

William E Brannon, 96, peacefully went to be with the Lord in his home April 2, 2021. … [Read More...]

Bruce and Calhoun City split series; Trojans beat Rams; VHS sweeps Houlka; CA earns two wins

Every school in Calhoun County picked up at least one win on the baseball diamond this week. … [Read More...]

Supervisors buy garbage carts, hire new employees

Calhoun County Supervisors purchased garbage carts for county residences, approved a large disbursement of funds to local fire departments, and hired … [Read More...]

‘City beats Houlka; Bruce rolls over JZ

Some of the area’s softball games had to be shifted around last week due to field conditions, but the three teams in the county all managed to play at … [Read More...]

Conservation Corner – History of wild hogs in Mississippi

The wild hog is both loved and hated. For some of Mississippi’s wildlife enthusiasts and landowners, it provides a challenging hunting experience and … [Read More...]

Select trees that withstand Mississippi storm damage

Mississippi weather can damage trees in many ways, making it crucial to select wisely when choosing trees for the landscape. … [Read More...]

Groundbreaking for Gum’s Crossing bridge set, April 6

WHO: Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell, Yalobusha County Board of Supervisors and other stakeholders. … [Read More...]

Gestalt Gardener – Subscribe to mow what grows

My first strong memory of our childhood lawn was vowing to “not have any grass to mow when I grow up.” And I don’t. … [Read More...]

Academy announces honor roll for third nine weeks

Calhoun Academy Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – First Bruce School was called Pilgreen

August 26, 1976 – After the Town of Bruce was incorporated September 22, 1928, the only school then was the Pilgreen school and it was located near … [Read More...]

Past and Present – Gale’s hunting trip and NCF

My father and his brother, J.C., had Scott’s Standard Service Station across the street from the court house in Macon. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Excited for the return of MLB

By the time you read this, we will be about 24 hours from Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. … [Read More...]