Jimmy Guy McDonald

 Jimmy Guy “Coach” McDonald, 71, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at his home in Houlka. … [Read More...]

Chandler tells plans for month regarding state tests

State Tests are just around the corner for Calhoun City High School, but Assistant Principal Nicole Chandler also has more plans for December. … [Read More...]

City’s Jones speaks to historical group about arrowhead collection

Woody Jones displayed and spoke to the Yalobusha Historical Society on Nov. 21 about his impressive arrowhead collection. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Ole Miss, Bruce Trojans both searching for coach

Football season in our state may be on the downswing, but that doesn’t mean news around the sport is any less prevalent, especially where coaches are concerned. … [Read More...]

Pennington, Mathieu earn teacher, student honors

Heather Pennington is November’s teacher of the month. She attended Itawamba Community College, Blue Mountain College, and then Mississippi State University. … [Read More...]

Cavines tradition continues with excitement about future

For those who are boaters and have any type of boat that requires a paddle, chances are high your paddle is a Caviness brand. … [Read More...]

What is race factor in politics?

The Great Assumption in Mississippi politics has long been that race is the lowest common denominator. For good or ill, it is undeniable that this assumption is the basis for how political campaigns … [Read More...]

Usry honored with local DAVA Veteran award

Rev. Willis Buford Usry has been named the current Veteran of the Month by the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary #26 of Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

North Mississippi Opera House celebrates latest milestone with Bluegrass

The North Mississippi Opera recently celebrated its 18th anniversary with an entertaining concert, but it also marked almost exactly 40 years of Bluegrass performances by the Coleman Family and their … [Read More...]

Christmas parades begin this weekend

Christmas events scheduled for Calhoun County over the coming week are as follows: … [Read More...]

Bruce hosts annual Christmas Tour of Homes

The Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by Bruce Fine Arts Club was Sunday. … [Read More...]

Stevenson selected as ICC’s Humanities Award nominee

Jessi Stevenson of Mantachie has been selected as Itawamba Community College’s Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award nominee for 2020. … [Read More...]

Wildcats travel to D.C. for Quaker Tournament

Calhoun City’s boys’ basketball team is taking an unconventional business trip this week as it heads to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2019 Quaker Classic Tournament at Sidwell Friends Sch … [Read More...]

Lady Rams open region play with soccer win at Nettleton

Vardaman Soccer split its first two region games at Nettleton Monday night with the Lady Rams earning a 4-3 win while the Rams fell in a penalty kick shootout. … [Read More...]

Christmas season has arrived

Bright lights, colorful floats, marching bands and Santa Claus will be circling town squares and walking down Main Streets in the county over the next week. The Christmas season has officially arrived … [Read More...]

Supervisors approve their pay increase allowed by new state law

Items approved by county supervisors at their Dec. 2 meeting at the county courthouse in Pittsboro: … [Read More...]

Light week of basketball action over the holiday; but picks up this week

It’s been a light week of action on the hardwood since the last edition of the CCJ due to the Thanksgiving holidays. … [Read More...]

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Olivia Plunk

Olivia Morgan Plunk, 76, departed for her eternal home on November 28, 2019 at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

BTC’s Wooten earns Pioneer Award

The MidSouth Chapter of the Independent Telephone Pioneer Association (ITPA) is happy to award Deanna Wooten from Bruce Telephone Company the Pioneer Spirit Award. … [Read More...]

Looking forward to Thursday’s Egg Bowl

On Nov. 25, 1926, a riot broke out in Starkville, Mississippi. … [Read More...]

Readers share some of their Thanksgiving memories

Families will gather around Calhoun County this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. We asked a number of our readers to share some of their Thanksgiving memories. Here are their stories. … [Read More...]

Craving some of Dimple’s “Hamburger Pie”

This is a week to give thanks, so in thinking about it I have to express gratitude to my late grandmother Dimple Ferguson of Utica for making the best dish I’ve ever eaten. … [Read More...]

Lottery status is satisfying

As a longtime state lottery supporter, I quietly celebrated the official beginning Monday of Mississippi’s entry into this form of raising state revenue as small victory over the notion of Mississippi … [Read More...]

How do you ‘do your dressing’ for Thanksgiving?

There’s more than one way to “skin a cat”, and there are more ways than that to make dressing and the cornbread that goes in it. … [Read More...]

Golden begins 38 year sentence; Sisk described as “inspiration”

Adrian Golden was sentenced Friday, Nov. 22 to serve 38 years in prison for the attempted murder of his estranged wife. … [Read More...]

‘Cats, Lady ‘Cats and Lady Rams win

The Calhoun County basketball season continued this week with action from all four schools. … [Read More...]

Ole Miss, Mississippi State come together on Calhoun City Square for annual Egg Bowl Run

Sunshine, warm weather and camaraderie defined the seventh-annual Egg Bowl Run in Calhoun City on Monday. … [Read More...]

Wildcats’ season ends with playoff loss at Charleston

Calhoun City’s football season came to a close one game shy of the North Half Finals on Friday following a 6-3 loss at Charleston. … [Read More...]

Bettie Jean Wright

Bettie Jean Wright, 80, of Vardaman, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs. … [Read More...]

Sports

Sports Column – Ole Miss, Bruce Trojans both searching for coach

Football season in our state may be on the downswing, but that doesn’t mean news around the sport is any less prevalent, … [Read More...]

Wildcats travel to D.C. for Quaker Tournament

Calhoun City’s boys’ basketball team is taking an unconventional business trip this week as it heads to Washington, D.C … [Read More...]

Lady Rams open region play with soccer win at Nettleton

Vardaman Soccer split its first two region games at Nettleton Monday night with the Lady Rams earning a 4-3 win while … [Read More...]

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Winning Sweet Potato Festival recipes

Winning recipes from Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival recipe contest shared. … [Read More...]

Peden is sharing Mamie’s recipes

Lynette Peden of Bruce is proud to have recipes of her late mother-in-law, Jean Peden Davis. … [Read More...]

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Jim Buck Aven

Coach Jim Buck Aven, 82, of Holcomb, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at his residence. He was born March 12, 1937 in Calhoun County to Jim Sid and … [Read More...]

Peggy Brassfield

Peggy Ann Brassfield, 56, of Calhoun City, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Houlka. … [Read More...]

Jerry Patterson Sr.

Jerry Dean Patterson Sr., 76, of Gore Springs, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at a Eupora healthcare facility. … [Read More...]

Freelon, Parker, Coleman to be honored at 36th annual Goodman Scholarship Banquet

The 36th Annual A.D. Goodman Scholarship Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the St. Luke Masonic Lodge in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Golden sentenced to 38 years for attempted murder

Adrian Golden was sentenced today (Friday, Nov. 22) to serve 38 years in prison for the attempted murder of his estranged wife. … [Read More...]

Vardaman’s Edmondson named recipient of Embry scholarship

Ethan Edmondson, a University of Mississippi freshman from Vardaman, Mississippi, is the 2019 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, … [Read More...]

Bruce Elementary participates in career fair

Laura Brower set up a Career Fair for third and fourth graders in the county November 12. … [Read More...]

Lee Ann Gregory’s reign as Mrs. Magnolia State coming to close

Lee Ann Gregory, of Bruce, will complete her reign as Mrs. Magnolia State when she crowns her successor at the state pageant in Vicksburg Nov. 24. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Ball games provide respite from busy life

Busy. That’s the word I’d use to describe the last few weeks for me. Between classes, covering sports for the paper and covering sports at Ole Miss, li … [Read More...]

Calhoun County basketball preview for 2019-20

Eight basketball teams around Calhoun County enter the 2019-20 season with very different mindsets. … [Read More...]

Christmas events around county fast approaching

Calhoun County families will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, which means Christmas activities are close. … [Read More...]

CCHS leaders give update to school board; Faust officially out as Bruce coach

An extensive progress report was given by Calhoun City High School Principal Mike Ray and assistant principal Nicole Chandler on the work they are … [Read More...]

Family Resource Center beds for kids project delivered 75 thus far

The season of giving is in full swing but the season is a year-long mission for some. Imagine being a child and not having a bed to sleep on. Their … [Read More...]

Cleaning up after Charlie

Every time I pull in the driveway I always see that big blonde head staring at me through the window. Sometimes it’s visible as soon as I turn on to m … [Read More...]

McCoy’s record is one of vision

Mississippi House Speaker William J. “Billy” McCoy was a second-generation state lawmaker, a college-educated vocational agriculture teacher, a Far … [Read More...]

Winning Sweet Potato Festival recipes

Winning recipes from Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival recipe contest shared. … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer splits at Grenada, falls to Lafayette

Vardaman soccer teams split games at Grenada Monday night while suffering a pair of losses at Lafayette County High School in Oxford last week. … [Read More...]

Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City Nov. 25

The annual Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City Monday, Nov. 25 with Mississippi State and Ole Miss ROTC members running the game ball from Oxford to … [Read More...]

Vance signs with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Calhoun City’s Abby Vance signed a softball scholarship with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College last week. … [Read More...]

Cannon, Parker earn honors at ICC

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Commissioner’s office released the All-Conference teams last week with several C … [Read More...]

Bruce Rotary opens annual Christmas basket campaign

The Bruce Rotary Club is making preparations for their 20th year of providing Christmas baskets for the needy through the help of the community. … [Read More...]

Vardaman Class of 1984 gathers for reunion

Vardaman High School Class of 1984 held their 35th class reunion recently at the Vardaman Community Center with 16 classmates in attendance. … [Read More...]

Gates earns Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for November is Aaliyah Gates. She is the daughter of Kenya Gates and the granddaughter of Tom and Annie Gates . … [Read More...]

Calhoun City defeats South Delta; advance to face Charleston next

Calhoun City outlasted South Delta on Friday night to advance to the third round of the playoffs with a 21-12 final score. … [Read More...]

Nancy Morgan

Nancy Carroll Morgan, 79, entered heaven November 14, 2019 at Generations Assisted Living in Saltillo. She  was born in Ellard community on February  2 … [Read More...]

Jimmie James

 Jimmie Dale Otts James, 63, passed away  November 12, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Sara Ellen Moore

Sara Ellen Moore died October 15, 2019 at her home in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Challenging week of football in Calhoun County

It’s been a strange week in the world of Calhoun County sports. … [Read More...]

Shut down the electoral junior college

Republican Gov.-Elect Tate Reeves won a solid general election victory over Democratic nominee Jim Hood and two minor party candidates in a race that … [Read More...]

Remembering our veterans

The picture said a lot to me. James Pratt, 93, and Steven Carlson, not yet 40, sitting side-by-side representing many veterans from Calhoun County who … [Read More...]