The Gestalt Gardener – Diggy Dog helping work in my garden

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Gates joins 15th class of Stamps Scholars

As the largest class ever, 267 top students from across the country have won Stamps Scholarships, joining an accomplished network of highly driven individuals who are committed to leaving an impact on … [Read More...]

Calhoun County History – Ford Harrelson was a World War II supplier

June 24, 1999 – With the economic woes of the onset on World War II casting a shadow of gloom over Calhoun City it was the inventive genius of the county’s own Lee Ford Harrelson who established a … [Read More...]

Melanie Bryant’s family-inspired bath and candle company ‘Kitten Britches’ continues to flourish

Opening the screen door and stepping inside the tiny shop you’re instantly consumed with an abundance of irresistible, comforting aromas. … [Read More...]

Football coaches react to the latest COVID guidelines

Practice starts Aug. 17 with scrimmages Aug. 28 and first games Sept. 4 … [Read More...]

Tishomingo’s trails provide fun day trip

Less than 90 miles from the Calhoun County line, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, are some first class nature trails for every level of hiker. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Eager to be back in the press box at Carter Field

If a football season takes place this fall, it will be my seventh in the press box as Vardaman’s PA announcer, and it very well could be my weirdest. … [Read More...]

Immigration enforcement efforts like a whack-a-mole

Whack-A-Mole was a popular arcade game back in the mid-1970s which required players to use a mallet to strike randomly appearing toy moles back into their holes. … [Read More...]

News-Notes – Bro. Fred back home after a cottonmouth bite

This week, August 12, 1658 New York City established the first police force in the U.S.; on August 14, 1945 WWII ended; August 14 is National Navajo Code Talks Day. … [Read More...]

Miss Acton to marry Mr. Bailey September 5

Meridith Logan Acton of Northport, AL and Tanner Dakota Bailey of Calhoun City are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding. … [Read More...]

Mt. Comfort News – Cut my grass and visited local stores

Cut my grass Thursday. Sue, Eva and I ate at Banner Store Friday. … [Read More...]

Vardaman and Derma News – Nice trip to Mobile and Dauphin Island

This last week our traveling around took us further. … [Read More...]

Mt. Liberty News – Tried to make school return fun with mask

Well I pray everyone one had a great week. This is our first week back to school. … [Read More...]

Derma board okays town hall improvements

The Derma mayor and board of aldermen approved some improvements to town hall at their August meeting. … [Read More...]

Dilapidated properties discussed by Bruce board

Willie Ray Brown addressed the Bruce mayor and board of aldermen about dilapidated properties in the community during the town’s August meeting. … [Read More...]

Sweet Potato Festival canceled; Hamilton resigns from Vardaman town board

The Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival will not take place in the year 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read More...]

Gary Parvin

Gary Randolph Parvin, 74, of Brandon, died August 9, 2020, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family and friends. … [Read More...]

James Sidney Warner Sr.

James Sidney Warner, Sr., 85, went to be with his Heavenly Father August 3, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Willie Ewing

Willie Sam Ewing departed this earthly life on June 15, 2020. … [Read More...]

Carol Ainsworth

Carol Norwood Ainsworth, 85, of Hagerman, Id., formerly of Bruce, passed away August 4, 2020, surrounded by her family. … [Read More...]

Lillie Freelon

Lillie Bell Freelon died July 20, 2020. … [Read More...]

Chase Hansen

Chase Tyler Hansen, 24, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 in Paducah, KY following a motorcycle accident. … [Read More...]

Charles Wimberly

Charles Dante Wimberly, 59, of Calhoun City passed from this life Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

CCJ Classifieds!

SHELLED PEAS $28 sleeve. Butterbeans soon. Randy Schmitz, 476 Hwy. 330, Bruce. 662-414-6725. 12,19,26pd … [Read More...]

Lady Cougars split pair, Hebron

Calhoun Academy softball split two games with Hebron Christian last week, picking up a win on Monday and suffering a loss on Friday. … [Read More...]

Tony Thompson

Tony Lee Thompson passed peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Starkville, on August 6, 2020. … [Read More...]

Mildred Bagwell

Mildred Blount Bagwell, 91, of Bruce, passed away peacefully at her home on August 6, 2020. … [Read More...]

Thankful crop-dusting career is over

May 8, 2003 – In my 12 years at Heatcraft and ADP, I have had the pleasure of working in three different departments under several different types of stress. I have found that there are two types of … [Read More...]

Leah Easley Edington does paintings, jewelry, ornaments and more at Sorghum Hill Studio

Leah Easley Edington, of Vardaman, is the owner of Sorghum Hill Studio where she creates all of her art – jewelry, ornaments, paintings and more with great creativity. … [Read More...]

Deciding between tomatoes, butterflies

Decisions, decisions. In my garden I’m darned if I do, darned if I don’t, so here’s a plea for thoughtful empathy, that borders on a rant. … [Read More...]


Football coaches react to the latest COVID guidelines

Practice starts Aug. 17 with scrimmages Aug. 28 and first games Sept. 4 … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Eager to be back in the press box at Carter Field

If a football season takes place this fall, it will be my seventh in the press box as Vardaman’s PA announcer, and it … [Read More...]

Lady Cougars split pair, Hebron

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Sports Column – Sports slowly returning, finally

It’s been good to be back on somewhat of a sports beat this week for the first time since March. … [Read More...]

Governor mandates masks be worn statewide

Gov. Tate Reeves announced a new executive order Tuesday that requires every Mississippian to wear a mask at public gatherings and when shopping for … [Read More...]

Ariviste – Bruce man’s clothing line promotes positivity

Ariviste means “to be a strong, ambitious person” in French. Undra Mays, who describes himself as a “natural creator,” discovered the word in some of … [Read More...]

Bike path coming together at Bruce Park

A walking and biking trail is under construction at the Bruce Park with the help of a grant and the National Guard. … [Read More...]

Bruce Trojan Football finishing up summer drills

Bruce Trojan football continued their summer workouts recently with a session on ball handling. … [Read More...]

All state households asked to submit census

The laid-back way of life in Mississippi has a downside when it leads to very low U.S. Census participation: Inaccurate population counts can cause … [Read More...]

Why the need to complain?

“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.” … [Read More...]

Marijuana initiatives face hard road in Mississippi

Mississippi voters will face the question of legalized medical marijuana use on a broader scale on the November ballot. Medical marijuana is already … [Read More...]

Music session at Bethel canceled

The Calhoun Musical Association’s 143rd annual session set for August 8 at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church is canceled. … [Read More...]

Be happy and silly

No church services at Mt. Comfort. Don’t know when we will start back. Miss going to church. … [Read More...]

Morris, Hathcock to be wed

Bro. Paul W. Morris and Melissa Morris are blessed to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter McKenzie Taylor Morris to Clayton … [Read More...]

Daughter part of rover security team

I just haven’t been having luck with my above ground pools. Had one and the cover strings broke and 2 squirrels fell in it and chewed a hole in it … [Read More...]

Staying positive through pandemic

Well, I’m back! During this Covid-19 pandemic, we have tried to stay on Hipp Hill as much as possible. Therefore many people have inquired about my … [Read More...]

Academy preparing for football season

Calhoun Academy football has been on the practice field each evening getting ready for the 2020 season. … [Read More...]

Academy cheerleaders attend camp

Calhoun Academy Jr Varsity and Varsity cheerleaders recently attended a private camp at Oxford Cheer. … [Read More...]

Supervisors agree on glass petitions, courthouse offices

Calhoun County Supervisors approved a quote to install glass petitions in all courthouse offices separating employees from customers at Monday’s … [Read More...]

Bruce’s Faddock signs with MUW Baseball

Bruce’s Austin Faddock is taking his baseball talents to the Mississippi University for Women next spring. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy softball opens season

Sports are back for the time being in Calhoun County as Calhoun Academy softball started its season on Saturday with a tournament at Delta. … [Read More...]

Find spots for ornamental peppers in your garden

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Classified Ads

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Jean Tallent

Jean Goodwin Tallent, 69, of Calhoun City, died August 2, 2020, at her home. … [Read More...]

Buster McGreger

Odis Lee “Buster” McGreger, 53, of Vardaman passed from this life July 31, 2020, after a car accident in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Jerry Chandler

Jerry Mart Chandler, 78, of Houlka passed from this life  July 30, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Roger Barnett

Roger “Hoss” Lamar Barnett, 67, passed away July 28, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. … [Read More...]

William Ottis Hurst recalls Bruce, Ole Miss Glory Days

August 21, 2003 – The memories come back to William Ottis Hurst of Bruce frequently. “Sometimes I’ll be driving down the road and I’ll start thinking … [Read More...]

The Gestalt Gardener- I’ve always loved absurd in garden

A garden is good for many things, including amusement, especially for those who have an appreciation of the absurd. … [Read More...]

Start of school pushed to Aug. 24; New hybrid model implemented

The Calhoun County School Board voted Monday night to change the start date of the school year to Aug. 24 and require all students to do a virtual or … [Read More...]

School board presented feasibility study that includes consolidation

Building a brand new county wide school, consolidating the high schools into one at Calhoun City, and renovating all existing schools in their current … [Read More...]

Don’t envy school board, administrators

The amount of thought, study, discussion and debate that has gone into trying to find a safe, efficient and functional way to get Calhoun County … [Read More...]

Evers was a walking contradiction

Charles Evers, who died last week at the age of 97, changed Mississippi politics in ways that are profound and enduring. … [Read More...]