Lucille Bailey

Evelyn Lucille Harrell Bailey, 100½, of Vardaman,  died October 13, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, after a brief illness. … [Read More...]

Leodis Chrestman

Clifton Leodis Chrestman, 90, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at the State Veterans Home in Oxford after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Larry Taylor

John Larry Taylor, 76, passed away Saturday, Oc. 19, 2019, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Born August 28, 1943, in Calhoun County, he was the son of John Tom and the late Lodie Moree … [Read More...]

Chicken strips help give Hill the fuel to perform on Friday nights

Calhoun City quarterback Chardarius Hill is featured in this week's football Q&A. … [Read More...]

Busy month at Calhoun Academy highlighted by Halloween Carnival

The month of October is a very busy time at Calhoun Academy with all the many fundraisers and preparations for the annual Halloween Carnival. … [Read More...]

Bruce Band advances to state championships

BHS Band attended the Northeast Regional Marching Championships Saturday, Oct. 5, hosted by Northeast Community College. … [Read More...]

Mentally ill deserve much better

The 2019 Mississippi general election is less than three weeks away and politicians are talking about a plethora of issues, but there’s no serious discussion of one of the state’s entrenched and sha … [Read More...]

Sports column – Skuna River Rivalry renews this week

It’s rivalry week in Calhoun County. All four football teams in the county face a division foe this week, but the headlining matchup is the annual Skuna River Rivalry between Bruce and Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Love of Anime shows Johnson’s creativity

For immigrants, adjusting to life in the United States can be a challenge. For many, there comes the task of learning a new language, meeting new people, and, for school-age children, making new … [Read More...]

New Derma Police force in place and on the job

Dean Poynor took over as Derma Police Chief almost three months ago and has assembled a team of officers giving the town it’s largest police force in years. … [Read More...]

Mr. Tommy’s stories live on

Few people could share as many great stories about Calhoun County as Tommy Hallum. More than a quarter-century of newspaper work, three terms as the county’s chancery clerk and a lifetime of feeding h … [Read More...]

Pumpkin recipes abound in CCJ files

It’s pumpkin time. And in 11 years of recipes submitted to The Journal by cooks all over Calhoun County and beyond, more of those than remembered, contain pumpkin. … [Read More...]

Pinwheels for Prevention displayed by Juniorettes

Bruce Fine Arts Juniorettes placed purple pinwheels in front of Bruce City Hhall to help bring awareness to Domestic Violence Prevention. … [Read More...]

Mary “Jo” Reid Brans

Jo Brans, a bookworm from rural Mississippi who would follow her love for literature to an accomplished career as a professor, journalist and author, died September 25 in New York City at the age of … [Read More...]

Skuna River Art Festival a success

The Quillen siblings, Rita Wright, Jesse Quillen, Paula Turner, Pat Parvin and Eddie Quillen were present at the Bigbee Coffee tent at last weekend's Skuna River Art Festival on the Bruce Square. … [Read More...]

Trojans show new offensive wrinkle

The Bruce Trojans may have lost on Thursday, but a new wrinkle in their offense may prove to be beneficial to them as they move through their division schedule. … [Read More...]

Wildcats continue to dominate region play

A slow start on Friday didn’t prevent Calhoun City from picking up their second region win of the season 36-0 over Eupora. … [Read More...]

Rams start strong, but fall to Okolona

A fast start evaporated on a rainy night for the Vardaman Rams last Friday as they fell to Okolona 32-19 on the road. … [Read More...]

Lady Rams fall to Amory in slow pitch playoffs

Vardaman slow-pitch softball became the last team to conclude its season last week as it was eliminated from the playoffs by Amory. … [Read More...]

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Kobin Worthy

Quentin Kobin Worthy, 62, of Cadaretta, passed away at his home on October 12, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. … [Read More...]

Tommy Hallum

Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Hallum, 89, entered into his Heavenly home from Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City  Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. … [Read More...]

Virginia Wright

 Virginia “Gin” Ree Ramage Wright, 76, of Aberdeen, entered her heavenly home October 9, 2019 at Diversicare Nursing Center in Amory.  She was born in Calhoun County to Howard  and Annie Parker Ramage … [Read More...]

Wade Kimbrell

Leslie Wade Kimbrell, 85, passed away peacefully at his home October 8, 2019. … [Read More...]

Patricia Turner

Patricia Ruth Turner, 69, was called into rest by her heavenly father at Bruce Community Living Center October 11, 2019. … [Read More...]

Youth art feature, kids’ activities, at Saturday’s art festival in Bruce

“Don’t throw away your work. Someone will love it; give yourself a chance!” says Calhoun County Art teacher Chris Sneed. … [Read More...]

Janice Yates-Golliday – Determined to make a difference

Janice Yates-Golliday, of Bruce, will admit the board room at the Calhoun County School District Office in Pittsboro was not her favorite place to be right after she was elected to represent district … [Read More...]

School board approves roofing bid, personnel

Items approved by the Calhoun County School Board at their latest meeting included: … [Read More...]

Calhoun City gets grant for paving; will fix tennis courts

Calhoun City Mayor Amye Hill announced to the board of aldermen at their October meeting the town has been approved for a small municipal grant for road paving. … [Read More...]

Bruce board discuss pit bull exception

Bruce mayor and board of aldermen discussed a local dog issue and proceeded with a project for a new roof for City Hall and the Adult Education Center at their October meeting. … [Read More...]


Chicken strips help give Hill the fuel to perform on Friday nights

Calhoun City quarterback Chardarius Hill is featured in this week's football Q&A. … [Read More...]

Sports column – Skuna River Rivalry renews this week

It’s rivalry week in Calhoun County. All four football teams in the county face a division foe this week, but the h … [Read More...]

Trojans show new offensive wrinkle

The Bruce Trojans may have lost on Thursday, but a new wrinkle in their offense may prove to be beneficial to them as … [Read More...]

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A screaming good time

There was lots of blood, a few ghouls, a number of creepy clowns, and screams, high-pitch, ear-splitting screams. … [Read More...]

Fed lawsuit makes race even tighter

In a recent column, I wrote about the time in Mississippi history that an obscure Mississippi constitutional relic from the days of “Jim Crow” laws cam … [Read More...]

Supervisors move forward with estimate on repairs for CR 200 and 210

Items approved by the county board of supervisors at their Oct. 7 board meeting in Pittsboro were: … [Read More...]

Late season heat and dry weather aided state cotton

Parts of Mississippi’s landscape are turning white, but unlike some northern areas, this coloration is caused by cotton bolls opening for harvest, not … [Read More...]

Oakley will direct Mary Poppins Jr. for county students

Suzanne Oakley, Calhoun City High School counselor, is directing Mary Poppins Jr, the new musical with students from all schools in the county. … [Read More...]

McGreger earns Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for October is Noah McGregor. … [Read More...]

Brasher’s love for creativity spawns new side business

Anonna Brasher started making art decorations and various things for her friends and family, but soon that would turn into a side business called Too … [Read More...]

Interesting stories with Bruce, ‘City matchups

Thursday night football games are a rarity, but we get to experience two in the county this week. … [Read More...]

Williams to be inducted into Northwest Sports Hall of Fame

Northwest Mississippi Community College will induct six former student-athletes into its Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming week Oct. 7-11 on the … [Read More...]

Lady Rams last Calhoun slow pitch team alive in postseason

Two slow-pitch softball seasons in the county came to a close this week as both Bruce and Calhoun City were swept in their round one playoff series. … [Read More...]

Trojans fall to Eupora in defensive strugle

In a defensive struggle with a score that resembled that of a baseball game, the Bruce Trojans fell to Eupora 5-2 on the gridiron Friday night. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City opens region play with dominant win over East Webster

Calhoun City rode a strong performance in the run game to a 28-7 divisional win over East Webster on Friday night. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy collects Homecoming victory

Calhoun Academy picked up a homecoming win on Friday night, their sixth win of the season, 34-20 over Kemper Academy. … [Read More...]

Rams back on road Friday after loss to Smithville

Three touchdowns were not enough for the Vardaman Rams on Friday night as they fell 50-21 to the Smithville Seminoles. … [Read More...]

Derma board gives pay raises to employees

Derma mayor and board authorized pay raises for some town employees following an executive session at their October meeting. … [Read More...]

Vardaman board talks new hires

The Vardaman mayor and board of aldermen held an executive session at their October meeting to discuss two possible hires. … [Read More...]

Travis Patterson

Travis Lee Patterson, 87, of Potlockney passed away peacefully September 29, 2019, surrounded by family in his daughter’s home in Rockwood, TN. … [Read More...]

Stuart May

Stuart Edison May, 47, of Memphis, died September 22, 2019 at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, OH. … [Read More...]

Roberts loves working toward ultimate goals as director of Bruce Band

Cody Roberts is Band Director for the BHS Marching Band, attaining the position in the summer of 2018. … [Read More...]

Skuna River Art Festival to feature the work of 40

Bridgett Fulton balances her one-year-old, Daniel, on one hip as she puts finishing touches on manger scene ornaments. … [Read More...]

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church to celebrate 175th anniversary this week

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 6 paying tribute to church forefathers and mothers who left behind a rich … [Read More...]

Ceremony honors fallen Calhoun County soldier in WWII battle

In June and August, ceremonies were held in Normandy and Provence to mark the anniversaries of two D-Day operations that spelt the beginning of the … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Everyone cheering against maroon and white this week

This week, Mississippi State fans in Calhoun County will have to get used to rooting against the colors maroon and white. … [Read More...]

Cruz’s stance on Ozerden pure politics

While most people aspire to the assurance that judges are first and foremost fair and unbiased in their rulings, President Donald Trump’s nomination o … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Homecoming parade Thursday, crowning Friday night

Calhoun City High School will celebrate an “80s Hollywood” Homecoming Friday, Oct. 4 when the Wildcats host East Webster. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy to celebrate Homecoming this week

On October 1, the Calhoun Academy Homecoming Parade was held on the Bruce Square. On October 4 at 6 p.m., Calhoun Academy will have its annual … [Read More...]

County landmark lost to fire; Steakhouse in Big Creek a total loss

Carter Burns sifted through the ashes early Sunday morning of what remained of the county landmark he and Nathan Harrison built in the mid 1990s. … [Read More...]

State’s sweet potato crop should be good in 2019

VARDAMAN, Miss. -- Spring rains created two sweet potato crops in Mississippi, and the later-planted crop is shaping up to be better than the first as … [Read More...]

Absentee voting underway for Nov. 5 general election

Absentee Ballots are now available for those voters over the age of 65 and voters who are temporarily or permanently disabled. … [Read More...]

MBN, Sheriff’s Office join forces to search the county for marijuana

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) combed the county by air last week looking for marijuana plants. … [Read More...]