Sports Column – Calling all state champs

It’s rare that I do this in a column, but I need your help as a Calhoun County Journal reader. … [Read More...]

School Board elects new officers; discusses school administrators

The Calhoun County School Board elected new officers for 2021 and met in executive session to discuss the employment of administrators for the 2021-22 school year Monday night in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

New candidates on ballot for Derma, Pittsboro, Big Creek

We’ve hit the final week of qualifying for this year’s municipal elections with some town governments taking shape with a few changes. … [Read More...]

Committees to begin taking up general bills

Week of January 18, 2021 – This is the third week of the 2021 Legislative Session. The deadline for introducing general bills was on Monday night, and committees will now begin discussing these bills … [Read More...]

Big Creek native Rounsaville named head of MDA

After serving as interim director of the Mississippi Development Authority since last May, John Rounsaville, a native of Calhoun County, has been elevated to executive director of the state economic … [Read More...]

Some history with these town elections

This year’s municipal elections will feature a lot of history in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

A woman of talent, substance, curiosity

Earlier this month, a gentle, intellectual giant died and it’s likely that few among her university colleagues and friends in Douglasville, Georgia knew they were in the presence of a Hall of Fame … [Read More...]

Loggins Scholarship opened opportunities for many local students

The annual MLK Dream Banquet sponsored by the Coach Curtis Loggins Scholarship Committee has been cancelled this year due to COVID concerns. The impact the scholarship has had on the many who have … [Read More...]

Bruce’s Rainbow Daycare first in SIP SAFE

On January 26, Kids Rainbow Daycare in Bruce became the first site in the state of Mississippi to participate in the SIP SAFE lead testing program that is being conducted by the Mississippi State … [Read More...]

Remembering my visit, County Line

The Vietnam War ended this week, January 27, 1973. Spoke at County Line Baptist Church in Pontotoc County Sunday 50 years ago, January 31, 1971. … [Read More...]

Henrys welcome twins into family

Congratulations to Brandon Henry and Brittany Dauzat on the birth of twin girls, Willa Beth and Reagan Sue Henry. They were born January 21 at BMH-NMS in Oxford. Brittany and Willa were able to be … [Read More...]

Lady Trojans quarantined, Vardaman sweeps Hamilton

The Bruce Lady Trojans are in quarantine due to COVID-19, but there was still plenty of basketball action in the county this week. … [Read More...]

Rams sweep Nettleton, meet SA in playoffs

Vardaman Rams Soccer made the long trip down I-55 to Ridgeland to take on St Andrews Tuesday night in the opening round of the MHSAA Soccer Playoffs. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City’s Shaw ready for debut season at NECC

The 2021 basketball season will look different in many ways at two-year institutions across the country. … [Read More...]

Locals excel at Northeast District Cattle Show

Calhoun County 4-H/FFA Youth competed at the Northeast District 4-H/FFA beef cattle show. … [Read More...]

Frances Terry

Frances Goodson Terry, 80, passed away at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis on January 23, 2021. … [Read More...]

Donald Camp

Donald Baker Camp, 80, of Banner,  passed from this life January 23, 2021 at his residence after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Vic Clark

David Victor “Vic” Clark, 61, of Houston, passed away at his home on January 20, 2021. … [Read More...]

Richard Gray

Richard Kent Gray, 73, passed away at his home in Calhoun City on January 20, 2021. … [Read More...]

Juanita Free

Juanita Ables Free, 80, of Vardaman passed from this life January 20, 2021, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. … [Read More...]

Wilbur Williams

Wilbur Gene Williams, 79, of Bruce departed from this life January 20, 2021, at his residence. … [Read More...]

Emmett Logan

Emmett Joe Logan, infant, of Bruce, passed away January 18, 2021, at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, TN. … [Read More...]

Carolyn Myrick

Carolyn Veneal Spratlin Myrick, 83, of Vardaman passed from this life January 18, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Curtis Gordon

Curtis Gordon, 79, passed away December 30, 2020, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

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Chrestmans featured as alumni of the month

This month there are two alumni of the month, who are sisters, Macey and Madison Chrestman. … [Read More...]

Column – Be cautious of your car’s strange noises

When grandson Marshall went to Mississippi State, his mother Lisa got him a black Toyota 4-runner at a Car Fair. Later his father bought him a new pickup and the 4-runner was passed on to me. As I was … [Read More...]

Great-grandmother’s bulbs always endure

This midwinter I’m enjoying a couple of classic Southern bulbs from the gardens of my great-grandmother and two grandmothers, and which come up every fall and grow through the worst winters. With no … [Read More...]

Pomerlee commits to play football at Trinity in Chicago

“To celebrate my aunt Dora Crowder’s one year anniversary of going to Heaven, I would like to publicly announce that I will continue my athletic and academic career in Chicago at Trinity International … [Read More...]

Column – Back to class, studies and writing

In what is usually a sports column, I decided to take a step back from the world of athletics this week and give an update on how things have been going in my life and what is about to take place in … [Read More...]

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Sports Column – Calling all state champs

It’s rare that I do this in a column, but I need your help as a Calhoun County Journal reader. … [Read More...]

Lady Trojans quarantined, Vardaman sweeps Hamilton

The Bruce Lady Trojans are in quarantine due to COVID-19, but there was still plenty of basketball action in the county … [Read More...]

Rams sweep Nettleton, meet SA in playoffs

Vardaman Rams Soccer made the long trip down I-55 to Ridgeland to take on St Andrews Tuesday night in the opening round … [Read More...]

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Hooper enjoys camaraderie with teammates

Karon Hooper has found himself in a leadership role on the hardwood for the Bruce Trojans, and it’s a role he’s always dreamed of. … [Read More...]

Bruce First Baptist’s Creative Learning Center turns 40

Bruce Creative Learning Center (CLC) has a reputation of graduating children most ready for kindergarten both academically and behaviorally. … [Read More...]

Supervisors to buy new garbage bins; considering purchase of Pittsboro Square property

Calhoun County Supervisors voted to purchase garbage bins for county residences at their meeting last week in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Bruce Chamber cancels banquet, still accepting award nominations

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce has postponed their annual banquet out of COVID concerns. … [Read More...]

Lots and lots of memories with these 11

There weren’t any tears, mostly just smiles, lots of hugs, and a whole lot of seniors. … [Read More...]

With Democrat’s trifecta in D.C., Republicans stand at crossroads

At noon today with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Democrats will control the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives and … [Read More...]

Loggins Scholarship continues to have impact on local graduates

The annual MLK Dream Banquet sponsored by the Coach Curtis Loggins Scholarship Committee has been cancelled this year due to COVID concerns. The … [Read More...]

‘Simple food and a simple Christian life’

“I found this Macaroni Philly Beef Steak recipe online one day when I was looking for something new to try,” said Brenda Busby of Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Hwy. 8 bull sign erected by Martins in 1954

In 1954, a bull sign was placed on Hwy. 8. Now in 2020, the bull still stands. It has become a historic landmark. Not many know the history of its … [Read More...]

Second week of legislative session is now in books

This is the second week of the 2021 Legislative Session. Because it is early in the session, bills are still being drafted, so floor action has been … [Read More...]

Family members get COVID vaccination

Noteworthy dates this week: Persian Gulf War began January 17, 1991; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18; presidential inauguration January 20. … [Read More...]

COVID cases still rising locally

Last week I carried AG to a plastic surgeon in Oxford. He was referred by his dermatologist for a skin lesion on the top of his head. The area has … [Read More...]

Letter: Learned use of food coloring while student at BHS

Dearest C.C.J. Staff, Thank you for renewing my subscription to the C.C.J. … [Read More...]

Water-testing program recruits Calhoun child care centers

The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites child care centers in 14 Mississippi counties, including Calhoun, to volunteer for a free … [Read More...]

Rams clinch berth in soccer playoffs

The Vardaman Rams clinched a playoff berth Monday night with a 3-1 win over TCPS on senior night at Carter Field. … [Read More...]

Parker cherishes time on floor with teammates

“[I want to] show everybody what kind of player I am and help my teammates improve.” … [Read More...]

Recapping a busy week of basketball around Calhoun County

All four county schools participated in action on the hardwood last week. … [Read More...]

Clay Franklin

Forrest Clay Franklin, 66, of D’Iberville, passed away January 8, 2021 in Gulfport. … [Read More...]

James D. Maxwell

James D. Maxwell died peacefully with his family by his side in Tupelo on January 15, 2021. … [Read More...]

Bobby Carpenter

Bobby Dean Carpenter, 72, of Grenada, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on January 16, 2021 at his son’s residence. … [Read More...]

Dennis Hardin

Dennis Joe Hardin, 59, of Bruce passed from this life December 17, 2020, at his residence. … [Read More...]

Raymond Langford

Raymond Herbert Langford, 89, entered into his heavenly home January 16, 2021, in Vardaman. … [Read More...]

Jerry Fox

Jerry Mize Fox, 78, a resident of Calhoun City, passed away to Heaven on January 14, 2021. … [Read More...]

Betty White

 Betty Jean Doler White, 87, of Calhoun City passed from this life January 11, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Kay Donaldson

Anita Kay Ferguson Donaldson passed away December 31, 2020 in Selmer, TN at the age of 71. … [Read More...]

Coleman qualifies to run in Calhoun City

Calhoun City has its first qualifier in this year's municipal elections while Bruce has six signed up to run thus far. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy releases latest honor roll

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

Calhoun Court Justice Ellard recalls 1922 courthouse fire

February 1981 – W.L. “Mose” Ellard remembers the clear, cold night of Dec. 22, 1922 when the Calhoun County Courthouse in Pittsboro was destroyed by … [Read More...]

Six have now qualified for Bruce elections

Bruce has the first qualifiers in the county's municipal elections. … [Read More...]

Welcome all smells good and bad in home garden

It’s been said that one person’s sweet perfume is another’s stink. Well, whether a smell is good or bad, it’s welcome in my garden. To a point. … [Read More...]