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Eupora woman faces child abuse charge in Calhoun

A Eupora woman jailed on felony child abuse charges in Webster now faces an additional charge in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Library kicks off reading challenge

The Calhoun City Library is hosting the “Naomi James Reading Challenge” with winners eligible for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. … [Read More...]


Two more arrested, drug roundup

Two more Calhoun countians have been arrested in a regional drug round-up involving federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. … [Read More...]


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Bruce, Calhoun City finish on top of Region powerlifting

Bruce and Calhoun City finished one, two in the Region 2-2A Powerlifting meet last weekend at Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

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Harbour earns Big Dog Award at Philadelphia powerlifting meet

Hayden Harbour, of Bruce, earned the Big Dog Award last Saturday at the American Powerlifting Association Meet held in … [Read More...]

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Not the mascots, or school colors, but the people

So now we’ve got an Ole Miss alum coaching football at Southern Miss. And we’ve got a Southern Miss alum coaching … [Read More...]

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Calhoun competitors do well at district livestock show

Several Calhoun County 4-H/FFA competitors earned honors at the district livestock show. … [Read More...]


McCormick, Noguez earn spots in Northeast Honor Band

A few members of the BHS Band tried out for the Northeast Honor Band January 25. Caitlin McCormick and Justin Noguez earned a spot in the band. … [Read More...]

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Watkins, Schmitz serve as pages in state senate

Two Calhoun Academy students recently served as pages in the Mississippi Senate. … [Read More...]

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Sinatra Cruthirds has overseen circuit court records for nearly 20 years

Sinatra Cruthirds first began working in the circuit clerk’s office when he was in high school. … [Read More...]

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CCJ Editor Lisa McNeece earns advertising awards

Lisa McNeece brought home four advertising awards for The Calhoun County Journal from the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Advertising Contest last weekend. … [Read More...]

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Trailer park in South Bruce proposed to board of aldermen

The Bruce board of aldermen heard a request Tuesday night to build a new trailer park in South Bruce. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman agrees to purchase hardware building on Main Street

The town of Vardaman has reached an agreement with the Sutherland family to buy the old hardware building on Main Street for a town complex. … [Read More...]

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Derma working to recruit new business into Walmart location

Derma Mayor Dock Gabbert said they are working on something to go in the now vacant Walmart building, but declined to give any more information at the regular meeting of the board last night. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City board agrees on new location for arbor

The Farmer’s Market arbor will be placed on the vacant lot on the west side of the Calhoun City Square after approval was made by the board of aldermen last night. … [Read More...]


Two Vardaman men among those arrested in regional drug roundup

Two Vardaman men were among eight arrested Tuesday afternoon in a regional drug round-up involving federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. … [Read More...]

CEDA Banquet guest speaker Brandon Presley was presented a Little Birdie “Hail State” and a “Hotty Toddy” pillow by director Sheila Freely.

CEDA honors area businesses, public servants at annual banquet

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley of Nettleton was guest speaker at the CEDA Banquet held last Thursday night at the Bruce Museum. … [Read More...]

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Severe storms forecast for Calhoun; schools letting out at 1 p.m.

Calhoun County Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. today due to severe storms forecast for this evening. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors approve floor repair; hire jailer and election worker

Calhoun County supervisors were provided with a quote of $378 to repair floor damage at the multi-purpose center. … [Read More...]

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Absentee voting underway for presidential primary

Absentee ballots are now available for Calhoun Countians to cast their vote in the Republican or Democrat presidential primaries. … [Read More...]

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Walmart official responds to local online petition seeking to save Derma store

Jo Kendall’s online petition to save the Derma Walmart has received a response from the corporation. … [Read More...]

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Miller excels in Accelerated Reader competition

Accelerated Reader is something that is common for the students who attend Bruce Schools. They are given a goal to reach a certain number points and have to achieve 85% comprehension. … [Read More...]

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Severe storm program coming to Calhoun in February

The spring severe storm season is approaching.  Are you ready for whatever is in store?  Do you have a severe weather plan at your home and your workplace? … [Read More...]

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Wildlife Tasting Buffet set for Feb. 8 in Pittsboro

Calhoun County will host a Wildlife Tasting Buffet Monday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Moore appointed vice chairman of Northwest board

Northwest Mississippi Community College President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears, center, congratulates newly-elected board officers Mike Moore, left, vice chairman, Calhoun County, and Jerry Moore, right, chairman, Marshall County at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Board of … [Read More...]

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Andy Davis’ love for archery inspired him to carve own bows and arrows

Andy Davis was cutting some firewood about two years ago and ran across a big piece of hickory that was cut down. … [Read More...]

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Citizen of the Year voting ends Friday

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting votes for Bruce Citizen of the Year. … [Read More...]

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Literacy coaches paying big dividends for Calhoun early on

Calhoun County’s new literacy coaches – Lindsey Hastings at Bruce, Katie Hill at Calhoun City and Jennifer Moore at Vardaman – shared their experiences at each school and the impact on students with the school board recently. … [Read More...]

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CEDA Banquet is Thursday night at Bruce Museum

Public Service Commissioner Chairman Brandon Presley will be the featured speaker at the annual Calhoun Economic Development Association’s banquet Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Bruce Museum. … [Read More...]

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County Health Department not among those cut by state

The Calhoun County Health Department in Pittsboro is not among the clinics around the state undergoing changes in hours and services. … [Read More...]

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Harrelson elected school board president, Weeks vice president

The Calhoun County School Board elected Danny Harrelson of Bruce as its next president and newly elected board member Bubba Weeks, of Bruce, vice president at Thursday's meeting in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Tori Campbell and Taylor Talford represent good role models as they show off their “Blandbucks”, which they both received for their good deeds toward others.

Excellence from Bruce band members earns them “Blandbucks”

“Blandbucks” are given to members of the BHS Band when individuals do things in excellence or get answers to questions right. … [Read More...]

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BHS student Alexis Edwards expresses herself through dance

Alexis Edwards is a good student at BHS who receives good grades. She dedicates much of her time outside of school to dancing. … [Read More...]


Winter storm with couple inches of accumulation forecast for Calhoun County

Calhoun County is under a "winter storm warning" with potential accumulation of 2-4 inches, according to the National Weather Service. … [Read More...]

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Sardis Lake bald eagle survey scheduled for this Saturday

Sardis Lake's Bald Eagle survey will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016. Every year park rangers and volunteers survey areas around the lake to get population counts for Bald Eagles. A total of eight eagles were spotted during last year's event. … [Read More...]

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New restaurants open in Bruce, Pittsboro

Two new restaurants have opened over the past two weeks in Calhoun County, one in Bruce and another in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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