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PEPA settling into new office on South Newberger

Pontotoc Electric Power Association’s Bruce branch established itself on 125 South Newberger in 1953 and hasn’t moved since. Other than a remodeling project in 2005, the office has remained virtually … [Read More...]

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Vardaman farmers’ market to start this Saturday

It’s been about a year or so since Vardaman has hosted a local farmers’ market. … [Read More...]


Rotary described as world’s ‘premiere service organization’ at Bruce banquet

“Change somebody’s life through Rotary,” past District Governor Tommy White of Water Valley, told Bruce Rotarians at their banquet recently. … [Read More...]


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Strawberry’s comeback as “amazing” as his swing

What I remember most about Darryl Strawberry’s one summer in Jackson was the explosive sound of his bat launching the … [Read More...]


Bruce, Calhoun City basketball coaches upbeat after summer session

Bruce and Calhoun City boys’ basketball coaches Willie Mays, Jr. and Daren Coffey are upbeat about their squads entering … [Read More...]

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Bruce All Stars finish second in Starkville

Bruce 11-12 All-Star team finished 2nd out of 10 teams in the Bulldawg Bash tournament in Starkville this weekend. … [Read More...]

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Bruce Sawmill Festival to host 5K July 9

The Bruce Sawmill Festival and Reconnect Therapy will host its sixth 5K Run on Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. during the … [Read More...]

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Thirty-six children selected cooking as one of their two activities during Bruce First Baptist … [Read More...]

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Jennifer Edington Wade began watching Food Network while on bedrest pregnant with twins, Cash and … [Read More...]

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‘Our Land, Your Land’ visits to document life in Calhoun County

A golden car with North Carolina license plates rounded the Bruce Square Friday morning. The car, … [Read More...]

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School Board presents 2016-17 budget; Vardaman to start soccer program this fall

The Calhoun County school board adopted the budget for this upcoming school year with a unanimous … [Read More...]

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Supervisors still working on insurance issue at Pittsboro Park

The Calhoun County board of supervisors held a special meeting Friday. The original intention to … [Read More...]

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CCJ earns multiple honors at Mississippi Press Association convention

The Calhoun County Journal earned five awards, including honors for the third consecutive year for … [Read More...]

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Norman succeeds McNeece as president of Mississippi Press Association

Don Norman, publisher of the Starkville Daily News, was elected president of the state newspaper … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Kids learn water safety from Grenada Lake park rangers

Local children and their parents participated in a Bobber the Water Safety Dog presentation Thursday … [Read More...]


FSA committee post open in Calhoun

U.S.D.A. recently announced the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm … [Read More...]

Ed Meek

Meek shares experience during Ole Miss riot in 1962

A firsthand account of what is known as the “Battle of Ole Miss” was the topic of the June meeting … [Read More...]


Notice of lands sold for 2013 delinquent taxes released by county

The following is the list of Calhoun County lands scheduled to be sold as a result of delinquent … [Read More...]

Bruce boil water notice lifted

The boil water notice for Bruce’s West Clay Street and Cost Avenue has now been lifted, according to … [Read More...]

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Twisted Sisters – Lisa Norwood and Vonda Keon share gospel through speed painting

“We call ourselves the Twisted Sisters,” Vonda Keon said. “We came up with Twisted Sisters a while … [Read More...]

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Calhoun 4-Hers shine at District Horse Show

Calhoun County 4-H recently had eleven 4-H youth participate at the 2016 Northeast District 4-H … [Read More...]

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Fourth of July celebration planned for Bruce Square

For the fourth year, the Bruce Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Annual Fourth of July … [Read More...]

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Supervisor qualifying continues; school board candidates start in August

All five Calhoun County election commissioners qualified for re-election with no opposition. The … [Read More...]


Nida Pittman – evangelist, community helper, teacher

Nida Pittman grew up in Vardaman not knowing where life would take her, and she didn’t expect it to … [Read More...]


Supervisors agree to refinance bonds, save county more than $231,000

Calhoun County Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to refinance the county’s general … [Read More...]

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Mayor explains water issue in Bruce; Vanlandingham talks technology to chamber

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope told the Chamber of Commerce Monday that a problem with a water line on Clay … [Read More...]


Man charged with rape of daughter

A man living in Vardaman has been charged with the rape of his daughter. … [Read More...]

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Boil water notice issued for three Bruce streets

Boil water notice has been issued for three streets in Bruce. W. Clay St., N. Newberger from W. Clay … [Read More...]


Bruce business owner arrested for forgery

A Bruce business owner was arrested and charged with forgery yesterday. … [Read More...]

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Training set for those interested in being Foster home

Golden Crescent CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will have volunteer training to address the … [Read More...]


Weyerhaeuser in Bruce earns 2015 SFPA safety award

The Weyerhaeuser sawmill at Bruce is the recipient of the 2015 Sawmill Safety Award in Division III, … [Read More...]


Spray Paint Art with Hannah Goodson

The rattle of spray paint cans and their colorful fumes fill the air off a small country road south … [Read More...]


‘City native George Lee retires again from full time pastoring

For the Rev. George C. Lee, the call to serve God came quietly. “I never saw lightning, never heard … [Read More...]


El Jefe makes history with alcohol sales in county

El Jefe Mexican restaurant in Pittsboro made Calhoun County history last Saturday. The Mexican … [Read More...]

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Chamber honors Dearing, Edwards, Burns and CCJ

Allen Dearing, Lee Burns, Laura Edwards and The Calhoun County Journal were among those honored at … [Read More...]


All garbage needs to be bagged inside carts

Bag it – that’s the bottom-line to much discussion the past week about how to address problems in … [Read More...]


Pieces & Patches quilting club keeps tradition alive

Quilting by hand, stitch by stitch has become a lost trade. Larger, more efficient machines have … [Read More...]

Calhoun County Supervisors

Supervisors studying options with back hoe bids

The following bids to purchase surplus equipment from each district were reviewed at the Board of … [Read More...]


New Start Resource Center hosts county meeting June 16

Two small, bright turquoise doors add personality and color to the otherwise plain brick building on … [Read More...]


Dollar General in Bruce to host blood drive Tuesday

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive at Dollar General in Bruce on … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City woman killed in Saturday wreck

A Calhoun City woman was killed in a two-car accident near the Hwys. 8-9 intersection Saturday … [Read More...]


Small fire quickly contained at Paisley’s in Big Creek

Paisley's Steakhouse in Big Creek appeared to suffer minimum damage from a Saturday night fire. … [Read More...]


El Jefe restaurant in Pittsboro to start serving alcohol this weekend

El Jefe Mexican restaurant in Pittsboro is scheduled to make history this Saturday, June 11. … [Read More...]

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Long named to Mississippi College Hall of Fame

John Benton Long of Bruce was selected to the Mississippi College Hall of Fame, established in 1960 … [Read More...]


John Hildreth proudly calls New Zealand, Bruce both home

John Hildreth graduated from Bruce High School in 1977. He wasn’t your typical graduate though. … [Read More...]

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Tickets available for June 14 Calhoun City Chamber Banquet

The Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce will honor the work of local outstanding citizens and hear from … [Read More...]

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Derma gas station leak contained; cleanup effort ongoing

Both lanes of Hwy. 8 are back open this morning after being reduced to one lane much of the night … [Read More...]

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Bruce board expresses frustration with garbage service; plans to do more paving

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope told the board of aldermen Tuesday he’s received numerous complaints about … [Read More...]

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Citizens ask Calhoun City board to improve appearance of town

After a 15-minute wait to have a quorum, Calhoun City Mayor J.R. Denton  and Board of Aldermen Jerry … [Read More...]

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Vardaman board sets prices for town buildings for sale

Vardaman board of aldermen set prices to sell the town’s city hall, fire department and police … [Read More...]

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Derma mayor says sale of former WalMart building is near

Derma Mayor Dock Gabbert said he believes the sale of the Walmart building is closer, but has no … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro board acknowledges criticism over water line project

The Pittsboro board of aldermen agreed to a new policy on how to address future expansion of the … [Read More...]


Policewoman LaTana Williams finds calling in community work

It’s 10 a.m. and LaTana Williams has already been on the job for six and a half hours. Five and a … [Read More...]


Supervisors approve tax exemptions; quick claim for private lands; fire depts. may get drone

Calhoun County Supervisors approved two tax exemptions for local industries, agreed to acquire … [Read More...]


Local farmers’ markets promote health, economy

The annual farmers’ market summer series has officially begun and has a new outreach program aiming … [Read More...]

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Jockey Justice to go to court June 15 to answer impersonating an officer charges

Calhoun County native Jockey C. Justice is scheduled to appear in court June 15 to answer to charges … [Read More...]


Calhoun City, Vardaman stores to host blood drive June 6-7

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding community blood drives at Dollar General stores in … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City now home to official cowbell of Mississippi State University

Mississippi State Athletics and Learfield’s MSU Bulldog Sports Properties have announced they have … [Read More...]

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Calhoun County scores poorly compared to rest of Northeast Mississippi at State of the Region

Calhoun County scored poorly at the annual “State of the Region” conference last week in Tupelo … [Read More...]

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