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Aron’s familiarity with BUES an asset as its new principal

Julia Aron, the new principal at Bruce Upper Elementary (BUES), has a unique familiarity with the school. … [Read More...]

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‘City board talks sales tax, how to address blighted properties in town

The Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen met Tuesday for a budget  work session in which they discussed improving local sales tax revenue and appearances around town. … [Read More...]

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Paul Morris has served Parker Baptist for 10 years

Paul Morris isn’t afraid to “get on people’s toes,” when he preaches. … [Read More...]

Sports

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Blind-sided by news, but Freeze will coach again

The Answer Man returns to answer all the questions folks are asking about the Ole Miss football situation: … [Read More...]

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Academy cheerleaders participate in came

Calhoun Academy Varsity cheerleaders held a home camp recently. … [Read More...]

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Bruce kids earn honors at Ole Miss baseball camp

Jaten Tunnell and Lane Watts attended Ole Miss baseball camp last week. … [Read More...]

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Sassy Sluggers make All Star run

10 U All-Star Sassy Sluggers (Vardaman/Calhoun City) recently competed in a number of tournaments. … [Read More...]

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Donna Bennett

Donna Faison Bennett first tried her hand at making fried pies about five years ago and has been … [Read More...]

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Angela Haire

“I really, truly, dearly love cooking--the whole process--from going to the grocery, to cooking, and … [Read More...]

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Shirley Beckett

Shirley Beckett spent last weekend preparing for the annual Beckett and Aston family reunions. For … [Read More...]

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Janie York

Janie York of Slate Springs and her son, Daniel, of Bruce, found the recipes for the chocolate lava … [Read More...]

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Micah Parker

Grilling and smoking meats are Micah Parker’s areas of expertise in the kitchen, and he got his … [Read More...]

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Bone found near location of Calhoun City skull

Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said he had no idea if a bone found in Calhoun City last week was … [Read More...]

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School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists for all Calhoun County Schools … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Library microfilms now available at Murphree house

The Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society recently acquired more than 60 microfilms of … [Read More...]

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Bruce’s Odom among students to earn crane certification

Eight students from Northeast Mississippi Community College have received vital information about … [Read More...]

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Boy hit by car at county fair

An eleven year old Tennessee boy struck by a car at the Calhoun County Fair last night is reported … [Read More...]

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Rev. Jerry James is a teacher both in church, community

Rev. Jerry James is entering his second year as pastor at Porter’s Chapel AME Church, located … [Read More...]

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Dumpsters still big source of debate for Pittsboro board

The Pittsboro board of aldermen welcomed a new member and continued its debate on what to do with … [Read More...]

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Pet show and Pig Scramble are Thursday night

The 94th annual Calhoun County Fair is underway at the multi-purpose center in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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New company to take over county ambulance service

Calhoun County Supervisors approved new management for the ambulance service at Baptist Hospital … [Read More...]

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Supervisors face budget challenge with requests totaling more than five additional mils

Calhoun County Supervisors will begin preparing a budget for next fiscal year with requests already … [Read More...]

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Gore aims to restore BHS pride, tradition

Dallas Gore officially took over as the new Bruce High School principal on July 1, but he’s had a … [Read More...]

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Supervisors commit to major road project as two county bridges are closed

Calhoun County Supervisors agreed Monday to accept a $4 million grant to overhaul CR 306 (old Hwy. 8 … [Read More...]

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County Fair opens next week in Pittsboro

The 94th annual Calhoun County Fair opens next Monday, July 17 with the Fairest of the Fair Pageant. … [Read More...]

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‘City Chamber will support town’s cleanup efforts, then beautify

Alderwoman Barbara Goodson told the Calhoun City Chamber Tuesday at lunch the organization’s … [Read More...]

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Editorial: We’re frustrated, but not giving up

The Randolph community is only 20 miles from the United States Post Office in Bruce, but if you … [Read More...]

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Weyerhaeuser’s Bruce mill receives top Safety Award

The Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Bruce is the recipient of the 2016 Sawmill Safety Award in Division III, … [Read More...]

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Mike Smith preaches how to be a disciple of Christ at Calhoun City FBC

“Our mission is really to exalt Jesus Christ, to present Him,” Mike Smith, pastor of First Baptist … [Read More...]

Amye Hill is sworn in by Judge Henry Lackey as Calhoun City’s new mayor. Hill’s husband David stands beside holding the Bible upon which Hill gave her oath. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Hill takes oath as ‘City’s new mayor; Coleman takes issue with pro-tem voting

Amye Hill was sworn in as Calhoun City’s new mayor Wednesday, July 5 prior to the regular meeting of … [Read More...]

Mayor James Casey is sworn in for a new term by attorney Paul Moore Jr.

Vardaman board orders house numbers be visible

Vardaman’s mayor and town board agreed to get more aggressive on making sure all residences comply … [Read More...]

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Music, fun, food, new attractions highlight Bruce Sawmill Festival

The 2017 Bruce Sawmill Festival features a diverse musical lineup, some new attractions, and … [Read More...]

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PEPA’s Wes Hillhouse fulfilled with outdoor life, work

Pontotoc Electric Apprentice Lineman Wes Hillhouse loves the great outdoors.  Hillhouse is finishing … [Read More...]

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Pratt is leading new WIN Job Center in Pittsboro

Sheila Freely, director of the Calhoun Economic Development Association, introduced Daphne James as … [Read More...]

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Council to look at creating neighborhood parks on Underwood, Church Hill in Derma

The Derma mayor and board of aldermen asked Kountess Pierce to establish a council to work with the … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce board has openings on planning, zoning committees

The Bruce Board of Aldermen is looking to fill two seats on both its planning commission and zoning … [Read More...]

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Journal website named best among Mississippi weekly newspapers

The Calhoun County Journal was awarded Best Website among all Mississippi weekly newspapers for the … [Read More...]

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Calhoun awarded grant from national food, shelter program

Calhoun County has been awarded $6,710 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter … [Read More...]

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Bridge burning in north Mississippi is under investigation

The Mississippi insurance commissioner says deputy fire marshals are investigating a blaze that … [Read More...]

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BTC’s Vanlandingham earns Tech Award

Jay Vanlandingham, Branch Manager of Bruce Telephone Company, was recently recognized with a Top in … [Read More...]

Outgoing Bruce Rotary President and Paul Harris Fellow honoree Ben Suber with Brady Bramlett, the former Ole Miss pitcher who was the guest speaker at the event.

Former Ole Miss baseball star shares Bruce connections, inspirational lessons at Rotary

Brady Bramlett, a former star pitcher for the Ole Miss baseball team who now works for the Athletic … [Read More...]

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Dwight Brown preaches ‘growth in the Lord’at Macedonia Baptist

Dwight Brown is the longest tenured pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church, just north of Calhoun City, … [Read More...]

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Charlotte and Ethan Nanney come home to Dorroh Lake

Dorroh Lake was destined to be part of Charlotte West Nanney’s immediate future when she moved back … [Read More...]

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No court date yet for charged school officials

The appointment of Bruce Municipal Judge Ben Suber to hear the case against Superintendent Mike … [Read More...]

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School budget approved by board on 4-1 vote

The Calhoun County School Board approved the 2017-18 budget for the school district including an … [Read More...]

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New state laws have taken effect in Calhoun County

A new law in Mississippi requires everyone in a car, truck or SUV to buckle up. And, it will have … [Read More...]

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‘City Piggly Wiggly to host MBS Donor Coach

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a community blood drive in Calhoun City on Thursday, July … [Read More...]

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Kendall places second in Mrs. Mississippi America

Allie Hillhouse-Gregory Kendall of Vardaman, and formerly of Bruce, recently had the “incredible … [Read More...]

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Theresa Nicks – from radio station, music columnist, working in unemployment office to jewelry making

Theresa Nicks, of Bruce, has never met a bead she didn’t like. She’s been making her own jewelry … [Read More...]

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Bruce native honored at Scott Air Force Base

MSgt. Brad Ledbetter, native of Bruce, was recently honored with a retirement ceremony at Scott Air … [Read More...]

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Calhoun countians share their favorite fireworks shows

Everybody loves a good fireworks show and with the Fourth of July coming up next Tuesday, we decided … [Read More...]

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Bruce planning big Fourth of July on the square

Bruce will celebrate the Fourth of July with food, games, a parade, live music and a big fireworks … [Read More...]

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Ervin Wright leads Calhoun City’s Grace Southern Baptist Church

Grace Southern Baptist Church, located on Johnsons Avenue directly across from the Calhoun City … [Read More...]

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MSU student’s thank you letter sparks planned gift from Hardin

A connection initiated by a student at Mississippi State University inspired Robert C. Hardin to … [Read More...]

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County airport approved for grant to add more hangars

The Calhoun County Airport has been approved for a $167,064 grant for land acquisition, and hangar … [Read More...]

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ICE officer presents information to area farmers in Vardaman

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted a … [Read More...]

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Julia Aron hired as next BUES principal; BHS to get two lead teachers

The Calhoun County School Board approved the hiring of Julia Aron as the new principal of Bruce … [Read More...]

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Moore tells school board he doesn’t recommend tax increase

Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board he couldn’t recommend the proposed tax increase in … [Read More...]

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Marcia Shipp Burns grows pineapple with patience

Marcia Shipp Burns, of Calhoun City, said she’ll “try anything one time,” but had she known it would … [Read More...]

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Nominations underway for local FSA Committee

The nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county … [Read More...]

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Calhoun gas prices among the lowest in the country

Gas prices around Calhoun County are currently in line with the cheapest in the country. … [Read More...]

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Guy Dale Shaw entertains historical society with old tax assessor tales

Program director Mike Worsham introduced speaker Mr. Guy Dale Shaw at the Yalobusha Historical … [Read More...]

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