Citizens urged not to forget the high price of freedom

By JOEL McNEECE
Remembrance, thankfulness, and maintaining a connection were all messages delivered to crowds gathered at Memorial Day programs in Bruce and Calhoun City last Saturday and Monday.

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Memorial Day Programs scheduled for Bruce, Calhoun City

By JOEL McNEECE
Memorial Day ceremonies will take place Monday morning on the Bruce and Calhoun City Squares.

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Brandon Lee wins “Run For Fun” at Calhoun City Festival

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Brandon Lee, of Calhoun City, was the overall winner of the CCES PTA Run For Fun Saturday at the Calhoun City Arts and Crafts Festival. Lee finished the 5K with a time of 23:37. Tim Edmondson of Vardaman placed second overall and Bruce native Jeff Howell third. See more results from the race in next week’s Journal. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Calhoun City Arts and Crafts Festival is today (May 28) on the Square

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A 5K run, lots of new arts and crafts vendors, local entertainment and political speaking are among the highlights of today’s Arts and Crafts Festival on the Calhoun City Square.

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Specil election for Senate, District 8 to be on same day as regular general election

A special election for a Mississippi Senate seat formerly held by Democrat Jack Gordon will be held Nov. 8, the same day as the state general election.

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Calhoun County continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Mississippi

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County’s unemployment rate remains among the lowest in Mississippi and is also below the national rate according to the latest data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Big Momma’s House in Vardaman to close next week

By JOEL McNEECE
Mary Lee Ferguson said the opening of “Big Momma’s House” daycare in Vardaman 11 years ago was a true “gift.”

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Senate District 8 could be looking at three elections in less than a year

By JOEL McNEECE
Qualifying ends next week for this year’s legislative elections, but a special election might also be in the works for Senate District 8.

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Vonda Keon

Vonda Tedford Keon of Bruce is a unique cook. She got creative with salmon in her “Not Your Grandmother’s Salmon Patties” in which she likes to use fresh or Chicken of the Sea. Another of her creations, “Cape Cod Breakfast Cake” has become a family favorite and tradition for holiday and birthday breakfasts.

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Computer voting more frightening after watching the movie “Recount”

June 5, 2008 – I was delayed in beginning the column last Sunday night, the time which I started writing it years ago when I was teaching at Ole Miss, to watch a rather disturbing movie on HBO.

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