Among the winners in the Fairest of the Fair pageant at the Calhoun County Fair Monday night were three year olds Rileigh Kate Tutor, left, and Emerie Grayson Baecher. Photo by Lisa McNeece



Career Center to offer CNA class this fall; registration underway

The Career and Technical Center will be offering CNA classes again this fall for adults at night. … [Read More...]

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Judge Lackey takes the barbs, delivers his own while raising money for Excel at annual roast

Thousands of dollars was raised for the Excel after-school tutoring program in Calhoun City Saturday  night as a panel of roasters took turns slinging barbs at Judge Henry Lackey, but it was the … [Read More...]


Yancy Library to host Movie and Craft Party July 22

Join us in the Weyerhaeuser Meeting Room at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce for a Movie & Craft Party Tuesday, July 22 from 2-4:15 p.m. We’ll provide the snack & drinks. … [Read More...]


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Morgan finishes second at MPGA Trustmark Invitational

Eddie Brescher, of Hattiesburg, and Assistant Golf Coach at the University of Southern Mississippi, won the 2014 MPGA … [Read More...]


Jennings hosts 7-on-7 football camp in Calhoun City

Calhoun City native and Chicago Bears defensive back M.D. Jennings and CCHS Coach Rob Fox hosted a 7-on-7 camp last week … [Read More...]

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SEC Media Days have come a long way

The annual SEC Football Media Days are this week in Birmingham, which means that 13 football coaches and a few of their … [Read More...]

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Bruce’s Jay Johnson named to Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen

Bruce Trojan Jay Johnson  became only the third Calhoun County football player to be named to the Clarion-Ledger's … [Read More...]

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Fine Arts Club gets homemade ice cream ready for Sawmill Festival

The ladies of Bruce Fine Arts Club have been making homemade ice cream for the Sawmill Festival for … [Read More...]

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In 1995, Beth Dean and husband, Johnny, Hilda and Del Hemphill, Brenda and Danny  Hawkins, Jane and … [Read More...]

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Pig Scramble returning to 2014 Calhoun County Fair

A Youth Pig Scramble will be held at the Calhoun County Fair on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. or immediately after the Pet Show. … [Read More...]

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Barry Cannon back home in Calhoun after third tour to Iraq, Afghanistan

Barry Cannon would never describe a deployment as easy, but his most recent tour with the Mississippi National Guard’s 858th to Afghanistan was much different from his previous missions. … [Read More...]

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Bruce fires water department director

Bruce Water Department Director Roderick Gray was fired Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote during a special called Bruce board of aldermen meeting. … [Read More...]

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91st Calhoun County Fair gets underway next week

The 91st annual Calhoun County Fair is set for July 21-26. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Academy earns new certification level

Calhoun Academy has earned a new certification level that Headmaster Donald Pendergrast said opens new opportunities to the schools’ students. … [Read More...]


Supervisors begin work on county budget

Calhoun County Supervisors met last Thursday to hear budget requests from county department heads and to field some additional requests. … [Read More...]


Weight limits changed on four Calhoun bridges

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced new weight limit restrictions on four Calhoun County bridges. … [Read More...]


Waste tire collection program will continue in Calhoun

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $59,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators. … [Read More...]

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‘City Chamber seeks volunteers to assist with Walkabout Wednesdays

The Calhoun City Chamber is seeking volunteers willing to serve as hosts on the square each Wednesday during the weekly farmers' market. … [Read More...]

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Judge Lackey to be roasted for Excel fundraiser

EXCEL will roast Judge Henry Lackey Saturday, July 19 at the Methodist Corner in Calhoun City at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for the after-school tutoring program. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Health Services planning on $2 million expansion

Work is expected to begin this fall on a $2 million addition to Calhoun Health Services (CHS) that will provide a new headquarters for the ambulance service, a larger physical therapy unit and office space for hospital administration. … [Read More...]

The Bruce Square was packed for Friday night activities.

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One of the largest crowds in the history of the Bruce Sawmill Festival turned out on the square Friday night for lots of arts and crafts, food, games, and a concert by The Bouffants. The fun continues all day Saturday. … [Read More...]

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Lee to speak at special luncheon at Yancy Library July 11

The Library will have a special Bruce Sawmill Festival Brown Bag Luncheon Friday, July 11 at noon. … [Read More...]


23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival kicks off Thursday night

The 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival will be held this week, highlighted by the return of The Bouffants with a free concert Friday night on the square. … [Read More...]


Northwest, ICC top college choices for Calhoun County high school graduates

Community College remains the most common choice for Calhoun County graduates with Northwest and ICC collecting most of the county’s high school seniors. … [Read More...]


MetroCast cable expected to sell

Block Communications Inc. announced on Monday an agreement to acquire MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties. … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro board finalizes plans for water rate increase

The Pittsboro Board of Aldermen finalized plans for a water rate increase in the town at their meeting Monday night. … [Read More...]

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McDaniel campaign reviews runoff voting in Calhoun County

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state’s Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline. … [Read More...]

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Supervisors waiting on FAA approval for airport electrical project

Supervisors can only wait and see if the FAA will approve an electrical renovation project at the county airport after the lone bid came in 50% over the estimate. … [Read More...]

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BorgWarner adding 158 jobs at Water Valley plant

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company’s advanced transmission solutions. The project is the company’s … [Read More...]

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Sheriff seeks supervisors’ permission to build larger evidence room

The board of supervisors authorized Sheriff Greg Pollan to seek quotes for the construction of a new evidence room at the sheriff’s office in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City Library to host “Magic Mr. Nick” July 21

The Calhoun City Public Library invites the public to enjoy a fun-filled evening of Wacky Science at the First Baptist C.A.R.E. Center located across the street from FBC at 213 Taylor Street in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]


Photo gallery from the “Boom” July 4th Parade in Bruce

The "Boom" July 4th parade in Bruce in memory of Linda Cooper. Photos by Joel McNeece/Calhoun County Journal © … [Read More...]


MDOT’s Myrtle the Turtle to visit Yancy Library in Bruce July 7

Summer fun continues at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce!  On Monday, July 7, MDOT will present“Think Green, Keep Mississippi Clean” with Myrtle the Turtle. … [Read More...]


Fourth of July celebration set for Friday on Bruce Square

Bruce will celebrate the Fourth of July this Friday with a parade to the square, followed by live music, jumpers for kids, hamburger plates and a fireworks show. … [Read More...]

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