Bruce Cheerleaders fire up the student body at today’s pep rally in the gym. Keep up with tonight’s Bruce Trojans’, Calhoun City Wildcats, Vardaman Rams and Calhoun Academy Cougars’ football games by following The Journal on Twitter (@CalhCoJournal). Photo by Joel McNeece



Calhoun unemployment climbs back above 9%

After hitting its lowest mark in six years in April, Calhoun County's unemployment rate has gradually climbed back above 9% the past few months, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment … [Read More...]

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New staff members welcomed at Bruce High School

As the 2014-15 school year begins, many changes creep their way into the halls of BHS. In particular, these  are the new faces in many of the classrooms. BJH has six new teachers. The high school has … [Read More...]


If you can’t find it at the Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale, you don’t need it

For nearly 70 years, people have been finding treasures at the rummage sale hosted by the Methodist Women from Bruce United Methodist Church. … [Read More...]


Northeast Mississippi Community College softball player Genna Grace Edmondson of Vardaman takes part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Edmondson, Nothereast softball players accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball program took part in a popular sensation that is sweeping its way … [Read More...]

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Expectations climbing for Coach Cannon’s ICC Indains

Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2007, the expectations are already climbing for first-year head coach … [Read More...]

Rick Cleveland

Friday nights huge part of our Mississippi culture

The ritual that is Mississippi high school football begins again this week. It begins in the heat and humidity of August … [Read More...]

Coach James Ray

Bruce Trojans football preview

The Trojans will enter 2014 big, fast, and talented, but not deep at key positions. If they can stay healthy, they’re … [Read More...]

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Whit Casey

Still no qualifier for District Five School Board race as Sept. 5 deadline approaches

There are no qualifiers yet for the district five school board race with just over two weeks remaining before the deadline. … [Read More...]


Enrollment is up in Bruce and Calhoun City; slight decreases at Vardaman, Calhoun Academy

Enrollment in the Calhoun County School District is up for the third consecutive year with the biggest gains in the lower grades in Bruce and Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Barney Wade

Supervisors proposing 1.2 mil tax increase

The board of supervisors is proposing a 1.2 mil tax increase for the county, citing an increase in operating cost as the primary reason. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce Board approves $262,644 deficit budget; grants themselves pay increase

The Bruce Board of Aldermen voted for a $262,644 deficit budget that includes a 5% pay raise for city employees and a 60% pay increase for themselves. … [Read More...]

Kyle Clark

Clark talks to Bruce Chamber about new engineering program at Career Center

Kyle Clark, Director of the Career and Technological Center in the county, told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce at their meeting Monday, that engineering is the newest program to be offered there. … [Read More...]

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Bruce board proposing deficit budget that includes raises for city employees, aldermen

The Bruce Board of Aldermen voted for a $262,644 deficit budget that includes a 5% pay raise for city employees and a 60% pay increase for themselves. … [Read More...]


Supervisors approve life insurance policy for firemen

Calhoun County supervisors approved a new life insurance policy for all county firemen and agreed in principle to opt out of the new law passed by the legislature establishing building codes. … [Read More...]

Dustin Vance

Bruce’s Vance earns Southern Grace Scholarship at MUW

Dustin Vance, a Mississippi University for Women senior culinary arts and photography student from Bruce, is the 2014 Southern Grace Scholarship recipient. … [Read More...]

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Benny Graves loves to promote the sweet potato industry

If it involves sweet potatoes, Benny Graves is probably nearby. The long time secretary of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council lives and breathes the crop. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce board to discuss paving Thursday night

The Bruce board of aldermen will convene Thursday night to work on the new budget and discuss whether to do more paving this year. … [Read More...]

Deputy Juston Robertson and Sheriff Greg Pollan with some of the confiscated "ice."

Traffic stop leads to big ‘ice’ arrests; man arrested for check theft

A traffic stop in Calhoun City Friday led to the arrest of two and what Sheriff Greg Pollan said is the largest piece of “ice” he has seen in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]


Bruce woman killed in Wednesday morning accident on Hwy. 9

A Bruce woman was killed this morning in a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 9 near the Hwy. 331 intersection. … [Read More...]

Boil Water Notice lifted in Bruce

Bruce's boil water notice has been listed as all tested samples Monday and Tuesday have been verified clean by the state. … [Read More...]

John Wayne Brown

Calhoun soldiers part of new Vietnam Memorial Wall project

Photos of two Calhoun County soldiers who were killed in the Vietnam War are among hundreds being sought by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Superintendent says consolidation of more upper level classes likely if teacher shortage isn’t solved

Approximately 25 Calhoun City High School math students will be bussed to Bruce and Vardaman to allow them to take advanced math courses. … [Read More...]

Barbara Goodson

‘City chamber to honor businesses with awards

The Calhoun City Chamber is initiating a new award program where they will honor a chamber business each quarter and will also present an award for best team spirit among local businesses during this year’s Egg Bowl Run which will again come through Calhoun … [Read More...]

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Aquiles receives ballistic vest from Groupon

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office K9 will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon Event that has raised over $335,000. … [Read More...]


Bruce’s boil water notice will continue at least until Wednesday

The City of Bruce remains under a boil water notice which is expected to continue through at least Wednesday morning. … [Read More...]

Watermelons from Bellefontaine are sold out of the back of a truck at the Calhoun City farmers' market – Walkabout Wednesdays.

Desire for locally grown crops keeps demand on rise

Locally grown produce continues to increase in popularity on Mississippi’s kitchen counters, grocery shelves and restaurant menus as consumers seek fresher fruits and vegetables. … [Read More...]

Dustin Vance

Vance to appear on “Hotel Hell” television show

Some familiar faces around campus will be seen on national television when “Hotel Hell” airs Monday, Aug. 11 on Fox at 9/8 central. … [Read More...]


Dollar General in Vardaman to host blood drive

Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) will be at Dollar General in Vardaman on Tuesday, August 12, from 12 – 6 p.m. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City students to bus to Bruce, Vardaman for advanced math courses

Approximately 25 Calhoun City High School math students will be bussed to Bruce and Vardaman to allow them to take advanced math courses. … [Read More...]

Reda Bullard

Pittsboro adds tanker truck to fire department; opts out of building code law

The Pittsboro board of aldermen approved a new addition to the fire department and agreed to opt out of the state building codes law at a brief meeting this week. … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Moore elected to MASS board of directors

Mike Moore, Superintendent of the Calhoun County School District, was recently elected by his fellow Superintendents to serve on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents for a two year term through July 2016. … [Read More...]

Sen. Cochran visits with Sheriff Greg Pollan at the Salter-Denley cabin.

Recapping the political fireworks from the Neshoba County Fair

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran “accepted” his party’s nomination, and Travis Childers argued that he’s the better choice this November during their speeches at last week’s Neshoba County Fair. … [Read More...]

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