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Donald and Dewey Shipp celebrate seven decades of wedded bliss

Donald Shipp said when he was coming up through school, he was mostly surrounded by girls. “When you do that, they’re just kind of like sisters,” he said. “There’s no romance, you just play with … [Read More...]


Schools release supply lists for upcoming school year

Following are school supply lists as provided by each of the Calhoun County Schools. … [Read More...]

New Dollar General will offer groceries, gas

The former Walmart Neighborhood Market in Derma will become a Dollar General in October that will have an expanded grocery offering and gasoline. … [Read More...]



Vardaman Sportsplex looks to become bigger player in state tournaments

The Vardaman Sportsplex recently wrapped up its busiest summer, a trend organizers only hope to build on in the future. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman High School to begin competing in soccer this season; Long, McNeece to coach

Vardaman High School will introduce soccer to the Calhoun County high school sports scene with girls’ and boys’ teams … [Read More...]

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Brewer, Walls, James, Sherrill, Smith and Heidelburg to enter Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Only in Mississippi will you see two men inducted into the state’s sports hall of fame after they have been inducted … [Read More...]

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Bruce 9-10 All-Stars are Mississippi East Champions

Bruce 9-10 year old All Stars were named MS East Champions in the Dizzy Dean State Tournament. … [Read More...]

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Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers  grew up on the west bank of New Orleans, and has lived in Calhoun City since 2005. Her … [Read More...]

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Chelsea West

“I just love to cook and I enjoy working in the restaurant business,” said Chelsea West,  a waitress … [Read More...]

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Michelle Donovan and daughters

“I think the first time cooking grabbed my attention was when I was a little girl attending Concord … [Read More...]

Barbara Schreick

Barbara Schreick

“I still don’t know how to make cornbread,” said Barbara Schreick of Calhoun City, who grew up on an … [Read More...]

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Mike Moore

Superintendent: Last three years of state tests not fair to anyone

Superintendent Mike Moore expressed his frustration with state testing policies over the past few … [Read More...]

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‘City’s Tito Lopez teaches girls self defense at Dorroh Lake Teen Camp

“I’m moving to a new location next month and my mom is worried sick about me getting in and out of … [Read More...]

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Jo Ann Denley fell in love with journalism at The Journal

The Calhoun County Journal has been a family affair for more than half a century now. Bruce’s Jo Ann … [Read More...]

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Banner couple jailed on marijuana charges

A Banner couple has been arrested after sheriff deputies found marijuana growing at their home. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun schools score poorly on state’s “invalid assessment

The Mississippi Department of Education, after more than a year delay, released new accreditation … [Read More...]

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Weekend schedule for Calhoun County Fair

Following is the Friday and Saturday schedule for the County Fair in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

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Allen shares “Tales of Calhoun County” with Bruce Chamber

Terry Allen entertained the Bruce Chamber Monday at lunch with “Tales of Calhoun County.” … [Read More...]

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Sheriff stresses to supervisors, he needs more deputies

Calhoun County supervisors began the budget process Monday, meeting with all of their department … [Read More...]

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Excel to roast John Burt Saturday night in Calhoun City

Excel will host its third roasting event at 6 p.m. Saturday at Methodist Corner in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

Leo “Bud” Welch and Tullie Brae on a Blues panel in the Overby Center at Ole Miss last Saturday.

Bud Welch speaks at Ole Miss; set to play Saturday at Neshoba County Fair

A severe thunderstorm cancelled the 7th Annual Blues Festival in Oxford last Saturday, but not until … [Read More...]

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Barnett wins at Mississippi 4-H Horse Show

Calhoun 4-Her Hayden Barnett, shown here with Petie, received two awards at the Mississippi … [Read More...]


Welch among headliners at 7th annual Blues Fest in Oxford July 15-16

Leo "Bud" Welch will be among the headliners at the 7th annual Oxford Blues Festival July 15-16 at … [Read More...]


Calhoun County Schools drop to D grade in latest accreditation

The Mississippi Department of Education released new accreditation grades for all public schools … [Read More...]

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Baskin asks Pittsboro board for fire hydrant on Oldtown Road

Reginal Baskin, who is building a new house on Oldtown Road, asked the town of Pittsboro at their … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City board considers meter reading options

Calhoun City board of aldermen held a special called meeting Tuesday night where they heard a … [Read More...]

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Terry Allen to speak at Bruce Chamber meeting on Monday

Calhoun native and former Bruce football coach Terry Allen will be the featured speaker at the July … [Read More...]

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Wayne Parker reminisces of horse riding days

Wayne Parker always wanted to be a cowboy. He wanted to rope and ride. He and his friend thought … [Read More...]

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93rd Calhoun County Fair opens next week in Pittsboro

Summer temperatures aren’t the only thing heating up in Calhoun County. Preparation for the 93rd … [Read More...]

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Barking dog awakens Calhoun City family, helps them escape early morning house fire

A Calhoun City couple was saved by their barking dog early this morning when their home was … [Read More...]

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Chandler, Montgomery, Grantham win at Sawmill Festival car show

James Chandler of Bruce, Mike Montgomery of Pontotoc and Bobby Grantham of Winona were the top … [Read More...]


Calhoun towns spray for mosquitoes multiple times each week

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Monday three new cases of the Zika virus have … [Read More...]

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Supervisor Earnest Fox’s sentencing continued again

Sentencing for Calhoun County Supervisor Earnest Fox has been continued again due to a delay in the … [Read More...]

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2016 Sawmill Festival Scenes

A look back at some of the many who were out enjoying the 26th annual Bruce Sawmill Festival. … [Read More...]

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Home west of Bruce destroyed by Tuesday morning fire

A Tuesday morning fire destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Newsom on Hwy. 32 West near the … [Read More...]

Micah Huffman

‘City Chamber learns about Scouts; may change banquet

Micah Huffman, senior executive for the Pushmataha Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, spoke … [Read More...]

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Schools busy with maintenance projects over the summer

Every year after students empty out of the school for summer vacation, maintenance workers come in … [Read More...]


Bruce native Dr. George McNamee gives high schoolers insight into medical careers at Walter Reed Medical Center

As Jordan Greene, 16, meticulously worked to accomplish successfully making a square knot on a … [Read More...]

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Jerry Ellison is a Corvette guy

Not long ago, Jerry Ellison pulled up to the red light in Bruce in his shiny, red 1976 Corvette and … [Read More...]


McLean Institute Teams with Catholic Charities for free Financial Education in Vardaman

The University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement has … [Read More...]

Ben Suber

Bruce Board wants dilapidated building on square addressed soon

The Bruce Board of Aldermen discussed dilapidated property on the square, briefly noted a change in … [Read More...]

James Casey

Vardaman sells fire and police buildings to local men

Vardaman Board of Aldermen sold the fire and police department buildings at the meeting of the board … [Read More...]

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Derma alderwoman concerned about absence of police on Church Hill

Derma Alderwoman Andrea Corbitt told the board that the police situation on Church Hill was not … [Read More...]

Rita Parker

Calhoun City board hears again about cleaning up areas of town

Following up on last month’s addresses to the Calhoun City Mayor and  Aldermen, Rita Parker and Amye … [Read More...]


Bruce Sawmill Festival is this weekend

Music, food, games, arts and crafts, 5K run, and a car show are just a few of the events planned for … [Read More...]


50-year lease approved for Baptist at Calhoun Health Services

The regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting drew a large crowd Tuesday morning, there … [Read More...]

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Langford accepted into state’s Rural Physician program

Jaslyn Langford, a senior at Mississippi State University and a graduate of Calhoun City High … [Read More...]

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Class Reunion to headline 26th annual Bruce Sawmill Festival

Music, food, games, arts and crafts, 5K run, and a car show are just a few of the events planned for … [Read More...]

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Calhoun among counties to receive federal PILT funds

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently … [Read More...]

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Richard Freelon, humble servant

Richard Freelon has been retired for four years, married for 47, and loving God for many more. … [Read More...]


PEPA settling into new office on South Newberger

Pontotoc Electric Power Association’s Bruce branch established itself on 125 South Newberger in 1953 … [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 … [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...]

Mike Moore

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...]

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