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Pittsboro pair charged with attack on elderly man

A Pittsboro man and woman are in custody for the assault and robbery of an elderly Vardaman man Saturday morning. … [Read More...]

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Second arrest made in unnatural intercourse case

A second arrest has been made for unnatural intercourse in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

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Calhoun native found guilty on two counts of impersonating officer

A Calhoun County native was convicted on two counts of impersonating an officer in Bruce City Court Wednesday evening. … [Read More...]



Houston “tops” Calhoun City 21-7

Calhoun City struggled offensively leading to a 21-7 loss at Houston Friday night. … [Read More...]

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Vardaman defeats Bruce 31-27 at Trojan Field

“I’m proud of them. I’m really proud of them,” Vardaman Coach Larry Gann said of his team immediately following a 31-27 … [Read More...]


Cougars fall at Delta 32-12

Calhoun Academy dropped to 0-2 on the season after a 32-12 loss at Delta Friday night. … [Read More...]


Bruce rallies to beat Vardaman; Calhoun City sweeps at Coffeeville

Bruce rallied to defeat the visiting Vardaman Lady Rams and Calhoun City made easy work of Coffeeville in a road … [Read More...]

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Jessie Hubbard Hardin, Jordan Robertson Hall and Ann-Claire Mullen Westmoreland are best friends and … [Read More...]

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Gary Hawkins loves to collect, share Calhoun City history

Gary Hawkins has a collection of stories and Calhoun City history that could fill numerous books. … [Read More...]


Bruce man attempts to escape from jail

A Bruce man in the Calhoun County Jail faces additional charges after attempting to escape today. … [Read More...]


Supervisors approve one mil tax increase; deny requests from local departments

Calhoun County Supervisors unanimously voted for a one mil tax increase Tuesday to cover a shortfall … [Read More...]


Sales tax returns positive for Calhoun municipalities in 2015-16

Calhoun County municipalities closed out the 2015-16 fiscal year on the positive side in sales tax … [Read More...]

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Denley recounts some of her many memories from Bruce Rotary Club

Jo Ann Denley recited an unofficial history of the Bruce Rotary Club last week when she shared a … [Read More...]

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Pittsboro woman fined after running firemen’s roadblock

A Pittsboro woman was fined more than $750 after pleading guilty in Derma court to three charges … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City mayor, board working on budget for next fiscal year

Calhoun City aldermen authorized Mayor J.R. Denton and Clerk Raenell Moore to finalize the budget … [Read More...]


Banner man arrested, huge amount of marijuana

One of the biggest marijuana finds in the county resulted in the arrest of a Banner man today. … [Read More...]


Longest-running, live, in-wood equipment show set, Aug. 26-27

The newest technology and machinery used to advance the South’s timber industry will be demonstrated … [Read More...]

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Calhoun S.O. accepting donations to take to Louisiana flood victims

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office is collecting items to be delivered to law enforcement officials … [Read More...]

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Andy Stepp takes pride in role as “good neighbor pharmacist”

Being a pharmacist wasn’t something Andy Stepp always knew he wanted to do. It just kind of … [Read More...]

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Piano dedication, concert at Lewis Memorial planned for Aug. 20

The public is cordially invited to attend a piano dedication service and concert by Dr. Noel Garcia … [Read More...]

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Beckett was second highest paid legislator in 2015-16

A report released from the state treasurer’s office last week showed Rep. Jim Beckett, of Bruce, is … [Read More...]

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Zoning coming to Calhoun City next month

A new zoning ordinance will become official in Calhoun City next month setting new standards for … [Read More...]


County tax increase expected, just a question of how much

Calhoun County supervisors couldn’t come to a decision Monday morning on how much they will have to … [Read More...]

Dollar General plans to open new store in Derma Sept. 25

Dollar General plans to open their new expanded store in Derma on Sunday, Sept. 25. … [Read More...]

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Chrestman enters supervisor race; Griffin qualifies for school board

Two candidates qualified for Calhoun County races on the Nov. 8 ballot last week. … [Read More...]

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce passes deficit budget, but “Ok, with money in bank”

The Bruce Board of Aldermen are preparing to move forward with a deficit budget of $136,393 for the … [Read More...]


West Nile case reported in Calhoun County

Three new West Nile virus cases have been confirmed in Mississippi residents. … [Read More...]


Three arrested for break-in at Wade Equipment

Three were arrested this morning after a break-in at Wade Equipment (John Deere) on Hwy. 8 between … [Read More...]

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Drug Court Graduation set for Aug. 16

Circuit Judge Robert P. Chamberlin will be the guest speaker at the Third Circuit Drug Court … [Read More...]

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Joel Worley – ministering through music

Inside First Baptist Church of Bruce, not too far off the downtown Square, the strum of a guitar … [Read More...]

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Paving starts around Bruce; museum upgrades continuing

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce was updated on construction projects around the town, improvements to … [Read More...]

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Businesses moving, changing names, opening around Calhoun City

Watkins, Ward & Stafford PLLC recently acquired Joe Carnaggio’s accounting firm and will soon … [Read More...]

Stan Evans

Local police not immune to emotions of national incidents

Police departments around the United States have been in the middle of countless news stories over … [Read More...]

Mike Moore speaking to the Bruce Chamber of Commerce.

Superintendent Moore speaks on schools’ challenges, success stories

Superintendent Mike Moore encouraged community involvement, spoke on the difficulty of finding … [Read More...]

Michael Watkins

Watkins honored by Calhoun City Chamber

The Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce agreed to move its annual banquet from June to late April at … [Read More...]


Vardaman woman pleads guilty on unnatural intercourse charge

A Vardaman woman who pled guilty Monday to unnatural intercourse with a dog will be on probation for … [Read More...]

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Calhoun Banking Center will open new bank in Bruce Sept. 6

Calhoun Banking Center looks to move into its new home in Bruce on Sept. 6. … [Read More...]

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Creekside golf course closes; property expected to sell

Creekside Golf Course has closed in Bruce and is unlikely to reopen as a course in the future. … [Read More...]


Webster seeking man on child battery charges

Webster County Sheriff Department is seeking the public’s help in finding Christopher Hardwick. … [Read More...]

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Moore to speak to Bruce Chamber Monday at lunch

Superintendent Mike Moore will be the guest speaker at today's Bruce Chamber of Commerce meeting in … [Read More...]

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Bruce drug dog sniffs out suspicious package on delivery truck

A package of drugs being shipped via mail to a residence in a nearby county was thwarted by Bruce’s … [Read More...]

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Julie Sullivan teaches rescue swimming for kids

Out on a county road in Bruce, surrounded by cows and pasture, is a bright blue pool where local … [Read More...]

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Vardaman slowing renovation of new municipal complex due to high cost

Mayor James Casey told the Vardaman board of aldermen that he had badly underestimated labor costs … [Read More...]


Armstrong charged with shooting into Pierce house in Calhoun City

Two Calhoun City men are in custody as an investigation continues into a Friday night fight that led … [Read More...]

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Chief Stan Evans defends part-time officers in Derma board meeting

Derma Police Chief Stan Evans commended his officers for the work they are doing in Derma, and said … [Read More...]

Matthew Collins, right, reviews his plea agreement with his attorney Bob Laster, of Grenada, in the Lafayette County Courthouse courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

Collins pleads guilty; sentenced to 20 years, 10 to serve

A Calhoun City man plead guilty to the drowning death of his wife Tuesday afternoon at the … [Read More...]

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Calhoun City moves forward with zoning ordinance

In discussion on zoning at the Calhoun City Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night, Larry … [Read More...]

Cindy Hubbard

Pittsboro board still looking at unsightly property

Pittsboro board of aldermen continued discussions Tuesday to clean up some properties around town. … [Read More...]

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Bruce board discusses potential water rate hike, condemning building on square

Bruce board of aldermen briefly discussed the possibility of raising water rates, but ultimately … [Read More...]


Bids for major leveling project way over budget

Bids for the largest State Aid project in the county came in way over budget last week, leaving … [Read More...]


Taylor will host “Conference on the Front Porch” this fall

Main Street Taylor, LLC is pleased to announce an important new annual conference dedicated to the … [Read More...]

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State budget, Trump dominate NCF speeches

Political speakers at the 127th Annual Neshoba County Fair for the most part utilized their time at … [Read More...]

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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 … [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 … [Read More...]

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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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