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Julia Aron

Julia Aron hired as next BUES principal; BHS to get two lead teachers

The Calhoun County School Board approved the hiring of Julia Aron as the new principal of Bruce Upper Elementary and scrapped its idea of an assistant principal at Bruce High and instead endorsed two … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Moore tells school board he doesn’t recommend tax increase

Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board he couldn’t recommend the proposed tax increase in the budget presented to the public Thursday night but that it is needed. … [Read More...]

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Marcia Shipp Burns grows pineapple with patience

Marcia Shipp Burns, of Calhoun City, said she’ll “try anything one time,” but had she known it would take three years to grow a pineapple she might not have started. … [Read More...]


Rick Cleveland

More wunderkind golfers coming up

Do you remember when a 7,000-yard golf course was considered a ridiculously long monstrosity? Do you remember when a … [Read More...]

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Calhoun players improve skills at ICC Softball Camp

Nationally ranked Itawamba Community College softball program held its annual summer camp on June 13-15 at the ICC … [Read More...]

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Locals attend ICC Basketball Camp

Itawamba Community College women’s basketball program held its annual summer basketball camp June 5-7 in the Davis Event … [Read More...]

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Locals at Ole Miss Basketball Camp

Calhoun County up and coming basketball players recently attended the Ole Miss basketball camp. … [Read More...]

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Janie York

Janie York

Janie York of Slate Springs and her son, Daniel, of Bruce, found the recipes for the chocolate lava … [Read More...]

Micah Parker Cook

Micah Parker

Grilling and smoking meats are Micah Parker’s areas of expertise in the kitchen, and he got his … [Read More...]

Angelia Jenkins Cook

Angelia Jenkins

Brownies are a favorite to make for birthdays, holidays and get-togethers for Angelia Jenkins of … [Read More...]

Addie Edwards Cook

Addie Edwards

Addie Edwards of Calhoun City has been making shrimp over rice “a long, long time.” She first ate it … [Read More...]

Christi Brown

Christi Brown

If she wasn’t a teacher, what would she have been? “I would love to have my own cooking show on the … [Read More...]

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Nominations underway for local FSA Committee

The nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county … [Read More...]


Calhoun gas prices among the lowest in the country

Gas prices around Calhoun County are currently in line with the cheapest in the country. … [Read More...]

Guy Dale Shaw

Guy Dale Shaw entertains historical society with old tax assessor tales

Program director Mike Worsham introduced speaker Mr. Guy Dale Shaw at the Yalobusha Historical … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

School officials’ court trial may move to Bruce

The trial of two Calhoun County school officials charged with failing to report alleged sex crimes … [Read More...]

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Budget hearing for school district Thursday evening; tax increase proposed

The Calhoun County School Board will host a public hearing Thursday evening to take comments on … [Read More...]

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Bruce to host Fourth of July celebration on square

The Bruce Square will once again host a Fourth of July celebration complete with fireworks, … [Read More...]


Family is focus for Thomas Tillman at Jackson Chapel in Bruce

Thomas Tillman was born and raised in Bruce, just down the street from Jackson Chapel Missionary … [Read More...]

Sheriff Humphreys

Deputy injured, two killed in shootout in Yalobusha County

A Yalobusha County deputy was injured Friday morning in a shootout that ended with the death of a … [Read More...]


County should save money after positive Pittsboro fire inspection

Pittsboro Fire Chief Gayle Bullard informed county supervisors Monday the county should experience a … [Read More...]


Northeast tuition jumps 18% year added to Calhoun tuition program

AP – Tuition and required fees will rise at all of Mississippi’s 15 public community colleges this … [Read More...]


Regional center, which employs many from Calhoun, among those facing cuts from state

AP – Two state agencies have been approved to move ahead with layoffs as the Mississippi government … [Read More...]


A brief visit with Modern Day Saints

Have you ever wondered where all the saints live?  Two of them--Aunt Bea and Uncle Johnny … [Read More...]

Election Vote

Municipal turnout in Calhoun elections under 30%

The 2017 municipal elections have concluded in Calhoun County with on average only one-fourth of the … [Read More...]


Pittsboro, Vardaman show increases in sales tax revenue

Sales tax returns for Calhoun County municipalities remain down mostly for the current fiscal year … [Read More...]

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Duke Tillman can feel the music

Robert “Duke” Tillman doesn’t just play music. He feels it. It’s that connection to the rhythm, the … [Read More...]

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School Board wants assistant principal at BHS; tax increase proposed to make up for lost state funds

The Calhoun County School Board outlined its desire for an assistant principal position at Bruce … [Read More...]

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Murphrees donate E.L. Bruce part to museum

Barbara Murphree and grandson Kadon Murphree, of Bruce, show an old part their family donated to the … [Read More...]

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Reeder’s approach is the “hands and feet of Christ”

Roger Reeder’s approach at Derma Baptist Church is “the hands and feet of Christ.” … [Read More...]

Amye Hill

Hill will be Calhoun City’s first female mayor

Amye Hill will officially take over as Calhoun City mayor on July 1 and preside over her first … [Read More...]

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County Fair scheduled for July 17-22 in Pittsboro

Preparations have begun for the 2017 Calhoun County Fair which is July 17-22. … [Read More...]


Blood drive to be held at Vardaman, Bruce Dollar Generals

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding community blood drives in Vardaman on June 12 and Bruce … [Read More...]

Adrian Leon Golden

Reward increased for information regarding location of Adrian Golden

A reward for information on the whereabouts of Adrian Leon Golden, of Pontotoc, the man wanted for … [Read More...]


Darla Whitten’s creative crosses

There are lots of different kinds of crosses in the arts and crafts world, but few like Darla … [Read More...]

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Hamilton the same person in the pulpit and out

Joey Hamilton, with his laid back demeanor, seems a perfect fit for Mt. Moriah Baptist Church where … [Read More...]

Amye Hill

Hill wins close Calhoun City mayor’s race; only two incumbents win seat on Derma board

Amye Hill defeated incumbent J.R. Denton 209-194 to become the new mayor of Calhoun City Tuesday … [Read More...]

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WIN Job Center coming to Pittsboro; Pope asks supervisors to put alcohol on ballot

Calhoun County supervisors approved to reallocate some space in the health department building at … [Read More...]

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Bruce Farmers’ market opens Thursday; Sawmill Festival getting closer

The annual Farmers’ Market on the Bruce Square will begin this Thursday, June 8. … [Read More...]

Adrian Leon Golden

Search continues for Golden as latest lead proves false

Authorities have called off a search in Pontotoc for a man running from law enforcement after … [Read More...]


Calhoun unemployment drops to unchartered waters

Calhoun County unemployment hasn't been as low as it is today since Bill Clinton was in the White … [Read More...]

Adrian Leon Golden

UPDATE: Search for suspect expanded to region

After two days of searching a wooded area, law enforcement has expanded their search to the region … [Read More...]

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Lake Crossover Ministries opens to area churches

When you pull in the drive off Hwy. 32, a couple miles west of Bruce, and wind around the lake … [Read More...]

Election Vote

Calhoun City mayor to be chosen next Tuesday

The lone contested mayor’s race in the county will be on the ballot next Tuesday, June 6. … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Superintendent says BUES principal position will be filled next month; lot of moves by teachers approved

Sup. Mike Moore told the school board Tuesday night he’ll start interviewing candidates for the BUES … [Read More...]

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Mark Longino’s excitement spills over into his sermons

Mark Longino, a native of Jones County, was 19 years old when he surrendered to preach. … [Read More...]


‘City Seniors honor Tripp Macon prior to graduation

The CCHS class of 2017 presented Julia Macon with a desk that was her late son Tripp Macon’s when he … [Read More...]

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Corps warns: Grenada Lake lower than usual

North Mississippi is currently experiencing drought-like conditions that are responsible for low … [Read More...]

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Magic Mr. Nick to perform at Square Theater in Bruce

Magic Mr. Nick will entertain kids tonight at the Square Theater in Bruce at 5:30 p.m. … [Read More...]

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Speakers salute sacrifice, urge all to remember

Remembrance, sacrifice, pride and thankfulness were all themes of Memorial Day speeches around … [Read More...]

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Memorial Day Programs set for Monday in Bruce, Calhoun City

Bruce and Calhoun City will host their annual Memorial Day Programs next Monday, May 29 on each … [Read More...]

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Thompson, Duncan Hill find passion for missions

Daniel Thompson has served Duncan Hill Baptist Church as pastor the past four years. … [Read More...]

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Micky Rodgers leads county’s “Paper Chase” team

Calhoun County has been recognized for the past five years as one of the best in the state at … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Charges against superintendent, BHS principal upheld by judge

Calhoun County Superintendent Mike Moore and Bruce High Principal Michael Gillespie will next face a … [Read More...]

Danny Griffin & Tony Parker

SquareFest is this Friday and Saturday in Calhoun City

Calhoun City’s annual SquareFest gets underway this Friday, May 26 with lots of kids’ entertainment, … [Read More...]


Alcohol petitions printed in this week’s Journal

More than 300 signatures have been turned into Bruce City Hall in support of legalizing alcohol … [Read More...]

Moss Wreck

Driver not injured when truck overturns

It took Bruce and Chickenbone Fire Depts. about 30 minutes to get Chris Moss out of the truck he was … [Read More...]

Zach Bennett

Bruce native graduates from Airman Leadership School

Senior Airman Zachary T. Bennett, right, recently graduated from Airman Leadership School at Kadeena … [Read More...]

Beta Inductees

New Beta members inducted at Academy

The 2017 Beta Induction was held on May 5 at 11 a.m. … [Read More...]


Forestry Commission reducing jobs due to state budget cuts

The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) announced last week it will be eliminating approximately … [Read More...]


Former South Pontotoc bookkeeper arrested for embezzlement

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Special Agents from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested Former … [Read More...]

Mike Moore

Hearings set for three school officials charged with not reporting alleged sex crime

Probable cause hearings have been set for next Wednesday, May 24 for three Calhoun County school … [Read More...]

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