Dr. Mitchell to speak at Yancy Library’s Brown Bag Luncheon


Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Friday, Dec. 5 at noon for a Brown Bag Luncheon with special guest author, Dr. Dennis Mitchell.

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HeadStart celebrates 50 years

Headstart Balloons

South Calhoun HeadStart celebrated 50 years of operation this year. In observance of Head Start awareness, the children released balloons in the air. Each child’s name and the center’s phone number was put in each balloon hoping the person who finds it will contact Head Start. Calhoun City Mayor J.R. Denton and Supervisor Ernest Fox and HeadStart parents were among those attending.

County comes together for Thanksgiving service

Thanksgiving Blessings

The hope of gathering the larger Calhoun County community in a shared Thanksgiving Worship Service was realized Sunday evening, Nov. 16, when approximately 60 county residents joined together in prayer and praise at the Multi-Purpose building in Pittsboro.

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Thompson, Daniel and Jones all to be honored at 31st Goodman Banquet

Khadijah Thompson

The 31st Annual A.D. Goodman Scholarship Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at the St. Luke Masonic Lodge in Bruce.

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Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Journal.

Alpha Collins

Alpha C. Collins, 92, of Corinth, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2014 at her home. She was born November 21, 1922, the daughter of William Maize and Mary Gullick Jarrett. She was a homemaker and member of Shiloh Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Damita Valentine

Damita Jo Valentine, 53, of Vardaman, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 14, 1961 in Dallas, Tx. She was the daughter of Billy G. Colbert and Betty Towery Colbert. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Bible Church. [Read more...]

Charlene Parker

Elsie Charlene Turner Parker, 93, of Pensacola, FL (formerly of Calhoun City), died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at Asbury Place in Pensacola.  She was born September 28, 1921 in Calhoun City, the daughter of Jessie Daniel Turner and Dora Estell Williams Turner. She was a secretary at Kellwood, and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Luther wins runoff with Byers easily

Kelly Luther

Assistant District Attorney Kelly Luther easily won Tuesday’s runoff for Circuit Judge, District 3, Place 2, against Shirley Byers.

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Boland family has gathered for Thanksgiving stew cooking for almost 30 years


Most people think of Thanksgiving as a family gathered around the dinner table covered with a big, baked turkey and a deep dish of dressing. That’s not the case for the descendants of the late U.L. “Coot” and Mattie Boland.

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