Bobbie Jean Henry

Bobbie Jean Henry, 82, Houlka, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Pontotoc Health Services Hospital. Born January 21, 1934 in Crowder, she was the daughter of the Jake  and Winnie McCormick Ledbetter. She was the wife of Reginald Henry. She was a member of Cooke Memorial Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Col. Edwin Boland

Col. Edwin A. Boland, U.A.S.F. Retired, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his home in Calhoun City. He was born  August 6, 1930, to Eugene and Eddith Burson Boland of Calhoun City. He graduated from Calhoun City High School and received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Mississippi College. Upon graduation from M.C., he joined the Air Force and flew Photo Reconnaissance fighter jets until 1957. [Read more...]

Cal Gatlin

Calvin “Cal” Neil Gatlin, 40, passed away  Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in Jackson. He was born May 21, 1976 in Houston, the son of the Neil Gatlin and Gail Vanlandingham Criddle. He was an over the road truck driver for Franklin Furniture in Houston. He was a very loving father, brother, husband and grandfather. He was a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church, and was a Mason of Montpelier#220. [Read more...]

Judicial races: Noble intent defies partisan reality of actual voter behavior

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – There is nobility in the idea that Mississippians would want to elect judges on a non-partisan basis. The idea that justice has an either Republican or Democrat leaning should be disturbing. The idea is noble, mind you.
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BES Reading Fair

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read fair13Among the reading fair winners at Bruce Elementary were A’Marion Fondon, 3rd; Joley Clark, 1st; and Allyson Collins, 2nd in K5. See all the winners in next week's CCJ.

Baptist Health VP to speak at CEDA banquet, Jan. 26

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The Calhoun Economic Development Association (CEDA) will celebrate local business and industry while hearing from  Baptist Memorial Health Care’s vice president during the organiztion’s annual banquet Jan. 26 in Vardaman.
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Academy students shadow various careers as part of English class project

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The Calhoun Academy senior class had to shadow careers that they would like to pursue in the future for English IV, which is taught by Mrs. Jennifer Rogers.
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ICC sets tryout dates for football team

Sean Cannon

Itawamba Community College head football coach Sean Cannon announced Monday that his program will hold tryouts Wednesday February 15 and March 1 on the Fulton Campus.
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More Americana passes by

Ray Mosby

“To me, there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.”—P.T. Barnum
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Enjoying new book on Gen. Conner

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conner08Residents of Calhoun  County are gearing up to honor General Fox Conner on Jan. 27 in the Calhoun City High School Auditorium at 10 a.m. Retired Guard Sergeant First Class Willie Jobe West and his wife, Shirley, of Slate Springs  review the newly published book, General Fox Conner, by Steve Labalais. The author gives a compelling account of how Conner, who was raised in Slate Springs, became one of the most influential military leaders in World War I. He also prepared young cadets like Dwight D. Eisenhower, for World War II. Rabalais will be participating in the program honoring General Conner along Perry Sansing of the University of Mississippi, Bill Lee of Jackson, retired Major General of the Mississippi Guard, Adjutant General Janson Boyles of Jackson, and Mississippi Supreme Court Judge James D. Maxwell of Oxford. The public is invited to attend.