BES Reading Fair

Reading Fair 3rd School

Reading Fair 3rd School3rd Grade Bruce Elementary School Reading Fair Winners Individual Category – Addie Herrin 1st, Cayden Jones 2nd, Addi Claire Bailey 3rd. See more reading fair winners in this week's CCJ.

Williams aims to lead Lady Rams back to state tournament

mykilah williams

Mykilah Williams does it all for the Vardaman Lady Rams. The junior is their top scorer so far this season averaging more than 13 points a game. She’s their top rebounder at almost nine boards a game. She’s also their emotional leader.
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Team Cade Raises Funds for LeBonheur

Gray Family

LeBonheur Team Cade raised  $1,448 in honor of Cade Gray, son of Calhoun City native Tyler Gray and wife Jesslyn, who live in Webster County.

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Frank Fernandez Jr.

Frank Fernandez, Jr., 86, of Coffeeville, long-time educator, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.  [Read more...]

Thanksgiving is a middle child, but deserves attention

Charlie Mitchell

Confession: Much of what follows is recycled. But recycling is a good thing, isn’t it? The thought being repeated is that Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are a trifecta of holidays, all in a row. Bam, bam, bam.
Thanksgiving, like a middle child, can get lost in the shuffle.
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Plenty for us to be thankful for

Wyatt Emmerich 2017

How amazing that a few pilgrims 400 years ago landed on the grim and gray shores of America, scrounging a hard scrabble existence, living month to month and happy for the freedom to be who they wanted to be, think what they want to think and worship the Lord as they saw fit.
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It’s less about Moore than us

Ray Mosby

When I first heard the news about Alabama’s would-be next Republican U.S. Senator “Judge” Roy Moore, I had two thoughts almost simultaneously: thank God it isn’t Mississippi and this might get the crazy ole coot more votes.
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Grenada Lake hosting annual veterans’ hunts

grenada lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grenada Lake will host its annual Veterans Hunt in two sessions beginning December 8-10, 2017, and ending December 15-17, 2017. The hunts will be held at the Grenada Lake Dam Area.
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Egg Bowl Run

Egg Bowl Run 2

Egg Bowl Run 2Ole Miss and Mississippi State ROTC units came together on the Calhoun City Square Monday afternoon to exchange the game ball for this week's Egg Bowl. The Ole Miss unit ran from Oxford to Calhoun City and the MSU unit carried it from their to Starkville. They made a lap together around the Calhoun City square with local kids joining in.

Classified Ads

3 ACRES ON HIGHWAY 9N (toward Pontotoc), 1/2 mile past intersection on the right. Call 662-927-0339.        -Dec27-ga


GREAT Starter Home. 3BR, 1BA, LR, Den, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Storage Room, and Spacious Back Yard. Located inside the City Limits of Calhoun City at 105 Aycock Avenue. $40,000 firm. Contact Jamaal or Alisha Jackson 628-3618. Leave  message, and we’ll return your call. Serious inquiries only.   17tnc-aj

NEXT AUCTIONS AT 6:30 PM, December 1 and 15. We now have storage buildings and cabins on display for sale or rent on Front St., Coffeeville. Rent for 3 years, and it is paid for! Go to for more info, or call 662-417-1256.                              22,29,6,13c

SAVE $100s, POSSIBLY over $1,000 on name brand mattresses at The Mattress Outlet, Hwy 8, Vardaman. Open every Saturday, 9-4. Tommy Scarbrough. For weekday sales, 901-489-4318 or 662-983-0085.                              21tnc

Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges for sale at Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. You pick up, $100 cord. John Leachman, 414-1420.                              -Nov29p

2015 HARLEY DAVIDSON Road Glide for sale. 1,900 miles. $16,500. Call 983-8339.

HOUSE FOR RENT or SALE–  2 BR 1 B on Countiss St. Quiet neighborhood, close to Bruce downtown. $425 month + deposit. Contact Clint via email:

C&H RENTALS– Storage Units for rent. 8 x 48 ft. $100 month, Calhoun City. Call 662-414-1850.                              23tnc

MINI-SYSTEMS of Bruce. Short or long term rental storage units. Climate Control Available! Various sizes—5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20. Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.

HARRIS HEATING & COOLING Heating & Cooling. Ph. 662-983-8446 or 662-413-4140.

HILL’S HEATING & COOLING. David Hill, Sales & Service. Call 662-983-5882.          -Dec 31p

LYNN INMAN COOLING & HEATING. Service and sales. Free estimates! Call 662-983-2894.

PAIR. Kenny Neal, 983-9184.

FLOORING, TILE SHOWERS & Construction Needs. Call Justin Ferguson, 662-983-8973.    tnc

BIG ED’S JANITORIAL SERVICE LLC. Carpet cleaning, cleaning offices, waxing floors, pressure washing. Reliable, dependable, affordable. Ed Parker, 662-567-8309.                               29tnc

DOZER AND TRACKHOE WORK. Dirt moving, 40 years experience. Call  662-473-6658.

BLOUNT PROPERTY– All land owned by Bobbie Blount and A.D. is posted against trespassing of any kind. Violators will be prosecuted.               13tnc-adb

POSTED– Land in Calhoun and Pontotoc counties belonging to Mitzi Aron, Joe Aron or Jim Jim Aron is posted against hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind without written permission of the landowners.        -dec31p

POSTED–The Gullick Place land of Rabon Gullick, Nellie Davis, Lillie Newsome and Sara Quillen is posted against hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind.