Judge Lackey takes the barbs, delivers his own while raising money for Excel at annual roast

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Thousands of dollars was raised for the Excel after-school tutoring program in Calhoun City Saturday  night as a panel of roasters took turns slinging barbs at Judge Henry Lackey, but it was the Judge himself that won in the end with his unique brand of storytelling.

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Judge Henry Lackey got the best of the panel that roasted him Saturday night at the Methodist Corner in Calhoun City as a fundraiser for Excel. Among those that took their shots at the judge were A.M. Zeidman, Jim Vance, Paul Lowe, Shirley Edmondson, John Gregory and Andy Howorth. Photo by Joel McNeece


Nearly six inches of rain fell in Calhoun County Friday. The rain appears gone for the weekend, but overcast skies and high temperatures in the 70s are forecast to continue until Monday morning. Photo by Joel McNeece

Yancy Library to host Movie and Craft Party July 22


Join us in the Weyerhaeuser Meeting Room at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce for a Movie & Craft Party Tuesday, July 22 from 2-4:15 p.m. We’ll provide the snack & drinks.

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Pig Scramble returning to 2014 Calhoun County Fair

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A Youth Pig Scramble will be held at the Calhoun County Fair on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. or immediately after the Pet Show.

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Barry Cannon and the rest of the soldiers with the 858th have returned safely to Calhoun County following their deployment to Afghanistan. Read Cannon’s account of their time overseas in the story below. Photo by Joel McNeece

Barry Cannon back home in Calhoun after third tour to Iraq, Afghanistan

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Barry Cannon would never describe a deployment as easy, but his most recent tour with the Mississippi National Guard’s 858th to Afghanistan was much different from his previous missions.

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SEC Media Days have come a long way

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The annual SEC Football Media Days are this week in Birmingham, which means that 13 football coaches and a few of their star players have been busily preparing lately.

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0-11 girls

Winners in the Aqua Queen Pageant, 0-11 month girls, included, from left, Blakely Swords, photogenic, Matt and Angel Swords; Isabel King, 2nd, Brett and Melissa King; Kenna Bess Bollinger, 1st, Colby and Haley Bollinger; Sophie  Hall, winner, Trey Hall and Hannah Burt. All Aqua Queen/King pageant pictures will appear in the July 23 edition of The Journal.

Bruce’s Jay Johnson named to Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen

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Bruce Trojan Jay Johnson  became only the third Calhoun County football player to be named to the Clarion-Ledger’s “Dandy Dozen” Wednesday.

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