Dollar General coming to Paris

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dollar general36A new Dollar General will open in Paris sometime this March. Construction began on the new store, off Hwy. 9W directly across from the Paris General Store, last week. The store is expected to employ seven to 10 people.

J.B. Payne

J.B. Payne, 68, of Calhoun City, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at his home. He was born January 22, 1948 and was the son of Meek Andrew Payne, Sr. and Ola Mae Harris Payne of Tippo. He was employed as a truck driver 58 years. Many people called him Blue Goose. He was a member of the Church of God. [Read more...]

J.W. Jackson

John Wesley “J.W.” Jackson, 75, of Bruce, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Baptist East in Memphis. He was born December 20, 1941, the son of Leroy Jackson and Aline Flemming. He was a member of Jackson Chapel M.B. Church. [Read more...]

Classified Ads

BRICK HOME on 1 acre land, Big Creek. 1,216 sq. ft., 2 BR 1-1/2 B, carport and utility, laundry room, central heat and air, excellent condition, $50,000. Call 662-417-4561.         18,25p-wr
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3 BR 1-1/2 B recently remodeled 1,476 sq. ft. home in Bruce on .5 acres. Fenced yard, patio. Hardwood floors. $62,500. 209 N. Pontotoc Rd., Ava Stegall, (305)394-4107.                11tnc
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HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNERS. Merle Armstrong house, 213 Randolph Street Vardaman. Call 662-719-5140 or 60-1-951-5382.                                 4tnc-cd
CIRCLE (I) FLEA MARKET. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday. Auction every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Mini-Storages for rent. 82 Front Street, Coffeeville. 662-417-1256.                               16tnc
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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
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Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges for sale at Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Meat Hogs, ready to go. 2000 Ford Ranger, $2,500, OBO. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-6046.
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.

HILL’S HEATING & COOLING. David Hill, Sales & Service. Call 662-983-5882.          -June30p
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EASLEY HEATING & COOLING. Call Kyle Easley for all your needs. HVAC technology degree. Call 662-983-8634.
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LYNN INMAN COOLING & HEATING. Service and sales. Free estimates! Call 662-983-2894.
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METAL ROOFING & HOME REPAIR. Kenny Neal, 983-9184.
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FLOORING, TILE SHOWERS & Construction Needs. Call Justin Ferguson, 662-983-8973.
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BIG ED’S JANITORIAL SERVICE. Carpet cleaning, cleaning offices, waxing floors, pressure washing. Reliable, dependable, affordable. Ed Parker, 662-567-8309.                               29tnc
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VETERANS ELECTRIC LLC. Electrical work and handyman services. Experienced, references. Veteran owned and operated. Free local estimates. Call 662-701-7370, Dustin Dunegan,
Bruce.                                     1tnc
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Bulldozer, Trackhoe and  Tractor and Pan Services available. Also environmental land clearing. MARTIN AND MARTIN CONTRACTING, LLC-Banner, MS, 35 years experience. For quotes or more information, please call Freddie Martin at 662-473-6658.                            6tnc
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MARTIN CONSTRUCTION & Home Maintenance. Contact us for all your home repair needs. TONY MARTIN, ph. 413-4644.

JEFF BRYANT LAND & Jeff Bryant Farms is posted against hunting and trespassing of any kind.                            -Jan.31p
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BLOUNT PROPERTY– All land owned by Bobbie Blount and A.D. is posted against trespassing of any kind. Violators will be prosecuted.               13tnc-adb
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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
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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.

Calendar of Events

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen and Handy Helpers club meeting is Thursday, Jan. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. Speaker is YHS member Sarah Payne Reeves who will be talking about her book “Holcomb Memories.” Refreshments served afterwards. Visitors are welcome.

•BRuCe VFW will be closed Jan. 20-22.

•PIECES AND PATCHES QUILTING CLUB will meet on Monday, Jan. 23,  at 1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. Everyone is welcome to attend to learn the art of hand quilting.

•MHV Council will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building.  Gardener’s Delight will be in charge of the devotion and pledge. Installation of the 2017 Council Executive Board Members will be held. All MHV members are urged to attend. Annual MHV Awards Luncheon has been moved to April 8.The Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet at 6:30 p.m. following the Council meeting. Everyone is welcome to stay for a program on home safety.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. The program will be home safety. Everyone is welcome to attend.

•Quick Bites will meet Thursday, Jan. 26 at noon via interactive video at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be “Got Computer Questions?” Presenter is Jamie Varner.

•4-H Handy Helpers club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 3:30  p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for information.

•TONY PRIEST BENEFIT will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at Bruce VFW starting at 1 p.m. Early bird special $75. Proceeds go to Priest family.

•PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING will be Thursday, Feb. 2,  at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. You will only need to attend one of these for certification. Cost is $20 per person. Bring your driver’s license or your PAT certification number as SSN# are no longer used as identification. Training will be at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. For information, call 662-412-3177.

•JASON TERRELL BENEFit will meet Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Serving starts at 4 p.m. Music and entertainment at 5 p.m. and auction at 6 p.m. For info, call Barry Reedy at 983-8395. Terrell, a state trooper, has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

•Master Gardener Training Course is being offered at the Calhoun County MSU Extension Office. The 40 hour training course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. beginning on Feb. 28 and ending on April 4 with a test. The course will cost $90 which will include course manual and CD plus one year’s membership to the MS Master Gardener Association. After completing the course you must fulfill 40 hours of volunteer service within a year to become a certified Master Gardener. Come by the Calhoun County Extension Office to register or call 412-3177 for information. Master Gardeners may sit in on the classes as a refresher at no charge.

•ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught March 21-22 beginning at 9 a.m. The certification exam will begin around 3 p.m. on second day and should be completed by 5 p.m.  The class will be held at the MSU Extension Service Grenada County. Cost is $140. Deadline to register is February 21. Call Pamela Redwine at the MSU Extension Office Yalobusha County @ 662-675-2730 for details and to register.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play begins at 7. Ends at 10 p.m. For info, call 662-786-1545.

•Tai Chi classes held at Calhoun City Public Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise to increase balance and flexibility. No charge. Contact Patsy Zeidman at 662-628-1378 or the Library at 662-628-6331.

•FREE ADULT READING AND WRITING HELP... Bruce First Baptist is enrolling adults who wish to learn to read or improve their reading ability. Each learner will be matched with their own private tutor for confidential tutoring sessions lasting approximately one hour per week. No charge, but small fee for workbook. All tutors certified by MS Baptist Literacy Missions Board. For info call church office. 662-983-2218.

•Republican Party and Republican Women meetingS... Women meet first Tuesday each month at courthouse in Pittsboro at 5:30 p.m. The county party meets third Tuesday each month at courthouse at 7 p.m. All invited to attend.

•VFW #4100 Saturday night dance doors open at 6 p.m. Band plays 8 p.m.-midnight. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin on the first, second, fourth Saturdays and Prime Country the third and fifth Saturdays.

•DOG?LOVERS! LEAGUE?FOR?NO-KILL?SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the dog shelter on S. Thompson St. For info, call 983-7471.

•DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL station is open in Pittsboro every third Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old tax assessor’s office/church building near entrance to the Multi-Purpose Building on Hwy 9.

•LOOSA SCHOONA CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet the second Monday of each month from September through May at Jeffery’s on Bruce Square at 2:30 p.m. Meal is Dutch treat.

•CALHOUN?VETERANS SERVICE?OFFICER Robert Gosa is at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. until. Call for appointment, 628-1933 or 983-9328.

•FOSTER/ADOPT?PROGRAM... safe and stable families are sought in Calhoun County for foster families. Call 628-412-3183 for info about the Mississippi Department of Human Services Resource program.

•CALHOUN CITY AMERICAN LEGION POST #50 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 50 meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Meal at 6:30 p.m.

•WEIGHT?WATCHERS?IN BRUCE meets every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Jody’s Dance Studio.

•ANTIOCH LODGE 549... first Monday at 7:30 p.m.

•WATER VALLEY VFW POST 4100 AUXILIARY will have Bingo every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. Dances every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin will provide music on 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Prime Country on the 3rd and 5th Saturday.

•BRUCE VFW & AUXILIARY MONTHLY meet first Thursday of each month. Pot luck meal at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. To rent building, call Robert Henry 835-9726.

•BRUCE?LIONS?CLUB meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Pizza Palace at noon.

•NARCOTICS?ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, 38 CR?257, Bruce.

•SONS?OF?CONFEDERATE?VETERANS &?Order of the Confederate Roses meet every third Thursday at 6 p.m. All are invited.

•CALHOUN?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

To submit items for the calendar,
call 983-2570, fax 983-7667
or email to: calhouncountyjournal@gmail.com

MLK Banquet

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mlk web49Students from Calhoun City High School perform to "God Bless America" during the Loggins' Scholarship Committee's annual MLK Banquet in Pittsboro Saturday night. See more in this week's CCJ. Photo by Joel McNeece

Jackson aiming for third straight title as powerlifting season begins

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Bruce senior Jacquez Jackson will begin his quest for a third straight Powerlifting State Championship in the biggest division, literally.
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Holmes embracing leadership role with Lady Rams

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Chasady Holmes is the lone starter back from last year’s Vardaman Lady Rams who made a historic run to the Class 1A semifinals in the coliseum in Jackson.
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Dan Gore Hitt

Dan Gore Hitt died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at his residence in Corinth. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Mary Otye Vance Hitt; his parents, Ruben and Kate Gore Hitt; his sisters, Christine (Chene) Hitt, Virginia (Sit) Vance, Kathryn (Kat) Jackson, Frankie Morgan and Jessie Fern Spencer. [Read more...]

Loretta Bingham

Loretta Lee Ferguson Bingham, 86, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at UMMC in Jackson. She was born October 9, 1930 in Grenada county, the daughter of James Dee Ferguson and  Emmie Dee Davis, and grew up in Money. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was also an avid gardener who was very nurturing, and loved to watch things grow. This past November she celebrated 68 years of marriage to her wonderful husband, Robert Kent Bingham.  [Read more...]