Jessie Blaylock

Jessie Mae Blaylock, 88, of Southaven, departed this life on December 5, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Desoto-Southaven surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 27, 1929 in Derma. [Read more...]

Lighthouse Baptist Church has risen from fire stronger

Purchasing and installing heat and air conditioning is the last big expense in the renovation project of the sanctuary.

Greg Bray has come full circle, pastoring a church in the same church building he was “raised and saved” in.
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Gov. Murphree’s great granddaughter Dr. Jennifer Ford speaks on bicentennial

Angie Newlin, Dr. Jennifer Ford and her father, Dennis Ford. Photo by Larry Hellums

Dr. Jennifer Ford, great granddaughter of Governor Dennis Murphree, presented a Bicentennial Program November 12 at the Courthouse in Pittsboro.
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John Edward Brasher

John Edward Brasher, 70 of Bruce, passed this earthly life Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 in Yalobusha County. He was born June 12, 1947 in Bruce, the son of Eron L. and Mary Margaret Daniels Brasher. He was a deacon at Bruce First Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Armstrong earns first team All America honors at West Alabama


University of West Alabama wide receiver Donta Armstrong has been named to the 2017 AFCA Division II Coaches' All-America First Team.
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Hitting all the hot topics, 140 characters at a time

Rick Cleveland

Let’s try another opinions column in the old Twitter-style, 140 characters at a time...
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Pancakes with Santa

Pancakes Front

Pancakes FrontKasi Howell, of Bruce, lets Santa know of her Christmas wishes during the Pancakes with Santa event at the Bruce Museum last Saturday morning. See pictures from all the Christmas activities around the county in this week's CCJ. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Sockwell named Police Chief in Bruce

Tony Sockwell

The Bruce board of aldermen voted 4-0 Tuesday night to hire Tony Sockwell as its new police chief and Bryan Roberts as the new asst. chief.
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Jackson hired by Calhoun City police

Charlie Jackson

Charlie Jackson was hired as a part-time police officer at Calhoun City during an executive session of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at their regular meeting last night. Upon the recommendation of Police Chief Tito Lopez to hire Jackson, a request was made by Alderman Jerry Vaughn to go into executive session to discuss the matter.
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Vardaman board encouraged to find local support for no-kill dog shelter

Rose Wells

Vardaman aldermen again tabled the proposed dog ordinance for the same reasons as the previous months – who will pick the dogs up and humanely house them.
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