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Billy Glenn's Eight-Story Memorial  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. It's the tallest building in Calhoun County and easily the most unique. Its owner and builder, Billy Glenn Crutchfield, would tell you “there's ...



High Speed Chase Ends In Calhoun With Arrest  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. A 19-year-old foster child from Panola County led authorities on a high speed chase that ultimately ended in Calhoun County Thursday ...



Bruce High School Homecoming  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce High School will crown a homecoming queen Friday night when the Trojans host East Union. Senior maids up for queen are, from left, Caitlyn Burt, ...



Mr. and Miss Bruce High School  Calhoun County Journal

Julianna Cain and Wesley Ross have been selected Mr. and Miss Bruce High School. Julianna is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Cain, and Wesley's ...



Bruce High School band director arrested for child enticement  WTVA

Bruce High School's band director has been taken into custody on five counts of child enticement for sexual purposes.



Gun found at Bruce High School  WTVA

Police say the student with a gun found in their possession did not have bad intentions.



Bruce High School Band Director faces sex crime charges  WJTV

BRUCE, Miss. (WCBI) – The Bruce High School Band Director is facing several child sex crime charges. Jon Bland, 41, is charged with five counts of Enticement ...



CCJ Editor Lisa McNeece remembered  Calhoun County Journal

Lisa Denley McNeece, a lifelong newspaperwoman whose love of ink on paper was rivaled only by her dedication to family and to her dogs, died Sunday, Dec.



Bruce, Calhoun City Christmas Parades scheduled for Saturday  Calhoun County Journal

The Christmas season officially kicks off this Saturday, Dec. 6 with Bruce and Calhoun City both hosting their annual parades. The Bruce parade will be held at ...



Community Choir Christmas Concerts set this weekend  Calhoun County Journal

Calhoun County Community Choir, under the direction of Kim Parker Gregory perform their annual Christmas concerts this weekend. Three concerts will be held ...



Lisa is the love of my life  Calhoun County Journal

There is a hurt in my heart that will likely never leave me. My wife Lisa is the love of my life. I never envisioned a world without her from the day we met in Biloxi ...



22-year-old killed in shooting at Oakwood Apartments in Calhoun City  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. A funeral *service* will be held Sunday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Calhoun City High School gym for 22-year-old Malcolm Belim, who was shot ...



Journal Publisher Gale Denley Dies  Calhoun County Journal

Retired Mississippi journalism educator and newspaper publisher S. Gale Denley of Bruce died of complications from kidney disease on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at ...



Journal Co-Founder Maggie Denley Dies  Calhoun County Journal

Maggie Ellen Denley, co-founder of The Calhoun County Journal, died Wednesday afternoon at Bruce Community Living Center. Denley, 97, founded The ...



Home engulfed with fire after explosion  Calhoun County Journal

Authorities are investigating an explosion at a house on North McSweyne in Bruce this morning. Bruce and Chickenbone fire departments were dispatched ...



Calhoun Soil and Water Conservation District will give-away trees Feb. 6  Calhoun County Journal

The Calhoun County Soil and Water Conservation District will have their annual tree giveaway Wednesday, Feb. 6 at their office on South Main Street in ...



Los Encinos signs go up  Calhoun County Journal

Signs for Los Encinos Mexican restaurant were going up in Bruce Tuesday. The restaurant will be opening in the former Vera Cruz location on Tyson St. Owners ...



The Calhoun County Grand Jury returned 10 indictments in its last session, two for manslaughter  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. The Calhoun County Grand Jury returned 10 indictments at its April 6 session, including two charges of manslaughter. Melvin “Pete Bean” ...



From Miss USA To Miss Mississippi, Everbody Wears Bonnie's Fashions  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. Bonnie Tunnell's dresses have been worn by Miss USA, Miss Mississippi, Mrs. Mississippi and countless pageant winners at every level.



House Fire in Bruce  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce and Chickenbone Fire Departments responded to a fire at Aundrea Edwards' home on the corner of Cook and George streets early Sunday morning.



BHS class of 1968  Calhoun County Journal

BHS class of 1968 held their 50th reunion at Bruce Museum on June 23. Front, l to r, Shelia Casey Crump, Nathalene Easley Richardon, Gail Armstrong Massey, ...



McNeece earns advertising awards from Mississippi Press Association  Calhoun County Journal

Calhoun County Journal Associate Editor Lisa Denley McNeece earned three awards in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Advertising ...



Los Encinos opens in Bruce  Calhoun County Journal

Los Encinos Mexican Restaurant on Tyson Street in Bruce opened this week. With owners Amanda and Javier Villasenor at right, are, l to r, Maria Olvera, ...



Dr. Tom Norman retiring after 50 years of practicing dentistry in Calhoun City  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. Dr. Tom Norman called deciding to retire after nearly 50 years practicing dentistry in Calhoun City the second most difficult decision he's ...



Perry Liles Named New Wildcats Head Coach  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. The Calhoun County School Board made it official Monday night, approving Perry Liles as the new head coach of the Calhoun City ...



Fire officials: Minor explosion at home in Bruce  WTVA

BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) - Firefighters responded to a house fire in Bruce early Wednesday morning, according to Calhoun County Fire Coordinator Chris Williams ...



Banner Sod Produces Bermuda, Life Lessons  Calhoun County Journal

Randy Baker loves to talk about grass. “If you talk to me long enough it's going to come up,” Baker grinned. The grass literally began coming up for Baker in 2002 ...



Man arrested for late-night shooting in Bruce  WTVA

Law enforcement were able to take a man into custody following an overnight shooting in Bruce.



2017 Bruce High School Cheerleaders  Calhoun County Journal

Pictured, from left, front, Marbella Vargas, Hannah Morris, Brooke Bennett-captain, Keyziah Armstrong, Briana Pulliam-co-captain; middle, Alexis Browning, ...



Sissy Lu's Boutique Opens  Calhoun County Journal

Sissy Lu's Children's Boutique has opened on the north side of the Bruce square. Jessica Failor is owner of the store which will carry children's clothes up to size ...



Bruce Beauty Review  Calhoun County Journal

Senior Beauty and Beau winners, back, Marbella Vargas, Sara Beth Owens, Brianna Vaughn, Makayla Walls, Hannah Morris, Noelle Griffin; center, Brooke ...



Talking politics with the “Good Ole Boys and Gals”  Calhoun County Journal

A comfortably cool evening, a stunning sunset and plenty of political surmising highlighted the most recent gathering of the “Good Ole' Boys and Gals” at Johnny ...



New biography on Gen. Fox Conner, native of Slate Springs, released  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to Major Gen. Fox Conner as a man to whom he owed "an incalculable debt.” Gen. John “Black Jack” ...



Man wanted in Bruce following chase  WTVA

A man is wanted in Calhoun County after leading police on a high-speed chase.



3 educators charged in Bruce child sex case  Jackson Clarion Ledger

The 8th grade victim's mother said she reported it to school officials in March.



City of Bruce plans to tear down building downtown  WTVA

The city plans to buy the old auto shop downtown and make it into a park.



Ottis Crocker Has Some Stories  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. Ottis Crocker has more stories to tell than most trees have leaves. It's understandable given his many experiences – his father, Dr. O.B. ...



Dallas Gore  Calhoun County Journal

Dallas Gore looks to help students #WinTheDay at Bruce High School this year. Read about his goals for the school as its new principal in the news section on ...



Bruce Trojans sign scholarships for tennis, softball  Calhoun County Journal

Three Bruce Trojans signed college scholarships Monday for tennis and softball. Pictured, from left, are John Michael Crews, who signed a tennis scholarship ...



School district barely investigated sex abuse report, police say  Jackson Clarion Ledger

No leadership changes have been announced by the district.



Prayer Walks draw protest in Mississippi school district  The Commercial Appeal

Calhoun County Prayer Walks bring letter of complaint.



Bruce native Greg Maddox appointed to Administrative Law Judge  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce native Greg Maddox, of Tupelo, was recently appointed an Administrative Law Judge. He was recently sworn in during ceremonies in Tupelo and ...



Bruce High School Class of 1970  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce High School Class of 1970 met Saturday night at the American Legion in Bruce. Those attending were, front, Kathy McDonald Swanson, Dorothy Lowrey ...



Report: Court dates loom for educators charged in alleged sex scandal  WTVA

Court appearances loom for three men charged in connection with an alleged sex scandal within the Calhoun County School District.



Pink Out Day  Calhoun County Journal

Among those participating in Pink Out Day at Bruce High School were, front, l to r, Cara Leachman, Michelle Skinner, Breana Massey, Callie Cain; back, l to r, ...



Vazquez sets scoring mark as Ram soccer wins  Calhoun County Journal

The Vardaman Rams won their seventh straight soccer game Monday night defeating MSMS 8-0 in Columbus. Miguel Vazquez scored four goals in the win, ...



Charges against superintendent, BHS principal upheld by judge  Calhoun County Journal

Calhoun County Superintendent Mike Moore and Bruce High Principal Michael Gillespie will next face a trial in justice court after Circuit Judge Kelly Luther ...



Bruce Trojans Band  Calhoun County Journal

Emmie Shaw, Anna Grace Pullen, Kamai Freelon, Landry Dishman, and Conner Shelton marching with the Bruce Trojans Band. See more pictures from the ...



Tupelo High's Jordan Graham alternative path to teaching  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • When Jordan Graham was in the same seat as his current students, teaching was not part of the plan.



Calhoun under winter weather advisory, snow expected tonight  Calhoun County Journal

Calhoun County is under another winter weather advisory for Tuesday with snow accumulation forecast. The National Weather *Service* said the advisory is in ...



Home destroyed by fire  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce fireman Manuel Mata targets the water gun atop a Chickenbone fire truck toward the burning home of the Brent Sullivan family Sunday morning.



Bruce Band gets new trailer  Calhoun County Journal

Cannon Motor Company donated a trailer to Bruce High School Band for transporting their instruments and equipment. Recognition was given in a pre-game ...



Late night fire  Calhoun County Journal

A Bruce woman died as a result of burns from this house fire early this morning (Wednesday) on Mt. Moriah Road. Read the related story in the news section and ...



Embry leads Water Valley to 3A championship | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

HATTIESBURG • Head coach Brad Embry finally brought home a state championship at Water Valley.



Bruce Golf  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce Trojans' 2017 golf team, from left, front, Nick Tunnell, C.C. Clarke, Mikayla Walls, Hayden McCostlin; back, Rudy Ferguson, Nathan Hill, Cameron Clarke, ...



Dr. George McNamee proud of his Bruce beginnings  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce native Dr. George McNamee knew what he wanted to do early on with his love for science. When his beloved dog Ben died when McNamee was in the ...



Going back in time at the Sarepta Schoolhouse  Calhoun County Journal

I think I was among many who surprisingly learned last week that the old Sarepta school and gymnasium are still standing. Carolyn Bryant, of the Shady Grove ...



BHS Band performs at Walt Disney World  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce High School Marching Band from Bruce, MS, entertained thousands of Walt Disney World Resort guests with their performance at Magic Kingdom on ...



UPDATE: Teacher resigns after charged with enticing a student  WTVA

A teacher with the Lafayette County School District has been charged with the enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes, stated Lafayette Investigator ...



Registration for GED classes at Adult Education Center in Bruce this week  Calhoun County Journal

Registration for the summer term of ABE/GED classes at the Adult Education Center in Bruce is May 25-26. There is no cost.For more info call Ada Armstrong ...



Reward increased for information regarding location of Adrian Golden  Calhoun County Journal

A reward for information on the whereabouts of Adrian Leon Golden, of Pontotoc, the man wanted for the shooting of his wife near Joe's Market in Bruce last ...



Former band director pleads guilty to child enticement  WTVA

Jon Bland was arrested last summer in Calhoun County.



50 Years of Ministry  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce native Bobby Douglas recalled standing at the pulpit of a small church that had an unusually steep slope from the rear of the church. A much larger ...



Fatal wreck in Bruce  Calhoun County Journal

A Lafayette County man was killed and four others injured in a two vehicle, head-on crash on Hwy. 9 in Bruce this afternoon. Witnesses said a truck headed ...



Bea's Country Kitchen Opens  Calhoun County Journal

Bea Hall, center, had a ribbon cutting Friday at the opening of her restaurant, Bea's Country Kitchen. The restaurant is on Hwy 32 in Bruce next to Farm Bureau.



Weyerhaeuser makes big donation for new fire truck  Calhoun County Journal

The city of Bruce will be able to pay off it's new fire truck more easily thanks to a $150,000 grant from Weyerhaeuser. Officials from the Bruce sawmill met with ...



Bruce First Baptist GAs  Calhoun County Journal

First Baptist Church GA recognition *service* was held last Wednesday. Those participating were, front, Eva Griffin, Joey Helen Austin, Maci Weeks, Lily Kate ...



Bruce shooting leads to Calhoun County manhunt | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

BRUCE – Law enforcement in Calhoun County is actively searching for a Pontotoc man in connection with a late morning shooting in Bruce.



Bruce Sawmill Festival is this weekend  Calhoun County Journal

Music, food, games, arts and crafts, 5K run, and a car show are just a few of the events planned for the annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this weekend. The first ...



Looking Back At 2009 Sports In Calhoun County  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. Calhoun County had its share of top moments in sports in 2009, including two state championships. tj_morgan By JOEL McNEECE



Lighthouse Baptist Church has risen from fire stronger  Calhoun County Journal

Greg Bray has come full circle, pastoring a church in the same church building he was “raised and saved” in. Lighthouse Baptist Church is located just east of ...



Jody's Dance Recital  Calhoun County Journal

Jody's Dancers 14th annual Spring Dance Recital “Dance Your Heart Out”is Sunday, Apr. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Bruce High School Auditorium. K4–Front, Macie ...



Reconnect Therapy opens in Bruce  Calhoun County Journal

Reconnect Therapy is now open on the square in Bruce. Reconnect started in Humbolt, Tn, in 2008 and has grown to providing comprehensive therapy services ...



BHS Class of 1965  Calhoun County Journal

BHS Class of '65 held their 50th reunion held July 11 at Cart Barn Inn. Seated front: Linda Brower Gholson, Annette Hubbard Hitt, Glenda Guest Smallwood, Kay ...



Bruce tennis wraps up 2013 season  Calhoun County Journal

The Bruce High School tennis team recently concluded its season. Team members are, from left, Elizabeth Hathorne, Myranda Bennett, Kathryn Hathorne, ...



BHS Class of 1976 holds 40th  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce High School class of 1976 held their 40th reunion Saturday. Those attending were, front, l to r, Celia Denley Hillhouse, Deanna Davis Ott, Carol Todd ...



Bruce High School Hall of Fame 2015  Calhoun County Journal

Hall of Fame, front, Chelsea Tillman, Anna Leise Tedford, Cara May, McKenzie Morris; back, Ramon Tillman, Drake Ivy, Tyler Donovan and Zack Cruthirds.



Calhoun Banking Center  Calhoun County Journal

Bruce officials joined representatives of the Bank of Okolona for the groundbreaking for their newest branch, Calhoun Banking Center, on Hwy. 9 in Bruce ...



Stealing spotlight from Attorney General Jim Hood  Calhoun County Journal

I was barely awake Friday morning when the first of several texts came in sharing the disgusting video. That morning's early newscast on one of the Biloxi ...



Calhoun County man faces execution  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. Frederick Bell, of Pittsboro, is awaiting an execution date to be set by the Mississipi Supreme Court while his family continues to proclaim ...



Lee County earns 'B' rating | Education  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – For the first time in recent years, the Lee County School District was given a “B” rating by the Mississippi Department of Education.



Band halftime show depicts police at gunpoint, stirs anger  WTVA

A high school band's halftime performance depicting police being held at gunpoint is fueling anger in a Mississippi city where two police officers were recently ...



Three NEMISS districts earn 'A' ratings, Tupelo, Lee County districts rated 'B'  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Only three of Northeast Mississippi's 29 public school districts earned an “A” rating from the Mississippi Department of Education for 2017.



HottyToddy Hometown: Bruce, Mississippi  HottyToddy.com

HISTORY OF BRUCE, MISSISSIPPI. Bruce became a town on Sept. 22, 1928, by the designation of Gov. Theo G. Bilbo. The population was 618. The land had ...



Ross signs with MS Delta  Calhoun County Journal

Wesley Ross was joined by his family and Bruce Trojan teammates as he signed a baseball scholarship with Mississippi Delta Community College this morning ...



Caldwell New ICC Asst. Coach  Calhoun County Journal

Jeff Caldwell, the son of Bruce natives Danny and Ruth Caldwell, has begun his new position as assistant women's basketball coach at Itawamba Community ...



Monday wreck sends three to hospital  Calhoun County Journal

A head-on collision on CR 427 west of Vardaman Monday night sent two men and a child to the hospital. Victor Ramirez of Vardaman collided with a car driven ...



Mississippi Bar honors Judge Jim Roberts with Lifetime Achievement Award  Calhoun County Journal

From Pontotoc High School through politics and courtrooms, James L. "Jim" Roberts Jr., a 67-year-old self-described country lawyer, insists his varied career ...



Judge Lackey Looks Back On His Career  Calhoun County Journal

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Outside Mississippi's 3rd Judicial District, Henry Lackey is best known as the judge whose integrity and intrepidness led to the downfall of ...



Several in Calhoun County surrounding area among arrests in MBN statewide roundup  Calhoun County Journal

A major cocaine and marijuana trafficking operation was shut down Tuesday with the arrests of several individuals by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and ...



Michael Abraham opens new dental practice in Dr. Tom Norman's clinic in Calhoun City  Calhoun County Journal

By JOEL McNEECE. Calhoun County has a new dentist as Dr. Michael Abraham has purchased Dr. Tom Norman's practice in Calhoun City. michael_abraham ...



Fred Thomas Ends 12-Year NFL Career  Calhoun County Journal

Fred Thomas vividly remembers his rookie season in the National Football League with the Seattle Seahawks when he was asked to shut down NFL legend and ...



2018 State Champion Scott Central Rebels  Scott County Times

The Scott Central Rebels gave everyone a season to remember in 2018. The Rebels started off the season with a new coach, high hopes and seniors who ...



Houston teacher indicted for sexual battery | Chickasaw  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

HOUSTON – A school teacher has been indicted on one count of sexual battery after a Chickasaw County grand jury met earlier this week.



Tupelo maintains 'B' rating, Milam moves to 'A'  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – New letter-grade ratings among the schools in the Tupelo Public School District vary, but the district maintained its overall “B” rating and inched ...



Last call said for late Bruce police chief at funeral  WTVA

Friends, family, and members of different law enforcement agencies gathered to celebrate the life of late Bruce police chief.



Joelle Bruce: 'High School Educator of the Year'  Hanford Sentinel

Deadlines are occupational hazards of journalism, but Joelle Bruce, a journalism teacher at Kingsburg High, faces them with her students. She is the adviser of ...



Man arrested for enticement of a child  WTVA

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A joint investigation by state and local law enforcement leads to the arrest of a man on charges he attempted to entice a child for ...



39th Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival is this weekend  Calhoun County Journal

The 39th Annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival kicks off this Saturday with the arts and crafts festival on Main Street. In addition to the many arts and crafts, ...



Alcorn Co. man charged with enticement of child  WTVA

PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - An Alcorn County man was charged with enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes by law enforcement in Prentiss ...



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