Archives for December 2015

Calhoun firemen assisted in finding missing toddler in Houlka

Calhoun County Fire departments helped find a missing child near Houlka this afternoon. [Read more...]

Bessie White

Bessie Lee White, 82, of Water Valley, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at NMMC in Tupelo. Born April 8, 1933 in Pine Valley, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Horn and the late Mary Black Horn. She was the wife of the late Sonny White. She was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Parker earns Water Valley honor

Jerry Bradford ParkerSecond year Davidson Elementary Principal Brad Parker, right, was named administrator of the year for the Water Valley School District. He was honored by Superintendent Dr. Michael McInnis during a noon meeting Dec. 17 at the central office. Parker, a native of Vardaman, has worked 14 years in education, seven years as a classroom teacher and seven years as an administrator. He is the son of Jerry and Karen Parker of Vardaman. Photo courtesy of the North Mississippi Herald

Top 10 news stories in Calhoun County in 2015

Following is a list of the top 10 news stories of 2015 as voted on by the Calhoun County Journal staff based on overall news value of each story, the number of people impacted and historical significance. [Read more...]

Michael Blount

Michael Warren Blount, 48, of Randolph, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at Hwy. 9 North in Bruce.
Born August 28, 1967 in Vardaman, he was the son of William Blount and Bonnie Gann Blount. He was a member of Sherman Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Most liked instagram pictures of 2015

insta topThese are our most liked images on The Journal's instagram account for 2015 in no particular order. You can follow the CCJ on instagram at calhouncountyjournal.

insta cayleeOur most "liked" image of the year was this shot of a rainbow over the BHS auditorium while Caylee Leachman's funeral was taking place inside.

insta city girlsThe Calhoun City Lady Wildcats right after clinching their first trip to state in three decades.

insta queens2014 Bruce Sawmill Queen Elizabeth Whitten with newly crowned 2015 Queen Marley Hood.

insta powerJamar Brown of Bruce and Steele Liles of Calhoun City after setting state records at the powerlifting championship.

insta softballThe Bruce Lady Trojans after winning the 2015 Calhoun County Softball Tournament in Vardaman.

insta fairA view of the Calhoun County Fair midway in July.

insta trippTaylor Liles and Brandon Clanton carry Tripp Macon's jersey out to the coin toss for the season opener.

Porter home largely destroyed by fire

A Calhoun City home was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon.

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Cozart’s Big Cabbage

Cozart's CabbageBob Cozart, of Calhoun City, brought in a basketball sized cabbage he grew in his garden. Cozart said he planted the cabbages from seed in August and then moved them to the garden. He said he has about 30 of the big cabbages, but they don’t have a lot of taste.  Photo by Lisa McNeece

Manning HGH story sounds like something from “The Onion”

Many of you are no doubt familiar with a website called The Onion, which produces satirical, often hilarious, “news” stories. I have no problem with The Onion. It sometimes makes me laugh.
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Calhoun County sports year in review

Calhoun County experienced a few state titles, an All American and coaching changes in 2015.
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