Moving forward into a brighter New Year

The adage that “hindsight is 2020” is usually pretty apropos; but, looking back, how about changing it to “let’s put 2020 in hindsight” and say g’bye to a weird year? … [Read More...]

Our most read stories of 2020

The most read stories at calhouncountyjournal.com in 2020 weren’t hard to predict – COVID-19, school district news, presidential election and a number of local tragedies. This list of our top 10 … [Read More...]

Recapping our ten most liked images on instagram in 2020

News and activities in Calhoun County Schools dominated our news stories in 2020 and our instagram page. Pictured above are our ten most liked images of the year on The Journal’s instagram account … [Read More...]

Supervisors hire attorney; approve repairs

Calhoun County Supervisors hired their attorney and purchasing clerk and approved a number of repairs during their first meeting of 2020 Monday morning in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Calhoun native McNamee among first to receive COVID vaccine at Walter Reed

Calhoun County native Dr. George McNamee was one of the first to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD a few weeks back. … [Read More...]

Opted for New Year’s oysters over greens, peas

Southern tradition calls for a New Year’s Day meal of turnip greens to help bring you cash, black eyed peas for coins, pork chops for health, and cornbread, because you should probably eat cornbread … [Read More...]

Biden’s choice of Vilsack bodes well

President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as his U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary should bode well for Mississippi farmers whose agriculture production value was $7.35 … [Read More...]

Holiday dessert find is a definite keeper

“I will be adding this to my holiday baking rotation,” said Deanna Denley Clements. … [Read More...]

COVID, elections and local weather still common topics

The coronavirus with its illness and death was the main news topic for 2020, followed by the 2020 elections. … [Read More...]

Thankful for Christmas Cards

Happy New Year! Hope everyone will have a good year. … [Read More...]

Difficult 2020 of not seeing friends

As 2020 has finally coming to an end, I would like to say “thank you” to all of you who have expressed an interest in my reporting from Shady Grove and Hipp Hill, and for your patience and tolerance … [Read More...]

Dock was a good neighbor

Sunday was the funeral for our neighbor, and Derma’s Mayor Dock Gabbert. He passed away from complications of the virus. We in the neighborhood will miss him. Since AG has gotten down and unable to do … [Read More...]

Stepp Saver hosts pharmacy externs from Ole Miss

University of Mississippi Pharmacy I students recently served externships with Andy Stepp at Stepp Saver Pharmacy in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Gabbert made history as Derma mayor

Mississippi’s longest-serving mayor, Dock Gabbert of Derma, died last week due to complications from COVID-19. … [Read More...]

Sports column – One college football game to go

Bowl season has mostly come and gone with the only remaining college football game to be played being the national championship between Alabama and Ohio State. … [Read More...]

Guest Column – Still have my souvenir bricks from Bruce Hospital

We had 24 here for our family Christmas Eve celebration. The traditional meal – turkey, ham and dressing was served. Afterwards, the cooks all agreed that we would have soup and cornbread next year. … [Read More...]

Qualifying begins for mayor, aldermen elections around county

Qualifying has begun for municipal elections around Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Miss. forestry industry weathers setbacks in 2020

Mississippi’s timber industry was not excused from market volatility due to COVID-19 this year, but its final value should land just short of where it was at the end of 2019. … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer returns to action after holiday break

Vardaman High School soccer returns to the field this week with several key games in their push for a region title. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Wildcats win only hoops action over the holidays

Calhoun City was the only county school to participate in basketball action over the Christmas holiday, taking on Northside and Winona. … [Read More...]

MSU announces new dates for spring semester

Citing an abundance of caution, Mississippi State University announced Dec. 10 that the start of Spring 2021 semester classes will be slightly postponed from Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, to Monday, Jan. … [Read More...]

Casey part of groundbreaking ceremony at Northwest

Members of Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Board of Trustees gathered with elected officials, college leaders and other supporters for a groundbreaking ceremony for Northwest’s new … [Read More...]

Dock Gabbert

Dock Hulett Gabbert, 78, passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus on December 31, 2020. … [Read More...]

Donnie Moore

Donnie Nell Brownlee Moore, 81, passed from this life on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Bruce Community Living Center after a lengthy illness. … [Read More...]

James Magness

James Leon Magness, 82, of Gore Springs, passed away at Gilmore Memorial Medical Center in Amory  on January 1, 2021, of complications from COVID-19. He was born April 24, 1938 in Derma. … [Read More...]

Gwen Hodges

Gwen Hodges, 72, surviving wife of John Hodges, and avid animal lover, passed away on December 26, 2020. … [Read More...]

Agnes Simmons

Agnes Elizabeth Simmons, 89, of Grenada, passed away December 26, 2020 at her residence. … [Read More...]

Nelda Taylor

Nelda Ward Taylor, 68, of Grenada, passed away December 28, 2020 at Providence Assisted Living. … [Read More...]

Susie Chandler

Susie Ann Johnson Chandler, 77, of Grenada, passed away January 1, 2021 at her residence. … [Read More...]

Francisco Morales-Ibarra

Francisco Morales-Ibarra, 39, of Bruce passed away December 26, 2020, at his home in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Sports

Sports column – One college football game to go

Bowl season has mostly come and gone with the only remaining college football game to be played being the national … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer returns to action after holiday break

Vardaman High School soccer returns to the field this week with several key games in their push for a region title. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Wildcats win only hoops action over the holidays

Calhoun City was the only county school to participate in basketball action over the Christmas holiday, taking on … [Read More...]

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Holiday dessert find is a definite keeper

“I will be adding this to my holiday baking rotation,” said Deanna Denley Clements. … [Read More...]

McCrory shares her favorite Christmas recipes

“There are two desserts that my family begs for me to bring to our holiday get-togethers which are … [Read More...]

Wilbanks shares some of her favorite holiday recipes

“Thanksgiving is all traditional food, but not Christmas,” said Susan Wilbanks about holiday meals. … [Read More...]

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Prohibition officially over in Mississippi

Mississippians are now free to toast 2021, no matter where they live. Prohibition is officially over in the state almost 90 years after alcohol was … [Read More...]

Baptist-Calhoun workers receive COVID vaccine

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Calhoun recently began administering Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to its employees. … [Read More...]

Work to begin on Hwy. 7 intersection

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently began an intersection improvement project on State Route 7 at South Lamar Boulevard near … [Read More...]

Brownlee wins for Best Door

Best Front Door was won by Sandee Harris Brownlee, who lives off Hwy. 9, in the 20th Century's Lighting Contest in Bruce. … [Read More...]

School district will be virtual on Jan. 4 return

All students in the Calhoun County School District will return to school after the Christmas holidays with one week of virtual learning. … [Read More...]

Santa Letters

Calhoun County children share their letters for Santa. … [Read More...]

Chrestman writes Christmas play for Ellard Baptist Church

Christmas means different things for different people, but for Ellard Baptist Church’s Madison Chrestman, it means a time to be creative. … [Read More...]

Guest Column – Born in Louisville but moved to Macon as child

In the heart of the Great Depression I was born in Louisville, Ms. seven miles out in the country in the Shiloh community. My parents, sister and I … [Read More...]

How to move plants around

While I was moving a shrub the other day my little girl squeal, an unanticipated side note of gardening, came out. … [Read More...]

Calhoun-Yalobusha Outreach helps elderly for holidays

The Calhoun-Yalobusha Outreach Organization celebrated 10 years of community service by feeding and gifting the elderly recently. … [Read More...]

Weyerhaeuser Leadership Team delivers Christmas

Weyerhaeuser Bruce Leadership Team donated $3,900 to give some needy children in Calhoun County a very Merry Christmas. … [Read More...]

Bruce Christmas Lighting Winners

Winners of the 2020 Christmas Decorating/Lighting Contest sponsored by the 20thCentury Club of Bruce were announced this week. … [Read More...]

Vardaman Elementary distributes toys, food, good cheer to families

This is the 17th year Vardaman Elementary School has organized its “Change for Christmas” program aiming to help some less fortunate families in the … [Read More...]

Parents hooked me on old time Christmas

Black and white movies, live or white Christmas trees, and the classic carols sung by those famed entertainers who passed their prime long before I … [Read More...]

As a nation, as humans, time to turn page on 2020 hurt & strife

The pandemic, the presidential election, the constant discord and meanness of social media and the endless blame game for all facets of the … [Read More...]

McCrory shares her favorite Christmas recipes

“There are two desserts that my family begs for me to bring to our holiday get-togethers which are my homemade cheesecake with a praline sauce and my … [Read More...]

Calhoun City Christmas Lighting Contest winners announced

Among the light winners in New Century Club’s Christmas Lighting contest were Susan and Tony Hardin’s, the Foster’s, Hudson Flower Shop, Chandler … [Read More...]

Nancy continued our old time Christmas tradition at church

Christmas Day is Friday and with the pandemic we will resemble the American Indians of Taos, New Mexico during this time. … [Read More...]

Saddened by loss of Bennie Rogers

Do not like cold weather. Wish it would stay summer or spring. Glad it is not winter all time and it doesn’t snow all time. Not good for old people. … [Read More...]

Will miss out of town family this Christmas

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Prayers for a healthy, happy holiday season and in the New Year. We have all been in the middle of … [Read More...]

Sports column – Some basketball better than none

As has been the case all year, this won’t be a typical holiday season, especially from a sports perspective. … [Read More...]

Calhoun City, Vardaman basketball teams in action

Only Vardaman and Calhoun City participated in basketball action this week due to hiccups involving COVID-19 in Bruce and Calhoun Academy’s schedules. … [Read More...]

Parker earns teaching recognition at Academy

The teacher of the month this month is Mrs. Martha Parker. Mrs. Parker teaches math and art for the fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, and she has … [Read More...]

Winter’s love for coaching brings her back to CA

This month’s alumnus of the month is Donna Sue Winter. Donna Sue is a graduate from the class of ’84 and attended Calhoun Academy for twelve years. … [Read More...]

William David Lee

William David Lee, 66, of Kingwood, TX, died December 8, 2020. … [Read More...]

Vernice Tutor

Vernice Laverne Tutor was born August 16, 1926, in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

Randall Murff

Randall Ellard “Red” Murff, 101, of Sylva, passed away December 16, 2020. Jackson County’s oldest and most decorated war veteran, he was a veteran of … [Read More...]

Charlotte Overby

Charlotte White Overby, 65, of Pontotoc departed from this life December 16, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

Ann Jenkins

Ann Grace Jenkins, 81, of Ward, Ar. departed from this life December 15, 2020 at Greystone Nursing and rehab in Cabot, Ar. after an extended illness. … [Read More...]

‘Sonny’ Wright

On the afternoon of December 10, 2020, with his family by his side, holding his hand and praying with him, Isom Sydney “Sonny” Wright, 81, departed … [Read More...]