Family coming for weekend; nice new business on square

Please everyone enjoy your July 4 holiday, but use precautions as to fireworks and the covid-19 virus. … [Read More...]

Field days of summer – Students find work in sweet potato fields

Working during the summer is normal for most teenagers, but to work long hours with hard labor is another thing. … [Read More...]

Path to flag change shows racial views evolve in life

Mississippi’s tense and emotional public debate of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the canton corner of the state flag evoked some of the more startling lessons of history regarding the … [Read More...]

Sports Column-Optimistic for football

With COVID-19 cases spiking across the country, the timeline for return to normalcy in the world of sports continues to be up in the air. … [Read More...]

School board approves ‘traditional’ school start with masks to be worn

The Calhoun County School Board voted to proceed with a “traditional school opening” at Monday’s meeting of the board in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Proud of Sean and all our seniors

Standing on Carter Field in Vardaman listening to Sean Galloway give his valedictorian address at graduation last Thursday night was a rather proud moment. It was a night filled with them to be … [Read More...]

Watch lots of cooking shows on my new TV

Sorry no news last week. Got a new TV, cut my grass Wednesday. … [Read More...]

Jennings aims to continue tradition of success with Wildcat football program

M.D. Jennings feels at home in his new role leading Calhoun City football. … [Read More...]

Rocky Mount brings back Brotherhood

Area churches are gradually adding more of their regular activities to the calendar. … [Read More...]

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Marion Armstrong

Marion Franklin ‘Uncle Buck’ Armstrong died June 24, 2020 at BMH in Oxford. … [Read More...]

Willie Hych Jr.

Willie Lee Hych Jr., 74, departed this life June 20, 2020 at his residence in Pittsboro. … [Read More...]

Ken Crill

Kendall Alton Crill peacefully left to be with his Lord after a long hospital stay at MD Anderson, … [Read More...]

Moss Green

Moss McGreger Green, 94, of Bruce died June 27, 2020, at Bruce Community Living Center. Born March 9, 1926, she was a daughter to Clarence Newton and Maudie Murphree McGreger. A lifelong resident … [Read More...]

Berene James

Berene Haire James, 85, of Bruce,  died June 25, 2020 at  Bruce Community Living Center. … [Read More...]

A.C. Swanson

A. C. Swanson, 76, of Forest, died June 26, 2020, at his home. He was born Friday, May 5, 1944 in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Edward Stanford

Thomas Edward “Big Ed” Stanford, 89, of Grenada, passed away  June 24, 2020 at his residence. … [Read More...]

85-Year-Old Britain Conley Tends To More Than 3,000 Tomato Plants

June 30, 2005  – Brittian Conley planted three or four tomato plants many years ago and quickly learned he loved the work as much as the produce. He began adding more plants each year as his hobby … [Read More...]

Gardening offers unique community connections

Do your plants signal what kind of person you are? Gardening more than provides people with food, fiber, medicine, shelter and beauty; woven throughout the most basic acts of finding and growing … [Read More...]

Easy home tank mix aids tomatoes

Successful Mississippi gardens are filling up with beautiful tomatoes, but unless gardeners stay alert and act, these plants can succumb to summer insect pests and diseases. … [Read More...]

Revisiting the Airmount Community west of Bruce

The Airmount area was settled in the early 1830s, but a few people had reached the area in the 1920s, while the Indians were still owners of the land, Herold Jones, of Benwood, told the Yalobusha … [Read More...]

Column – 2020 graduates, don’t forget your hometowns

I want my column this week to serve as a form of “open letter” to Calhoun County’s Class of 2020. … [Read More...]

Meet Calhoun County Purchasing Clerk Jenny Hill

Jenny Lynn Hill is a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, and friend to others. She has two children, Kayleigh Hill, graduate of Vardaman High, class of 2020, and Baylen Hill, senior at VHS. Hill is married … [Read More...]

School graduations set for this week in Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman

All three schools in the Calhoun County School District will hold commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 this week. … [Read More...]

Goodson signs with East Mississippi

Hayden Goodson of Calhoun City recently signed a scholarship to play baseball at East Mississippi Community College. … [Read More...]

Feds taking over repair of CR 136

The federal government is taking over the repair of the landslide issue that has caused the closure of one lane in a curve on CR 136 near the Reid Community. … [Read More...]

School district seeks input on parent survey

The Calhoun County School District is seeking input from parents, staff members, and students regarding the 2020-2021 school year through an online survey. … [Read More...]

Lucius signs to play baseball with East Mississippi

Originally a Northwest baseball commit, Gage Lucius of Calhoun City has instead decided to join his former high school teammates on the diamond at East Mississippi Community College. … [Read More...]

Calhoun County Republican caucuses and convention planned

The Calhoun County Republican Party Convention event has been rescheduled, so if you would like to be a part of the grass roots organization for the Republican Party for the 2020-2024 term, be sure to … [Read More...]

Bradley Howell

William Bradley Howell, 41, departed this life June 20, 2020, at his residence in Bruce after a sudden decline in health. … [Read More...]


Sports Column-Optimistic for football

With COVID-19 cases spiking across the country, the timeline for return to normalcy in the world of sports continues to … [Read More...]

Jennings aims to continue tradition of success with Wildcat football program

M.D. Jennings feels at home in his new role leading Calhoun City football. … [Read More...]

Goodson signs with East Mississippi

Hayden Goodson of Calhoun City recently signed a scholarship to play baseball at East Mississippi Community College. … [Read More...]

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Rickie Steve Spraberry

Rickie Steve Spraberry, 62, passed away in Pell City, AL   June 20, 2020.  Born January 30, 1958, in Calhoun City, he was the son of Charles Eugene … [Read More...]

Charles Keown

Charles Reinheart Keown, 79, passed away at NMMC in Tupelo Friday, June 19, 2020. … [Read More...]

Trailhead Bike and Bed A nice place for cyclists, anybody to stay

Millette and Lee Nabors were mowing some of their property adjoining the starting point of the Tanglefoot Trail in Houston when they had an idea. … [Read More...]

Enjoyed weekend of hiking in the Ozarks

The foot-beaten path snaked up one side of the mountain, curving around giant rock formations and through towering white oaks and pines. With each … [Read More...]

State flag become an albatross around necks of our grands

It has been my experience over some 40 years of writing about public policy in Mississippi that we as a people are slow to change, even when embracing … [Read More...]

Miss Burton to marry Mr. Nichols on July 11

Tylyn Nicole Burton and Rainer Austin Nichols would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. … [Read More...]

Stimulus helped replaced tires on ‘Ole Red’ truck

Sunday, June 28 is Religious Liberty Emphasis. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are things we hold dear. … [Read More...]

Griffins celebrate 72nd anniversary

Belated Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. Included are the ones that stepped up to the plate and gained a family through marriage. AG’s … [Read More...]

Great to be back inside church doors

I pray everyone had a great father’s day. We were so happy to have our first Sunday back in the church. It felt so good to be back in those doors. You … [Read More...]

Edward Bardo

Edward (Eddie Bo) Wayne Bardo, 56, formerly of Coffeeville, died  June 15, 2020 after a long illness. … [Read More...]

Northwest CC announces drive-through graduation

With traditional graduation ceremonies taking a backseat to alternative celebrations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest Mississippi Community … [Read More...]

Woodcock welcomes new daughter

Anna Wesley Woodcock is announcing the arrival of her baby sister, Emry Carter. … [Read More...]

The Gestalt Gardener Neighbor finds, I take in oppossum

We have a dilemma that is both cute and fascinating, but has the potential to wreak havoc in my Certified Wildlife Habitat garden. … [Read More...]

What have some of the county’s kids been up to since Covid-19 ended school early?

We spoke with Calhoun County school children to see what quarantine has been like for them and what they have done to keep busy. … [Read More...]

Taylor, Eubanks to lead Academy grads Sunday

It was a roller coaster of a senior year, but Calhoun Academy’s Dowden Taylor and Katelyn Eubanks finished at the top of their class and have exciting … [Read More...]

Sarah Powell – Hard work and family has defined her life

Sarah Powell’s home in Calhoun City is filled with collectibles from a life of hard work and raising a family. … [Read More...]

Bittersweet memories of the garden

Looking at the pictures of Bill Havens’ garden featured in this week’s CCJ evoked some bittersweet memories for myself. … [Read More...]

Enjoyed luncheon at Poplar Springs

Sunday, June 28 is Father’s Day with special recognition to be given them in area churches that day. … [Read More...]

Havens at home in the garden

For 40 years, Bill Havens has been involved in gardening. … [Read More...]

Walking and swinging

Cut my grass Wednesday, ate lunch, went outside to swing, let the world go by. … [Read More...]

Canceled NCF is microcosm of COVID

Longtime readers of this column know of my deep and abiding affection for the Neshoba County Fair and the old-time political speaking under shade of … [Read More...]

Family comes visiting

This past week ended really great for AG and I. Son Joe and Amy from Mobile, AL drove up Friday evening and spent the weekend. … [Read More...]

Changes coming to Northwest this fall semester

As institutions around the country prepare for the upcoming academic year, Northwest Mississippi Community College has announced a number of changes … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Reflecting on my first year with The Journal

I’ve been on staff here at The Journal for almost a year, and time sure has flown by in that span. … [Read More...]

Restrictions put in place for school graduations

Limit of six tickets per graduate; seating will be spaced 6-feet apart; masks will be encouraged. … [Read More...]

Supervisors award MAS scholarship; discuss rental of county properties

Calhoun County Supervisors awarded a scholarship, purchased some new dumpsters and discussed rentals of fairground properties at their most recent … [Read More...]

Marjorie Dobbs

Marjorie Beth House Dobbs, 89, a lifelong resident of Calhoun County, died peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2020, following a lengthy illness. … [Read More...]

Barbara Williams

Barbara Morris Williams, 75, passed this earthly life June 12, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. … [Read More...]

Maylene Kilgore

Maylene Kilgore Ard Gordon, 83, passed this life for her heavenly home on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City … [Read More...]

Paul Gregory

Paul Dane Gregory, 74, passed this earthly life June 12, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. … [Read More...]