Hale Scholarship established at NW


hale-scholarshipAt a recent ceremony honoring those who have established endowed scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College, a plaque of appreciation was presented by Northwest President Dr. Gary Lee Spears to the family of Vicki Hale for the establishment of the Victoria P. Hale Endowment. The scholarship was established by the Northwest Nursing Division with funds from the annual “Shoot for the Heart” fundraiser. From left are Vicki Hale, retired division director of Nursing and native of Coffeeville; Danny Hale, husband; Brian Hale, son; Mindy Hale, daughter-in-law; Fran Jones, sister; Woody Jones, brother-in-law; and Dr. Denise Bynum, division director of Nursing. (Photo by Julie Bauer)

Delbert Hosemann speaks at Calhoun Republican Banquet


maxwell-and-hosemannSecretary of State Delbert Hosemann, right, was guest speaker at the Calhoun County Republican Banquet in Pittsboro last night. At left is Supreme Court Judge Jimmy Maxwell.

Kakales return to Greece


kakales-family-bigThe Kakales family of Bruce and Oxford recently returned to their native Greece for a "trip of a lifetime." Pictured in Greece are, from left, Johnny Kakales, Zach Tidwell, Charleigh Beth Kakales, Keith Tidwell, Shana Kakales, Mary Alex Kakales, Bill Kakales, Voula Kakales, Libby Tidwell and Elaine Kakales. Read the related story in the features section.

Clemmie Brown honored


clemmie-brownClemmie Brown of Calhoun City was honored recently for her 60 years of service to the Calhoun City First Baptist Church nursery. With her are pastor, Mike Smith, left, and her children, Doug Brown, Sherry Lee and Tommy Brown, who all spent time in the church nursery with her. When her work there began in 1953, there was a piano, and they had songs and activities, which she really enjoyed. “That’s where the foundation for the Christian life begins,” she said. She would just like for people to know it is more than changing diapers and giving bottles. She fully enjoyed it, and it was a good time. Brown served in the nursery during Sunday School, morning and night worship services and the prayer meeting service on Wednesday nights.

Janna Turner honored at CCTC


ctc-perfect-attendanceJanna Turner, center, BHS junior, was honored recently for having perfect attendance for the first 9 weeks at Calhoun Career and Technical Center. Janna was selected by drawing from the New Century Club of Calhoun City who donated the $50 gift card. Kalyn Sims, left, club member presented the award. At right is Kyle Clark, CCTC director. Janna is in the art class at CCTC.

City Mini Cheerleaders


cc-jr-cheer-1Angel Sampson and Genna Waters were among the many mini cheerleaders enjoying themselves at the recent camp in Calhoun City. See pictures from their performance at the football game in this week's CCJ. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Liles fire


liles-fireSharon Liles former home, located on Burke Road directly behind the Calhoun County Nursing Center in Calhoun City, was destroyed by fire early this morning. Liles recently moved from the home to the Kitt Bryant property and the house was unoccupied. The fire was discovered around 2 a.m. and Derma and Calhoun City firemen remained on scene for several hours keeping it controlled. The cause of the fire is not known. Photo by Joel McNeece

Dollar General Grand Opening


derma-dollar-general85The new Dollar General Store in Derma celebrated its grand opening last weekend. Pictured at the ceremony are Derma Mayor Dock Gabbert and store manager Penny Dunn.

Blues Marker


bluesLeo "Bud" Welch and Ace Cannon were among those honored Saturday in Bruce with the unveiling of the Calhoun County Blues Marker on the Bruce Square. The marker tells the story of Calhoun County music from all genres from Sacred Harp to Bluegrass to Blues. See more in next week's CCJ.

Calhoun City beats Okolona 47-8


keeshunKeeshun Parker, 44,  and the Calhoun City Wildcats beat Okolona 47-8 last night in division play. Parker had a huge night, picking up a 53 yard run to set up a touchdown and on 'City's next possession, scoring from 53 yards. At left is Jessie Nabors, 29. Calhoun City plays Bruce this Friday night in a home game for the Wildcats. Get the scores from all of Friday night's games in the sports section.