Tammy Jackson’s love for art and animals fuels her creativity

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Tammy Jackson moved to Schoona Bottom, located in the far eastern section of Calhoun County, in 1995. It was a place she had visited all her life on holidays and in the summers.

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Walter Armstrong makes the old look new


Walter Armstrong’s upbringing taught him to appreciate things.
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Brenda Winter enjoys her flowers, music after career of traveling

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Brenda Winter witnessed some great views during her career of traveling with Kellwood, but today her favorite is from her back patio looking over her large collection of blooming plants.
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Steve Bryant feels at home in the garden

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Steve Bryant of the Old Town Community has been growing vegetables virtually his entire life. “We had big work horses when I was a kid, and I plowed behind them for days,” Bryant said. “That’s all we had, what we raised.”
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Ruth Cole decides it’s time to retire

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Ruth Cole has seen and done almost everything when it comes to interior decorating during her half-century of business in Calhoun City.

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Goodwins love freedom of open road on their Can-Am Spyder


Vardaman First Baptist pastor Archie Goodwin grew up on motorcycles, evolving from dirt bikes as a kid to street bikes as an adult.
“I’ve just always loved it,” Goodwin said.

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Tito Lopez to become Calhoun City’s next police chief

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Tito Lopez spent much of his youth trying to protect himself. He’s now passionate about his career of trying to protect others.

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Gracia opens tortilla bakery, delivery service in Calhoun

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Taste, freshness, and authenticity – those are the characteristics that Alex Gracia says separates his tortillas from others you might find in this area.
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Local farmers’ markets bringing visitors to squares for produce, baked goods, music and fellowship


Fresh vegetables, baked goods, good music and lots of fellowship are bringing people out to the Bruce and Calhoun City squares each Wednesday and Thursday both to shop and sell.

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Shirley Bratton reunited with another of her lost siblings

Siblings Gene Boyd, Cynthia Ruth Yates and Shirley Bratton recently reunited in Calhoun City. It was the first time the three had been together since they were put up for adoption as small children more than 60 years ago.

Many people enjoy family reunions this time of year, but few have the impact of the ones Shirley Bratton of Calhoun City has experienced.

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