The Calhoun City Wildcats remained unbeaten on the season with a 40-0 whipping of Houston Friday night. In other county action, Bruce defeated Potts Camp 41-7, while Calhoun Academy and Vardaman both suffered losses. Photo by Lisa McNeece
Jenna Beth Hamilton is escorted out of Calhoun City High School by EMRs during the “Active Shooter Drill” held Friday morning. Hamilton was one of several students who was used as actors, complete with make-up to give officers and paramedics responding a realistic scene for the training exercise. Photo by Joel McNeece
The 2014 staff of the Skuna River Review includes, from left, back, Jerry Killough, Amber Moore, Mikala Turner; Editor Lasherica Thornton, Sponsor Carrington Harrelson, Mikayla Shellton, Lexi Harmon, and front, Cheyenne Bryant. Not pictured are Madison May, Brandon Metzger, Kaitlin Kincade and Cartez Welch.
Vardaman hosted an alumni/mom softball game last weekend. Among those participating were, from left, back, Veronica Maldonado, Stacy Haimes, Anna Beth Lucius, Johnna Landreth, Nora Blake Parker, Mica Stroup, Candy Huffman, Tammy Havens, Sandra Lucius, Crystal Hood Tutor, Amy White, Carmen Williams, Cindy Landreth; front, Jackie Pina, Abby Casey, Laci Jo Fugett, Jaquita Hatchett, Meagan Havens, Gail Haire, Caroline Casey, Deana Davis, Genna Grace Edmondson, Jeanann Casey, Casey High, Jenna Campbell. Photo by Kelsey Nelson Floyd
The sweet potato harvest began in Calhoun County Monday with three local farms getting diggers in the fields. Craig Williams’ farm in Vardaman, pictured above, was among the first to begin harvesting this year’s crop. Others who started Monday included James Chrestman and Tony Morgan. Most all sweet potato operations will be in the midst of harvesting their crop by next week. Photo by Joel McNeece
The high school football season kicked off Friday night with Calhoun County teams going .500. Calhoun City defeated Coffeeville 30-20 and Calhoun Academy earn a 33-0 win at Humphreys. Bruce fell at North Pontotoc 28-20 and Vardaman suffered a 64-14 beating at the hands of East Webster. See recaps of all the games below in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece
Bruce Cheerleaders fire up the student body at today’s pep rally in the gym. Keep up with tonight’s Bruce Trojans’, Calhoun City Wildcats, Vardaman Rams and Calhoun Academy Cougars’ football games by following The Journal on Twitter (@CalhCoJournal). Photo by Joel McNeece