Egg Bowl Run 2014

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Ole Miss’ Chase Pinson, of Crystal Springs, and Mississippi State’s Zack Holder, of Long Beach, exchange the game ball on the Calhoun City Square in the middle of the 2014 Egg Bowl Run. ROTC cadets from MSU ran the ball from Starkville to Calhoun City and the Ole Miss cadets will run it up Hwy. 9W to Oxford for this week’s game. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Egg Bowl Run 2014

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Ole Miss’ “Rebel” was making friends on the Calhoun City Square. Photo by Joel McNeece

Egg Bowl Run

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Mississippi State University ROTC Cadets enter the Calhoun City Square carrying the game ball for this week’s Egg Bowl. They handed the ball off to members of the Ole Miss ROTC to roars from a large crowd gathered on the square. The Rebel cadets are now making their way through northern Calhoun County toward Oxford. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City advances to North Half Championship

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Chakel Gates, above, and Brieton Sykes led the Wildcats to the Class 2A North Half Championship against East Webster by beating Bruce 28-14 Friday night. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Wildcats defeat Trojans 28-14

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Jamar Brown, above, and QB Wesley Ross led a power running game for the Bruce Trojans in their rematch with Calhoun City, but in the end it was the Wildcats earning another victory, their ninth straight in the rivalry. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

‘City tops Bruce

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Calhoun City defeated Bruce 28-14 Friday night in the Class 2A North Half Semifinal. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Dog Lovers League

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Thursday for the new Dog Lovers’ League headquarters in west Bruce behind Haworth. City officials and supporters of the no-kill animal shelter gathered to put the ceremonial shovel in the ground for the project. Dog Lovers’ League Director Rose Wells said they hope to have new kennels up and operating within the next few weeks. Photo by Joel McNeece

Violent crash south of Vardaman

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An 18-wheeler and a log truck were involved in a violent crash Wednesday afternoon just south of Vardaman on Hwy. 341 that required one of the drivers to be airlifted from the scene. Read the related story in the headlines section.

Blessing Others Rodeo

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Blessing Others Youth and Ranch Rodeo was at the Calhoun Agri-Center in Pittsboro recently. From left, Elijah Holliday,  son of Jake and Leslie Holliday, riding in the steer riding competition with Jake Holliday and bull fighter Robert Mata,  following. JDR Farms were the All-Around Champion Team. GP3 were 2nd in the Average, B&B Cattle Company were 3rd in the Average, and the Ranch Rodeo Fastest Times in each event winners were JDR Farms (sorting), TK Ranch (Branding), JDR Farms (mugging), B&B Cattle Company (doctoring), GP3 (steer dressing).  4D Barrel Race winners were 1D- Will Cauthen, Michael Hobson, 2D-Aldean Burdine, Markie Thomas, 3D-Kailee Hall, Craig Pruitt, 4D- Amber Cooksey, Gina Reed Wood. Blessing Others Ranch Rodeo Company is owned and operated by Joe Hood, Dallas Gore, Kristi Gore and Steve Faddock.

Burst of Color

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Burst of Color 5K was Saturday sponsored by Bruce High School softball team. Following the 5K, participants threw powdered color all over each other. From left are Lexie Brassfield, Izzy Newell, Alexis Edwards and Jersey Ferguson. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse