Calhoun City clinches region title in rout at Eupora

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Calhoun City turned a matchup of unbeatens into a mauling Friday night rolling over Eupora 42-7. Coach Perry Liles talks to his number one ranked Wildcats who clinched the Region 4-2A title with the win. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Trojans clinch playoff berth

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The Bruce Trojans clinched a playoff berth for the 12th straight year with a 36-16 win at Okolona Friday night. The ground game, led by Jamar Brown (pictured above) and Wesley Ross, carried the Trojans to the win. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Banner Fire Department gets new truck

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Banner Fire Department recently acquired a new 2,200 gallon tanker truck. The 2008 Freightliner was purcahsed from the U.S. Forestry Commission. Pictured, from left, are Dusty Blount, Tommy McKee, David Hill, Jacob McKee (in front), Tommy McKee, Dylan Cross (in back) and Christine Cross. Photo by Joel McNeece

CCHS classes for 1952 and ’55 gather

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The Calhoun City High School classes of 1952 and 1955 met Sept. 20 in the home of Bill and Dorothy Mosley. 1952, above, Judge Henry Lackey, Edna May Jones Gregg; back, Adrian May, James Ellis Simpson, John Allen Phillips, Peggy Dudley and Billy Sam Mosley. Attending from the 1955 class were, Frances Webb Doler, Mattie Hodge Mitchell, Martha Ford Harrelson Turner, Dorothy Hubbard Mosley, Lucy Magness Jackson, Evyonne Easley Vance; back, Billie Hitt, Annice Forrest Barton, Marshall Walls, Richard Jackson, Judge Joe Harrison. Also in attendance were spouses Danny Gregg, Pat May, Polly Simpson, Carolyn Phillips, Jasper Doler, Don Mitchell, Geneise Hitt, Marlyn Harrison and special guests Jill Black, Debi Wooten and Linda Bennett.

Songs of Fall

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Bruce Elementary School first graders performed several songs of fall  at the first meeting of B.E.S.T.  for this school year. Mayor Rudy Pope spoke to the children about Halloween and safety. B.E.S.T. officers gave updates on fundraisers and events for the year. Patricia Cook opened the meeting in prayer and Angie Weldon closed it. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

No significant injuries in Tuesday evening rollover

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No one was seriously injured in this wreck Tuesday evening on county road 460 south of Derma. The truck left the road and flipped twice but the driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor injuries and did not require treatment from the responding ambulance team. Calhoun City, Derma and Vardaman Fire Departments all responded to the call.

CCES kindergarteners visit area businesses


Kindergarten students at Calhoun City Elementary recently did a community walk where they visited a local bank, the post office, Natchez Trace Power Association, Off the Alley, Tres Chic and the city the library. At each stop the students were taught how the businesses function and their various services offered. The class has also had several community leaders visit their classroom including a dentist, nurse and sheriff.

Front Porch Pickin’


J.D. Long, Bill Bailey, Jerry Haney and Rusty Pinion warm up before the “Front Porch Pickin’” at Jess Moore’s home in Sabougla Saturday night. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce falls to East Webster


Jamar Brown had an 80 yard touchdown run in Friday’s game with East Webster, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 42-27 Trojan loss. Bruce closes the regular season next week at Okolona. They must win that game to qualify for the playoffs. Photo by Joel McNeece

Unity Day at Calhoun City Middle School

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Calhoun City Middle School celebrated Unity Day last week. The school raised awareness of bullying by wearing orange and also through numerous anti-bullying activities. Guest speaker Deirdre Peggen from the Family Resource Center of Tupelo spoke with students at an assembly about bullying and offered ways to get help.  Students also created posters that were on display in the halls of CCMS. Pictured working on a poster from Mrs. Kaylin Sims’ 7th grade English class are, from left, Naomi Thompson, Jobi Cook, Abby Vance, Sarah Grace Ruth, Maya McNamee and Arkevius Gray.