Loggins Classic

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Calhoun City was the only local team to earn a win Saturday in the Loggins Classic at Calhoun City. Go to the sports section to see stories on the Wildcats, Vardaman’s and Bruce’s games. Photo by Joel McNeece

Food Pantry in Bruce

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A team of more than a dozen volunteers from all over Calhoun County gathered at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry in Bruce Thursday night to assemble food boxes to be distributed Saturday morning. Deborah Holmes, of St. Luke Catholic Church in Bruce, estimated 400 families would line up Saturday to receive a box. That would top the record for the food pantry that was set just last month with more than 380 families served. Photo by Joel McNeece

Ugly Sweater Day

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Some of the staff at BHS showed their holiday spirit and participated in National Ugly Sweater Day. Bottom row, left to right: Laura Brower, Deb Roane, Cassi Melton, Stephanie Hardin, and Janae Winter. Top row, left to right: Kendra Wright, Leigh Hubbard, Rhonda Owen, Angie Owens, Corey Young, Jennifer Melton, Kim Ray, Christi Brown, and Kim Carr.

First Graders work on food drive

Food 4 Families

Bruce Elementary School’s first graders have been participating in a canned food drive for the “Food 4 Families” project. The 84 students donated a total of 367 cans in just over one week of collecting. Among those participating were, from left, Carsen Stegall, JaColbi Clark, Miller Finn, Lily Kate Suber, Hannah Walters, Orlandes Warren, Christopher Labra, Makiya Harris and Coby Necaise. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

DAR Christmas Party

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Loosa Schoona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met December 9, in Houston hosting their annual Christmas Party at Bridges Hall. Pictured, back, from left, Teresa Dunn, Betty Dismuke, Margie Chandler, Brenda Snellings, Mary Clark, Rita Stewart, Mitzi Aron, Jan Barber, Bebe Maxwell, Lynn Fales, Martha Henderson, Angie Newlin; front Clarice Spradling, Mattye Ruth and Sarah Margaret Hallum.

Rotary Christmas Baskets


More than a dozen Bruce Rotarians gathered at the Bruce Museum Tuesday afternoon to assemble 50 Christmas baskets containing staple food items to be distributed today (Wednesday) to the less fortunate around the county. Pictured, from left, are Rotarians Richard Freelon, James Wright and Romona Tillman. Photo by Joel McNeece

Supervisors meeting


Supervisors entertained a large audience Friday morning for their monthly meeting. The primary order of business was negotiating county property insurance premiums for next year and opening some term bids. See the story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Big Creek’s “Redneck” Christmas Parade

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Santa and Mrs. Claus riding in the appropriate vehicle for the “Redneck” Christmas Parade in Big Creek. Photo by Joel McNeece

Vardaman Christmas Parade

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Vardaman Elementary School’s Polar Express float was among the many entries in Thursday night’s Vardaman Christmas parade. Photo by Joel McNeece

Signing books at ‘City Parade

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Calhoun City Elementary Students, Jordan Wells and Kenley Parker were signing their new book “The Christmas Puppy” along with children’s author Whitney White at the Methodist Corner prior to the Calhoun City Christmas Parade. Parker wrote the story for the new book and Wells illustrated it. They are both in Laurie Denley’s SPICE class at CCES where White assisted in the writing project.  Another signing is scheduled for Dec. 18 at Judge’s Creations where all three will be signing their new books. White’s latest book is entitled “Kids are like Christmas Trees.”