Calhoun Academy students, from left, Layla Bramlitt 3rd, Bella Nichols 2nd, Megan Stribling 2nd, Conner Caviness and Amber Farmer 4th each competed in the District Spelling Bee last week at Columbus Christian. Bramlitt, Nichols and Stribling each advance to the state competition on April 28.
Former Vardaman Softball Coach Bill Dill was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child Wednesday morning at the Calhoun County Courthouse and taken into custody. Bond for the case involving a Vardaman student was set at $240,000. Read the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece
Among winners in the Easter Pageant recently held at Bruce National Guard Armory for a BHS prom fundraiser, were, 2-3 year old division, from left, Savannah Vanlandingham, photogenic; Summer Gail Moore 1st alternate; Khloe Woodard, winner; Jaxon Levi Williams, winner and photogenic; and Natalya Hatchett, 2nd alternate. See all the winners in this week’s Journal.
Chickenbone Fireman Manuel Mata finishes putting on his equipment in preparation of entering a smoke-filled house on Cook Street in Bruce Monday afternoon. The smoke was found to becoming from a basket of smoldering laundry next to the dryer. There were no injuries or significant damage. Photo by Joel McNeece
Sixth graders from Calhoun City Middle School planted a very special tree this past week. The tree, a pink magnolia, was planted in memory of their classmate, Kanaria McBride, who recently lost her life in a car accident. Kanaria’s homeroom classmates assisted in planting the tree while other sixth grade students watched.