Ladies Auxiliary honors Vietnam Veterans

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The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 5571 recently hosted a brunch honoring local Vietnam Veterans.  Each veteran was presented a certificate of appreciation from the VFW Ladies Aux. of Post 5571. Vietnam veterans present were, from left, front, Charles Smith, Freddie Buchanan, James Hardin, James Weeks and Chick Hensley; back, Jerry Mitchell, Elbie Dickerson, Billie Hitt, Mike Winter, Joe Barnett, Bobby Cook and William Boyd Mann.

Calhoun Academy Homecoming

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Jesse Rodgers was crowned Calhoun Academy Homecoming Queen Friday night in a pre game ceremony Friday night. Pictured, from left, are Calhoun Academy Headmaster Donald Pendergrast, 2013 Queen Courtney Hill, 2014 Queen Jesse Rodgers and her father and escort Chris Rodgers. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Memorial held in France for fallen Calhoun soldier

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Gerard Louis and Philip Sugg kneel beside the spot where Louis found Army dog tags belonging to Clayton “Judge” Hellums of Sarepta and Donald Lawrence who were killed in action in October of 1944 during World War II when their tank was hit by a German attack. Oct. 9 was the 70th anniversary of the soldiers’ death. Louis and Sugg hold a memorial for the men every year on Oct. 9. “It is important to us that we do not forget the sacrifices of your compatriots for our freedom,” Louis wrote in an email to The Journal. The story of Louis’ discovery was first reported in The Journal in April of 2006.

BES visits Bruce Fire Station


Bruce fireman Chad Stewart gave Bruce Elementary students a tour of the fire station Wednesday morning talking to them about fire safety and the various equipment firemen use to battle fires. See video of there visit here. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun Academy Homecoming

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Calhoun Academy will celebrate homecoming this week when the Cougars host Central Academy. Festivities will begin Thursday night with the annual homecoming parade at 6 p.m. in Bruce. It will begin in the Farm Bureau parking lot. The homecoming pep rally will be Friday at 10:15 a.m. on the football field. Pregame ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. This will also be their “Tackle a Cure Pink Out” game with a ceremony at halftime. Senior Homecoming Maids are, from left, Jocie Ellett, Keely Wagner, Taylor Steffens, Jesse Rodgers and Lindsey Hubbard. Not pictured is Carly Baker. Photo by Joel McNeece

Pittsboro sets date for alcohol referendum

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The Pittsboro board of aldermen voted Tuesday night to set a special election for Dec. 2 to allow Pittsboro residents to vote on whether to legalize the sale of beer and/or liquor within the town limits. Read more about the meeting under the headlines section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Judge’s Creations Grand Opening

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Grand Opening ceremonies were held for Bridgett Fulton’s Judge’s Creations store on the Calhoun City square last week. Attending were, from left, Chamber President Laura Edwards, Mayor J.R. Denton; Owner Bridgett Fulton and her husband Dan, her parents Charlie and Sherry Brown, Charlotte Hill, Patsy Zeidman and Sister Judy Sinnwell.

Twentieth Century Club landscapes at school

TCC Club Work

GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Bruce recently worked on the landscape at the Bruce Schools sign on Hwy 32. From left, Ann-Claire Mullen, Lauren Murphree, Barbara Bryant, Laura Rodgers, Tink Massey and Karen Brown. Not pictured are Erica Griffin, Conservation Chair, and Karan Hardin-Nestor, TCC President. The group also seasonally changes out the pots on the corners of the Bruce square.

Sarepta Homecoming

Sarepta Homecoming

More than 80 people met Sunday for the 56th Annual Sarepta Homecoming where they were regaled by guest speaker Judge Fred Wicker of Pontotoc. The group spent a day of reminiscing and shared a meal. Brenda Yancy Winter, in the background, has attended all 56 Homecomings.

Super Saturday


Calhoun Countians were among those enjoying the big Ole Miss and Mississippi State wins on Saturday. See more pictures here.