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Tynisha Mays and Wiley were among the Calhoun City cheerleaders performing on the square Wednesday as part of the Back to School Bash program hosted by the weekly farmers’ market – Walkabout Wednesdays. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Brandon Roidl, an employee at the Calhoun County Schools’ Bus Shop in Calhoun City, gets a school bus cleaned up and ready for the start of school Thursday. Photo by Joel McNeece


The Calhoun City Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday for Casey’s Storage Buildings and More just south of Calhoun City on Hwy. 9. Joining in the ceremony were, from left, Rev. Damon Tipton and wife, Kandi behind Rose and Callie Wiggins, Jennifer Baker, Amy Barnett, co-owner Jessica Wiggins, Heather Traub (Jessica’s mom), Chamber President Laura Edwards, Mayor J.R. Denton, Alderman Larry Bratton and Chamber member Fred Nabors; Seated in front are Lianna Wiggins and Laney Barnett.

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J&C Detailing held its grand opening last week sponsored by the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce. The new business is located in the old Ball Service Station on Main Street. Pictured, from left, front, Marcus Armstrong, Latisha Hatchett, Alderman Larry Bratton, Kenya McComb, Owner: James Taylor, Chamber Pres. Laura Edwards and Mayor J.R. Denton; back, 1st customer: Dwayne Gordon, Bobby Penson, Steven Yates and Chris Poindexter.


Erika Brasher and Tina were among the winners in the costume and dog categories of the pet show. Pick up a copy of this week’s CCJ for more pictures from the show, or visit our photo gallery. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Leo “Bud” Welch, of Bruce, will perform on the Bruce square this Thursday, July 31 at 5 p.m. as part of the weekly Throwback Thursday festivities hosted by the Bruce Chamber. Accompanying Welch will be Dixie Street, pictured here performing with him in a promotional video for the Mississippi Department of Tourism.

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Calhoun countians Jina Hawkins Gunter, Laken Doss Hawkins and Hannah Odom were among the vendors at the Neshoba County Fair arts and crafts festival. Photo by Celia Hillhouse


The Calhoun County Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp and Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter #17 participated in the Okolona Confederate Cemetery Memorial Dedication on July 26. Pictured, from left, are Casey Tutor, Jerry Melton, Sandy Smith, Charles Smith, Stephanie Bardo, James Taylor and Jerry Chandler. Not pictured are Gordon Logan, Betty Jean Logan, Mason Good, Billie Hitt, Geneise Hitt, and Phillip Taylor.

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Josh Lindsey, of Vardaman, measures antlers while J.J. Hitt, of Calhoun City, watches during the Big Buck Contest over the weekend at the Calhoun County Fair. Ted Stewart earned first in the non typical class. Lindsey earned top prize in the typical class and Bryant King won the youth division. Photo by Cindy Howle


Metrocast was selected Bruce Chamber of Commerce’s business of the month for July. Tonya Thompson, Southern Regional Business Manager, and Chris Pasquale, of the Bruce office, are with Jo Ann Denley, of the chamber committee. Photo by Celia Hillhouse