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The sweet potato harvest began in Calhoun County Monday with three local farms getting diggers in the fields. Craig Williams’ farm in Vardaman, pictured above, was among the first to begin harvesting this year’s crop. Others who started Monday included James Chrestman and Tony Morgan. Most all sweet potato operations will be in the midst of harvesting their crop by next week. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Among the Calhoun Countians participating in the Houston Color Run last weekend were, from left, Christa Davis and her son Dawson, Whitney White with her sons Aaden and Aaron, and Kellie Atkinson with sons Walter and Truett.

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Jay Johnson and the Bruce Trojans came up short Friday night, despite his two touchdowns. The Trojans will look to earn their first win this Friday when they host Potts Camp. See recaps from all of Friday night’s action below in sports. Photo by Joel McNeece

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The high school football season kicked off Friday night with Calhoun County teams going .500. Calhoun City defeated Coffeeville 30-20 and Calhoun Academy earn a 33-0 win at Humphreys. Bruce fell at North Pontotoc 28-20 and Vardaman suffered a 64-14 beating at the hands of East Webster. See recaps of all the games below in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

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Bruce Cheerleaders fire up the student body at today’s pep rally in the gym. Keep up with tonight’s Bruce Trojans’, Calhoun City Wildcats, Vardaman Rams and Calhoun Academy Cougars’ football games by following The Journal on Twitter (@CalhCoJournal). Photo by Joel McNeece


It’s game day around Calhoun County with Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman and Calhoun Academy all kicking off the high school football season tonight. Ready to cheer on the Trojans are Logan Collins, Marley Hood and Julianna Cain. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

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Calhoun County has nearly 1,300 acres of grain sorghum (milo) planted this year. This field is just east of Vardaman. Milo is becoming a more popular crop around Calhoun for crop rotation purposes, particularly with the sweet potato farmers, due to its ability to control nematodes. Another factor this year was a higher price during the planting season. The grain price has dropped some over the summer. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Larry and Robin Parker’s home was chosen August Yard of the Month by the Bruce Twentieth Century Club. The Parkers live in the Yoda Creek subdivision. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

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Scott Petroleum was named Bruce Chamber business of the month for August. With David Braddock, manager, is Bruce Chamber president Becky Wright. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Supervisors are busy discussing the budget today looking at next fiscal year. The current proposal is a 2.2 mil tax increase, which they attribute to new growth requested by the school, an increase to the county’s insurance costs, and other operational costs increasing. Photo by Joel McNeece