Edwards earns chamber honor

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laura edwards awardsLaura Edwards was recognized as the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce's Member of the first quarter of 2016 at Tuesday's lunch meeting. Read the story from the meeting in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Tabbs win National Young Farmers Award

Billy & Cala Tabb

Billy & Cala TabbBilly and Cala Tabb, at left, of Eupora won the National Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Orlando recently. The Tabbs run a diversified farm outside of Eupora consisting of soybeans, corn, peanuts, sweet potatoes and many other row crops and produce. Young farmers and ranchers from around the country competed for the award by demonstrating knowledge of and achievement in agriculture, as well as commitment to promoting the agriculture industry. Cala Tabb is the daughter of Teresa and Gary Hendrix of Vardaman. They will receive either a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado or 2016 GMC Sierra, courtesy of Chevrolet. They will also receive paid registration to attend the 2016 YF&R Leadership Conference in Kansas City, in February. Presenting the award was AFBF President Bob Stallman, AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Chairman Jon Hegeman.

Dog Lovers’ League

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rose dog19Rose Wells welcomes the newest resident to the Dog Lovers’ League’s No-Kill Shelter in Bruce Tuesday morning. Read the related story in the news section.  Photo by Joel McNeece

African American History Makers

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library africaJackie Boland looks at the African American History Makers display at the Calhoun City Library put together by Rochella Rounds. The display is part of Black History Month events hosted by the library. Photo by Joel McNeece

BUES donates

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BUES donatesBruce Upper Elementary 4th-6th graders raised $215 for Calhoun Cares, and collected 190 cans of food for the County Food pantry over the holidays. Students are Terika Sayles, Connor McCormick, Megan Haire, Jay Cole, Charleigh Beth Kakales, Michael Tovar and Charlie Ann Spradling.

Cain earns sportsmanship award

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4-H julianna cain roy cooper awardTrent Barnett presented the Roy Cooper Memorial Sportsmanship Award to Julianna Cain of Bruce at the District Livestock Show. Cooper was an FFA teacher.

Scott earns Vardaman award

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casey scottVardaman Mayor James Casey presented the Mayor’s Award to Vardaman Chief of Police Kenny Scott during the annual CEDA Banquet. See more pictures from the banquet in our photo gallery and in this week's print edition of the CCJ.

Fire destroys Dunn’s in Bruce


dunnsDunn's Handy Mart just west of Bruce on Hwy. 32 was severely damaged by fire last night. The store was "fully engulfed" by flames around midnight when are fire departments received the call. Gene Dunn, owner, who also owns stores at Paris and Silvarena, said it was too early to know what he would do next.

100th Day of School

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K5 100 DaysPictured celebrating the 100th day of school at Calhoun Academy are K5 Students, front, fron left, Bella Griffin, Caden Hill, Alex Jackson, Cole Sullivan, Brody Parker; back, Gatlin McGreger, Jenny Stone, Hoyt Todd, Kylee Fox, and Sadie Box.

Rogers honored


freely rogersJennifer Rogers accepted the CEDA award given to her late husband, J.B. Rogers, from Sheila Freely at the annual CEDA Banquet held at the Bruce Museum. See more pictures from the CEDA Banquet in this week's CCJ.