Here come the Wildcats

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cc cheer82Calhoun City charged into Coffeeville and shutout the Pirates to open the 2017 season. Recap all this week's high school football action around the county in our sports section.

Football Season Arrives

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ram sunsetThe high school football season officially opened Thursday night when Vardaman played at South Pontotoc.

Norwood wins title

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Lisa NorwoodLisa Norwood, of Bruce, won the title of 2018 National Elegant Miss representing the Mississippi in the American Royal Miss national pageant in Gulfport recently. Norwood swept the pageant taking first in talent, interview, state costume, evening gown, modeling and casual wear. She sang “Coal Miner’s Daughter” for her talent and wore a referee uniform in the state costume representing the first female NFL referee Sarah Thomas, a native of Pascagoula. She also won Best Costume at  Disney party during the event, where she was dressed as a fairy godmother. Norwood represented Bruce and Mississippi in the parent. American Royal Miss is a quality of competition that embraces the excitement of the glitter and showmanship of pageantry, while helping to develop every contestant into a confident young lady who is real, emphasizing the value of natural beauty. They seek to find women in the community who can serve as role model for younger generations and build the future.

Football starts

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football coollage testHigh school football kicks off this week with all four schools in the county opening their season. Read previews for each in our sports section.

2017 Bruce High School Cheerleaders

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bruce cheerPictured, from left, front, Marbella Vargas, Hannah Morris, Brooke Bennett-captain, Keyziah Armstrong, Briana Pulliam-co-captain; middle, Alexis Browning, Annie Kate Vanlandingham, Jaden Beth Smith, Jersey Ferguson; back, Camryn Harris, Jenna Grace Plunk, Audrey Crocker, Caitlyn Burt and Breana Massey.

Calhoun City Sonic

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patrick wellington sonicPatrick Wellington is the manager of the new Sonic in Calhoun City that is scheduled to open Aug. 23. Wellington and his family have moved to Big Creek.

Hood leads Pleasant Hill

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jon hoodPleasant Hill Baptist Church pastor Jon Hood, who also teaches and coaches at Calhoun Academy, was 15 years old when he was first called into the ministry. Read his story in our Calhoun Pastors section.

BHS Class of 1967

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BHS Class of 1967BHS Class of 1967 met for their 50th reunion recently. Class members attending were, back, Johnny Brown, Larry Embry, David Howe, Glen Chrestrman, Jerry Cowsert, Steve Box, James Drake, Freddie Buchanan, Jimmy W. Parker, Mike Covington, Steve Bryant, Rickey Harwell, Benny Collins, Glen Brown, Roy M. Davis, Mickey Ferguson, Dennis Baker, Wade Hawkins, Steve Norwood, Scotty Box; center, Joe T. Massey, Jean Turner Pullen, Jerry James, Sandra McGregor Rogers, Carol Winter Hardin, Martha Faye Hughes Griffin, Beverly Overby Cooper, Kay Walls Ruth, Kay McKibben Roscoe, Peggy Parker Ramsey, Ruth Ann Blount Anthony, Kay Cain Hardy, Garnett Anglin Beaudoin, Charlotte Beckett Oakley, Alvin Blount, Carl Halles, Larry Bennett; seated, Lola Murphree Allen, Mary Francis Gregory Ruth, Stella Goodwin Stewart, Nan Golden Ellard, Benny Doler, Susie Smith Kopf, Gloria Glenn Magness, Nancy Parker Patton.

First Teacher Academy students now teaching in Calhoun Schools

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teacher academyPictured are three of the first Teacher Academy graduates from the Career and Technical Center that are now teaching in Calhoun County Schools.  Brandon Lovorn is at CCES, Joshua Warren is at VHS, instructor Jennifer Cain, and Brianna Caradine who is at BUES. These students were part of the first group to complete the Teacher Academy when it was implemented at the Career and Technical Center.

First day of school

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back to school03Sarah and Sadie Hood make their way to their classroom Tuesday morning on the first day of school at Bruce Elementary. Photo by Joel McNeece