Bollingers entertain Calhoun City Chamber

Chamber Entertainment

Chamber EntertainmentEddie Bollinger was the featured entertainment at the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce Banquet Tuesday night. His wife Karen joined him for a couple of songs.

Revitalizing Bruce

Revitalizing Bruce

Revitalizing BruceBruce native Joy Brown Foy, Sara Quillen of Bruce and Bruce native Kay Tutor Rowell were among speakers at the Revitalizing Bruce meeting at the Bruce Museum this morning.

Calhoun City Chamber honors Ball Building Supply

Jimmy Ball

Jimmy BallJimmy Ball and Ball's Building Supply were honored by the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce for 50+ years in business at their annual banquet Tuesday night. At left is Julia Brandon, a chamber director, and right Chamber President Laura Edwards.

Valedictorians, Salutatorians announced

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val salThe Calhoun County School Board recognized this year's valedictorians and salutatorians from each school at Monday's board meeting. Pictured from left, Vardaman Val C.J. Weddle and Sal Brandon Washington, Calhoun City Sal Marlee Vance and Val Avery Bullard, Bruce Val LeMarcus Echoles and Sal Paul Tutor.

Sawmill Festival Queen Tea

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Sawmill QueenLexi Harmon, seated left, was named Bruce Sawmill Festival Queen at a tea sponsored by the Twentieth Century Club Sunday afternoon at the Bruce Museum. She was crowned by last year’s queen Mikayla Shelton, right. Standing, l to r, Alexis Edwards was named first alternate, and other participants were Bailey Massey, Chassidy May and Kelsey Hubbard. Lexi is the daughter of Angie and Hank Thompson, and Andy and Fandaci Harmon. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Jody’s Dance Recital

Jody's K4

Jody's K4Jody’s Dancers 14th annual Spring Dance Recital “Dance Your Heart Out”is Sunday, Apr. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Bruce High School Auditorium. K4–Front, Macie Gordon, Reagan Hollinger, Aubree Earnest, Jenna Liles; Back, Ande Dale Ferguson, Ellie Kathryn Bailey, Mary Elise Haire, Harleigh Jo Farmer, Saylor Dye.

Another successful Relay


relay2017Calhoun County's 2017 Relay For Life wrapped up Friday night in Bruce and was another success. See more pictures from the event in this week's CCJ. Photo by Lisa McNeece

“Off Their Rockers”

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ca musical53Calhoun Academy 4th-6th grade students will present the musical “Off Their Rockers,” featuring old time Rock ‘n Roll, on April 25 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pictured at left are 5th graders, front, Lynsey Leachman, Charli Denton, Bailey Parker; back, Kaylee Tallant, Abby James, Alyssa Thweatt and John Michael Hood. Photo by Joel McNeece

Grapevine New Owner


GrapevineLeah Stevens, right, of Booneville, is the new owner of The Grapevine, in Bruce. Stevens bought the 35-year-old business from Linda Edwards, center. At left is the original owner, Jerry Brasher. Leah will officially take over at the end of May. Linda will help run the shop until then and work part time for a while after.

Robotics team advances to World Championship


roboticsCalhoun County Robotics elementary team, from left, Lilli Bennett, Lillian Baker, Haley Gaskin, and Jacey Bennett, was awarded an invitation to the VEXIQ World Championship in Louisville, KY April 23-25 for their overall skills performance at the state championship. Skills scores are based on both driving and programming skills. The world championship will be streamed live via