MLK Banquet

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mlk web49Students from Calhoun City High School perform to "God Bless America" during the Loggins' Scholarship Committee's annual MLK Banquet in Pittsboro Saturday night. See more in this week's CCJ. Photo by Joel McNeece

Beatles and Elvis

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janice-elvisBruce Librarian Janice Vaughn shows the promotional poster for the upcoming Beatles program the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will host in the Bruce Theater. Vaughn is standing by a display of Elvis memorabilia at the library in honor of his birthday. Elvis’ impact on the Beatles will be among the many topics covered in the Jan. 23 program. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Fine Arts, 20th Century donate to St. Jude

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fine-arts-st-judeMembers of the GFWC-MFWC Fine Arts Club of Bruce and the GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Bruce visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a tour and to present a $4,294 check to the hospital recently. The donation represented funds raised from the Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Bruce Museum in December. From left, Theresa Nicks, Janae Winter, Michelle Ruth, Becky Wright, Kristi Shelton and Frances Brown.

Calhoun wins three of four

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bruce-ewCalhoun County Schools won three of four games against Webster County Schools in Tuesday basketball action. See more in the sports section.

Back in school

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school-bus43The long holiday ended for students yesterday (Tuesday) as they returned to Calhoun County Schools. Hopping off the bus at Bruce Elementary are Natalie Aguilar, Carol Russell and Amiyah Freelon. The bus driver is Nikki Necaise. Photo by Joel McNeece

New Vardaman Town Hall opens

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vardaman-town-hallVardaman opened their new Town Hall officially this week after two weeks of moving from the old location on the north end of Main Street. The new facility is part of the town's new Municpal Complex that encompasses the old Vardaman Hardware building and the more than 100 year old bank building. Read more in this week's CCJ.

Fine Arts collects toys for St. Jude

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fine-arts-toysGFWC-MFWC Fine Arts Club members, from left, Becky Wright, 2016-2018 Club President, Theresa Nicks, Lib Massey, Sandra Pope and Terry Davis recently traveled to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis to deliver toys valued at over $600 collected at the club’s annual Fall Toy Drive. GFWC is among many groups who partner with St. Jude in finding cures and saving children.

Fox Conner

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fox-conner-descendantsMajor General Fox Conner will be the subject of a special program Jan. 27 at CCHS relating to a new biography just released on the influential military leader born in Slate Springs. Among local Fox Conner descendants are Mike Moore, Devin Fox, Jerry Fox and Barbara Fox.

Mississippi Prospects

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prospects-frontRead about the remarkable performance of a dozen Calhoun Grizzly football players for the Mississippi Prospects event at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg in the sports section.

Pittsboro board meeting

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pittsboro58The Pittsboro board of aldermen pondered what kind of business Guy Farmer Jr. may be moving in to the Pittsboro Square at Tuesday's meeting.