Cold Spring Break

Emmie & Jenabeth

Emmie & JenabethEmmie Shaw & Jenabeth Peden were among those braving the cold Tuesday for Bruce’s baseball game against Houlka. Schools in the county are out for Spring Break and the weather is in the mid-40s. Emmie is the daughter of Joey and Ellen Shaw of Bruce, and Jenabeth is the daughter of Lee and Lori Peden, of Bruce.  Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City Beauty Review

CC K4 & K5 girls

CC K4 & K5 girlsK4-K5 Beauties in the Calhoun City Beauty Review were, from left, Presleigh Samuell, Atlantis Platt, London Hubbard; and Most Beautiful Harmony Turner. See more Calhoun City Beauty Review pictures in this week's CCJ.

Bruce Beauty Review 9th-11th

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bruce beauty62Bruce 9th-11th grade winners in the Beauty Review, from left, front, Elsie Cavnor, Camryn Harris, Breana Massey, Izabelle Newell; back, Chyquesity Gray, Cara Leachman, Makayla Walls, Alexis Lino, and Tori Tutor. See more winners in this week's CCJ.

Bennett in Okinawa


bennett57Senior Airman Zachary Bennett, of Bruce, is stationed at Kadena Airbase in Okinawa, Japan until this summer when he goes to Turkey for a year. He was recently named “Airman of the Quarter” by the 18th Wing Staff Agencies and recently toured Iwo Jima with his unit. He is the son of Nancy and Ronnie Bennett of Bruce.

Legacy Dance Academy

Legacy Dance Group

Legacy Dance GroupLegacy Dance Academy dancers, based in Calhoun City, recently competed in “Wild About Dance” in West Memphis.  Their teacher is Madison Gettys. Dancers competing were, front from left, Landri Rutherford, Lyla Tidwell, Bella Clark, Ellie Tidwell; middle, Rayna Ragon, Taylor McFerrin, Aubre Pass, Caylee Smith; back, Kayleigh Hill, Faith Clark, Sara Jane Parker, Sarah Kate Watkins, Lily Clark, Anna Scott Lee, Greer Blaylock, Lacy Lee. All dance numbers received platinum awards. Rayna received High Platinum, and Greer received top honors with the “Miss Wild About Dance” senior intermediate level dancer.  Three dances placed in the best overall categories.



harper36Nancy and William Harper founded Independent Full Gospel Church on North Main Street in Vardaman nearly 20 years ago. They’ve worked tirelessly to transform the church building and the church family throughout that time. Read the related story in our features section. Photo by Joel McNeece

BES Teachers earn award

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BES prepsBES third grade teachers earned a PREPS Value Added Award for last school year for helping students achieve “exemplary growth” in English and Language Arts. BES was one of 10 schools in the first Congressional District honored. Others included Oxford, Baldwyn, Marshall County, Desoto County, Booneville and Tupelo. Receiving the honors for Bruce were, from left, Emily Snellings, Sissy Tunnell, Stacy Farmer and Ashley Clements. Photo by Joel McNeece

Dental Awareness Month

Coloring 1st

Coloring 1st20th Century Club, along with Dr. Lee Pullen, sponsored a coloring contest at BES in honor of Dental Awareness Month.  Each class had one winner that was chosen and each winner was presented with a prize. 1stGrade: Cole Allen, Mia Tovar, Mariska Gaiter and Leonides Garcia. See winners from all grades in the CCJ.

Bruce Board

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bruce board70Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope and all five board members are all unopposed in this year’s election. Pictured, from left, front, are Ellen Shaw, Mayor Pope, Clerk Rita Talford; back, Steve Nelson, Johnny Armstrong, Jimmy Hubbard and John Earl Armstrong at Tuesday's meeting. Read the story from the meeting in the Town News section. Photo by Joel McNeece

CCHS Senior Beauties

CCHS Seniors

CCHS SeniorsCCHS Senior Beauties are Katherine Pollan, Kathryn Parker and Marlee Vance; and Most Beautiful Tynishia Mayes. See more Calhoun City Beauty Review pictures inside this week's print edition of the CCJ.