Ladavius Draine, of Calhoun City, signed a basketball scholarship with the University of Southern Mississippi Wednesday morning in the CCHS library. Draine was joined by family, friends, coaches and teammates for the signing. See more in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece
Derma Police recently acquired two new patrol cars via grant. The matching money required by the grant to purchase the vehicles was taken from the police department’s drug fund of seized money. Pictured with one of the cars are officers, from left, Steven Faddock, Corey Alexander and Juston Robertson. Photo by Joel McNeece
Roy Box discovered an injured owl in his backyard Sunday night. Box tried to get the bird to fly away but it obviously couldn’t, so he placed a crate over it to protect it from his dog and contacted the Department of Wildlife. Box fed the owl a couple servings of hamburger meat until MDWFP Officer Jon Parker arrived Monday afternoon to pickup the owl and transport it to the rehab facility. Photo by Joel McNeece
In recognition of Mississippi celebrating 200 years in December, bicentennial celebrations have been set statewide. The North Celebration will be held June 24 at the Gertrude Ford Center in Oxford. In connection with this, Calhoun City Mayor J.R. Denton obtained two bicentennial flags from the Mississippi Economic Council to be flown the remainder of 2017. He shows it with Patsy Zeidman.
Former Bruce Coach Richard Russo, at left, and family honored two coaches with Bruce connections retiring this year with a dinner at the Russos’ home in Batesville. Coach Bryan Maddox is retiring from Bruce High School and education. Former BHS Coach and Principal Mark Grubbs is retiring from Ingomar High School and Education. Also attending the event was retired Coach Clarence Harmon, right, who was a former Bruce assistant coach. Coach Russo is now head coach at Independence High School.