Sweet potato visitors from Honduras


sweet-potato06Jacobo Regalado and Mauro Garcia visited Vardaman last week to learn about the state’s sweet potato production. Regalado, a Mississippi state alumnus in Animal and Dairy Sciences, grows 100 acres of sweet potatoes in Honduras – mostly Beauregard.  He is also the former Secretary of Agriculture in Honduras from 2010 to 2014. Regalado, Bobby Whit (C&W Farms), and Stephen Meyers (MSU-Extension) are pictured above at the C&W packing line.

Engineering, Automotive students tour Nissan


nissan-trip-with-engineering-and-automotive-sept-8-2016The second year automotive students and both first and second year engineering students at the Calhoun Career and Technical Center gained valuable insight into how the skills they are learning in class everyday applies to every aspect of working somewhere like Nissan. Students from both classes took a field trip to the Nissan plant in Canton last week. The engineering classes try to visit Nissan every other year. They have also visited Pontotoc Spring, CAT in Oxford, Ole Miss Acoustics lab, MSU CAVS and Robotics centers, Paslode, and Haworth. Engineering teacher Jennifer Bennett said they are currently looking for new opportunities for their first year students to visit in the spring. “By attending these field experience trips, I expect my students to gain an appreciation for the skills I am teaching them by seeing how these skills will be applied in the real world by professional engineers,” Bennett said.

Heroes in the City


cc_1205Calhoun City celebrated homecoming with a victory over Aberdeen Friday night. The Wildcat cheerleaders were in top style in supporting the theme of the night – "Heroes in the City."

Homecoming Queen


cc-quennMarlee Vance was crowned Homecoming Queen at Calhoun City High School Friday night. See the entire homecoming court in next week's CCJ. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Blue and Gold Day


blue-gold67First Baptist Daycare hosted their annual Blue and Gold Day today with Bruce Trojan cheerleaders and band members leading a pep rally for the students in the church gym. Pictured is Daycare Director Rose Mary Shelton introducing Will Hillhouse to Brutus.

bluegold86Walker Skinner, Grayer Long and Khel Dye applaud the cheerleaders' performance.

blue-gold92Brooke Bennett and Lainy Rea enjoying the pep rally.

Ram cheerleaders


ram-cheer38Vardaman High School Cheerleaders for 2016-17 are, from left, front, Nora Parker, Carlie Jayne Higginbotham, Christa Blansett, Lainy Landreth; back, Abbey Casey, Megan Havens, Maegan Stroup, and Kayla Gaskin.

Browers earn Yard of the Month

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Yard Of Month browerTrey and Laura Brower’s was selected August Yard of the Month by the Bruce Twentieth Century Club. They are Trey, Allie, Laura, and Caleb, seated. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Town Board Meetings

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pitt bodWater rates dominated discussion at the Pittsboro board meeting, above, Tuesday night. Read accounts from all the municipal meetings in our "Town Board" section.

CCHS Homecoming Queen Nominees

CCHS Queen Nominees

CCHS Queen NomineesCalhoun City High School Homecoming “Heroes in the City” will be Friday night at 6:30 p.m. prior to the game with Aberdeen. Candidates for queen are seniors, from left, Maya Armstrong, Alicia Feliciano, Avery Bullard, Shonterria Penson and Marlee Vance. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Fine Arts Honors Sheriff Officers

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Teresa and PoynorBruce  Fine Arts Club honored Calhoun County Sheriff, deputies and staff with a lunch last Friday. Pictured is Deputy Dean Poynor with Teresa Nicks. The club served pizza and homemade ice cream at the Sheriff’s Department, as they did the week before  in recognizing the Bruce Police Department. Photo by Celia Hillhouse