PEPA assists in Tippah county

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PEPABruce Pontotoc Electric Power crew members B. J. Daniel, Barrett Wooten, Jake Yarbrough, B. J. Farmer and Richard Morgan, along with eight other crew members from the Pontotoc office assisted Tippah Electric Power Association with putting up power lines from Thursday, Dec. 24 until the end of the day Monday, Dec. 28 after a tornado came through Wednesday, Dec. 23. They sacrificed time with their families during Christmas to help folks in need of electricity around the Walnut area.

Andy Davis

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andy davis front74Andy Davis of Ellard has always enjoyed archery and has now taken up making his own bows and arrows by hand. Read his story in the features section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Robotics teams continue winning

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robot Bucks UnlimitedBoth Calhoun County Champs teams and three Calhoun Lil Champs teams competed at the Titan Final Four VEX robotics competition recently in Ridgeland. The Bucks Unlimited team members are Kaleb Longino (4th, CCMS), Branson Kellum (4th, CCMS), Islam Alomari (4th, VES), and Justyn Gordon (4th, CCMS). The Bucks Unlimited team came in first place during the qualification rounds.

Reconnect Therapy opens in Bruce

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reconnectReconnect Therapy is now open on the square in Bruce. Reconnect started in Humbolt, Tn, in 2008 and  has grown to providing comprehensive therapy services in sixteen long term care systems in Mississippi and Western Tennessee. Reconnect offers physical, occupational and speech therapy .Their licensed full-time clinicians are experienced in orthopedic, neurological, physical, swallowing and cognitive disorders. Reconnect is also venturing into the fitness world with the  addition of the Wellness Clinic in Bruce. They plan to have one in every community they currently serve. Pictured, from left, front, are Jessica Sullivan, wellness asst.; Kay Hardy, rehab tech; Willie Powell, COTA; back, Ryan Berry, wellness director; Rhonda Gann, wellness asst.; David WAshington, PT; Brandie Taylor, LPTA; and Mike Campbell, wellness asst. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City wins

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bb6305Calhoun City completed a regular season sweep of rival Bruce Saturday night winning both the boys' and girls' games at the BHS gym. The games were postponed from Friday night due to the wintry weather. See more in this week's CCJ. Photo by Joel McNeece

Most substantial snow in North Calhoun

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banner snowThe heaviest snow in Calhoun County is across the north end such as this scene in Banner.

School Board’s newest members

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school boardDon Hardin, of Vardaman, and Bubba Weeks, of Bruce, were both sworn into office as the newest school board members by attorney Paul Moore, Jr. at Thursday night's meeting in Pittsboro.

Snow day

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square snowCalhoun County Schools, Calhoun Academy, and county offices are all closed today. A light snow has fallen so far and is expected to continue until mid-morning with temperatures remaining in the 30s through Sunday.

American Legion Auxiliary

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auxiliary officersNewly elected officers in the American Legion Auxiliary at Calhoun City are, from left, front, Ada Armstrong, Ester Jefferson, Betty Logan, Ida Simmons, Shirley Howell; back, Sandra Cozart, Dot Cozart and Donna Brown.

No school

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snow busAll schools closed today due to early morning snow and freezing temperatures.