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

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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

Alex and Legend win national title

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alex washburnAlex Washburn, who owns Coolwater Kennels north of Bruce with her husband Pete Weidlein, won the 2016 National Amateur Retriever Championship recently in Stowe, Vermont with her dog Legend. Read her story in this week's CCJ. Photo by Mark Atwater at

Calhoun City wins

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cc wv frontCalhoun City recorded its second shutout of the season against a school from Yalobusha County. Read about it in the sports section.

Go Trojans!

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bhs cheer cfThe Bruce cheerleaders were in top form Friday night as the Trojans earned their first win of the season. See recaps of all the Friday night action in the sports section.

Sweet Potato harvest has begun


digginggSweet potato harvest has begun around Calhoun County with good yields reported from the early digging. Pictured above is a crew working south of Calhoun City for Brent Parker, Kent Parker and Brad Smith. Photo by Joel McNeece

MASS Scholarship


GillespieJohn Macon Gillespie, 2016 Valedictorian of Vardaman High School, was selected to receive a $1,000 MASS Scholarship this summer.  He was chosen from more than 132 essay applicants and was presented the away by Supt. of Education Mike Moore.  John Macon is attending Ole Miss this fall and majoring in broadcast journalism. He is the son of Michael and Lillie Gillespie.

Marker placed for butterfly garden at BUES


necaise14A stone marker was placed in the Colbin Necaise Memorial Butterfly Garden at Bruce Upper Elementary School last week. Necaise was a former BUES student who died last year in an accident. The marker was paid for by the Twentieth Century Club of Bruce. They also funded the garden work. Former classmates, above, of Necaise’s joined in the unveiling of the marker.