Firemen rescue horse


horse43Bruce firemen came to the aid of a drowning horse Wednesday afternoon at Coolwater Farms near Banner. The horse, which is mostly blind, wandered into a pond and became disoriented and couldn't find his way out. After nearly an hour of swimming the horse was struggling to stay above water. Firemen, with the help of Tommy Cain and his boat, were able to approach the horse and get a rope around him and lead him out of the water.


Wildlife Tasting Buffet planned

Wildlife Banquet

Wildlife BanquetCalhoun County’s Wildlife Tasting Buffet & Expo will be  Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. All wildlife dishes need to be at the Multi-Purpose Building before 6 p.m. and accompanied by the recipe if you plan to have them judged. Categories will be Fin-Feather-Fur-Deer-and Wild Hog. Program speaker is Kevin Tate, vice president of media productions of Mossy Oak and a freelance Writer. He has been the Outdoor Writer for Daily Journal since 2010. Admission is $1 with a wildlife dish, dessert or side item or $3 with no dish. For more information, call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.  Everyone is invited. Photo by Steve Gulledge

Late Blossom Blues

Bud Welch Poster

Bud Welch PosterLeo "Bud" Welch checks out the poster for the new movie about his life that was first shown last weekend in Clarksdale. It will also be shown Feb. 17-18 at the Oxford Film Festival and Feb. 19 at the theater on the Bruce Square. Photo by Joel McNeece

Vardaman FFA


ffa50Vardaman FFA recently competed in the North Central Federation Contest. Among winners were Senior Opening and Closing- 2nd Place- Dillon Williams- Student Advisor, Oakley Edington-Sentinel, Tyler Hawkins-Vice President, Tori Wilson-Reporter, John Austin Bray-Secretary, C.J. Weddle-President, and Dakota Murphree-Treasurer. See more in Wednesday's CCJ.

Star Spangled Banner


oakley1Suzanne Oakley opened the celebration of Major General Fox Conner Friday at Calhoun City High School with the singing of the national anthem and closed the program with God Bless America. Pictured standing at attention behind her is the Grenada High School NJROTC.

CEDA Banquet

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ceda frontMack and Annie Douglas with Faith Furniture in Vardaman were among the business honorees at Thursday night's CEDa Banquet in Vardaman. CEDA Director Sheila Freely presented the award. See more from the banquet in the news section of this website and in next week's CCJ.

BES Reading Fair

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reading fair14Among the reading fair winners at Bruce Elementary were, First Grade B – Sutton Gore, 2nd; Emory Gulledge, 1st; and Kellyanne Britt, 3rd.See all the BES winners in this week's CCJ.

100th Day of School

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bes balloon40BES students, from left, Bryce Blackwelder, Rileigh Kate Tutor, Braelin Hall, Bella Anderson, Ally Collins, Sammy Baker and Aleaha Rose watch pink balloons float away as part of the school’s 100th day of school celebration. Photo by Joel McNeece

Pittsboro controlled burn

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hardin houseThe Pittsboro Fire Department conducted a controlled burn Monday night disposing of debris from the demolition of the former Hardin House that was once a live-in hotel in Pittsboro nearly 100 years ago. The property was recently purchased by Guy Farmer Jr. Photo by Joel McNeece

BES Reading Fair

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read fair13Among the reading fair winners at Bruce Elementary were A’Marion Fondon, 3rd; Joley Clark, 1st; and Allyson Collins, 2nd in K5. See all the winners in next week's CCJ.