Town Board Meetings

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bruce board29The Bruce Board of Aldermen debated what to do about a public defender for municipal court at Tuesday's meeting. Catch up on the happenings in all the town board meetings around the county in our town board section.

McCormick earns Rotary honor

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caitlin mccormickThe Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for November is Caitlin McCormick, daughter of Tunya and Michael McCormick. Her activities are: 4.0 grade point average, 30 on ACT; Beta Club. 4 yrs.; Marching band captain, 4 yrs.; Symphonic band, 1st chair, 4 yrs.; Student Council representative, 3 yrs.; Juniorettes, 2 yrs.; Apex Leadership conference at Ole Miss; Magnolia Girls’ State; Electric cooperatives of Mississippi Youth Leadership Conference; Senior Class Vice-President; Voted Most Intellectual, Most Likely to Succeed and Wittiest; Pianist at Macedonia Baptist Church; Attends Reedy’s Chapel; Scholarships to ICC and Mississippi College.

Calhoun City Band earns third at state

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cchs bandThe Calhoun City High School Band finished third in the Class 2A State Championships hosted by MHSAA last Saturday in Pearl. Twelve bands competed in their class. The Wildcats finished 1.5 points out of first. The band earned 1st in General Effect, 3rd in Music Performance, 3rd in Percussion, and 3rd in Visual Performance. They are directed by Dustin Thrasher.

Students learn about banking

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business class9J.J. Winter with BancorpSouth in Bruce spoke with students in Turner Moore’s business class at the Career and Technical Center last week about all aspects of banking and opportunities in the industry.

Supervisors meeting

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supervisors trentCalhoun County Supervisors selected a company to perform their next audit, agreed to hiring a new employee at the Extension Service, and set holidays for county employees at Monday’s meeting. Read more in the news section.

Sweet Potato Festival

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sp fest frontVardaman Sweet Potato Festival drew big crowds Saturday to Main Street.

Smokey visits Lewis Memorial

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smokey lmumcSmokey Bear and Tympel Harrison with the Mississippi Forestry Commission visited children at Lewis Memorial UMC Daycare last week to teach them about fire safety. Pictured, from left, are Chevy Williams, Rachel Bumgart  (teacher), Dominic Williams, Presley Robertson, Amanda Goodson (teacher), Jane Helen Montgomery, Alivia Jones, Drake Parker, Cristian Acosta, Smokey Bear (special guest), Cobie Bradberry, Layla Kerr, Tympel Harrison (special guest), Maddi Rae Robertson, Kyndall Parker, and Emmie Kate Cruthirds.

50th day of school at CCES

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cces 50th dayCCES students celebrated the 50th day of school by dressing like the 1950s. Pictured are Jakenyah Pittman, Jakiyah Pittman, Rylan Freelon, and Santos Gonzalez.
Photo by Menisha Gates

Calhoun City/Eupora Cheerleaders raise funds, T.K. Martin Center

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CCHS EHS CHeerleaderspre mainCalhoun City and Eupora High School cheerleaders collected $635 at halftime of their ball game Friday night to benefit a local youngster. The cheerleaders took donations for the T.K. Martin Center, in Starkville, in honor of Cade Gray. Cade, who lives in Webster County, is the nephew of CCHS quarterback JoJo Gray. Cheerleaders are: Wesleigh Cummings, Ashanti Wright, Jaden Myers, Wiley (Tyrek Justice), Kyla Jackson, Raylin Cooper, Naomi Thompson, Patience Bingham, Ashley Jones; center, Allie Whitaker, Janna Hodges, Katelyn Boatman, Nadia Robinson, Faith Clark, Tykeria Mayes, Anna Scott Lee, Anna Bailey, Sarah Grace Ruth, Callie Moore, Grace Austin; back, Ella Clare Harrison, Maya McNamee, Lauren White, Addison Mason, Mary Mason Langford, Serenity Armstrong, Rylee Crowell, Tori Campbell, Gracie Burton, Raiunna Brantley, Abby Vance. The T.K. Martin Center provides services to persons with disabilities enabling them to continually benefit from the most recent research and therapies. Cade, the son of Tyler and Jesslyn Gray, is a regular visitor to the T.K. Martin center where he receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy alongside clients of all ages with many different kinds of needs.

Lt. Governor visits Sweet Potato Sweets


tateLt. Gov. Tate Reeves stopped in Vardaman at Sweet Potato Sweets last Friday on his way back to Jackson. Judy Holder gave Reeves a tour of the Vardaman business that was busy churning out sweet potato treats for this week’s Sweet Potato Festival and the always busy Thanksgiving holidays that are fast approaching. Photo by Joel McNeece