Bruce kindergartners visit The Journal

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bes ccj visit17Kindergartners from Bruce Elementary visited The Journal office last week to learn more about the newspaper. The visit was part of several the children were making to different businesses around town.

Calhoun City Octoberfest


slideNaima Flowers of Big Creek enjoys a trip down the giant slide at Octoberfest in Calhoun City. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Reading Fair Winners

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CAread 4-6Reading Fair winners at Calhoun Academy included, 4th grade: Lynsey Leachman, 4th; Kaylee Tallent, 3rd; Abby James, 2nd; Alyssa Thweatt, 1st; center, 5th grade: Sara Jane Parker, 4th; Georgia Ellard, 3rd; Carson Spratlin, 2nd; Jensyn Cain, 1st; back, 6th grade: George Tedder, 3rd; Seth Walker, 4th; Creed Stafford, 2nd; Bella Nichols, 1st.

Bruce Fall Festival


witchesHanding out candy at the Bruce Fall Festival Thursday night at Bruce Upper Elementary School were Bruce Fine Arts Club witches Sandra Pope and Lib Massey. Photo by Joel McNeece

MDOT officers visit Calhoun City Elementary

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mdot cces94MDOT officers Mark Hendrix and John Lancaster visited Calhoun City Elementary’s K-4 students to discuss how they help in our community.  Hendrix and Lancaster discussed highway safety techniques, keeping our highways clean, and being a good citizen in our classroom by minding the teacher and following rules.  All of the K-4 students loved investigating the MDOT Cruiser and watching the flashing lights.  The officers passed out coloring books, mini book, and badges for every child.

Aquiles visits Vardaman Elementary


gregatvesCalhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan, Deputy Kenneth White and K-9 officer Aquiles visited with students at Vardaman Elementary last week. They provided a demonstration of Aquiles skills, while teaching the children the dangers of drugs.

Jack-o-Lantern Contest


alexis0Alexis Browning shows the pumpkin she painted for the jack-o-lantern contest at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce.  The library’s Halloween festivities are among many around the county this week. See the related story at right. Photo by Joel McNeece

CCHS students, teachers go Pink

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CCHS Students in PinkIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month Calhoun City High School SADD chapter and many teachers went pink. Many teachers and students dressed out in pink all week in observance of this national event.

Robotics Competition

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robot competitionA large crowd turned out Monday night at the Care Center at First Baptist in Calhoun City to watch a robotics competition between gifted 5th-8th grade students in Calhoun County Schools. The event was hosted by the state champion high school robotics team based out of the Career and Technical Center. Photo by Joel McNeece

School Board meeting


schoolboardbigThe Calhoun County School Board agreed to create a second county nurse position, discussed the broadband internet situation, and hired new teaching personnel at Monday's meeting. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece