Julianna Cain on Northeast Homecoming Court


juliannaJulianna Cain, of Bruce, represented the freshman class on the 2016 Homecoming Court at Northeast Mississippi Community College. Her escort was Colt Chrestman of Starkville. Julianna is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Cain of Bruce.

Farmhouse General Store opening


griffin-ribbon-cuttingA ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Norman and Melissa Griffin’s Farmhouse General Store & Cafe on Hwy. 8 last week. The store and restaurant are scheduled to open this Thursday. Great granddaughters Charli Easterly and Emery Easterly cut the ribbon for the new business. Others attending included Bobby Phillips, Dixie and Toby Easterly, Ashlee Baldwin and Derek Klipstein, Supervisor Tony Morgan, Gene Childs with Bank of Okolona, Joyce and Gene Hendrix, and Norman and Melissa Griffin. Photo by Joel McNeece

Pittsboro board meeting


pittsboro-bd0The Pittsboro board of aldermen spent much of Tuesday night's meeting discussing the need to replace a fire plug and water meter at Bruce Community Living Center. Read about the actions of your town board in our news section.

City Band wins at competition


ne_nemsmarchingbandchampionships_class1a2a3a_calhouncityNortheast Mississippi Community College president Ricky Ford (fourth from left) along with representatives from the college’s marching band the “Showband from Tigerland” present Calhoun City High School’s marching band with the Sweepstakes Trophy for Classes 1A/2A/3A at the Northeast Regional Marching Band Championship held at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 1.

Jerry Fleming retires


jerry-fleming7Jerry Fleming received congratulations all last week as visitors stopped by to wish him well on his retirement from Pryor Funeral Home after nearly 37 years. Among those enjoying cake last Thursday were, front, from left, Diane Harmon, Cathy Fleming, Jerry Fleming, Frances Burt; back, Raenell Moore, Robert Earl Alexander, Randy Hubbard, John Burt, Brandy Riley, Jackson Burt.                                                        Photo by Joel McNeece

Rollover in Banner sends 2 to hospital


blountA one car rollover in Banner this morning around 7:30 a.m. sent two to the hospital. Cody and Jake Blount were both transported from the scene to Calhoun Health services in Calhoun City. The wreck happened on Hwy 9N about 2 miles from 9/9W intersection.

Haimes is Queen


ram-queen2Stacie Haimes was crowned 2016 Vardaman Homecoming Queen by last year's queen Alaysia Madkins during Friday night's festivities at Carter Field. See pictures of the entire homecoming court in next week's CCJ. Photo by Kelsey Floyd

Haley Turner crowned CA Queen


haley-turnerHaley Turner was crowned Homecoming Queen at Calhoun Academy last night. See pictures of full homecoming court in next week's CCJ.

Calhoun City tops East Webster


cc-vs-ewCalhoun City won their first division game of the season with a decisive 44-6 win over highly ranked East Webster. Jordan Guy, D.K. Wortham, Tyrese Quinn and Keshun Parker make the tackle on the East Webster ball carrier. At back is Brandon Clanton. The Wildcats travel to Okolona Friday night.


Reading Fair


ca-7-9Calhoun Academy reading fair winners for grades 7-9 are Bella Nichols, Hunter Ellett, character winner; Brittney Macon, character winner; George Tedder, Keegan Hubbard, Best of Fair; Hayden Todd, character winner.See more winners in the newspaper.