Enjoying new book on Gen. Conner


conner08Residents of Calhoun  County are gearing up to honor General Fox Conner on Jan. 27 in the Calhoun City High School Auditorium at 10 a.m. Retired Guard Sergeant First Class Willie Jobe West and his wife, Shirley, of Slate Springs  review the newly published book, General Fox Conner, by Steve Labalais. The author gives a compelling account of how Conner, who was raised in Slate Springs, became one of the most influential military leaders in World War I. He also prepared young cadets like Dwight D. Eisenhower, for World War II. Rabalais will be participating in the program honoring General Conner along Perry Sansing of the University of Mississippi, Bill Lee of Jackson, retired Major General of the Mississippi Guard, Adjutant General Janson Boyles of Jackson, and Mississippi Supreme Court Judge James D. Maxwell of Oxford. The public is invited to attend.

Sweet Potato Council

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SP CouncilAmong the Sweet Potato Council members attending last week's annual meeting in Pittsboro were Danny Clark, Randle Wright, John Ellison, Hugh Pettit, Jamie Earp, Mike Langley and Sylvia Clark. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

MLK Banquet Honorees


mlk74Honorees at this year’s Loggins Scholarship Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. DREAM Banquet were, from left, Paul Moore Jr., Donna Cole, Humphrey Graham and Cortez Moss. Photo by Joel McNeece

Dollar General coming to Paris

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dollar general36A new Dollar General will open in Paris sometime this March. Construction began on the new store, off Hwy. 9W directly across from the Paris General Store, last week. The store is expected to employ seven to 10 people.

MLK Banquet

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mlk web49Students from Calhoun City High School perform to "God Bless America" during the Loggins' Scholarship Committee's annual MLK Banquet in Pittsboro Saturday night. See more in this week's CCJ. Photo by Joel McNeece

Beatles and Elvis


janice-elvisBruce Librarian Janice Vaughn shows the promotional poster for the upcoming Beatles program the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will host in the Bruce Theater. Vaughn is standing by a display of Elvis memorabilia at the library in honor of his birthday. Elvis’ impact on the Beatles will be among the many topics covered in the Jan. 23 program. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Fine Arts, 20th Century donate to St. Jude


fine-arts-st-judeMembers of the GFWC-MFWC Fine Arts Club of Bruce and the GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Bruce visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a tour and to present a $4,294 check to the hospital recently. The donation represented funds raised from the Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Bruce Museum in December. From left, Theresa Nicks, Janae Winter, Michelle Ruth, Becky Wright, Kristi Shelton and Frances Brown.

Calhoun wins three of four


bruce-ewCalhoun County Schools won three of four games against Webster County Schools in Tuesday basketball action. See more in the sports section.

Back in school


school-bus43The long holiday ended for students yesterday (Tuesday) as they returned to Calhoun County Schools. Hopping off the bus at Bruce Elementary are Natalie Aguilar, Carol Russell and Amiyah Freelon. The bus driver is Nikki Necaise. Photo by Joel McNeece

New Vardaman Town Hall opens


vardaman-town-hallVardaman opened their new Town Hall officially this week after two weeks of moving from the old location on the north end of Main Street. The new facility is part of the town's new Municpal Complex that encompasses the old Vardaman Hardware building and the more than 100 year old bank building. Read more in this week's CCJ.