U.S. Rep. Kelly visits Calhoun

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trent front38U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly visited Calhoun County Tuesday speaking to high school seniors from each school and local sweet potato farmers and local officials at a luncheon in Calhoun City. He’s pictured visiting with Norman Clark, left, and Jamie Earp, right, president of Sweet Potato Council.

trent front62U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly enjoys a laugh with Calhoun County Supervisors, from left, Gwin Longest, Jennifer Rogers and Ernest Fox.
Photos by Joel McNeece

Monday wreck sends three to hospital

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Wreck 1A head-on collision on CR 427 west of Vardaman Monday night sent two men and a child to the hospital. Victor Ramirez of Vardaman collided with a car driven by Dave Williams of Vardaman. Williams’ son spent the night at LeBonheur, but was released Tuesday morning. Ramirez and Williams were both treated and released from Calhoun Health Services. Williams’ leg is broken and will require surgery. Photos courtesy of Sheriff Greg Pollan

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SteppFarjad Khan of Oxford had a week-long externship at Stepp-Saver Pharmacy in Bruce last week. Khan is a third year pharmacy student at Ole Miss. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Welch entertains at Bruce, Blues & BBQ

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leo playingThe Bruce, Blues & BBQ event Saturday night was highlighted by a performance by honoree Leo "Bud" Welch in the Bruce Theater. See more pictures from the night in the news section and this week's CCJ.

Bruce Trojans slide past Eupora

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trojans home slideTaylor Brown led an improbable rally for the Bruce Trojans Saturday afternoon as they earned an important division win over Eupora. See the story in the sports section.

Calhoun City beats Vardaman

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wildcats joCalhoun City rallied from an early deficit to defeat Vardaman 8-3 Saturday afternoon. See the story in the sports section.

PREPS awards


prepsSunny Rea, an English teacher at Bruce High School, was among many in the school district honored with PREPS awards recently. Rea and BHS were honored for improvements made on the PARCC English II exam. Vardaman Elementary and Vardaman High School also earned PREPS awards.

Baptizing at County Jail

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jail baptize231The Calhoun County Jail hosted its first baptism last week as its jail ministry continues to grow. Read the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Teachers of the Year

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teachers of year webAnamaria Moore, of Vardaman, was introduced as the Calhoun County Teacher of the Year at Tuesday's school board meeting in Pittsboro. Teachers of the Year honorees are, from left, Kevin Hall, Tina Wolfe, Sunny Rea, Anamaria Moore, Tonya Hogan, Carla Blackwelder, Annie Anderson, and Jon Barnett. Not pictured is Laura Denley.

Vardaman FFA places in Envirothon

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Vardaman FFA Envirothon 2ndVardaman FFA Envirothon Team recently competed in the Mississippi Envirothon Competition where they competed in two groups winning a 2nd and a 3rd place. The competition was March 23 at the University of Mississippi Biological Field Station in Oxford. 2nd place, from left, Briley Gordon, C.J. Weddle, LaShaun Cooper, Nigel Hankins, Will Vanlandingham and John Austin Bray. The teams were coached by FFA teacher Amanda Taylor. Mississippi Envirothon, a program of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, is a hands-on natural resource competition designed to challenge students in grades 9-12 to explore the natural world around them. Competitors are tested in the categories of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and current environmental issues.