Bruce Rotary Awards

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rotary awardBruce Rotary Club President Shelia Freely, third from left, presented perfect attendance awards to, from left,  Don Bell, 38 years; Bill Cooper, 32 years; Freely; and Tommy Hallum, 33 years; at last week's annual banquet. Photo by Jo Ann Denley

Veterans provide program for Calhoun City Library

Real Heroes #3

Real Heroes #3The Calhoun City Library hosted “Military Heroes” last week as part of the Summer Reading Program. Ada Armstrong organized the program where the “heroes” shared stories of their service to children attending the summer program. Pictured, from left, front, Orby Jean Kimbrough and Virginia Boland; back, Rev. Willie Lowry, Buford Usry, Edwin Boland, Rex Spratlin Jr., Felix Hubbard, James Pratt and Hal Reese Jr.

Log truck overturns in Pittsboro

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log truckThere were no injuries today when a log truck overturned on Hwy. 9 in front of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Greg Pollan said the driver said he "blacked out."

Bruce Yard of the Month

June Yard of Month

June Yard of MonthJessey and Debbie Higdon’s home was selected as Yard of the Month for June by the Bruce Twentieth Century Club. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Hubbard takes oath

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gerald hubbard oathGerald Hubbard officially became the newest member of the Pittsboro Board of Aldermen last week when he was sworn in by board attorney Ben Suber. Hubbard won a special election over Matthew Easley to succeed Les Morgan  as alderman after Morgan resigned. Hubbard’s first town meeting as an alderman will be July 7.

Cyclists ride in support of Rails to Trails


bikersRobert Baker, in front, and a group of bicyclists met at Bruce Park Saturday morning and took a ride in support of Rails To Trails. They left the park and rode to the square, down South Newberger and back to the park. Among the aother riders were Mel and Robert Logan of Clinton (formerly of Bruce), Tommy McGregor and Floyd Harris, both of Bruce, and friends of Baker’s from Houlka and Coffeeville. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

CCJ publisher earns state’s Photo of the Year

cc fire front

cc fire frontThis photo taken by CCJ Publisher Joel McNeece of Calhoun City fireman Jarrod Davis at a house fire early one morning in October won Photo of the Year honors for all newspapers, weekly and daily, from the Mississippi Press Association last week. "Excellent photo...tells the story and is of great quality as well. Top notch work," judges said. It was the first time The Journal had earned the Photo of the Year honor.

Supervisors meeting


supervisors3150Calhoun County Supervisors met Monday morning in Pittsboro where they opened proposals from two architectural firms to lead the expansion project at Calhoun Health Services scheduled for later this year. See the related story in the news section. Pictured, from left, are Earnest Fox, Attorney Sonny Clanton, J.B. Rogers and Barney Wade. Photo by Joel McNeece

Robots at Jesse Yancy Library


robotOh’Niyah Woodard, John Allen Shaw and Carsen Stegall have control of the “robots” as Mary Katelyn Baker, Cheyenne Lamar, Ethan Ward, Tony Pollan and more  look on, awaiting their turn to “drive” one. Jennifer Bennett, instructor of the robotics class at the Calhoun Career and Technical Center, with student Jadwin Manuel, presented the program during Jesse Yancy Library's Summer Reading program. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Magic Mr. Nick

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Magic 1Magic Mr. Nick presented a magic show at the Bruce Theatre building recently. Assisting him in this act was Ethan Griffin. The presentation were part of the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library summer reading program in Bruce. Photo by Celia Hillhouse