Bruce Sawmill Festival

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oxford all starsThe Oxford All Stars capped off a wonderful first day of the Bruce Sawmill Festival. Day two starts early with the 5K Run, Car Show, Sawmill demonstrations, arts and crafts and lots of live entertainment on the square.

Aqua Queen Pageant

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aqua queen 2017Many Aqua Queens were crowned Thursday night on the Bruce Square at the annual pageant sponsored by the 20th Century Club opening the 2017 Bruce Sawmill Festival. Pictured are, from left, Emory Gulledge, Parker Grace Long and Jaylee Grace Warren. See more pageant winners in next week's CCJ.

Fire at Haworth

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andy steppAn engine fire inside the Haworth plant required Bruce and Chickenbone firefighters to come to the scene Thursday around 1 p.m. No one was injured and the plant didn't appear to suffer any significant damage from the fire. Pictured is Andy Stepp helping a Bruce fireman suit up to enter the plant.

Sawmill Festival Queen

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sawmill queen lexi39Sawmill Queen Lexi Harmon will reign over this week’s festival in Bruce which kicks off Thursday night with the Aqua Queen pageant on the square. Get more information in this week's CCJ.  Photo by Joel McNeece

Journal earns awards

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BNC Lisa Joel picPaul Keane, publisher of the Wayne County News and President of the Mississippi Press Association, presents Lisa and Joel McNeece of the Calhoun County Journal the award for Best Website among all weekly newspapers in Mississippi.

Mayor Denton honored

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denton honorFormer Calhoun City Mayor J.R. Denton was honored with a reception last Sunday in the Ace Cannon Room of City Hall. Newly elected mayor Amye Hill presented Denton with a resolution of respect. In speaking a few words of appreciation, Denton was grateful to everyone he had worked with through the past 12 years, in good times and times of disagreement, but is glad he won’t have to worry about potholes anymore.  Photo by Celia Hillhouse

‘City Rotary honors members

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cc rotary2017The Calhoun City Rotary Club has ended its year with an impressive record. They have sent a Dental Mission Team to Honduras, gained some new members  and worked in the community in many ways.  At the end of the year banquet two were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows - Dr. Julia Brandon (2016), left, and Jackie Boland (2017), right. Pictured in the middle is Past President Allen Dearing.

Fourth of July Fun



New town clerks in Vardaman

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Vardaman New ClerksA new clerk and deputy clerk are now in place for the town of Vardaman. Michaela Wesley, right, is the new town clerk, and Amy White, is the new deputy clerk. Wesley has been serving as deputy clerk for several months and moved into the clerk position when Barbara Tedder retired.

Bruce Rotary


rotary19Bruce Rotary Club officers for 2017-18 are Doris Walker, vice president; Romona Tillman, president; Barbara Winter, treasurer; and Richard Freelon (not pictured), secretary.