County Fair Petting Zoo


IMG_6919Brooke Doss and Kendyl McKnight were among those taking in the petting zoo at the Calhoun County Fair in Pittsboro last week. See more pictures from the fair in this week's CCJ.

4-H Goat Show

4-H Goat Show Group

4-H Goat Show GroupAmong the Calhoun County participants in the Goat Show at the County Fair were, front, from left, Bailey Williams, Jillian Bramlitt, Layla Bramlitt, Jensyn Cain, Conner Shelton, Saige Williams, Parker Winter. Back, C.J. Weddle, Alyssa Alford, Madison Cox, Ellen Harrell, Julianna Cain and Austin Winter.

Pittsboro man charged in Covington murder case

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A Pittsboro man has been charged with murder and a Calhoun City woman accessory after the fact in the death of Billy Ray Covington. [Read more...]

Catherine Crutchfield

Catherine Myrtle Marter Crutchfield, 80, of Calhoun City died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Vardaman.  She was born September 23, 1934 in Grenada County. She was the daughter of Cecil Marter and Willie Spears Marter. She was retired from Calhoun Apparel and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Willie Frank Hatchet

Willie Frank Hatchet, 79 of Pittsboro  died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at his home. [Read more...]

Circuit Clerk’s office open next two Saturdays for absentee voting; Republican poll workers named


The Circuit Clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open the next two Saturdays for anyone wanting to cast an absentee ballot for the Aug. 4 primaries.
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Gordon, Gaskin earn medals


FCCLABradley Gordon, left, and Kayla Gaskin, right, along with their FCCLA Chapter Adviser, Kim Gordon, center, recently attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) 2015 National Leadership Conference in Washington DC, where Bradley and Kayla participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition).
Bradley and Kayla received a Silver medal in Life Event Planning at the conference. Life Event Planning is an individual or team event that recognizes participants who apply skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to manage the costs of an event, and it is one of 32 national STAR Events available to FCCLA students.  Approximately 4,100 students advanced from the local, regional, and state level of STAR Events to the national meeting. Bradley is the son of Kim Gordon of Vardaman, and Ernie Gordon of Bruce. Kayla is the daughter of Keith and Michelle Gaskin of Pittsboro.
They will both be in the 10th grade at Vardaman High School this fall.

Swinging at the County Fair


swingsThe carnival at the Calhoun County Fair opened Tuesday night and will continue each evening through Saturday. Anna Beth Lucius and Megan Havens were among the many enjoying the rides. Photo by Joel McNeece

“Important” meeting set for Vardaman football

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Vardaman Ram football parents are asked to attend an “important” meeting on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
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Brenda Winter enjoys her flowers, music after career of traveling

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Brenda Winter witnessed some great views during her career of traveling with Kellwood, but today her favorite is from her back patio looking over her large collection of blooming plants.
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