Supervisors meeting

supes front

Supervisors met for nearly two hours Friday morning at the courthouse in Pittsboro discussing the possibility of renaming a portion of Hwy. 9 for the late Spencer Beckley Sr. and the purchase of a new radio console for the 911 dispatch center. Read the story from the meeting in the headlines section.

Holiday Bazaar


The multi-purpose center in Pittsboro is hosting the annual “Holiday Bazaar” today (Friday) with a variety of products for sale from area homemakers. Pictured is Evelyn Weeks at her booth. The bazaar is open until 6 p.m. Photo by Joel McNeece

Vardaman opens home schedule


Vardaman opened the basketball season Thursday night at home against Charleston. The Lady Rams suffered a close loss while the boys’ fell by a wide margin. See the related story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Hunting for Christ

hunting christ

Chickenbone had its second annual “Hunting for Christ” event last week. Three deer were harvested among the youth who participated. From left, front, Jacey Bennett, Grace Brown, Stone Lindley, Matthew Blackwelder, Colton Tyer, Abby Galloway; second row, Nathan Hollings, Brandon Brown, River Lindley, Christopher Roberts, Tatum Turner, Madison Henry, Donavan Blackwelder; third row, Dustin Carr, Talmadge Jaco, Jake Galloway, David Tyer, Don Galloway, Greg Crowe, Micheal Hollings, Warren Hillhouse, Jarret Bennett, Jeff Blackwelder, BJ Higginbotham, Bro. Will Turner, Rob Henry; fourth row, Kevin Logan  Eric Parker, Dean Bennett, Jr. Hillhouse. Not pictured is the cook Hank Thompson.

Fall Decorating Winners

Fall Dan Fulton Home

Dan and Bridgett Fulton of Bruce were the overall winners of the Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by The Twentieth Century Club. Other winners were: 1st Clay and Kim Gregory, 2nd Rudy and Sandra Pope, 3rd Marshall and Whitney Bailey. Fall Crawl Scarecrow winners were 1st Dr. Bruce Longest, 2nd HomeTown Cafe, 3rd Cut’N Up Salon, and honorable mention, Artifacts. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Veterans’ Day

vets dwight70

Dwight Brown, right, visits with World War II veterans Robert Kent Bingham and James Wade prior to the Calhoun City Veterans’ Day program. Photo by Joel McNeece

Veterans’ Day

vets bruce97

A large crowd turned out for the Veterans’ Day services in Bruce and Calhoun City this morning. Among the many veterans in attendance at Bruce were, from left, Charlie Clark, Dwight Hellums, Mallon Henry and Melvis McCormick. Photo by Joel McNeece

Mayor’s Cup

sp banquet57

Peggy Whiteside of Water Valley earned the Mayor’s Cup Saturday in the Original Sweet Potato Recipe Contest at the 41st annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival Banquet. The award was presented to her by Vardaman Mayor James Casey. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce overpowers Coahoma AHS

bruce ahs wide

The Bruce Trojans used a power running game and a dominant defensive effort to defeat Coahoma AHS 20-14 in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night. Read the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City trounces H.W. Byers

city hw wide31

Calhoun City trounced H.W. Byers Friday night to remain unbeaten on the season and advance to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece