Three Vardaman children were killed in a house fire early Saturday morning on First Street. The fire occurred around 3 a.m. The names of the victims have not been released. See related story below. Photo by Joel McNeece
Sweet Potato Queens in attendance at the Sweet Potato banquet in Vardaman were, from left, front, McKenna Diaz (1st-2nd Grade), Landri Camille Rutherford (Tiny Miss), Hilary Rose Beckwith (3rd-4th Grade); back, Jersi Lynn Greer (Baby Miss), Kaitlyn O’Barr (Queen), Kristin Russell (Junior Miss), Camryn Baddley (5th-6th Grade), and Aubrey Leigh Reeves (Wee Miss) held by her mother Amanda Reeves.
Calhoun Academy high school cheerleaders gave free tatoos to students recently who brought in a can of food. This food was collected to give to a local food pantry. Pictured, from left, Courtney Hill, Karrigan Shankle, Hunter Robertson, Casey Moss, Catherine Storment, Taylor Steffens, Regan Hubbard, Kayla Pruitt, Darby Caviness, Carley Baker, Lindsey Hubbard, Shannon Stone, Jocie Ellett, and Maria Inman. Not pictured is Keely Wagner.