Laura Edwards and Rose Diamond were among the many volunteers tying yellow ribbons to trees and lamp posts around the Calhoun City Square Wednesday evening to welcome the 858th National Guard unit home. Weather delayed the soldiers flight, but they did land in Tupelo shortly after 2 a.m. Photo by Joel McNeece
Rita Wray, right, of Jackson, MS was recently the guest speaker at an open meeting of the Calhoun County Republican Party and Calhoun County Republican Women in the Pittsboro Courthouse. She spoke on voter identification and also answered questions from the audience. Ms. Wray is one of the top 10 leading business women and co-chaired Gov. Phil Bryant’s 2012 Inaugural Committee. From left are Republican Women officers, Cathy Blackwelder and Shelia McCain, Janie Yates and Linda Haire, president.