Violent crash south of Vardaman

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An 18-wheeler and a log truck were involved in a violent crash Wednesday afternoon just south of Vardaman on Hwy. 341 that required one of the drivers to be airlifted from the scene. Read the related story in the headlines section.

Blessing Others Rodeo

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Blessing Others Youth and Ranch Rodeo was at the Calhoun Agri-Center in Pittsboro recently. From left, Elijah Holliday,  son of Jake and Leslie Holliday, riding in the steer riding competition with Jake Holliday and bull fighter Robert Mata,  following. JDR Farms were the All-Around Champion Team. GP3 were 2nd in the Average, B&B Cattle Company were 3rd in the Average, and the Ranch Rodeo Fastest Times in each event winners were JDR Farms (sorting), TK Ranch (Branding), JDR Farms (mugging), B&B Cattle Company (doctoring), GP3 (steer dressing).  4D Barrel Race winners were 1D- Will Cauthen, Michael Hobson, 2D-Aldean Burdine, Markie Thomas, 3D-Kailee Hall, Craig Pruitt, 4D- Amber Cooksey, Gina Reed Wood. Blessing Others Ranch Rodeo Company is owned and operated by Joe Hood, Dallas Gore, Kristi Gore and Steve Faddock.

Burst of Color

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Burst of Color 5K was Saturday sponsored by Bruce High School softball team. Following the 5K, participants threw powdered color all over each other. From left are Lexie Brassfield, Izzy Newell, Alexis Edwards and Jersey Ferguson. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Small child injured in Calhoun City house fire

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A small child was badly burned and a house destroyed in a late night fire on Young Avenue Sunday. Firemen were on scene from 11 p.m. until almost 2 a.m. The child was transported by ambulance from the scene and later carried to Jackson for more care for third degree burns. A Calhoun City fireman is pictured spraying water through a window of the burning home. See the related story in the headlines section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce thumps JZ George

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Jamar Brown had his strongest running game of the year as the Bruce Trojans ran over JZ George 39-6 for their third consecutive victory to advance to the Class 2A North Semifinal against rival Calhoun City. See the related story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City wins

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Chakel Gates led Calhoun City to a 49-0 whipping of South Delta in the 2A playoffs Friday night in Rolling Fork. The Wildcats, 12-0, will host rival Bruce Friday in the third round of the playoffs. See the related story in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Supervisors meeting

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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

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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.