Sawmill Festival Schedule

The Bruce Square was packed for Friday night activities.

One of the largest crowds in the history of the Bruce Sawmill Festival turned out on the square Friday night for lots of arts and crafts, food, games, and a concert by The Bouffants. The fun continues all day Saturday.

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Lee to speak at special luncheon at Yancy Library July 11

Ashton Lee

The Library will have a special Bruce Sawmill Festival Brown Bag Luncheon Friday, July 11 at noon.

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23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival kicks off Thursday night

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The 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival will be held this week, highlighted by the return of The Bouffants with a free concert Friday night on the square.

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Northwest, ICC top college choices for Calhoun County high school graduates

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Community College remains the most common choice for Calhoun County graduates with Northwest and ICC collecting most of the county’s high school seniors.

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MetroCast cable expected to sell

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Block Communications Inc. announced on Monday an agreement to acquire MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties.

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Pittsboro board finalizes plans for water rate increase

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The Pittsboro Board of Aldermen finalized plans for a water rate increase in the town at their meeting Monday night.

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McDaniel campaign reviews runoff voting in Calhoun County

Chris McDaniel

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state’s Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.

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Supervisors waiting on FAA approval for airport electrical project

Chodie Myers

Supervisors can only wait and see if the FAA will approve an electrical renovation project at the county airport after the lone bid came in 50% over the estimate.

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BorgWarner adding 158 jobs at Water Valley plant

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Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company’s advanced transmission solutions. The project is the company’s fourth expansion in Water Valley. It represents a company investment of $43 million and will create 158 new jobs.

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Sheriff seeks supervisors’ permission to build larger evidence room

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The board of supervisors authorized Sheriff Greg Pollan to seek quotes for the construction of a new evidence room at the sheriff’s office in Pittsboro.

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