Pittsboro Head-On Collision

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Pittsboro WreckRandall LaValley, of Pittsboro, was airlifted from the scene of a head on collision at CR 100 in Pittsboro Monday around noon. The driver of the other vehicle was Odis L. “Buster” McGreger, a native of Pittsboro now living in Benton, AR. McGreger, who was driving a Toyota Camry, had minor injuries. LaValley was driving a Honda Accord. He remains in ICU at the Med where he is being treated for a broken hip, a broken leg and ankle, a broken hand and internal injuries. Photo courtesy of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Fire at Knox house

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knox fireThe Knox home on CR 424 between Derma and Vardaman was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire and the cause was uncertain. Derma, Calhoun City and Vardaman units responded to the call. Photo by Joel McNeece

Fire in Banner

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banner fireNo one was injured in this fire that completely destroyed a house trailer on CR 275A in Banner Monday afternoon. Banner, Bruce and Chickenbone fire departments responded to the call. Photo by Joel McNeece

Visiting with U.S. Rep. Harper

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Sylvia Clark Greg HarperSylvia Clark, of Vardaman, visited with U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper during her recent trip to Washington D.C. with the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council.

Hospital Expansion

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hospital expansoion79Progress continues on the expansion project at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. Steel has been going up the past two weeks for the new facility that will house the ambulance service, a larger physical therapy unit and administrative offices.

Vardaman FFA members attend Camp

Vardaman FFA at Camp

Vardaman FFA at CampVardaman FFA members attended the Summer Leadership Camp June 11-14th at the FFA Center in Raymond. The members competed in Ag Olympic events, leadership seminar, and began learning about and developing ways to combat hunger in their communities. Vardaman students attending were, back, from left, Dakota Murphree, Tyler Hawkins, Briley Gordon, Lashaun Cooper; Front, Tori Wilson, Andres Flores, CJ Weddle, Oakley Edington and John Austin Bray.

Fair Exhibit Winners

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Fair Michael DolerMichael Doler won the Champion Ribbon in the Youth Models Division and Youth Wildlife Division at the recent Calhoun County Fair. See more exhibit winners in this week's and next week's editions of the CCJ.

Football season approaching

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football cityCalhoun County football teams are braving the heat to get ready for the fast approaching season. Pictured above is Calhoun City QB Jo Gray faking a handoff to RB Keshun Parker during the Wildcats’ early morning practice Tuesday.See more in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Derma Board Meeting

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stan officersPolice Chief Stan Evans and officers Juston Roberson, Corey Alexander and Josh Hughes met with the Derma Board Tuesday night. Evans defended the work of his part-time officers in Derma. Read the story in the news section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Tax Assessor

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supervisors malone851Tax Assessor Bill Malone, right, speaks to the Board of Supervisors President Barney Wade about homestead charge backs during Monday’s meeting. Malone also noted in his remarks the county’s assessed evaluation increased by almost $1 million. Also pictured is Chancery Clerk Romona Tillman.