Mosleys earn Yard of the Month

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Yard Of Month mosleyThe Bruce Twentieth Century Club has chosen the home of Steve and Judy Mosley for August Yard of the Month honors. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Back in School

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front class50Dana Parker’s fourth grade students at Bruce Upper Elementary had all the answers as they began the second week of school. Students returned from summer break last Thursday in Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman and Calhoun Academy began its new school year on Monday. Photo by Joel McNeece

Dollar General Makeover

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dollar generalDollar General in Bruce is undergoing some renovations both inside and out. Among the changes is new signage on the exterior of the building that is going up today. Photo by Joel McNeece

Tree on Calhoun City Square struck by lightning

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city treeA severe thunderstorm roared through Calhoun County midday Friday. There was no significant structural damage reported around the county, but this tree on the Calhoun City Square was struck by lightning. The weekend forecast doesn't call for any more severe storms, but instead severe heat. The highs on Sunday and Monday are expected to exceed 100 degrees.

Calhoun County Recycling

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recycleRuth Cole and Brenda Cannon drop off some newspapers at the recycling bins in Calhoun City. In addition to newspapers, there are bins for aluminum cans and plastics. Bins are located in Calhoun City, Bruce, Pittsboro and Vardaman. See the related story in the news section.

Back to School Bash

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square cheerCalhoun City cheerleaders and band performed on the square Wednesday evening and coaches from each sport as well as high school principal Mike Ray spoke during a "Back to School Bash" held at the weekly farmers' market. Photo by Joel McNeece

Runoff required in district three

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Gwin Longest RGBThe most competitive race Tuesday in Calhoun County was the Democratic Primary between incumbent Gwin Longest, Justin Ferguson and Danny Rodgers. Longest earned the most votes in the race, but Ferguson garnered enough to force a runoff on Aug. 25. See the full results in the news section.

Back in School

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School BusAll schools in the county are now officially in session with Calhoun Academy returning to class today after summer break. Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman started last Thursday.

Football players battling the heat

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Front CA14Preston Blue tries to cool down during a break in Calhoun Academy’s practice Monday afternoon. The Cougars opened football practice last Thursday. The other schools in the county started Monday. See pictures from all of their practices in the sports section and our photo gallery. Photo by Joel McNeece

Spencer’s Kitchen opens in Vardaman

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spencers kitchenA ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Spencer’s Kitchen in Vardaman last weekend. Helen and Jessie Spencer are owners. They were joined at the ceremony by family and friends. The restaurant is located next to BancorpSouth.