U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly visited Calhoun County Tuesday speaking to high school seniors from each school and local sweet potato farmers and local officials at a luncheon in Calhoun City. He’s pictured visiting with Norman Clark, left, and Jamie Earp, right, president of Sweet Potato Council.
A head-on collision on CR 427 west of Vardaman Monday night sent two men and a child to the hospital. Victor Ramirez of Vardaman collided with a car driven by Dave Williams of Vardaman. Williams’ son spent the night at LeBonheur, but was released Tuesday morning. Ramirez and Williams were both treated and released from Calhoun Health Services. Williams’ leg is broken and will require surgery. Photos courtesy of Sheriff Greg Pollan
Anamaria Moore, of Vardaman, was introduced as the Calhoun County Teacher of the Year at Tuesday's school board meeting in Pittsboro. Teachers of the Year honorees are, from left, Kevin Hall, Tina Wolfe, Sunny Rea, Anamaria Moore, Tonya Hogan, Carla Blackwelder, Annie Anderson, and Jon Barnett. Not pictured is Laura Denley.
Vardaman FFA Envirothon Team recently competed in the Mississippi Envirothon Competition where they competed in two groups winning a 2nd and a 3rd place. The competition was March 23 at the University of Mississippi Biological Field Station in Oxford. 2nd place, from left, Briley Gordon, C.J. Weddle, LaShaun Cooper, Nigel Hankins, Will Vanlandingham and John Austin Bray. The teams were coached by FFA teacher Amanda Taylor. Mississippi Envirothon, a program of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, is a hands-on natural resource competition designed to challenge students in grades 9-12 to explore the natural world around them. Competitors are tested in the categories of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and current environmental issues.