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.

Election Day

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election poll pittsboroElection day has arrived around Calhoun County and turnout at the polls this morning has been "pretty good" from most reports.

7C’s Outfitters


7csDavid and Cresta Clark welcomed a large crowd to their new store, 7C's Outfitters, during grand opening ceremonies Friday and Saturday. The store is located on the Calhoun City Square in the former location of Cash Shoe store. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce High School Class of 1960

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BHS 1960 ClassBruce High School class of 1960 held their 55th reunion July 11, at the Bruce Museum. Front, l to r, Brenda Leachman Richardson, Ann Simpson Snellings, Myra Ferguson Crill, Jane Langston Plunk, Ruthie Blaylock Carroll, Dorothy Baker Baker; back, Cecil Edwards, Jerry Aron, Riley Melton, Charles Brown, Patsy Hughes Austin, James Lantrip, Kay Massey Ferguson, Larry Sutton, Nancy Anglin Scott, Betty Sanders Griffin, Dwayne Gordon, Wanda Easley Chrestman, Billy Jack Stewart and James May.  Photo by Holly Gore

Walter Armstrong


walterWalter Armstrong, of Pittsboro, has loved cars all his life. He has a talent for taking one man's perceived junk and restoring it to a desired automobile. One of those projects earned him first place in the Thunder on Water car show last year. Read the related story in the features section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Making biscuits at the Fair


biscuitsA biscuit-making demonstration is an annual event at the Calhoun County Fair. Happy Homemakers’ Club members Linda Doler, Martha Cannon, Missy Bryant and Sandra Lee were among those involved in the Thursday event. Cannon also made chocolate gravy and Lee made homemade butter to go with the biscuits.  Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Excel has new director

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barbara marsh6Barbara Marsh is the new director of Excel in Calhoun City. A native of Memphis, Marsh said she hopes to help the after-school tutoring program grow and expand its offerings to adult classes. Read the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

County Fair Pet Show


ParkerSara Jane Parker and her dog Lacy were among the winners in the Pet Show at the Calhoun County Fair. See more pictures from the pet show in this week's CCJ. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Billy McCord honored

Sup. Mike Moore presented a plaque to the family of the late Billy McCord at the beginning of Monday’s School Board meeting. From left, are Moore, McCord’s wife Ann, daughter Cindy and granddaughter Rebecca.

mccordSuperintendent Mike Moore and the Calhoun County School Board honored the late Billy McCord at the beginning of their meeting Monday night. Moore presented a plaque honoring the past school board president to his family saying, "We will never forget hsi wisdom and guidance."