Bro. Jeff Harmon answering the ‘call of his life’ at New Liberty

Down what is known as the “Hollis Switch Road” west of Vardaman lies New Liberty Baptist Church, a congregation that has a long history in Calhoun County and a pastor who is preaching on his native soil.
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T.A. Beckett is proud to be a farmer

T.A. Beckett, of Bruce, is preparing to plant another couple hundred acres of soybeans in between tending to his cattle. It’s all routine for the 84-year-old life-long farmer.
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“Staying Faithful and Staying True” – Friendship Missionary Baptist Church celebrates sesquicentennial anniversary

A large crowd gathered under the oak trees beside Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Sunday afternoon to celebrate its 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary.
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Lovorns at home coaching in Calhoun City

The colors orange and black run deep in the Lovorn family.
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Cowboy Church feels like home for Bobby Douglas

Nestled in the Arizona desert halfway between Phoenix and Tucson is the city of Casa Grande, home of Pinal County Cowboy Church.
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Bryant at heart of Calhoun Academy Cougar sports

Sports make Benny Bryant tick. The Calhoun Academy coach has been a part of Cougar sports almost his entire life, first as an athlete who graduated in 1987 and now as a coach, a post he’s held in some regard since 2009.

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Thelma Franklin proud of her career as one of area’s first black nurses

Thelma Franklin got her start as a maid in the Bruce Hospital working for Dr. Crocker. It was located on the square where Dr. Longest’s office is now.
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Barbara Bailey retires after 30 years of carrying Vardaman mail

Barbara Bailey retired recently after carrying the mail out of Vardaman for more than 30 years, but she’s as busy as ever.
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“Buongiorno” – Vardaman welcomes exchange student from Italy

Calhoun County doesn’t get foreign exchange students too often, but Vardaman High School has a well-rounded student in this category in Andrea Castronovo.
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Timmy Mills – That Dude That Draws and Stuff

Timmy Mills’ rekindled passion in life was born from tragedy. His wife Donna was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer and required around the clock care.
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