Banner college catalog provides wealth of info

There aren’t many people living in Banner today who still remember about the college which was organized in 1887. Clements and his wife were lucky that they obtained an original Banner catalog which was dated 1887-88.
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Town of Banner was in ‘full bloom’ in late 1800s

Banner was first settled when ‘Uncle’ Mike Finn came from Ireland and settled 1-1/2 miles north of where the village now is, according to information on file in the Department of Archives and History at Jackson.
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Vardaman Facts and Figures, part two of town history

The town of Vardaman was founded in 1904.

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Pres. Roosevelt rejected Vardaman as town name at its founding

The town of Vardaman was founded in 1904, but Vardaman was not its original name.
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Calhoun County Agricultural High School at Derma

This old photograph is the student body of the Calhoun County Agricultural High School at Derma, taken in the 1926-27 term.

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Bruce traced through first 33 years of growth

Thirty-three years ago the town of Bruce was established. Actually the town was incorporated June 29, 1927.
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Pittsboro was first graded school in the county

While going through some old things searching for material that would be of interest to Journal readers, Mrs. Sam Smith found a yearbook for Pittsboro High School for 1913. Mrs. Smith (Pauline Ellard) was a senior that year.
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Dr. Harrison loved country doctor life

Many of those who have figured prominently in the settling and growth of Calhoun have their roots in Sarepta. There are the Glenns, Grists, Yancys, Zinns, Harrison and many, many others. One of these, the late Dr. J.S. Harrison, was recognized at the annual Homecoming in Sarepta by a tribute written by his sister, Margaret Brown, of Bruce. This sketch was taken from that tribute.

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Bruce was a “No-No Town,” but it wasn’t “Goody-Goody”

The Guinness Book of Records does not contain these unusual, bizarre happenings that I observed when I moved here 49-1/2 years ago simply because Mr. Guinness was not one of the earliest immigrants to Bruce, as we were.
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Midway celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1998

Midway Baptist Church, south of Vardaman on Highway 341, celebrated its 150th anniversary in May 1998.
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