The Carthage police and fire departments went head-to-head again this year to compete in the Battle of the Kettle for the Salvation Army.

The Carthage police and fire departments went head-to-head again this year to compete in the Battle of the Kettle for the Salvation Army. The bell ringing competition took place Friday, Dec. 7 at the Carthage Walmart. The police kettle made $565.11, and the fire department kettle made $598.15.