Saints Elicit Tears Of Joy From Across U.S.

“Hell has officially frozen over.” That was the immediate description by New Orleans Saints’ radio broadcaster Jim Henderson after Sunday’s improbable victory sending the Saints to the Super Bowl.

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CEDA Targets 200 More Jobs For County

By JOEL McNEECE
Tim Weston, an economic development consultant with the Tennessee Valley Authority, stressed that to have success in economic development it requires investment and patience.

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McCord Re-Elected School Board President

By CELIA HILLHOUSE
Billy McCord was re-elected president of the Calhoun County School Board at their monthly meeting last Thursday night. Susan Hardin was elected Board secretary and Paul Moore Jr. was re-appointed Board attorney.

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Sales Tax Returns Around County Lagging

By JOEL McNEECE
December proved to be a good month for sales tax returns in Calhoun County, although most municipalities around the county remain down for the year according to the Mississippi Tax Commission.

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Sean Cannon New Defensive Coordinator At ICC

Itawamba Community College’s new head football coach, Jon Williams, has dipped into Terry Bowden’s coaching staff at the University of North Alabama for his new defensive coordinator.  Calhoun City native Sean Cannon, who has 13 years of collegiate coaching experience, heads to ICC after four years of coaching the linebackers and serving as strength and conditioning coach at UNA.

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Lady Cougars Prepare For Region Tourney

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun Academy’s Lady Cougars finished off their regular season last Friday with a 53-50 victory over Macon Central.

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Syble Gray Sturdivant Gilder

Funeral services were Saturday, January 30, 2010 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Glendale for Syble Gray Sturdivant Gilder, 76, of Littleton, Co., who died January 20 at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Clestine Jones

Clestine H. Jones, 71, of Bruce died January 12, 2010 at Pontotoc Hospital. Funeral service was Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mays Chapel with Rev. Lee Moore officiating. Burial was in Cane Creek in Vardaman.?Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce was in charge of arrangements.

Kathlene Vanlandingham

Kathleen Vanlandingham, 86, of Bruce, died Monday, January 25, 2010 at Calhoun Health Services nursing home in Calhoun City. She was born March 17, 1923 in Memphis, the daughter of Ed and Minnie Haire Vanlandingham. She had worked in retail sales, she was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Bruce.

Willie Freelon

Willie Freelon departed this life on January 25, 2010 in his home in Pittsboro. He was born June 19, 1928 in Yalobusha County, the son of Charlie Freelon and Emma Jenkins. He was a member of Bryant Chapel M.B. Church in Big Creek, where he remained faithful until his health failed him.