School Board Considering Later Start Date, Adjusting K4

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun County School Board discussed the possibility of starting school later and altering the county’s K-4 program as ways of saving funds in anticipation of the large budget cuts forthcoming from the state.

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One Injured In Banner Accident

By JOEL McNEECE
Authorities are still investigating a one-vehicle crash at Banner that sent a county man to the hospital.

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Bennetts Awarded Community Building Project

By JOEL McNEECE
The Bruce Board of Aldermen awarded B&B?Contractors the bid for the renovation of the community building in Bruce Park at a special called meeting last week.

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Grenada Plant Expanding By 40 Jobs

Officials from Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplier of parts to the appliance, automotive, HVAC/R and off-highway markets, have announced the company is expanding its operations in Grenada, Miss.

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Connie Fariss

Constance “Connie” Ann Sherick Fariss, 49, of Coffeeville, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, in a motor vehicle accident. She was born September 29, 1960, to Charles Homer and Alice Virginia Lasher Sherick. Mrs. Fariss was a dedicated homemaker and a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Steven Gaskin

Steven Anthony Gaskin, 45, of Calhoun City, died Sunday, March 28, 2010 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born February 4, 1965 in Chickasaw County. He was a retired factory worker for Kellwood in Calhoun City and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Earlene Brummett

Earlene H. Brummett, 82, Russellville, Al. passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Russellville Hospital. She was a native of Mississippi and member of First Baptist Church, Russellville.

March Tax Collections May Break 18-Month Decline

AP – Mississippi is on track to exceed its projected monthly tax collections for the first time in more than a year and a half.

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Calhoun’s Unemployment Increases In February

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County’s unemployment rate jumped to 13.9% in February according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Harrison, Driscoll Earn Second At Crappie Masters Tourney

John Harrison, of Calhoun City, and his fishing partner Kent Driscoll earned second place in last weekend’s 2010 Ultimate Challenge one pole-artificial bait only tournament in Conway, Ark.

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