Juanita Morgan

Juanita Morgan, 70, of Pittsboro, died December 27, 2010 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born October 26, 1940 in Lexington, the daughter of Richard Henry and Rosa Ann Hocutt. She was a homemaker, former store clerk, and was a member of Parker Baptist Church.

Howard Morgan

Howard Wilson Morgan, 71, of Vardaman, died December 24, 2010 at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. He was born November 11, 1939 in Calhoun County, the son of Cecil Howard and Wilma Althea Lantrip Morgan. He served as Calhoun County District five Supervisor for over 27 years. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He was a member of Community Board of Directors with Bancorp South Vardaman Branch, and member of Mississippi State Supervisors Assn. and Board of Three Rivers Planning and Development. He was an avid deer hunter.

Spookie Cole

Britton Douglas “Spookie” Cole, 68, of Calhoun City, died December 27, 2010 at his residence. He was born July 18, 1942 in Charleston, the son of Alfred and Alma Mullins Cole. He was a retired factory worker from Franklin Mfg. in Houston and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Sparta Opry. He had been inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame.

2010 – Year in review

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County’s top headlines in 2010 included Wendell Blount’s escape and then capture six months later while awaiting sentencing for manslaughter; the 858th National Guard unit’s safe return home to Calhoun City after a year in Iraq; construction beginning on a new courthouse; the death of Supervisor Howard Morgan; and the school board’s firing of all teacher assistants and cutting K4 to 60% days due to a budget crisis.

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Supervisors will appoint successor for Supervisor Howard Morgan

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County supervisors will appoint a successor within the next few weeks for District Five Supervisor Howard Morgan who died Dec. 24.

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Calhoun Countians execution still on hold; AG had requested for Dec. 29 date

By ELIZABETH CRISP
The Clarion Ledger
The expected fourth execution this year of an inmate on Mississippi’s death row appears unlikely to occur. The Mississippi Supreme Court has not acted on a request to schedule an execution next week and is on a holiday schedule, leaving the fate of death row inmate Frederick “Freddie” Bell, of Calhoun County, in question for now.

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Supervisor Howard Morgan has died

howard_morgan_2008By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County Supervisor Howard Morgan, of Vardaman, died around midnight last night (Friday, Dec. 24).

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The man who loved Christmas

Dec. 20, 1984—If there was ever a man who loved Christmas, it was the late Sen. Jesse Yancy of Bruce. The word “loved” is used advisedly. For there are those who might be said to “enjoy” Christmas, “respect” Christmas, “anticipate” Christmas, etc., but Jesse loved Christmas.

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Mexican restaurant opens on Calhoun City Square

By JOEL McNEECE
A Mexican restaurant opened on the Calhoun City Square today (Thursday, Dec. 23) with plans to be open seven days a week going forward.

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Grass fires quickly put out around Calhoun

By JOEL McNEECE
Pittsboro, Calhoun City and Derma fire departments all responded to grass fires Wednesday afternoon.

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