Third Circuit Drug Court to hold graduation Aug. 15 in Oxford

Judge Andrew K. Howorth

Eighteen people are expected to graduate from the Third Circuit Drug Court during a ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Lafayette County Courthouse in Oxford. The ceremony will be in the main courtroom.

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Supervisors call special meeting to discuss airport project

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Calhoun County Supervisors have called a special meeting for Monday, July 30 regarding a grant secured for the airport.

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Calhoun unemployment rate increases in June; still among region’s lowest

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Calhoun County unemployment jumped to 9.5% in June, but remained relatively low compared to most of the state.

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Ava Reeves has lived through a lot in her 99 years

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Ninety-nine year-old Ava Reeves isn’t big on taking naps. She prefers to keep moving, whether it’s working in her yard, her garden or completing projects for her church.
“If you keep moving you just feel better,” Reeves said as she watched over a pair of workers loading all her belongings into a truck for transport to Oregon.

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Bozie Dye

R.L. “Bozie” Dye, 83, of Calhoun City, died July 24, 2012 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1929 in Calhoun City, the son of Roscoe and Alma Brannon Dye. He was a retired employee of Nabor’s Building Supply after 17 years. An Army Corporal in the Korean War, he was a life member of the American Legion, DAV, VFW and AMVET.

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Office to register 911 address moves outside county jail building

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The office to register a 911 address with the county has moved into the building beside the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department.

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Prentiss Williams

Prentiss Williams, 72, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Tupelo. He was born April 20, 1940 in Coffeeville, to Mollie Marion and Allen Williams Sr.
He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior early in his youth. He was instrumental in establishing Living Word of  Faith Church, where he was ordained evangelist.

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Lady Cougars open softball season Friday at Bruce Park

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First year head coach Darren Tedder has “high hopes” for the Lady Cougars softball team as they prepare to open the 2012 season this Friday against North Sunflower in Bruce Park.

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Clarke, Walker, Suber advance to Junior Golf Tour Championship

Cameron Clarke

Cameron Clarke of Pittsboro won the 12-13-year-old division of the Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tour event Monday at Pontotoc Country Club.

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Calhoun Tazers earn fourth at Dizzy Dean World Series

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The Calhoun Tazers All-Star team completed the season with a 12-5 record and a fourth place finish at the Dizzy Dean World Series.

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