Calhoun City mayor, board working on budget for next fiscal year

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Calhoun City aldermen authorized Mayor J.R. Denton and Clerk Raenell Moore to finalize the budget for next fiscal year after a brief discussion last Tuesday night.
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There was merit in the myth

Ray Mosby

There was merit in the myth
“We are sheep without a shepherd
We don’t know how to be alone
So we wander ‘round this desert
And wind up following the wrong gods home.”—Quoted material by Don Henley

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Calhoun City makes easy work of Coffeeville, 61-0

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The outcome was never in doubt in Calhoun City Friday night as the Wildcats dominated the visiting Coffeeville Pirates 61-0 in the season opener.
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Cheering on the Trojans

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bruce cheerBruce cheerleaders did their part to keep the Trojan fans excited for the season opener at New Albany. See the game story in the sports section.

Trojans open season with 7-0 loss at New Albany with “mysterious” offensive performance


The Bruce Trojans came up short in a defensive struggle at New Albany Friday night falling 7-0 to the Class 4A Bulldogs.
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Vardaman struggles in 35-0 season opening loss to East Webster

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The Vardaman offense is searching for an identity that didn't materialize in the first game of the season.
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Cougars fall to Humphreys 52-8 in season opener

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It certainly wasn’t the start to the 2016 season Calhoun Academy was hoping for as the Cougars were blitzed by visiting Humphreys Academy 52-8.
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MarijuanaCalhoun Sheriff's Dept. found one of the largest loads of marijuana in Calhoun County today. More than 185 plants were found at the home of William Taylor, CR 165, who was arrested late this afternoon. From left, Sheriff Greg Pollan, Deputy Dean Poynor and Deputy Kenneth White.

Banner man arrested, huge amount of marijuana


One of the biggest marijuana finds in the county resulted in the arrest of a Banner man today.

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David Sandidge

Faber David "Dave" Sandidge, 84, passed away August 16, 2016, at Floyd Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. He was born October 4, 1931, in Osceola, AR to James Solomon Sandidge and Bonnie Estell Baker Sandidge. He was a band director for 45 years and began his illustrious career in Bruce in 1957.
He earned a Bachelor`s Degree at Memphis State University, his Master's Degree at Ole Miss, and did further graduate work at Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi. He went on to lead award-winning band programs in Hazlehurst, Clarksdale, Gulfport and North Richland Hills, Tx. During most of those years, he also served as a choir director for Methodist Churches. After retiring to Houston in 1997, he served as interim director for Houston High School, interim choir director at First Baptist Church and built the band program at Hebron Christian School. He was highly acclaimed by both colleagues and students; was named "Outstanding Band Director in Mississippi" by Phi Beta Mu in 1985; was awarded "Excellence in Music Education" by the National Band Association in 1985, and was inducted into the Gulf Coast Band Directors Hall of Fame in 2000. He greatly enjoyed serving as a director with the Mississippi All-State Lion's Band for 11 years and participated in several wins as top band at international competitions. He was a Marching and Concert Band adjudicator in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Florida. 

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