Calhoun Endowment pays off Excel note

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Members of the Calhoun Endowment Foundation visited EXCEL in Calhoun City this week to present a $3,000 grant to allow the organization to pay off its remaining debt for the building on the Calhoun City Square. Among those in attendance were, from left, Bill Williams, Romona Tillman, Michael Watkins and John Burt. Photo by Joel McNeece

Cullie Suggs

Cullie Ann Woods Suggs, 71, of Grenada died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at her home. She was born May 26, 1943 in Big Creek, to E.B. Woods and Bertha Hallum Woods. She was a retired toll operator for BellSouth and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Edna Barton

Edna Ruth Barton, 85 of Metairie, La. passed on January 12, 2015.  She was born April 27, 1929 in Calhoun City. She was the wife of the late Ernest Edwain Barton, who passed on December 13, 2012. She was a  homemaker, graduate of Mississippi State University and school teacher for 30 years, in Mississippi and Louisiana. She was a Sunday School teacher 30 plus years and active member of First Baptist Kenner, in Kenner, La. where she helped established a prayer ministry, and had her own personal ministry in visiting folk ill in their home or in the hospital. She was a gentle spirit, but yet a warrior for her faith.  [Read more...]

Carl Coleman

John Thomas Carl Coleman, 89, of Pontotoc, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Pontotoc Rehab. Born March 20, 1925, he was the husband of the late Faye Reynolds Coleman. He was retired from Memphis Hardwood Flooring and was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Board of Supervisors meeting

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Calhoun County Supervisors met Thursday morning where the dominant topic of conversation was improvements needed to the multi-purpose building and overall drainage around the fairgrounds. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Supervisors explore options to improve multi-purpose building, drainage issues

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Improvements to the multi-purpose center in Pittsboro were the primary topic of conversation at Thursday morning’s board of supervisors meeting.

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Ivy earns award from Bruce Rotary

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The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for January is Drake Ivy.

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New York man arrested in Derma on felony drug charges


The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Douglas Manley Reid in Derma Wednesday afternoon on a warrant from the Onondaga Sheriff’s Office in Syracuse, New York.

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Demand growing for Emily Rennie’s homemade magnets


Emily Rennie looks through dozens of magazines at a time, but not necessarily because she’s fascinated by the stories. She’s on a scavenger hunt for interesting images she can turn into her increasingly popular magnets.

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Lady Rams beat Houlka, Rams fall

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Vardaman split a pair of lopsided games with rival Houlka Tuesday night.

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