Snow creating dangerous situation

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County work crews are struggling to keep up with the fast falling snow that is creating dangerous road conditions. Everyone is advised to stay off the roads unless an emergency.

Calhoun declares “state of emergency” due to hazardous conditions, curfew imposed

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Calhoun County has declared a state of emergency and are enacting a curfew tonight from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow.

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Happy Snow Day from The Journal

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Happy Snow Day! Follow @CalhCoJournal on Twitter and check back here for updates on cancellations, postponements and other weather-related news.

High school baseball now a big time sport

Rick Cleveland

These eyes have seen some seismic changes in nearly a half century of covering Mississippi sports.
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‘Trash Bag Gang’ pleads, ‘City pharmacies included


Three members of the “trash bag gang” have been sentenced for crimes in several counties across the state including Calhoun, according to MBN Director Sam Owens and Attorney General Jim Hood.

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Wildcat Fans

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A few of the many Calhoun City Wildcats fans at Tuesday’s games when both the girls’ and boys’ teams defeated Walnut to pull within one win of Jackson. The Lady Wildcats will play again Friday. It’s not known yet whether they will be at home or not. The Wildcats will be at home Saturday night at 7 p.m. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City teams take care of Walnut; move to within one win of Jackson

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Calhoun City boys and girls defeated Walnut Tuesday night in the opening round of the state playoffs to pull both within one win of Jackson.

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Baseball season will try again this week; county tournament Saturday


The freezing weather postponed all of the season opening baseball jamborees last weekend and both Calhoun Academy home games.

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Taylor Blue

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“I just wanna cook!” Taylor Blue told her mother, Lisa, who asked, “What makes you happy?” following a meltdown after an ed psych final. Taylor, of Vardaman, started out as a journalism student, but didn’t think she wanted to be told what she could and could not write, so she ventured into psychology.

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Coaches’ supplements, like the teachers’, well short of where they need to be

Joel McNeece

The numbers are startling when you begin to compare. South Delta’s football coach gets a supplement of $21,250. Eupora and East Webster pay their coaches an extra $18,050 on top of their base teaching salary. Okolona’s coach receives $17,750; Taylorsville $13,250; Baldwyn $12,550.

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