A lifetime of music: Estha Mae Parker and the Coleman Family

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Estha Mae Parker was practically born with a guitar in her hand. “I remember as soon as my hand would reach around that guitar neck my mother taught me the chords, and my brother Eldrege taught me to play with him on the fiddle,” Estha Mae said.
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Houlka elementary school destroyed by fire

Four different fire departments were called to the scene of a fire that has destroyed the elementary school building in Houlka.

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‘City man arrested at Edmondson Street home, marijuana confiscated

Sheriff Pollan

A Calhoun City man has been arrested as part of a drug sting conducted by the Calhoun Sheriff’s Department and Calhoun City Police.

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Qualifying begins next week for district five school board seat

Whit Casey

Qualifying for election for the district five position on the Calhoun County school board will begin next Wednesday, Aug. 6.

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School Board approves Nix as district’s first “lead teacher;” Moore plans to add more next year

Mike Moore

Superintendent Mike Moore asked the school board for support in implementing a “lead teacher” program in the school district in which a designated teacher would in effect serve as an assistant principal and receive an additional supplement.

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Cannon, Ware, Nelson, Jester, Anthony, Jenkins, Logan, Marter and Gore are Pig Scramble winners

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Another large crowd turned out for the annual Pig Scramble last week at the Calhoun County Fair.

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Sheriff warns of phone scam in the area

Sheriff Pollan

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens of a phone scam discovered in the area.

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Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman, Derma all finish fiscal year with increase in sales tax returns

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Calhoun County’s four largest municipalities all finished the 2013-14 fiscal year showing growth in sales tax returns, according to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

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Calhoun 4-Hers win at District Horse Show

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Calhoun County 4-H Youth recently competed at the Northeast District 4-H Horse Show.

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Back to School open houses set for Aug. 5; “Blessings” event will be Aug. 3

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Calhoun County Schools will host its annual “Back to School” night Tuesday, Aug. 5 at all nine campuses in Bruce, Vardaman and Calhoun City, including the Career and Technical Center.

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