Calhoun unemployment for September matches year’s lowest


Calhoun County matched its lowest unemployment rate of the year in September, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Local schools release honor rolls for the first nine weeks


Following are honor rolls recently announced by Calhoun County Schools.

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Breast Cancer Awareness has meaning to BHS student Kalisha Parks

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Everyone knows  or once knew someone who endured the battle against breast cancer. October is the month of recognition for people who have loved ones fighting breast cancer.

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CCES students writing Christmas stories, one of which will be published

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Calhoun City Elementary students in Laurie Denley’s class have each written a Christmas story, one of which will be published.

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Mission trip to Africa provides life changing experience for J.B. Long

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J.B. Long had the moment he’s longed for where he felt closest to God and it happened on a mountaintop in Africa.

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CCHS students hear anti-bullying message


Calhoun City High School recently had speaker Deirdre Peggen from the Family Resource Center out of Tupelo to come and speak to the school on bullying.

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Circuit Clerk’s office open this Saturday for absentee voting


The Circuit Clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open the next two Saturdays (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) from 8 a.m. until noon for absentee voting.

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Latest accreditation grades not as meaningful; Reading Gate could impact 8% of 3rd graders

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Calhoun County Schools all maintained their same accreditation grade from the state except for Calhoun City High School which improved from an F to a D.

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New Derma WalMart looking to hire 30 employees


The new “Walmart Neighborhood Market” scheduled to open next January in Derma is now looking to hire approximately 30 employees.

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Pittsboro board approves ballots for alcohol election


The Pittsboro mayor and board of aldermen met briefly Tuesday afternoon to approve the official ballot for the Dec. 2 alcohol election and to make certain all other requirements had been met.

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