Barry Cannon back home in Calhoun after third tour to Iraq, Afghanistan

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Barry Cannon would never describe a deployment as easy, but his most recent tour with the Mississippi National Guard’s 858th to Afghanistan was much different from his previous missions.

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Bruce fires water department director

Roderick Gray

Bruce Water Department Director Roderick Gray was fired Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote during a special called Bruce board of aldermen meeting.

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91st Calhoun County Fair gets underway next week

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The 91st annual Calhoun County Fair is set for July 21-26.

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Calhoun Academy earns new certification level

Donald Pendergrast

Calhoun Academy has earned a new certification level that Headmaster Donald Pendergrast said opens new opportunities to the schools’ students.

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Supervisors begin work on county budget


Calhoun County Supervisors met last Thursday to hear budget requests from county department heads and to field some additional requests.

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Weight limits changed on four Calhoun bridges


The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced new weight limit restrictions on four Calhoun County bridges.

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Waste tire collection program will continue in Calhoun


The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority a $59,000 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators.

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‘City Chamber seeks volunteers to assist with Walkabout Wednesdays

Laura Edwards

The Calhoun City Chamber is seeking volunteers willing to serve as hosts on the square each Wednesday during the weekly farmers’ market.

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Judge Lackey to be roasted for Excel fundraiser

Judge Henry Lackey

EXCEL will roast Judge Henry Lackey Saturday, July 19 at the Methodist Corner in Calhoun City at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for the after-school tutoring program.

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Calhoun Health Services planning on $2 million expansion

James Franklin

Work is expected to begin this fall on a $2 million addition to Calhoun Health Services (CHS) that will provide a new headquarters for the ambulance service, a larger physical therapy unit and office space for hospital administration.

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