Derma wants to seize property with unpaid taxes

Dock Gabbert

Derma board of aldermen agreed to apply for a grant for a couple of new police cars and to seize property that has taxes owed on them for more than three years.
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Burns promoted to lead Calhoun City Public Works

J.R. Denton

Lee Burns was named interim supervisor of the Public Works Department at the meeting of the Calhoun City Board last night.  Already an employee of the city, he succeeds Perry Goodson, who retired. His position will become salaried.

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Supervisors approve new online system for paying fines

supervisors

Calhoun County Supervisors approved a new program that will allow justice court to collect payments for fines via the internet or by phone.

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TDS completes broadband internet project in Calhoun County

TDS

TDS Telecom announces its broadband Internet project in Mississippi — in parts of Grenada, Calhoun, and Webster counties — is now complete. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded project makes high-speed Internet accessible to businesses and about 850 area residents (nearly 300 more households than projected in TDS’ application for funding).

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Nunnelee moved to Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Alan Nunnelee

Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s staff says he is doing well after brain surgery and has been moved from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to its outpatient center.

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

Estha cut

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

houlka school

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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