School board supports funding initiative, not Musgrove’s lawsuit

Mike Moore

The Calhoun County School Board was advised not to join former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove’s lawsuit to seek more school funding and briefly discussed the ongoing teacher shortage affecting the county at Monday night’s meeting in Pittsboro.

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Documentary planned on the life of local Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch

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An Austrian based production company is scheduled to shoot a documentary on the life of local Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch beginning this fall.

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Yancy Library to host movie luncheon

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Join us at the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library for a Movie Luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 26 from noon-2 p.m., we will watch the story of a young college student who attends a philosophy class, where the uncompromising professor requires all students to agree in writing that the Christian god is “dead.”

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Calhoun unemployment climbs back above 9%

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After hitting its lowest mark in six years in April, Calhoun County’s unemployment rate has gradually climbed back above 9% the past few months, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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New staff members welcomed at Bruce High School

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As the 2014-15 school year begins, many changes creep their way into the halls of BHS. In particular, these  are the new faces in many of the classrooms. BJH has six new teachers. The high school has one new teacher along with a new assistant band director, ISD supervisor, and secretary.

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If you can’t find it at the Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale, you don’t need it

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For nearly 70 years, people have been finding treasures at the rummage sale hosted by the Methodist Women from Bruce United Methodist Church.

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Still no qualifier for District Five School Board race as Sept. 5 deadline approaches

Whit Casey

There are no qualifiers yet for the district five school board race with just over two weeks remaining before the deadline.

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Enrollment is up in Bruce and Calhoun City; slight decreases at Vardaman, Calhoun Academy

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Enrollment in the Calhoun County School District is up for the third consecutive year with the biggest gains in the lower grades in Bruce and Calhoun City.

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Supervisors proposing 1.2 mil tax increase

Barney Wade

The board of supervisors is proposing a 1.2 mil tax increase for the county, citing an increase in operating cost as the primary reason.

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Bruce Board approves $262,644 deficit budget; grants themselves pay increase

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

The Bruce Board of Aldermen voted for a $262,644 deficit budget that includes a 5% pay raise for city employees and a 60% pay increase for themselves.

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