Staff members from the Gentiva Home Health office will be blanketing the community and region throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for Calhoun Baptist Association as part of the company’s 10th Annual Food Drive.
The Bruce board of aldermen hired a new water department supervisor and agreed to terms on property for the Dog Lovers’ League kennels in a lengthy meeting Tuesday night.
Vardaman board of aldermen granted a tax exemption to Furniture Wood, agreed to buy a safety net for the Sportsplex and raised the town’s millage at the regular meeting of the board last night.
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.
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.
Calhoun County Supervisors approved a new program that will allow justice court to collect payments for fines via the internet or by phone.
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).
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.
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.