Gentiva kicks off 10th annual food drive for Calhoun Baptist Association


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.

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Breaking: Bruce under a boil water notice

The city of Bruce is currently under a boil water notice due to the system’s water pressure dropping below allowed levels. Officials are currently working to remedy the problem.

Liles hired to lead Bruce water department on 3-2 vote

Cody Liles

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.

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Vardaman grants tax exemption to Furniture Wood; buys netting for Sportsplex

Brad Spencer

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.

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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


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 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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