Shane Childs loves his job, despite the occasional vicious dog

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Shane Childs is now in his 20th year leading Derma’s public works department, making him the most tenured in that position among all the county’s municipalities.
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Vardaman board may sell town’s building on Main Street; sets Cleanup Day

Vardaman Mayor James Casey

Mayor James Casey reported to the Vardaman board of aldermen that the Sweet Potato Festival Building appraised at $17,200 plus $1,000 for appraisal cost.
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‘City police seeking cameras for officers, patrol cars

Barbara Goodson

Calhoun City Mayor J.R. Denton and the Board of Aldermen gave approval for Police Chief Tito Lopez to apply for a (JAG) Justice Assistance Grant of up to $5,000 for equipment which would include body armor (a bullet-proof vest), personal camera and a dash camera for each police car and officer. Paperwork for the grant will be sent in immediately.
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Citizens question supervisors, Calhoun City, and hospital’s decision to lease CHS

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Calhoun County Supervisors, Calhoun City Board of Aldermen and Calhoun Health Services are seeking a lessee, likely North Mississippi or Baptist, to take over the county hospital.
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Another citizen escorted by police from Bruce meeting; search begins for city prosecutor

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

The Bruce Board meeting Tuesday night opened with a tense moment as Calvin Jefferson questioned motives of the mayor and police chief.
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Bratton resigns from part-time position in Derma; Chief asked to collect privilege taxes

Dock Gabbert

Derma board of aldermen accepted the resignation of part time street and water asst. Larry Bratton at the regular meeting last night.
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Pittsboro rehires employees for new fiscal year

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Pittsboro rehired their employees for the new fiscal year at their meeting Tuesday night.
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Boil water notice lifted in Vardaman


The boil water notice that's been in effect since last Friday has been lifted in Vardaman.

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Shankle resigns as Calhoun Deputy Coroner

Jerry Fleming

Supervisors received an annual report from Communicare, accepted the resignation of a deputy coroner,  and approved two grants in a lengthy meeting Monday morning in Pittsboro.
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Supervisors asked to pass “Noah’s Law,” preventing minors from purchasing caffeine pills

Noah Smith

Jennifer Westmoreland of Water Valley, citing the loss of her 17-year-old son, asked Calhoun County Supervisors Monday to consider passing “Noah’s Law,” which prohibits minors from being able to purchase caffeine pills.
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