Donald and Dewey Shipp celebrate seven decades of wedded bliss

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Donald Shipp said when he was coming up through school, he was mostly surrounded by girls.
“When you do that, they’re just kind of like sisters,” he said. “There’s no romance, you just play with them. But Lord, this new girl came to town and hot dog, she turned me on.”
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Schools release supply lists for upcoming school year

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Following are school supply lists as provided by each of the Calhoun County Schools.

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New Dollar General will offer groceries, gas

The former Walmart Neighborhood Market in Derma will become a Dollar General in October that will have an expanded grocery offering and gasoline.
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Superintendent: Last three years of state tests not fair to anyone

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Superintendent Mike Moore expressed his frustration with state testing policies over the past few years to the school board Monday night, explaining the testing changes haven’t been fair to anyone.
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‘City’s Tito Lopez teaches girls self defense at Dorroh Lake Teen Camp

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“I’m moving to a new location next month and my mom is worried sick about me getting in and out of my car in the dark by myself after work.”
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Jo Ann Denley fell in love with journalism at The Journal

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The Calhoun County Journal has been a family affair for more than half a century now. Bruce’s Jo Ann Denley has been around for a majority of it.
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Banner couple jailed on marijuana charges

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A Banner couple has been arrested after sheriff deputies found marijuana growing at their home.

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Calhoun schools score poorly on state’s “invalid assessment

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The Mississippi Department of Education, after more than a year delay, released new accreditation grades for all public schools last week for the 2014-15 school year with Calhoun County dropping to an unofficial D, based on the A-F grading scale.
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Weekend schedule for Calhoun County Fair

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Following is the Friday and Saturday schedule for the County Fair in Pittsboro.

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Allen shares “Tales of Calhoun County” with Bruce Chamber

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Terry Allen entertained the Bruce Chamber Monday at lunch with “Tales of Calhoun County.”
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