No tax increase – County raises millage estimate and avoids expected tax hike

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Calhoun County supervisors agreed to a significant adjustment to the proposed budget for next fiscal year eliminating an expected tax increase for property owners for the coming year while still incorporating some of the requested increases for county departments.
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Supervisors acknowledge can’t avoid tax hike due to school district’s request

Supervisor Charles Bobo, Attorney Sonny Clanton and Supervisor Homer Moore listen to budget discussion Monday morning.

Calhoun County supervisors resigned themselves to the fact that a tax increase is a virtual certainty this year due to the increase sought by the school district.
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New company to take over county ambulance service

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Calhoun County Supervisors approved new management for the ambulance service at Baptist Hospital Monday morning.
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Supervisors face budget challenge with requests totaling more than five additional mils

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Calhoun County Supervisors will begin preparing a budget for next fiscal year with requests already submitted totaling a near five mil tax increase if all are granted.
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Supervisors commit to major road project as two county bridges are closed

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Calhoun County Supervisors agreed Monday to accept a $4 million grant to overhaul CR 306 (old Hwy. 8 from Calhoun City to Big Creek) that will require the county to provide 20% in matching funds ($800,000) over three years.
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Pratt is leading new WIN Job Center in Pittsboro

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Sheila Freely, director of the Calhoun Economic Development Association, introduced Daphne James as the Area Director for the new WIN Job Center at the board of supervisors meeting in Pittsboro.
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County should save money after positive Pittsboro fire inspection

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Pittsboro Fire Chief Gayle Bullard informed county supervisors Monday the county should experience a decrease in insurance costs soon.
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WIN Job Center coming to Pittsboro; Pope asks supervisors to put alcohol on ballot

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Calhoun County supervisors approved to reallocate some space in the health department building at Pittsboro to accommodate a new WIN Job Center and a “community closet” for the Department of Human Services (DHS).
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Supervisors approve request for another full-time sheriff’s deputy

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Calhoun County supervisors granted a request from Sheriff Greg Pollan Monday morning to amend his budget allowing him to hire another full-time deputy.
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Northwest president asks supervisors to reverse action on college tuition program

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Northwest Community College President Dr. Gary Spears asked Calhoun Supervisors to reconsider their action of opening the county’s college tuition program up to Northeast and Itawamba.
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