Mary Cole’s giant collard has yielded five pots already with more to come

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“It is real,” Mary Cole said of the giant “Georgia Collard” she’s growing at her house on Parkview Drive in Calhoun City.
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Annual PEPA member meeting set for Oct. 4

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Annual meeting of members of Pontotoc Electric Power Association will be Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon at the Pontotoc County Agri-Center in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
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Calhoun students will benefit from $1 million grant for Upward Bound


The Coffeeville School District has been awarded $257,500 per year to serve four high schools (Bruce, Calhoun City, Coffeeville, and Vardaman) for the next five years through its Upward Bound program.
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Payne beginning third year as pastor at Antioch

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Antioch Baptist Church pastor Eric Payne lives in Batesville and works with his uncle’s company Comer Heat and Air in Oxford.
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Calhoun unemployment among the state’s lowest


Calhoun County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and is on pace for its lowest average in nearly 20 years according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).
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Janae Harrelson Winter – singer… teacher… servant

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Janae Winter recalls when she was in high school saying exactly, “I will never teach high school.”
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Revenue up in Pittsboro, Bruce, Derma, Vardaman


Bruce, Derma, Vardaman and Pittsboro are all showing gains in sales tax revenue after the first two months of the new fiscal year.
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Absentee voting open for D1 supervisor race

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Absentee ballots for the upcoming District One Supervisor special election are now available.
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School board meets Thursday night in Pittsboro

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Calhoun Board of Education is expected to discuss the Mississippi School Board Association’s Legislative Survey and the approval of the school district’s amended budget at its meeting this Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m.
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Town officials, sheriff hold meeting to discuss county jail contract

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Mayors, police officers, and town clerks gathered at City Hall in Calhoun City Tuesday morning with Sheriff Greg Pollan and Supervisor Homer Moore to continue discussions toward finding a solution to the required contract from the county on holding inmates from the municipalities at the county jail.
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