Archives for August 2008

Hefty Tax Hike May Be Coming

The County Board of Supervisors continues to work on the next fiscal
year budget, but early indications are a hefty tax increase could be
coming over the next two years.

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Stolen Tractor Found In Big Creek

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department has recovered a tractor that was stolen in Montgomery County nearly two months ago.

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Electric Chair Hits The Road

There are few storytellers in this world who can match my father-in-law
S. Gale Denley, but Snooky Williams of Water Valley is one. Snooky shared a few gems Sunday afternoon while visiting in the ICU
waiting room at Baptist Hospital in Oxford where my father-in-law
remains battling a failing heart. Among the many Snooky yarns was one from his youth when he witnessed an execution in his hometown of Philadelphia, Miss.

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Richard Lee Rose

Richard Lee Rose, 65, of Memphis, employee for Wonder Bread, died August 15, 2008 at his home. Service was Wednesday, August 20 at Pillow Street C.M.E. Church, on Pillow Street, where he was a member. Burial was in Memorial Park South.

Scott Poteete

Bryan Scott Poteete, 40, of Grenada, died Sunday, August 17, 2008. He was born Thursday, February 1, 1968. He was a self-employed carpenter.

M.T. Watson

M.T. Watson, 66, of Bruce, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at his home. He was a timber cutter.

Kenny Walls

William Kenneth Walls, 57, of Vardaman, died August 20, 2008 at his home. He was born April 14, 1951 in Calhoun County, the son of Durell and Lorene Walls. He was retired from Custom Dimension after 30 years.

School Board Will Meet At Schools

The Calhoun County School Board plans to take some of its future meetings “on the road.” The board unanimously approved Monday night moving some of its future meetings to various school campuses in the county.

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Cougars Fall 40-0 In Season Opener

Calhoun Academy Head Coach Charlie Driskell said his team played a
“quarter and a half” of good football last Friday night in their season
opener at North Sunflower.

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County Courthouse Will Remain On Pittsboro Square

“This was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” Howard Morgan said. “I think we needed to keep it all together. I’ve thought
about it a lot and I couldn’t come to a decision to go anywhere else.”

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