Supervisors hire circuit clerk to build election database

Supervisors agreed to pay Circuit Clerk Carlton Baker $300 to build the election database for this November’s election rather than contract it out for a lot more money.
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Supervisors set jail fee for towns; Pope says alcohol petitions getting close

Calhoun County supervisors approved a request from Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope Tuesday morning to adjust the charge to towns for housing inmates at the county jail to $35 per day.
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Towns to pay more for housing inmates at county jail

The cost of housing inmates at the jail in Pittsboro for Calhoun County municipalities will go up this year, according to a proposed agreement from county supervisors.
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No tax increase – County raises millage estimate and avoids expected tax hike

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsboro Fire Chief Gayle Bullard informed county supervisors Monday the county should experience a decrease in insurance costs soon.
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