‘Year of Assessment’ – School district moving forward with high expectations, several changes

The Calhoun County School District has completed what Supt. Dr. Lisa Langford called “a year of assessment” as the 2018-19 school year ended. Dr. Langford, who was hired as the county school superintendent almost exactly one year ago, said everything in the district has been analyzed in an attempt to develop strategic plans to maximize efficiency going forward.
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Natchez Trace Electric Power receives $8.56 million loan

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states. The funding includes $64 million to finance smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security.
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Free eye exams offered for kids who don’t pass the reading gate

For the fifth year, the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) and the Mississippi Vision Foundation (MVF) will provide eye exams at no-cost to third graders who did not pass the state reading assessment test and do not have insurance. The exams are offered through July 31.
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Bruce Elementary says goodbye to longtime BES teacher Cook

Bruce Elementary teacher Patricia Cook was honored with a retirement reception.

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Ward recognized after long career at Weyerhaeuser

Harold Ward retired from Weyerhaeuser Monday after 38 years of service.

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James receives Supervisors’ Scholarship

Mary Alon James, of Bruce, is the 2019 recipient of a $250 scholarship from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors.

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Remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Camp McCain Commander Lt. Col. Richard Weaver, the featured speaker at the Pryor Memorial Service on the Calhoun City Square Saturday during SquareFest, opened his remarks saying, “For your tomorrow we gave our today,” as he paid tribute to Slate Springs native Gen. Fox Conner.
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Mayor updates chamber on park bike trail project

Mayor Rudy Pope told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce last week the town was waiting on dryer weather to begin work on the bike trail in Bruce Park.
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Summer Library programs begin May 28

The summer reading programs at the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce will begin next week.
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Horton speaks on Calhoun County Steen history

Marvin Horton spoke to the Yalobusha County Historical Society on May 16 about “The Steens of Calhoun County.”
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