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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1932, 75 years ago

A.R. Holbert has completed his new store building at Brooksville to take the place of the one destroyed by fire several weeks ago. It will be opened to the public on Aug. 1. A new line of general merchandise and groceries is being put on the shelves and everything will be in fine trim for opening day.

Holbert has been successful in the merchandise business and has a large group of customers in the Brooksville community, who will be glad to hear that he is reopening his store there. He will also construct his Main Street store in Grantsville.

He also lost his dwelling in the Brooksville fire and the same is being replaced with a beautiful new stone residence. The work is being done by J.R. Janeiro and a crew of men, master stone builders. When finished it will be one of the most handsome and commodious homes in the country.


1957, 50 years ago

Calhoun Jaycees made plans for a street square dance to be held Saturday night, when they met at Boggs Restaurant for a dinner meeting.

President Lloyd Parsons presided. Dinner was also served to Ray Bartlett, William Harris, Vernon Rohrbough, E.E. Thompson, David Spencer, Earl Garner, George Ball, Roscoe Gainer and George Johnson.

1982, 25 years ago

A position of chief field deputy sheriff does not exist as far as the Calhoun County commission is concerned.

At the July 8 meeting, the commission said that money was not put in the budget for such a position and therefore they did not approve the hiring of a person for the position. Sheriff Allen Parsons had notified the commissioners by letter that he had employed his father, Paul Parsons, as chief field deputy sheriff.

Commission president David Barr said that the commission had refused the position at a prior meeting and that the employment was not authorized and that Paul Parsons was “an unauthorized person (in the sheriff’s department) as far as the county commission is concerned.”

Barr reported on a letter received from Ronald R. Plumley, who has just completed an audit of the county’s books for 1979-81, outlining actions to be taken in various offices to make sure that departments were in compliance with proper procedures.

Commissioners voted to go with the alternate site for the proposed industrial park, with 30 acres available in an area adjacent to Bethlehem Cemetery, which would be less costly to develop. Calhoun Development Corp., a private non-profit group, paid the $3,000 needed to complete the study.

Commissioners were to notify the State Community Development office of the change.

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