Vardaman board approves tax increase, takes issue with sweet potato label effort

Jeff Hamilton

The Vardaman board of aldermen approved a two mil tax increase Monday night and agreed to put stipulations on an effort to establish a certified label for Vardaman sweet potatoes.

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Chamber adding benches to Calhoun City Square

Laura Edwards

Calhoun City Chamber President Laura Edwards told the organization one of the 10-foot benches has been placed on the Calhoun City square and plans are to add seven more in the coming months. The benches are being made by the students at the Career and Technical Center.

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Unoccupied house on McAlpine Street burns

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A house trailer on McAlpine Street in Bruce last occupied by the late Ruby Evans was destroyed by fire around 1:30 a.m. this morning.

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Whit Casey is lone qualifier for school board race

Whit Casey

Incumbent Whit Casey will be re-elected without opposition as the district five representative on the Calhoun County School Board.

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Thornton honored with Bruce Rotary Award

rotary thornton

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for September is Lasherica Thornton.

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Bruce native named Chief Technology Officer at C-Spire

Gregg Logan

C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company and the nation’s largest privately held wireless communications company, has
named Gregg Logan its Chief Technology Officer.

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Cameron Douglas withsands the heat to entertain as Rowdy


Cameron Douglas loves to fire up the crowd, entertain and can apparently withstand really high temperatures.

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Bruce board approves budget; discusses Dog Lovers’ lease and playground mulch

bruce board

The Bruce board of aldermen approved their 2015 budget with a slightly smaller deficit than originally proposed at a recessed meeting Thursday night.

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Vardaman man arrested for bootlegging


A Vardaman man was charged with bootlegging after a tip was called in to the Sheriff’s Dept.
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Mayor Pope vetoes previously approved raises for Bruce aldermen

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope vetoed the raise that aldermen voted for themselves in a budget meeting a couple of weeks ago and the board agreed to lease land in the park to BHS for baseball purposes last night.

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