John Gillespie is the new Voice of the Rams

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If you’ve been to a home sporting event at Vardaman High School this year, then you’ve heard 16-year-old John Macon Gillespie, although you may not have realized it.

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Bruce Rotary Christmas Auction is Thursday night

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The Bruce Rotary Club’s annual Christmas Auction will move indoors this year and be held Thursday night.

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New WalMart manager visits Derma board meeting

Tim Weeks

The manager of the new Walmart Express told the Derma Board of Aldermen last night that the store would be opening January 21.
Tim Weeks, a native of Calhoun City, will be manager of the store.

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‘City board talks about complaints regarding gray rock on roads

J.R. Denton

The Calhoun City mayor and board of aldermen briefly discussed a request for culverts to be installed in a ditch and complaints about the gray rock installed on city streets during a brief meeting Tuesday night.

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Petty cash fund established for Bruce Police; turn lane for Weyerhaeuser closer to fruition

Stan Evans

A police petty cash fund of $500 was set up at the Bruce Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night.

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Pittsboro voters approve liquor and beer


Pittsboro voters approved beer and liquor Tuesday night, each garnering nearly 70% of the vote.

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Vardaman accepts bid for town depository

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Vardaman Board of Aldermen accepted the lone bid of BancorpSouth as the town’s depository at a short meeting of the board last night.

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Derma man arrested for sexual battery, child pornography

Aaron Lee Patane

A Derma man has been arrested on multiple counts of sexual battery, child pornography and touching a child for lustful purposes.

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Vardaman man arrested for bootlegging

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A Vardaman man has been arrested for bootlegging after authorities were able to conduct a buy off him.

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Big Creek Road in line for new asphalt

Chodie Myers

The Big Creek road (CR 306) was approved for some new paving Monday morning by the board of supervisors.

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