Vardaman Elementary student dies in after school accident; man charged with manslaughter

A Vaiden man is charged with manslaughter and the Vardaman Community is in shock after an accident today on Highway 8 that resulted in the death of an elementary student.

James Thomas Murphy, 70, of Vaiden, is being held in the Calhoun County Jail in Pittsboro. He was driving the 18-wheeler that hit two children just inside the Vardaman City limits as they exited a school bus around 2 p.m. Wednesday. [Read more...]

Family mourns death of husband, father and brother after shooting

Ala Salahadeen Abdulwadod, simply known as Ala or “Al” to friends and family, was described as a “genuine, respectful person with lots of integrity.”
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Three charged with capital murder after robbing Calhoun City store, killing clerk

Three men are charged with capital murder after killing a store clerk at a Calhoun City gas station Wednesday night during a robbery.

Deputy Ezra Conner said authorities were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. to Calhoun Express south of Calhoun City where the clerk, Ala Salahadeen Abdulwadod, 34, was shot. Medics arrived on scene and attempted CPR. He died in transit to the hospital. [Read more...]

Bruce man arrested after stealing truck, fleeing police officers

A Bruce man is in the county jail in Pittsboro after running from police, stealing a truck from a local business and then abandoning it on the highway hours later.
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One injured in shooting incident in Bruce

One man is in the hospital and another in jail after a shooting on Bailey Street in Bruce Wednesday afternoon.

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Calhoun City man charged with capital murder

A Calhoun City man is charged with capital murder and a warrant has been issued for another suspect in the Sept. 17 shooting death of Deundray Garth at 121 Underwood in Derma.
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Calhoun City man murdered in Derma

Authorities are investigating the murder of a Calhoun City man that occurred in Derma over the weekend.
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Calhoun City man arrested, charged with murder in Derma

A Calhoun City man is in custody at the Calhoun County Jail charged with murder.

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Keel sentenced in Drivers Flat murder case

A Bruce man was sentenced to two life sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of first degree murder.

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New reporting policies instituted at sheriff’s office in light of COVID-19

Sheriff Greg Pollan said they’ve set new rules for dealing with the public at the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.
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