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Shaffer steps up to fill Derryberry’s shoes as interim mayor of Sheridan

“There was a hole that needed to be filled and I care deeply about this town,” Tom Shaffer said as he stirred cream into his black, drip coffee. “I just want to serve and make it as good of a place as I can.”

Shaffer, a two-year city council member, has decided to step up. He has accepted the position as interim mayor for the town of Sheridan and was sworn in at this month’s council meeting. Previous mayor Dean Derryberry resigned from the position after changes with his full-time job. Derryberry served as mayor for nine years.

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Sports

Though the weather outside is far too delightful to be considered winter, action on the hard court is ramping up for the 2014-15 basketball season. With teams playing their first games this week, action for the four Madison County high schools is sure to impress. Each area coach was asked to provide his or her outlook for this season. Here is a look at some of the local talent who will try to get the job done in the 2014-15 basketball campaign.

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