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Aldermen approve Bibb Drive zoning change – Board moves forward with paving program

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

A proposed zoning code change was approved Monday night as the Board of Aldermen met for their regular monthly meeting. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. All alderpersons were present as of roll call. As the first items of business, the board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s reports. Next, the Mayor opened the public hearing for discussion

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  • Amish man charged with burglary, arson

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Melvin Yoder

    An Amish man remains in custody after being arrested Saturday in connection to several fires that took place around the area south of Curryville Saturday afternoon and evening. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, his department and the Curryville Fire Protection District responded to three separate fires throughout the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Jan. 24 Taken into custody that night was Melvin J. Yoder, 23, of rural Bowling

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  • Jim Hansen Capitol Report

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    The House is in order. With 163 representatives, it’s important to be organized so we can serve you efficiently. This week, Speaker Diehl made that happen by working with members to establish the rules for the 98th General Assembly and set up the committee system. New to this session are standing committees hearing and voting on legislation before sending them to the select committees. These select committees will provide an

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Business News

Bank of Louisiana pledges to Fairground project

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

The Pike County Fairgrounds will hopefully be receiving a facelift thanks to a generous pledge donation from Bank of Louisiana. At the last Fair Board meeting, a proposal was made regarding the construction of a new outdoor canopy and stage on the track, which would allow for the hosting of larger entertainment events, as well as better service the current acts it hosts annually. The project cost is estimated at

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  • Farm Service Agency News

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Summary of 2014 Farm Bill Programs – continued To help facilitate the process, we are having small group producer meetings in our office daily on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. The meetings will be limited to eight producers per meeting. The meetings will start at 9 a.m. and last about one hour. Our goal is to review all the paperwork for your specific farm(s) as you consider your options. To reserve

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  • Aldermen approve Bibb Drive zoning change – Board moves forward with paving program

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    A proposed zoning code change was approved Monday night as the Board of Aldermen met for their regular monthly meeting. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. All alderpersons were present as of roll call. As the first items of business, the board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s reports. Next, the Mayor opened the public hearing for discussion

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Technology

Editorial

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The problem starts when an individual’s opinion on a given matter is completely lacking a foundation of knowledge, objectivity, and experience. All too often, and even more so in small towns it seems (or maybe it’s just more obvious, given the smaller population – whatever), people jump to conclusions about a topic or situation without educating themselves on what they so passionately cry

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Before I jump into a rant, let me begin by saying “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” (you know, for my non-Christian denominational friends). I hope you all can spend the next several days with your loved ones in spirited celebration. Now that I got that out of the way… Dear camo-clad, angry Walmart shopper man… You are a jerk. You, sir, seem to think (for what reason, I do not

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The internet has ruined us… I’m pretty sure. One fortunate thing about the onslaught of craziness on the interwebs the last few weeks is that it’s been quite enlightening on who should be on my Facebook friends list and who should not. First there was Ferguson. The amount of shameless judgement, racism, and finger-pointing I witnessed online made me sick. I won’t try to claim that I’m not a judgemental

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