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Council agrees on simple majority

Council agrees on simple majority

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – There is no question of ‘if’ there will be a quarter cent sales tax measure on the November ballot for Visalia voters, there is only a questio ...

Mecum resigns before the end of first term

Mecum resigns before the end of first term

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN lindsay – Resigning from council sounds a lot better than being rejected from it. That might be why Lindsay City Council member Steve Mecum resigned an hou ...

Noxious gas absent at Nash de Camp fire

Noxious gas absent at Nash de Camp fire

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN exeter – Investigators have been unable to determine the cause of the fire at the packing house, but they have determined the site to be completely safe ...

Restaurants stake their claim against Edison

Restaurants stake their claim against Edison

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN exeter – Restaurants need water to keep their business flowing, and when it is turned off everything comes to a grinding halt. That fact could not have bee ...

Canal body identified as man from Orosi

Canal body identified as man from Orosi

@TheSunGazette exeter – Police have identified the body of a man who was found in the Friant-Kern Canal in Exeter earlier this month. The Tulare County Coroner’s Office identified ...

Boiling water notice is lifted in Exeter

Boiling water notice is lifted in Exeter

After a day and a half of uncertainty for restaurants in Exeter, it is now safe to resume all operations. According to a press release issued by the City of Exeter, the State of Ca ...

TCSO poised for new HQ

TCSO poised for new HQ

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN visalia – Public safety consolidation is a common practice in Tulare County. The City of Farmersville and the City of Lindsay both have joint police-fir ...

Body found in Friant-Kern canal

Body found in Friant-Kern canal

@TheSunGazette exeter – An unidentified man was found floating in the Friant-Kern Canal in Exeter last week. Just after 8 p.m. on July 7, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department rec ...

Exeter, County to settle fire tax lawsuit

Exeter, County to settle fire tax lawsuit

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN exeter – A lawsuit over fire protection services in Exeter is just one step away from being settled out of court. At its June 28 meeting, the Exeter Cit ...

Lindsay goes organic

Lindsay goes organic

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN lindsay – Much like a dump truck upending a can, the moving and shaking of waste disposal has taken on another level. Garbage, recycling, and green waste a ...

Main break leaves Exeter waterless

Main break leaves Exeter waterless

By Paul Myers and Reggie Ellis @TheSunGazette exeter – Residents and businesses of Exeter were left hung out to dry on Monday when a 10-inch water main ruptured on Belmont. Edison ...

Brooke Crain

By Damian Marquez @dmarquez_SGN Born and raised in Visalia, Brooke Crain will be representing the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s BMX event. It is the second time competing in the Olympics for Crain. She competed in the 2012 Olympics in London as an alternate, finishing in eighth place. The Mt. […]

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July 27, 2016 () comments

Friant to deliver more water to farmers, towns

@TheSunGazette fresno – Eastside farmers, and residents in two communities, will have more water than they were expecting this year, but not more than they would normally receive. On July 18, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced an increase of 10 percent in the water supply allocation to the Friant Division from 65 to 75 […]

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July 27, 2016 () comments

Garden Tips for August

By Thea Fiskin U. C. Master Gardeners August is the month to use wise-watering practices to keep your plants alive during the long, hot days. It’s also a great time to start planning your winter vegetable garden. Seed catalogs will start filling your mailbox and are also readily available on-line, so take a moment to […]

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July 27, 2016 () comments

FUSD to begin year without top spot filled

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN farmersville – Farmersville Unified will not have a new superintendent when classes begin on Aug. 11, but it will have competent person in charge of the school district. At its July 19 meeting, the school board voted to extend Randy DeGraw as interim superintendent indefinitely, until the board is able to […]

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July 27, 2016 () comments

Obituary: Linda F. Wilson-Burns

Graveside Funeral Services for Linda F. Wilson-Burns of Farmersville will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Exeter District Cemetery. Linda was born on May 22, 1950 in Oakland, Calif. She passed away on July 6, 2016 in San Francisco at the age of 66. She worked as a certified […]

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July 13, 2016 () comments

Wildfire smoke has far reaching effects

NAPS There’s been a disturbing pattern of increasing wildfires in the U.S. and Canada. Nine of the 10 largest wildfires in the U.S. in recent history have occurred since 2000. The U.S. Forest Service now spends more than half its annual budget on firefighting, compared to 16 percent just 20 years ago. The trend is […]

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July 20, 2016 () comments

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