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Woodlake needs $3.7M to bring airport up to minimal FAA standards

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – The City of Woodlake needs to clean up just one more fund to bring the entire City budget into the black, but it doesn’t appear as if that is going to happen any time soon. At last week’s Sept. 11 City Council meeting, Woodlake staff discussed with the council the […]

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Football: Strathmore Spartans spear Orosi Cardinals in 35-13 victory

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN STRATHMORE – The Strathmore Spartans have made a habit of beating teams – badly. But head coach Jeromy Blackwell has not been all that impressed with his team’s performance late in games. In their last game before they welcomed the Cardinals to town, against the Templeton Eagles, Strathmore let up 14 points […]

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Exeter City Council indicates they do not want commercial marijuana within city limits at all

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Cities are starting to put their foot down on one side of the fence or the other when it comes to commercial marijuana. And when it comes to Exeter, they’re saying wait and see what happens in other cities. At the Sept. 12 Exeter City Council meeting last week, city […]

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Lindsay makes first purchase with Measure O money: a new firetruck

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – With fresh cash coming into City coffers soon, Lindsay needs to make some decisions on what they want to spend it on first. At their Sept. 12 City Council meeting last week, they decided their first major purchase would be a fire truck. Between manufacturers like Rosenbauer, E-One (Emergecny One […]

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The Pier Fire that started on Aug. 29 almost 100% contained, perimeter still being patrolled

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN SPRINGVILLE – Crews have worked diligently for three weeks to contain one of the most dangerous fires this summer. Approaching a number of structures, the Pier Fire burned through 20,529 acres in the first week and to date has been roughly stopped at 36,556 acres. Fire personnel have managed to contain the […]

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The City of Exeter holds first of five public hearings on move from at-large to district elections

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Last Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Exeter City Council opened a public hearing for residents to weigh in on the process of moving toward district elections. The topic of which has caused some serious consternation among resident James Garcia. Garcia was named by attorney Kevin Shenkman, with Shenkman and Huges Attorneys, […]

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Farmersville water meter project faces costly hurdles

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN FARMERSVILLE – Infrastructure projects often carry surprises. Whether it be user error or circumstantial difficulties, there is almost always some unforeseen obstacle that delays the completion date or drives up the cost of the project. And the City of Farmersville is learning that firsthand when it comes to their new water meter […]

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Pier Fire near Springville is 60% contained, jumping 40% in the course of a week

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN SPRINGVILLE – The Pier Fire that ravaged dry brush and mountainside unabated for a week is now well under control. Burning through 20,529 acres in its first seven days, crews managed to stop its spread allowing only 9,861 acres since making the total 30,390 as of Tuesday. Crews have been working hard […]

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Farmersville ready for upgrades at WWTP with SCADA system

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN FARMERSVILLE – As a governmental entity, information is key and the more of it you have the better off you are. Soon Farmersville will be able to set up their supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at the new waste water treatment plant. Farmersville city manager John Jansons says that having […]

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County spends $1.3M on new sheriff vehicles

TCSO set to receive 40 new vehicles through County’s Vehicle Internal Borrowing Program By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN TULARE COUNTY – One of the things that will always need replacement in any organization is materials. Normal wear and tear can cost a lot in maintenance and eventually replacement. But lucky for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, the […]

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