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Former Exeter council member, mayor Robyn Stearns announces her run for District 1 Board Supervisor

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER —Tulare County District 1 Supervisor Kuyler Crocker is coming into the final year of his first term, and some challengers are running to see if they can make a change come the beginning of 2021. Larry Micari has already thrown his hat into the race, and now Exeter’s former mayor Robyn […]

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Lindsay lists the good and bad of having McDermont

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – Lindsay’s plan for profit sharing with McDermont has paid off so far. About $16,000 worth. And last month Lindsay council and staff discussed the good, and the bad to the current state of McDermont the building and McDermont X the operation. Ultimately city staff says they are better off now […]

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Exeter PD buys covert surveillance equipment to help thwart car thefts in the area

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Where law enforcement agencies are adding eyes to their skys, Exeter is investing in some eyes they can hide. In order to save on staff costs and time, the Exeter Police Department is accepting almost $12,500 to purchase auto theft deterrence camera equipment. Some of it will be clear as […]

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Exeter City Council decides on vision and mission statements

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER– Exeter knows what it wants and knows how to get there. At last week’s, April 9 meeting, the Exeter City Council voted unanimously to adopt a vision statement and mission statement, inspired by residents of the town. Serving as a foundational document, a vision statement guides an organizations direction for the […]

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Exeter increases commercial refuse rates, adds new ones to cover cost increases 

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – The cost of doing business in Exeter is going up, and China’s unwillingness to accept America’s recyclables is not helping. Exeter City Council passed a rate increase on existing commercial waste hauling at their March 26 meeting. And they established new rates to cover the cost of recycling and organics. […]

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Lindsay auditor reports fewer findings, slightly positive trends in key areas

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – Lindsay has come under fire in recent weeks for the decision to not repay utility funds they had borrowed from, but their financial position is more accurate and they have fewer findings in their audit to show for it. Last year the City had seven findings in their 2016-2017 fiscal […]

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Visalia resident Dale Ball says he has plans to mount card next to Babe Ruth statue at Yankee Stadium

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – Visalia resident Dale Ball made national, and local, headlines in February when he realized he bought a Babe Ruth baseball card potentially worth $2 million for just eight bucks. Now that the dust has settled, auctioneers have told him he could sell the things off for anywhere between $4 and […]

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Revisiting Visalia Tourism

Visit Visalia begins larger marketing effort as the result of a 2% district tax intended to help increase hotel stays By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – Tulare County has been a historical pass through between the urban hubs of Los Angeles and San Francisco. But as of last Thursday, a board of Visalia hotel owners and […]

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Lindsay votes 3-2 to award Jimora Enterprises Friday Night Market, ending Chamber’s hope of retention

@TheSunGazette LINDSAY – The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce’s days of running the Friday Night Market are over. After falling $20,000 behind on contractual payments to the City, Lindsay administration and three of the five councilmembers decided it is time to go with someone new. There was very little discussion over nail in the Chamber’s coffin […]

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Tulare County Fire to move out of CalFire house

By Paul Myers  @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – After almost 14 years the Tulare County Fire Department is ready to get a main station of their own. Last Tuesday, March 19, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to move forward on the Fire Station No. 1 south of Visalia but near the Transportation Operation and […]

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