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TCTA considers forgiving Lindsay’s million-dollar Measure R blunder

Tulare County Transit Authority forms ad hoc committee to consider forgiving or adjusting Lindsay’s $1 million repayment plan for Measure R abuse By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – The City of Lindsay is doing their best to make inroads on their chronic deficit. Already the City has successfully managed to increase revenue through a sales tax […]

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The Rock Yard Tavern in Exeter schedules grand opening for the weekend after Thanksgiving

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – There have been some major changes afoot when it comes to downtown Exeter. Just last month, Pine Street welcomed the Exeter Coffee Company, earlier this year Snap Fitness relocated to their new and improved space and, in its latest change, Exeter is now a two-bar town. With the opening of […]

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Football: Golden West pulls out 49-34 D-IV quarterfinal win over the Roosevelt Roughriders despite uncharacteristic turnovers

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – Football teams don’t discriminate when it comes to winning. They’ll take any kind of victory they can get. And for Golden West (9-2), last Friday night’s 49-34 Division IV quarterfinal victory was much harder than it needed to be, but they’ll sail off into the semifinals this Friday just the […]

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Exeter city manager Randy Groom set to start as Visalia city manager in January

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – The City of Exeter is not a place that likes much change, but that would be hard to tell by the amount of employees that have moved on from City Hall this year. In 2017 the City lost three out of its four managers, hired two full time replacements and […]

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Tulare County Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 to prevent ACP infestation

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) that transmits the citrus killing disease Huanglongbing (HLB) has decimated Florida’s citrus industry by nearly two-thirds. It has made its way through Texas and has arrived in force in southern California. According to a Tulare County Board of Supervisors staff report the disease has placed agriculture […]

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Exeter District Ambulance, accused of violating CVRA with illegal use of at-large voting system, issues no response

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – The City of Exeter is all but finished changing their election system from at-large to districts, but the Exeter District Ambulance’s (EDA) election woes are just beginning. Early last month on Oct. 3 the Law Offices of Melo and Sarsfield LLP issued a “demand letter” to EDA Clerk of the […]

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Woodlake, Farmersville voters approve sales tax increases and new cannabis tax at ballot box last Tuesday

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE, FARMERSVILLE – Last Tuesday, Nov. 7 voters were faced with two major decisions in Woodlake and Farmersville: whether to tax cannabis businesses and whether to increase their city’s sales tax. According to Tuesday’s vote count and Friday’s update, citizens were ready to see some change. As of Friday, 268 Woodlake voters […]

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Lindsay not ready for canna-business

Lindsay City Council ready to discuss commercial cannabis ordinance but still prohibits it from city limits By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – While Woodlake and Farmersville are inching closer toward whole and retail commercial cannabis sales, Lindsay is not quite ready to give the green light. By Jan. 1 2018 commercial cannabis businesses will not be […]

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Farmersville issues letter of support for a legislative solution to DACA program’s rescission

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN FARMERSVILLE –  Last week the Tulare County Board of Supervisors issued a letter to their federal delegation in support of a legislative solution to the DACA program rescinded in September. The Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) issued a similar letter earlier in the spring, and now Farmersville City Council has made their […]

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Football: Miners snatch Saddle from Blazers

Golden West finishes in second place in the WYL after last second El Diamante field goal ends game 23-20 By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN VISALIA – Golden West’s 2017 season looked an awful lot like Golden West’s 2016 season. In both years they lost to Redwood in tough matchups, and in both seasons they were coming into […]

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