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Class of 2019: Deep Creek Academy says goodbyes

Students share their memories at Deep Creek Academy, Principal Emily Koop is leaving for Farmersville High School, continuation high school loses a volunteer, Randy DeGraw retires as superintendent By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – When Emily Koop told the graduates at Deep Creek Academy that the evening was not an end but a beginning, she was […]

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New law sets up city for sidewalk vendors

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalians will be seeing a lot more ice cream carts, rose peddlers, corn on the cob street corners, and hot dog dealers after the Visalia City Council was forced to approve new laws regulating sidewalk vendors after banning them for several years. At its June 3 meeting, the city council […]

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Class of 2019: Inspiring Young People

Kaweah High School graduation ceremony was inspired by the actions of one student and the words of another By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN EXETER – Walking the line at graduation is a routine part of nearly every high school senior’s experience. For many continuation high school students, reaching graduation is the culmination of an arduous journey overcoming […]

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Adventure Park prepares to open Sequoia Springs water playground sometime this month

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Thousands of gallons of water will be flowing through Sequoia Springs this month. No, it’s not a popular getaway in the mountains, it’s a water playground inside the city limits of Visalia. Adventure Park will open its latest attraction, Sequoia Springs, which will circulate 4,000 gallons of water, and tons […]

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Visalia Airport improvements are beginning to take off

By opting out of passenger flights Visalia is able to cover the cost of adding more hangars, making it one of the few municipal airports turning a profit By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The Visalia Airport will be debt free next month and has been profitable for the city for the last few years. So, […]

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Supervisors support scrapping high speed rail project

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – Normally scrapping a railway in Tulare County would be cause for concern and generate a lot of public comment. But when it comes to California High Speed Rail (HSR), the Tulare County Supervisors didn’t even bother to debate it. At its May 21 meeting, the Supervisors unanimously approved a […]

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Farmersville council approves tax rebate for hotels, but voters will have to approve the tax next March

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – The Farmersville City Council is planning to raise taxes on businesses in the city in order to attract new businesses. It doesn’t sound like a solid plan, unless you consider they will be taxing an industry that doesn’t currently exist within the city limits. At its May 13 meeting, the […]

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Betting On Our Future program has teens conduct surveys, raise awareness about youth gambling

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – A Tulare County-based program may be the state’s best bet in preventing youth from developing a gambling addiction. Students from El Diamante High School and Sequoia High School in Visalia, as well as Hanford West High School, are working together to increase awareness of youth gambling in Tulare and […]

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Candy.com, GreenRabbit.com locate distribution/fulfillment centers in Visalia Industrial Park

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Amazon and Nordstrom’s may have passed on locating their fulfillment centers in Visalia, but there are plenty of other online companies and retailers interested in the Visalia Industrial Park. In its monthly economic update, the City of Visalia announced that two online entities are now operating in the industrial park, […]

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