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Barbara Sally to fulfill late husband’s term on Exeter council

Barbara Sally, wife of late city councilman Dale Sally, is sworn in to fulfill Dale’s term ending in 2020 By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – As of last Tuesday, Aug. 28 the Exeter City Council has a different Sally sitting in a familiar seat. The City of Exeter left the late Dale Sally Jr.’s seat open […]

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Visalia Road project makes a step toward safety

Four-lane roadway provides more lighting for pedestrians, business owners in Farmersville By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – The largest road project in Farmersville’s history is complete.  Last month, the Farmersville City Council approved a notice of completion for the Visalia Road Improvement Project. The $5.6 million project to widen Visalia Road to four lanes from one […]

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Farmersville City Council considers putting crosswalks at Freedom Drive, Visalia Road

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – At the regularly scheduled August 27 meeting the council discussed the addition of two new crosswalks to aid in pedestrian safety.  The crosswalks are to be placed on Freedom Drive and Visalia Road. The potential location being considered on Freedom Drive is west of the softball […]

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New details clog Farmerville’s sewer plant

State Water Board holds up city’s waste water treatment funding to review details added during the bidding process By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – The City of Farmersville has the money and a contractor for the largest public project in the city’s history. Now all it needs is approval, something the city and its engineering firm […]

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Parking a tight squeeze for Lincoln Elementary’s neighbors

Exeter resident Gary Willis points out teacher parking problems on South C St. while Lincoln Elementary is in session @TheSunGazette EXETER – Gary Willis has lived on a short section of C Street between Chestnut and Clarence streets for 30 years. It was an affordable and quaint home to raise his four children in, but […]

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Councilman Steve Velasquez relinquishes position on EDC board, council selects new board member Tuesday evening

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – The Lindsay City Council decided two weeks ago, on Aug. 14, there needed to be some new blood on the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board. In part because the City was unsatisfied with the EDC’s one-size-fits-all service, but also because Lindsay’s representative to the board, Steve Velasquez was […]

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Exeter moves to stage 3 conservation, changing watering times

City council adopts resolution to move city off of urgency ordinance and onto stage 3 water conservation regulations By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Things are starting to shift back to normal when it comes to Exeter’s water. Last week the Exeter city council voted to move away from the urgency ordinance passed in June and […]

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Council honors residents for their contributions to the community

Pastor Jim Wiley, longtime resident Elsie Boutch honored with proclamations by council By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Two long-time residents were honored at the Aug. 13 Farmersville City Council meeting. Reverend Jim Wiley is retiring after numerous years of service to the community and Elsie Boutch, a Farmersville resident since 1952, […]

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EDA elections extension a point of contention

Resolution for Exeter District Ambulance by-district elections puts two members in same district, throws off extension procedures By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – The time to file for candidacy if you live in a district whose incumbent chose not to run is basically right now. Extension periods were released by the Tulare County Elections Office last […]

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Tulare County takes formal action over commercial cannabis

Board of Supervisors votes unanimously to ban new cannabis locations in unincorporated Tulare County By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN TULARE COUNTY – The Tulare County Board of Supervisors put the issue of commercial cannabis to bed two weeks ago, in a 5-0 vote, deciding it is not in the best interest of the County to allow for […]

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