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Woman of the Year Cheryl Cook dedicates her career and retirement to supporting local youth

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN LINDSAY – The only constant in the Lindsay Unified School District is change, and no one has witnessed more positive changes that have taken place in the educational system than Cheryl Cook. Cook, proudly wrapped in her colorful wardrobe, began her career as a substitute teacher in Delano before taking a position […]

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City of Farmersville accepts funds to replace aging street sweeper

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – When people run for office they say they are going to clean up the streets of their city. Well nobody actually expects them to literally do it, but that’s the case in Farmersville. At their last meeting on Jan. 21 the Farmersville City Council voted 3-0 […]

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Lindsay family arrested for cock fighting

Deputies discover fighting ring, dead roosters, gambling receipts at home on Avenue 245 @TheSunGazette LINDSAY – A Lindsay family was arrested for organizing a cock fighting ring out of their home. Just before noon on Feb. 4, an anonymous caller contacted the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department to report an illegal cock fighting event in the […]

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Woodlake City Council holds four public hearings, passes four resolutions for cannabis businesses to operate in the city

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – For months City staff has been vetting potential dispensaries and cultivators while they work their way through the permitting and public hearing processes. On Monday, Jan. 22 four businesses leapt their final hurdle at the local level when the Council voted 4-1 to allow them to operate within the city […]

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Exeter Police Dept. to hold 2nd ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Feb. 1 at Wildflower Cafe

@TheSunGazette EXETER – If you haven’t had a chance to meet Exeter’s new police chief and you’re among the 83% of American adults that drink coffee every morning, you’ll have an opportunity to do both next week. The Exeter Police Department will hold its second Coffee with a Cop event from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. […]

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Cleaburn Franklin Boyd of Exeter turns 90

Boyd made a career of fixing tractors despite the loss of his arm in an accident @TheSunGazette EXETER – Cleaburn Franklin Boyd (pictured center), turned 90 on Tuesday and is among Exeter’s oldest and longest-lived residents. He made a career of fixing International tractors for Exeter Mercantile, starting in the late 1940s. Despite losing an […]

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Farmersville on verge of new hires and improved efficiency

City prepares to hire part-time animal control officer, part-time code enforcement position, promotes second ever female sergeant By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Cities are constantly looking for ways to save tax payers money. One of the chief ways of doing that is becoming more efficient with staff time. And at Farmersville’s […]

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Two men arrested on 2 felony weapons charges at 1 house

Both men attempted to flee from police before being caught on Jan. 8 @TheSunGazette LINDSAY – Two men who tried to evade police on two separate days were arrested at the same house last week. At about 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, Lindsay Police officers responded to an address in Strathmore to locate 28-year-old Justin […]

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Sheriff’s Department adds thermal imaging capability to plane

Supervisors authorize $500,000 to purchase camera, integrate with software and mount on plane @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department will soon have a new tool to help deputies search for missing people and track down criminals on the run regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. At its Jan. 9 […]

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Thieves steal from Woodlake High School’s ag farm

Burglars steal from three seatrains, storage room over winter break @TheSunGazette WOODLAKE – Students and staff in Woodlake got back to work on Jan. 8 only to find that a few thieves had been working while they were away. Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Orosi Substation received a call on Jan. 8 that someone […]

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