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Farmersville Unified school board gets first look at future aquatic center

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – The Farmersville community has long envisioned an public pool in town where children can learn to swim, families can cool off in the summer and teens can compete in several sports and the high school can finally host a home swim meet or start a water polo program. And last […]

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Lindsay Police Log

Lindsay Police Log Wednesday, Aug. 30 At 10:45 a.m. in the area of Highway 65 and Tulare Road, officers responded to a hit and run traffic accident. Pedro Garcia, 59, told officers he was driving northbound on Highway 65 when a brown Chevy pickup traveling southbound drifted into his line and struck his driver’s side […]

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Pier Fire near Springville is 60% contained, jumping 40% in the course of a week

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN SPRINGVILLE – The Pier Fire that ravaged dry brush and mountainside unabated for a week is now well under control. Burning through 20,529 acres in its first seven days, crews managed to stop its spread allowing only 9,861 acres since making the total 30,390 as of Tuesday. Crews have been working hard […]

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County residents can attend workshop tonight, Sept. 13 to comment on location of train stations, loading platforms

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – For more than half of this country’s history, the primary mode of mass transportation was the railroad. It was the railroad that decided where commerce would be located and shape the geography and growth of cities large and small up and down the San Joaquin Valley. Railroads meant farmers of […]

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Farmersville ready for upgrades at WWTP with SCADA system

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN FARMERSVILLE – As a governmental entity, information is key and the more of it you have the better off you are. Soon Farmersville will be able to set up their supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at the new waste water treatment plant. Farmersville city manager John Jansons says that having […]

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Plan to revive rail between Kings and Tulare counties, public workshop Sept. 13

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Imagine being able to travel from Porterville to Los Angeles without having to drive a car. Or what about going from Exeter to San Francisco without ever boarding a bus. Those scenarios may become realities in the not-too-distant future as the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) continues its development […]

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Farmersville water meters come in over budget, year-end financials reveal a $231,215 deficit

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Heading into the 2017-2018 fiscal year the City of Farmersville knows they will be facing a deficit. And last week the Council learned they came in nearly a quarter of a million dollars short from last year’s budget. After the numbers were in, finance director Steve […]

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County spends $1.3M on new sheriff vehicles

TCSO set to receive 40 new vehicles through County’s Vehicle Internal Borrowing Program By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN TULARE COUNTY – One of the things that will always need replacement in any organization is materials. Normal wear and tear can cost a lot in maintenance and eventually replacement. But lucky for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, the […]

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Exeter’s city council and school district agree to come to the table for the selling of Dobson Field

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Ownership changes may be on the horizon when it comes to Dobson Field. Last week the Exeter City Council agreed to talks with the Exeter Unified School District (EUSD) Board of Trustees over whether to sell it to the District or not. Within the last year the District has […]

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Residents upset over legal street parking on Crespi near EUSD office and Kaweah Delta Medical Clinic

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – When Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Care Clinic on the corner of San Juan and Crespi began their renovations and construction in the spring, patients and staff were forced to park on nearby streets. At the same time, packing houses on Rocky Hill Drive started to come back into production adding […]

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