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Wanted robber led to shooting victim’s arrest

More details have emerged in the last week regarding the Farmersville Police Department’s first officer involved shooting in nearly 25 years. On July 21, the Tulare County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy confirming that Estevan Andrade Gomez, 26, of Farmersville died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Gomez was shot during a scuffle […]

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Cities treading at water mark

Since Governor Jerry Brown’s demand that all cities reduce their water consumption by 25 percent as compared to the amount used in 2013, cities have been looking to pinch and save wherever they can. Foothill cities and citizens have been doing their best to conserve every drop and it has been paying off in a […]

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Supervisors takes second look at secondhand smoke

The days of smoking out in the open without a care have soundly come to an end. However, now a new device has come on the market that keeps people puffing: electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Devoid of federal legislation smaller levels of government are left to devise their own form of governance on something that has […]

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School districts offer free meals

Exeter Unified School District and Lindsay Unified School District have announced their policies for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the central office have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. In Exeter, the […]

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Schools receive fresh funds

Elementary students in Strathmore and Ivanhoe will have unlimited access to fresh fruits and vegetables during the entire school day this fall. The California Department of Education announced last week that Strathmore Elementary School and Ivanhoe Elementary School will receive multi-million grants to provide fresh produce to combat the high rate of food insecurity in […]

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Exeter rolls out turf to cut back on water

Residents might be noticing a change around the city if they take a stroll downtown near City Hall. City crews have been ripping out grass in preparation of new synthetic turf that offers the same attractive shade of green that any well maintained lawn might do. Around the city, for residents who can afford it, […]

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Big Five Fire still burning in National Park

The Big Five wildfire continues to burn in the wilderness of Sequoia National Park, with areas of open flame producing moderate amounts of smoke. The lightning caused fire, first reported on June 17, has continued to grow in size and now has a perimeter of more than 90 acres – of which, only about one-half […]

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Crime Lines

Exeter Police Logs Monday, July 20 At approximately 3:50 p.m. Exeter officers made contact with Mark Anthony Rhodes at his Exeter residence regarding three outstanding warrants for his arrest. All three warrants, one felony with no bail, one misdemeanor with a $25,000 bail and one misdemeanor/infraction with a $403.00 bail were confirmed as active via […]

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In Brief

Hwy 245 down to 1-lane north of Elderwoood The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces one way traffic control at multiple locations next week on State Route (SR) 245 between Elderwood and Badger in Tulare County as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. These closures are scheduled to take place Monday, July 27 through Friday, July […]

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A turning point for Farmersville

Progress has been slow in Farmersville since the housing collapse of 2008. The last Census showed a population explosion in the city over the last decade. But with more people came more challenges and at a time when there were less resources to meet them.The lack of business and slow flow of tax revenue began […]

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