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EDA hires interim district manager

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN exeter – It is still unclear if Exeter District Ambulance has officially terminated its district manager, but the board of directors has hired someone to fill her seat indefinitely. TJ Fischer was hired as interim district manager on Feb. 2, two days after beleaguered district manager Kim Damico was reportedly placed […]

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Exeter City Council talks pot revenue

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN exeter – Pot has been a smoking hot topic of discussion since last November’s election. Despite passing statewide, 56% of Tulare County voters made it known that they do not want marijuana in their communities. But now that it is legal, local governments are forced to decide what to do about […]

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County opens new chapter on Farmersville Library

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN farmersville – Every city and rural town in Tulare County has a library except one of its earliest settlements. But that changed last week when the Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted to staff a Tulare County Library Branch in Farmersville with a librarian for the first time in 22 years. […]

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Board takes meetings to the people

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN tulare county – Tulare County covers quite a bit of space in the heart of the Central Valley, a total 4,839 square miles. And it is not hard to imagine how some county residents cannot make it all the way to Visalia where the Board of Supervisors holds their 9 a.m. […]

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F’ville may find green in weeds instead of wallets

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN farmersville – Nearly every city in Tulare County has either passed a sales tax measure in the last few years or is considering one this year. But one Tulare County city may find its green in weeds instead of wallets. During Council Reports at the Feb. 13 meeting of the Farmersville […]

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Letter to the Editor: Get Political Exeter

To the citizens of Exeter, Over the last few months, our country has experienced a level of political activism unseen for quite some time, both good and bad. While some individuals may embrace the opportunity to advocate for their political view, others turn a blind eye in an effort to avoid political controversy. I believe […]

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Teachers vent frustrations over salary, flight

By Paul Myers & Reggie Ellis @TheSunGazette exeter – Negotiations between the Exeter Unified School District (EUSD) and the Exeter Teachers Association (ETA) continued yesterday, Feb. 14, but prior to that, teachers from all over the district addressed the board directly to vent their frustrations over pay and teacher flight. According to various teachers throughout […]

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City begins work to widen, BRIGHTEN Visalia Rd.

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN farmersville – It is impossible to get around Farmersville on foot without crossing Visalia Road. The city’s main east-west arterial bisects the community as a dangerous river of traffic where too many residents try to navigate across the current in the middle of thenight. Poor lighting, one stop light, jaywalkers and […]

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Lindsay readies for 1% sales tax increase

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN lindsay – The Lindsay City Council called a special meeting last Thursday morning at 7 a.m. for one specific purpose, – to declare a fiscal emergency. But before anyone gets too concerned, it is actually in the best interest of the City’s revenue stream. In new finance director Bret Harmon’s own […]

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Exeter may consider sales tax increase

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN exeter – For the first time in the city’s history, Exeter may ask residents to tax themselves more on every purchase made in town. City Manager Randy Groom brought up the possibility of placing a sales tax increase on the ballot for an upcoming election during an annual planning workshop with […]

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