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Farmersville Unified welcomes new superintendent, changes in administration

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville’s new superintendent has some big, albeit familiar shoes to fill. Farmersville Unified is under new direction now that superintendent Randy Degraw has left the district. Filling in the seat now is the former Assistant Superintendent Dr. Paul Sevillano. His goal is to keep doing what is working. And […]

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Exeter businesses cut off from customers last week

Frontier customers with 592 phone numbers could not call out or receive calls or access the internet for portions of last week and all of Friday, Aug. 2 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN EXETER – Exeter commerce came to a grinding halt last week after vandals severed a local telecommunications company’s fiber optic line. Customers living […]

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Uncle Kracker brings country, rock and rap to Tulare County Fair stage

@TheSunGazette TULARE – The newly enhanced Bud Light Stage at the Tulare County Fair will feature the diverse sounds of Uncle Kracker on Thursday, Sept. 12. Uncle Kracker is known for country, rock and rap, with hit singles such as “When the Sun Goes Down” his double-platinum hit “Smile” and his cover of “Drift Away” […]

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STEM-ing the tide of poor math scores

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN WOODLAKE – Less than 10% of Woodlake High School graduates have met California university requirements, one third of the countywide average. According to the California Department of Education, just 9.6% of Woodlake graduates met requirements to attend a University of California or a California State University compared with 35.6% for Tulare […]

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Visalia Unified enters 19-20 school year with an eye on seven of the state’s lowest performing schools

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Six months after discovering that seven of its schools made the state’s first-ever lowest performing schools list, Visalia Unified School District enters the 2019-20 school year with a watchful eye on those sites. The seven schools included every grade level from five elementary schools, one middle school and a […]

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Lindsay High School launches program goal for learners to graduate with one year of college complete

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN LINDSAY– Lindsay High School has long provided its students with the means to pay for some of their college classes with scholarships. But now the school is hoping students will be able to lower the cost of college by completing a full year’s worth of units before graduating from high school. […]

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3 missing persons laid to rest after arrest

Police find human remains on man’s past and present properties in Visalia, Squaw Valley By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FRESNO – The Visalia Police Department played a role in helping catch its second serial killer in as many years.  On July 31, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office announced they had arrested 33-year-old Buford King of Squaw Valley […]

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County makes smarter CHOICES for school safety

Tulare County Office of Education’s CHOICES program pilots emergency response system for active shooters at Kings River Union School @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – Sitting in the multipurpose room at Kings River Union School last week, dozens of Tulare County school district administrators, law enforcement officers and representatives from state and federal legislators watched live images […]

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Fresno State admissions to rise this fall

State budget allocated more funding for higher education, allowing impacted California universities to admit more students @TheSunGazette FRESNO – A few hundred local students may receive an acceptance letter for college this month.  In a statement last week, Fresno State University said it will be able to admit another 600 students this semester thanks to […]

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Orange season was “one of the worst” says Valley trade group

Trade war, small size fruit and flood of imports added up to doom and gloom in 2018 and 2019 produce year By John Lindt Sierra2theSea News Service EXETER – “The 2018-2019 navel orange season will go down in history as one of the worst seasons outside of a major freeze year,” says Exeter-based California Citrus […]

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