January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Thirty Inmates File MRSA Suit

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Thirty former or current inmates of a northeastern Pennsylvania prison have filed suit in federal court alleging that they contracted a drug-resistent staph infection due to the conditions there and lack of treatment. More...

Historical Society News

Fulton County Historical Society held its winter meeting on January 23 in the Fulton Theatre, McConnellsburg. President Dick Newman called a brief business meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. There were 86 in attendance. More...

Postal Service Honors Poe With Commemorative Stamp

The Postal Service paid tribute to Edgar Allan Poe - poet and father of the mystery novel - on the anniversary of his 200th birthday, January 16, by dedicating a commemorative stamp in his honor. More...

FCMC Gets Ready To GO RED For Women

Circle February 6 in red on your calendars. That's the day FCMC will join the American Heart Association (AHA's) fight against heart disease by holding Wear Red Day. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "A Darker Place" by Jack Higgins, "Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof" by Blaize Clement, "Mounting Fears" by Stuart Woods, "Delia's Heart" by V.C. Andrews, and "Show No Fear" by Perri O'Shaunessy. More...

Law Eliminates Need For PennDOT To Replace License Plates

Provides CDL skills test waiver for military personnel, veterans

A state law that takes effect today will save the commonwealth $59 million over the next three years by eliminating a mandate requiring PennDOT to replace license plates every 10 years, Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., said. More...

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 26, 1989 '89 Thomas A. Fite has resigned as administrator of Fulton County Medical Center, effective March 1. Fite has held the post since June of 1986. More...

Warning Letters Go Out To Enforce Pa. Smoking Ban

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Department of Health is sending warnings to establishments that may have violated the new statewide ban on smoking in most public places, a newspaper reported Thursday. Since the law went into effect on Sept. More...

Judge Holds Amish Farmer In Contempt

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) _ A western Pennsylvania judge held an Amish farmer in contempt of court for failing to upgrade outhouses at an Amish school. More...

Two PA Lawmakers Deploying For Iraq In Same Unit

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A young state lawmaker is preparing to leave for his second tour of duty in Iraq. Friends are saying goodbye this weekend to state Rep. Nick Miccarelli of Delaware County. More...

Shuster Announces Series Of DHS Fire Grant Workshops

Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security is receiving applications for a series of workshops that will be held across the country for first responders interested in the Assistance to Firefighters Gran More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Holds Meeting

The Cove Mountain 4-H Club held its Christmas party January 24 at 6:30 p.m. It was held at Sideling Hill Fellowship Hall. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CARTER Thank you to everyone for the many cards, phone calls and visits during my recovery from my recent surgery. God bless you. More...

Here's A "Checklist" For Surviving A Financial Crisis

Over the past few months, the news has been almost incomprehensible. It's hard for many of us to make sense of the failure of major Wall Street firms and large banks and the $700 billion bailout of the financial sector. More...