Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. Presents Awards

Strait, Stotler, Robert and Lisa Fleegle honored

Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. members and their guests gathered at the American Legion in Hancock Saturday evening to honor their own for a job well done at the company’s 42nd annual banquet. The company recognized its 2012 assistant chief lieutenant by naming Robert Fleegle as their 2011 Fireman of the Year. During the award presentation, Fleegle was recognized for following […]

Murray Enters Plea In Child Abuse

To appear in court for call of the list April 10

A Thompson Township woman waived her right to mandatory arraignment this week on allegations of child abuse and endangerment. Joscelyn Amber Murray of 2427 Heavenly Acres Ridge Road, Mercersburg, stood before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Angela Krom Tuesday for arraignment on one count each of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and simple assault. The accusations […]

Commissioners To Borrow More Money

tSign commitment letter for $1.4 million

With the clock ticking down to the January 15 deadline, the new board of Fulton County commissioners made its first big decision of office last week, deciding to borrow additional money that will be used for ongoing construction. Reconvening last Wednesday morning for the “purpose of discussing the county renovation project,” commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher reviewed […]

CF Reveals 2012-13 Budget Draft

Hires grant writer

In acting on a short agenda last Tuesday, the Central Fulton School Board took official action on additional matters, including the approval of a preliminary budget for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. Airing the first draft of the financial document, business manager Jolinda Wilson told the board and fellow administrators the numbers presented were “not concrete.” She added a lot […]

Forbes Road OKs Limiting Tax Increases

The Forbes Road School Board of Directors approved an Act 1 Resolution last Monday evening that states it will not raise the rate of any tax for the support of the district for 2012-13 fiscal year by more than its index of 2.4 percent. Approval of the resolution also means that the board is ineligible to apply for exceptions or […]


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Chinese Exports Destructive To America

To The Editor: Yep. I’ll own up to it. I do like the good stuff. It always seemed to me that the cheap stuff didn’t last anywhere near as long and was far more likely to come apart at the worst possible time. I suppose I learned that in the service and 15 years at the helm of a towboat. […]

County Schools Implement New Bullying Program

Kickoff event at Southern Fulton with students Jan. 24

Bullying is described as behavior involving teasing, spreading of false rumors, damaging personal property and even physical violence or the threat of violence. A continuing problem among school-age children, county school districts and members of the community are banding together to implement a world-renowned bullying prevention program locally. Last month, the Forbes Road School District successfully kicked off the Olweus […]

JLG Turning Lane Project Moving Forward

Commissioners meet with project engineers

The Fulton County commissioners got their first look at the JLG turning lane schematic Tuesday afternoon before heading to JLG Industries for a meeting with engineers, company officials and others involved with the project that is slated to get under way in April. Prior to meeting with officials at JLG, commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher conversed briefly […]

Pa. Legislature Kicks Off 10-Month Campaign Cycle

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The campaign for the Republican presidential election has dominated national political news lately, but in Pennsylvania the never-really-over battle for control of the Legislature has been quietly heating up. The two-year election cycle has been delayed this time around by the redistricting process, but with new maps now available for the state’s 203 House and 50 […]