2012-02-02

Nearly 70 Attend FSA Public Meeting

FSA exec director oversees meeting on possible office closure here


Local farmer Cory Gress perhaps summed up the situation best Monday morning when he told state Farm Service Agency officials an existing proposal to close the agency’s McConnellsburg office may save the government money but will in turn put some local farmers under additional financial stress. Gress was among the nearly 70 producers, concerned residents and officials from farming-related offices […]

Compost Building Almost Completed



Hixon Pleads Guilty In Child Endangerment

Will testify if need be against girlfriend and codefendant Joscelyn Murray


A Union Township man publicly admitted under oath this week he should have sought medical treatment for a 2-year-old girl who was hospitalized last November with what medical personnel deemed life-threatening, if left untreated, injuries. In pleading guilty to one count of endangering the welfare of a child, 32-year-old Lance Alan Hixon also went on to tell Fulton County Court […]

SF Superintedent Gives Lowdown On Charter And Cyber Charter Schools

Also includes the topic of school vouchers in presentation to PTA


Presented with the opportunity to speak with members of Southern Fulton’s Parent- Teacher Association Monday night, Superintendent Kendra Trail touched on several topics hotly contested and discussed in today’s field of education. Starting off with a comparison between charter and cyber charter schools, Trail said she hoped her 30-minute presentation would bring more awareness to the community on the issues […]

Daffodil Days Of Fulton County Has Started

Order your daffodils today

The daffodil is the first flower of spring, and is the perennial American Cancer Society (ACS) symbol of hope for cancer patients throughout the community. The dollars raised through Daffodil Days of Fulton County enable the ACS to save more lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting […]

DEATHS



Barnes, Owen, infant, WaynesboroHansrote, George Jr., 65, Ellerslie, Md.Madden, Ferne, 92, FayettevilleShives, Saundra, 63, ShippensburgWright, Charles Jr., 74, BaltimoreYeager, David, 84, Chambersburg

What’s Wrong With Some People?



To The Editor: Despite long-held prejudices, any policy differences we ultimately had with Catholic John Kennedy, divorced Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama, our first black president, had nothing to do with religion, divorce or skin color! Now we have Mitt Romney, the Mormon. By any objective measure, he’s the most-qualified Republican candidate. Yet voters have been grasping at every pitchman, […]

Ex-fireman’s Suit Over Suicide Heads To Trial



ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A wrongful termination suit brought by a former northwestern Pennsylvania firefighter who tried to kill herself in a fire is set to go to trial. Jury selection is scheduled for Monday in Mary Wolski’s federal suit against the city of Erie. Former Wolski sued the city in 2008, claiming she was wrongly fired following a 2006 […]

Bomb-Sniffing Dog Recovering At State University



STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Lex, the former bomb-sniffing dog of the late Marine Cpl. Dustin Lee of Stonewall, is undergoing rehabilitation at Mississippi State University. Dr. John Thomason, at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, tells WCBI-TV that the German Shepherd starts rehab every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in an indoor, underwater doggie treadmill. Lex was working with Lee when the […]

Md. Court Upholds $151,000 Award In Dog Shooting



WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) – Maryland’s second highest court has upheld most of a $151,000 jury award against a man sued by his neighbors for shooting two of their pet dogs. Jeffrey Lynn Hurd of Williamsport was sued after shooting one family’s dog in 2007 and another neighbor’s dog 2008. In 2010, a Washington County Circuit Court jury ordered him to […]