County Budget Adopted

On display for public review since November 27

The general operating budget for Fulton County has been given a final nod of approval along with an accompanying resolution pertaining to real estate taxes for 2013. On display since November 27 for public review, the original budget document proposed by commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher listed expenditures at $6,556,740 and funding sources at $6,548,658. To help […]

Snowstorms Well-timed For Holiday Season

2012 Year In Review Top Stories

Economy showed small signs of recovery; two new commissioners take the reins

Fulton County began 2012 much in the same way as the rest of the nation – focused on the economy and hoping that Congress will avoid the “fiscal cliff” that could result in financial woes if taxes are permitted to raise to levels before the tax cuts enacted by former President George W. Bush. The end of the year also […]


Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.Firefighter of the YearRobert FleegleMcConnellsburg VolunteerFire Co. Firefighterof the YearGary PeckHustontown Volunteer FireCo. Firefighter of the YearKodi Gartland2012 Fulton County FairQueenMorgan Strait, SFHS seniorFulton County HistoricalSociety’s Historianof the YearGene Leese Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s Person of the Year – Dick Miller Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s Outstanding Citizen – Brenda Gordon Fulton […]

Fire Damages Union Twp. Home

Red Cross called in to assist

A home in southern Fulton County was damaged early Saturday morning when a fire broke out. Six fire companies were at the scene of the 5:20 a.m. blaze at 4416 Buck Valley Road, including primary responder Little Orleans Fire Co. led by Chief John Cllingerman. In media reports Clingerman said an addition to the single-story residence belonging to Ada Fletcher […]

Chambersburg Atty. To Run For Judge

Jerrold A. Sulcove Esq. has announced that he will run for judge of the 39th Judicial District, Pennsylvania. The 39th Judicial District includes all of Franklin and Fulton counties. Sulcove will run for a seat on the judicial bench made vacant upon the retirement of the Honorable Richard J. Walsh. The Jerrold Sulcove for Judge Committee has been formed in […]

Armed Guards Best Deterrent Now For School Assaults

To The Editor: OK, I’ll admit to being one of those black and white kind of guys. It’s either right or wrong. It’s either a logical and efficient solution or someone doesn’t know their backside from third base. I have little time or patience for proposals that don’t go directly to solving the problem. That is particularly when the proposal […]

Some Thoughts On USPS Fiasco

To The Editor: Concerning the article on the meeting for the Waterfall Post Office’s service future, we had our own here in the Warfordsburg Post Office last month. Typical of bureaucrats and politicians, the USPS bigwigs have decided to drop the hammer on those who need the service most and who have the least political whack. As usual the choices […]

Motive Sought In Slayings Of 3; Gunman Killed

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – The shooting of a man who went on a rampage in central Pennsylvania, killing two neighbors and a third person before wounding three state troopers during a gunbattle, was a justifiable homicide, authorities ruled Saturday. Investigators are still trying to figure out what set off the gunman, identified as 44- year- old Jeffrey Lee Michael of […]

Coast-To-Coast Rider Spreads Cancer Awareness

Cross-country ride to end on Delaware coast

A Washington state woman wove her way through Fulton County recently as part of a crosscountry ride to spread awareness about cancer. Tracey Delp, 49, of Port Orchard began her coast-tocoast horseback ride well over a year ago on Mother’s Day in 2011. Her trek was cut short that November due to snow, but only after she was able to […]