DEP Hears Opposition To Hog Farm

Outweighs supporters

Nearly 75 area citizens turned out last Wednesday evening to tell the state Department of Environmental Protection that locating a hog farm adjacent to Big Cove Creek is not a good idea. Nineteen citizens provided comments at DEP’s public hearing held to gather feedback on Bivouac Swine Farm’s application for a water quality management permit. The permit is required to […]

God-given Gifts Helped Ward In Service To His Country

Korean War veteran logged 21 years with United States Army

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a series of five stories about Fulton County veterans who fought in World War II and the Korean War that will be published each week in the “News” through Veterans Day. Buck Valley native and Korean War veteran Billy Ward began his military career with the United States Army detonating bridges to […]

Voters To Elect PA Governor Tuesday

Eichelberger,Topper unopposed

NEWS EDITOR Polling places across Fulton County will open their doors at 7 a.m. this Tuesday for voters to cast their final vote in the race for state governor and lieutenant governor. Gov. Tom Corbett (R) and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will finally square off November 4 to see who will take the helm for the next four years as […]

Fire Destroys Union Twp. Home

Community rallies to help displaced family

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were reduced to singlelane traffic between Amaranth and Warfordsburg last Tuesday afternoon due to volunteer firefighters needing a staging area to combat a fire that destroyed a Union Township home. Firefighters from the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. were dispatched to the Fairview Road home of Mike and Amy Barnard at 1:30 p.m., according to […]

PA Official Tours Fulton Precision

Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Alan Walker toured Fulton Precision Industries here Monday, gathering background information on small- and medium-size manufacturers. Walker said he is visiting as many Pennsylvania manufacturers as possible as part of Gov. Tom Corbett’s manufacturing initiative. Company president Walter Barmont and vice president Greg Fuller Sr. own the McConnellsburg state-of-the-art machine shop in […]

F&M To Close Branches Here

Penn’s Village, Warfordsburg will close in 2015

Citing “low growth and profitability,” officials from F&M Trust announced their plans Friday to close a total of three branch offices, including two here in Fulton County. The “consolidation” of the Warfordsburg and Penn’s Village branches with the McConnellsburg main office is slated to occur on January 21, 2015, according to F&M Trust President and CEO William E. Snell Jr. […]

SF On Board With Operation Safe Stop

Bus, motorist safety program receives nod of approval

The Southern Fulton School District recently got on board with an educational program aimed at enlightening the general public and motorists as well as bus drivers on safety issues that arise when an illegal pass is made while children are boarding or exiting a stopped school bus. Operation Safe Stop, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, takes a “proactive […]

Buchanan Trail Sporters Make Donation

Commissioners Tackle Routine Business

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners addressed a routine agenda the last two weeks, tackling some ongoing building issues and sitting down with department heads. Connie Brode, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), along with Anne Harvey, AAA deputy director, and county building and grounds director Brad Seville met with the commissioners last Tuesday to discuss current […]

County GOP Set For Election

Fulton County Republicans gathered Saturday evening at the Hustontown firehall for their annual fall dinner and to get out the vote for the November 4 gubernatorial and mid-term election. Republican county chairman Randy Keefer welcomed those gathered and introduced county treasurer Monica Seville, who read a resolution of respect for the late Glenn Ford, jury commissioner, school board member, longtime […]