2021-10-07 E-Edition

Lake Filling Up Nicely For Folk Festival

Visitors to the Fulton Fall Folk Festival October 15, 16 and 17 will find the renovated Meadow Grounds Lake well on its way to filling up and an ideal spot to view the county’s fall foliage. Photo is taken from the newly built dam looking north.

Hit-And-Run Assailant Gets Prison Time

Lowery sentenced to 8-1/2 years

The McConnellsburg woman responsible for hitting two women with her vehicle on Jan. 6 was sentenced to a maximum of 8 1/2 years of prison time for her crimes of aggravated assault, aggravated assault by vehicle, driving under the influence, and fleeing or attempting to elude police. At the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 28., Antoinette Marie Lowery was […]

Facebook Group Creates Lions Club Park Fundraiser

For playground equipment

A Facebook group named “Let’s Make A Park!” is holding a shoe drive to raise money for new playground equipment at the McConnellsburg Lions Club Park. Beginning Oct. 6, several local businesses will be collecting gently used or new shoes. Shoes with holes, detached soles, water damage, or broken heels will not be accepted. The group was created by Fulton […]

Weekly County COVID Report

Fulton County stands at 1,998 cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, Oct. 5, adding 98 new cases over the last seven days. County individuals testing negative for the virus total 4,847. Cumulative COVID-related deaths have risen to 26, up 2 over the 24 deaths reported Sept. 28. Regarding child cases of COVID-19 in Fulton County, the Department of Health reported […]

Solar Project Given New Start Date

Ayr Township

Joe Green, project coordinator for the Great Cove Solar Project (GCSP), informed Ayr Township supervisors last Monday night that the slated October construction of the GCSP has been delayed. According to Green, the GCSP is still waiting on approval for a stream and wetland permit and a temporary driveway permit from the Department of Environmental Protection. The new projected start […]

Commissioners Hold CDBG Hearing

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administrator Patti Hess and SEDA Council of Government project coordinator Jamie Shrawder met with Fulton County commissioners Paula Shives, Stuart Ulsh, and Randy Bunch last Tuesday to hold a public hearing for 2019 CDBG modifications. No members of the public were present. At the Sept. 28 meeting, Commissioner Ulsh endorsed funds from the Belfast Twp./Needmore […]

PA Recruiting School Bus Drivers Amid Shortage

Pennsylvania is contacting 375,000 holders of commercial driver’s licenses in a recruitment campaign meant to ease a severe shortage of school bus drivers, officials said last Thursday. The state has a little more than 42,000 school bus drivers, the smallest complement in five years and about 2,000 fewer than in 2017, which has left some districts scrambling to get students […]

Rising COVID Cases Could Be Result Of Low Vaccination Rate

To The Editor: I have watched with dismay the number of COVID cases soar during the month of September. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the number of Fulton County cases was 1,498 on August 31, and the number was 1,925 on September 30. That is an increase of 427 cases in one month. The number of deaths was […]

County Weather Forecast

Looks like pesky showers are going to be around just about every day through the weekend, making sunny days hard to come by. Unfortunately, the highest chances of rain will probably come Friday and Saturday. High temperatures are mostly going to range from the upper 60s to the low 70s. There is a new moon and that means no moon […]