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Hancock County Health System Foundation Raises Funds for New Ventilator

Hancock County Health System Foundation Raises Funds for New Ventilator

Hancock County Health System Foundation (Foundation) hosted its annual golf tournament on Friday, August 15, at the Garner Golf Course in Garner. Seventy-five area businesses and 128 golfers donated to this year’s event, raising more than $23,700 for the Foundation. The tournament raised funds to support the purchase of a new ventilator t for Hancock

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911 Prank Calls Coming From Elementary School

Forest City Police are trying to track down the person or persons responsible for making a series of prank calls to 911 on Monday and Tuesday. The individual appears to be a child who is calling from a disconnected phone and has been tracked calling from the elementary school. Police use technology that can track

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Propane Costs Could Go Up Due to Demand

State and local officials are already asking residents to fill their propane tanks now before the cold weather really strikes. With the early taste of cold temperatures hitting the area last night, the concerns have already been raised as to how much will propane prices rise again this year. Last year saw prices hit the


Police Respond to Rollover in Ventura

It is not clear if road conditions or drivers error played a rollin the rollover accident on Wednesday near Ventura. Emergency officials were called to the accident at 4:30pm where they found the driver of the car, Brianna Ayers, thrown from the vehicle, but had sustained injuries. According to law enforcement, it appears that Ayers

Man to Get Post Conviction Relief Trial

It won’t happen until April of next year, but Keith Cornnell Gresham will get a post conviction relief trial for his conviction on 1st degree burglary charges and willful injury casing serious injury. A post-conviction relief is eesentially a blanket term related to appeals of criminal convictions, which could include release, possibly a new trial, and/or modification of

NIACC Instructors Receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

During the 2013-14 academic year graduating students receiving an award from NIACC were invited to provide comments about an instructor they had in class who made a positive impact in their life and educational experience. Students voluntarily responded to a survey and were told their comments would be used to nominate a teacher for NIACC’s

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Sanvig Chooses Not to Resign

The chairman of the Floyd County Veterans Affairs Commission has no intention to step down from his post, despite a request from the county Board of Supervisors. The board voted 2-1 yesterday to send Dennis Sanvig a letter asking for his resignation. A veteran says Sanvig had deputies throw him and two others out of

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Area School Items See Results in Tuesday Election

The St. Ansgar Community School District will have a new facility thanks to the voters in Tuesday’s election. The district forwarded onto the ballot a $14.16 million bond issue to construct the facility. By a vote of 697 to 347, the measure passed. Officials were excited that so many people turned out to vote on


Garner-Hayfield/Ventura Now One School District

The Garner-Hayfield Community School District is now cleared by public vote, to merge with the Ventura Community School District. Voters spoke last night and 93% of the voters in both districts said yes to the merger. In the Garner-Hayfield district there were 601 yes votes, 22 no votes translating to 96% majority in favor. In the Ventura