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September 3rd

County native killed in Florida

September 3, 2010

     A Whitley County native was one of three people murdered Aug. 26 in Suwannee County, Fla., in what police believe was a home invasion robbery.
     Sixty-eight-year-old Nancy Militello was found dead in her home along with her husband, Joseph Militello Jr., 57, and their 32-year-old nephew, Angelo Rosales.
     The three were found face-down and side-by-side in the living room of the home, all shot in the back of the head, according to police statements to the “Suwanee Democrat.”

September 2nd

Office: Online voter registrations trickle in

September 2, 2010

Whitley County voter registration clerk Debbie Beers says online registration through the state’s new online service has been slow locally.
“I usually get a couple a day,” Beers said.
Since the service became available July 1, Beers estimated about 50 Whitley County voters have registered for this fall’s general election.
“I think maybe people just aren’t aware that it’s available,” Beers said of the service.

Filling a niche for senior housing

September 2, 2010

     When someone reaches a point in life where it’s no longer as easy to live in the sprawling ranch home or two-story house in the city, a nursing home may not be the first place someone wants to live out their years.
     With that in mind, three local developers have taken to the task of providing apartments geared toward seniors.

September 1st

Lots of input, little direction on future of Burnworth Pool

September 1, 2010

   The Columbia City Park Board held its monthly meeting Monday with Park Director Mark Green providing several updates.
   The future of Burnworth Pool was the topic of considerable discussion.
   A pool committee has been organized to determine a proposed objective and/or assignment for the future of the facility. A survey was conducted by the committee which resulted in numerous recommendations.

Petition filed to dismiss rate increase

September 1, 2010

   A fight against a proposed rate increase at the Tri-Lakes Sewer District has gone to the next level.
   A petition was filed this week in Whitley Circuit Court which requested the court review the past proceedings involved with the rate increase and dismiss the sewer rate ordinance passed by the sewer district’s board in June.
   Included in the petition is also a request to dismiss the vote by the two-person sewer district authority board, which held a hearing in mid-August about the proposed rate increase.

 

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