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Graphics depicting flood surge effects on Siesta Key prompt Commissioner Detert to join her colleagues in approving new home construction seaward of county’s Gulf Beach Setback Line

Attorney for owners of Point of Rocks Circle property shows why his clients’ preferred site is better than county staff-proposed location. On Sept. 8, Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert pointed out that she generally votes against petitions for Coastal Setback Variances if the proposed construction will be seaward of the county’s Gulf Beach Setback Line (GBSL).
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School Board approves naming of Joe Frank Jernigan Drive

The Jernigan name is synonymous with Rutherford County. Joe Frank Jernigan represented District 6 on the County Commission for 22 years during which time he served on the Health & Education committee and his district benefited from the building of Whitworth-Buchanan Middle, Christiana Middle and Kittrell Elementary schools, as well as other county facilities and highways.
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Commissioners agree on funding for Basehor project

Leavenworth County commissioners plan to use money awarded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act to provide funding for a road improvement project in Basehor. When they met Wednesday, commissioners discussed providing up to $2 million from the ARPA funding the county will receive for a project that will make improvements to a section of 155th Street.

Solar farm approved by Reno County Commissioners

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a solar farm in the far northeast corner of Reno County. "It's averaging about a dollar a kilowatt," said commissioner Daniel Friesen. "This is an expected $1.4 million investment in the county in an area that probably would never see that kind of investment if we hadn't fostered this."

COVID-19 kills six family members in three weeks.

COVID-19 kills six family members in three weeks. In less than a month, a Palm Beach County, Florida mayor and his wife are said to have lost six family members to COVID-19. WPTV NewsChannel 5 reported that Belle Glade mayor Steve Wilson and his wife, Lisa Wilson, went door to door for months trying to educate people about the coronavirus vaccine.

Rural Fire 1 Board Approves Contract for Fire Suppression

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Hill County’s Rural Fire 1 District Board held a special meeting on Friday morning and unanimously approved an agreement that will see the Havre Fire Department continue to provide fire suppression services in the District through June of 2022. The agreement can be renewed on an...

County approves permit extensions for Big Sky Cheese, Silver Falls Distillery

The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment approved 24-month extensions of the special use permits for Big Sky Cheese and Silver Falls Distillery, both components of the proposed Madison Food Park project between Great Falls and Belt. The board considered both extension requests during their Sept. 16 meeting. The county...

Alachua County Fire Rescue Seeks Burnout Relief Amid Increased Workload

Rebecca Creech-Redding wakes up to one of two alarms. Some nights, she springs from a vinyl recliner as a siren screeches in her ears. She straightens her glasses, dashes to her locker, pulls on rubber boots and leaps into the back of an ambulance — a vehicle Creech-Redding affectionately refers to as “she” — before departing in a flurry of red lights from Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 30.

Trunk or Treat on Halloween Will be Held at Venturacci Park

The local Search and Rescue organization will host the Trunk or Treat event this year at Venturacci Park on Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rick McCusker, a retired member of the Search and Rescue made a presentation to the County Commission on Wednesday, asking for their support. He...

Greenbrier County implements indoor mask mandate

LEWSIBURG, WV (WVNS) — In an emergency board meeting of the Greenbrier County Board of Health, they voted to put an indoor mask mandate in place, effective immediately. The mandate comes as COVID-19 continues to surge across the country and surrounding areas in WV. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status is required to wear a mask inside all public buildings. Children under the age of two, anyone who cannot remove the mask themselves, and those with breathing problems do not have to wear the mask.

Douglas County Commission to consider changes to rules for fireworks sales and use, including limits for county parks

Douglas County leaders will soon continue their discussion of changes to fireworks regulations that would increase requirements on fireworks stands and prohibit people from setting off fireworks on some county-owned properties. As part of its meeting Wednesday, the Douglas County Commission will consider adopting a new home rule resolution to...

The Gardens Development Wins Key Battle as Court Finds County Commission Acted Properly in Clearing Project

Flagler County Circuit Judge Terence Perkins on Wednesday ruled against a Flagler Beach environmental group seeking to stop the development of The Gardens, the 335-to-445 home development on 825 acres off John Anderson Highway in unincorporated Flagler County. The decision clears one of many hurdles the developer, operating under the name of Palm Coast Intracoastal, has faced since proposing the project in a much larger version in 2019.