Edmonton News

Opinions-Everyone Has One

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division It has gotten to the point I can’t turn on the TV news anymore without being bombarded with dozens of opinions on every little thing going on in the world. Since when did news become someone’s opinion? I believe that everyone has the right to freedom of speech…

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Museum possible in the historic courthouse

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division Local historian Kay Harbison was in attendance at the Tuesday meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court to discuss plans for the historic courthouse being used as a small museum by the Metcalfe County Historical Society. Harbison stated, “We would like to put a small museum in the…

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Vote ends in a tiebreaker

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Edmonton City Council held a specially called meeting on Tuesday, January 15th, specifically for the second reading of two ordinances, but the agenda was amended to include an executive session to discuss the pay rate for the new position if approved. Council member Teresa Hamlett inquired as…

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2019-20 School calendar approved

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The January meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education began with the re-election of Joey Shive as Chairman and Tim Brown as Vice Chairman. The board also approved the following school calendar for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Opening Day Thursday, August 22, 2019 Teacher Work Day…

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New ABC Administrator Position

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The first meeting of the Edmonton City Council began with a moment of silence in honor of all veterans on Monday, January 7th with all members present. The first reading of Ordinance # 2018-19-08 to amend Ordinance 2016-17-02 Article III. City Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator 1. (b)…

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A Secure Evidence Room is Necessary

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Metcalfe County Fiscal Court held its first meeting of 2019 on January 8th, with the new Judge/Executive and three new Magistrates. On behalf of Sheriff Ricky Brooks, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, Chief Deputy Lonnie Hodges addressed the court.  He noted that despite the new administration…

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Agreement with TJ Samson Approved

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   The Memorandum of Understanding between T. J. Samson Community Hospital and Metcalfe County was approved at the December 21st meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court. “It is exactly what we had talked about with the hospital and I still can’t say enough for TJ stepping up…

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Looking Back at 2018

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division January – The year started off white with a measurable snowfall within the first couple of weeks, resulting in a brief break from school. January also saw the beginning of the sidewalk project, which wouldn’t be completed until the end of August. A Transportation Alternative Program Grant (TAP…

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Sheriff’s Budget Questioned

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s 2019 budget was the main topic at the December 11th fiscal court meeting. The budget was presented by the Sheriff’s office manager Lynn Lunz, who stated that “It is basically a mimic of last years except we did add a little bit for the…

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Plans for a school police department

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The December meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education began with the swearing in of returning board members Joey Shive and Donnie Perry by Barren Metcalfe Family Court Judge Mica Wood Pence. Their new term begins January 2019 and ends December 2022. A procedure manual for the…

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