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Stories from Friday, July 29, 2011

Thayer pool a drain on city budget (07/29/11)
A group of Thayer residents is seeking ways to keep the Thayer city pool afloat, rather than being a significant drain on the budget. Resident Catharine McPherson spoke to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, July 19, about a proposal by the Community Betterment Association to have fundraisers for the pool...
Area gardeners battle heat, bugs, drought (07/29/11)
Early on Friday, June 22, Thayer resident Emma Wrenfrow was busy in the Thayer community garden alongside Highway 63 pulling up her plot of corn plants, already turning brown in the relentless sunshine. Not to be discouraged by the year's troublesome gardening weather, Wrenfrow said she plans to start her fall garden there as soon as she gets the spent corn stalks out of the way...
Camp fire chief files assault complaint, dismissed by board (07/29/11)
On Thursday, July 8, the Camp Volunteer Fire Department Board fired Chief Richard Navarro, after he twice called for police back up at a fire scene the night before, because of problems with two of his firefighters. "We got the call at 10:07 p.m. (July 7) that lightning had struck a trailer," Navarro told The News. "John Davis, Hugo Puerta and myself were the first to arrive at the fire station, and we left in the pumper truck and brush truck."...
Special election set for new Fulton County jail (07/29/11)
At a special meeting on Tuesday, July 19, the Fulton County Quorum Court approved a plan to build a new jail, and set an October special election seeking voter approval of the plan. Ordinance 2011-08 was approved in three consecutive readings by unanimous votes...
Salem school meals and season passes to cost more in 2011-12 (07/29/11)
Higher prices for student and teacher meals will be on the menu, when Salem schools go back in session on August 15. During its July 18 meeting, the Salem School Board was advised it would need to raise prices to meet a directive that it continue to move prices toward the federal reimbursement rate, the amount the federal government pays for students who receive free or reduced price lunches...
No contested school board seats in Fulton County (07/29/11)
The election is not until September, but three Fulton County school board members are shoo-ins to keep their seats. No one filed to oppose Salem school board member Wanda Keolling, Viola board member Boyd Dailey or Mammoth Spring board member Donell Russell, whose current terms are all ending...