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Construction Accident Shuts Down McDonald’s/FastLane

McDonald’s managers were forced to turn away customers who walked to the fast-food restaurant today. One even drove over the orange cones used to block entrance to the parking lot. The problem was power – or the lack thereof – which shut down the restaurant and FastLane. About 8 a.m. Thursday morning, a construction work

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New Trash Routes, Policy Begins June 6

The City of Ashland and Republic Waste Services have established new trash routes and a new pick-up schedule for residents in the City of Ashland. According to City Administrator Lyn Woolford, the new schedule will begin Monday, June 6. The Ashland Board of Aldermen approved the new once-per-week trash service for the City of Ashland

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SoBoCo Awards 133 Diplomas

For a Class of 2016 which has achieved so much, they might simply be remembered for their sheer size. One hundred and thirty-three seniors graduated from Southern Boone this year – a record that might not stand for more than a few years – and the crowd at the high school on graduation day was

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School Board Expands Early Childhood, Eagles Athletics

The Southern Boone County School Board approved three initiatives during their regular monthly board meeting on Monday which will change very different aspects of the school district. • The school board approved a measure which will increase the offerings for Special Needs students and Early Childhood education. This means that those students will no longer

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P&Z VOTES AGAINST APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT

The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission denied a change of zoning for developer Mike McCubbin on Tuesday night during their regular monthly meeting. The unanimous “No” vote came after nearly an hour of community residents and business people voicing opposition to McCubbin’s proposal to develop property on Cobblestone Court, directly behind and west of the

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Largest Class in SoBoCo History to Graduate Sunday

It is difficult for high school principals to compare one graduating class to another, however, this year is not difficult for Dale Van Deven. On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m the Southern Boone High School class of 2016 will graduate 133 seniors – the largest graduating class in the history of the high school. Doors

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A Different Way of Dining Out

Think of it as a dining out experience that is really “out” – as in outside. It’s more than a picnic, it is an outstanding dinner which also raises money for the SoBoCo Learning Garden. The third annual Dine in the Dirt dinner/fund raiser will be held Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. at the

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Optimist Pool set for Open House

Temperatures are warming up and it will quickly be time for Southern Boone families to hit the pool. The Ashland Optimist Community Swim Pool free “Open House” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The public is invited to attend this free event, according to pool coordinator Ernie Wrein. Pool passes will be

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City Hosts Trash Talk Meeting

The City of Ashland will host a “Town Hall” meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashland American Legion building, 123 E. Broadway, to talk about the city’s options for trash and recycling in the future. The City of Ashland is currently in contract negotiations with Republic Services for the continuance of

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