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City Council Considers Road Closure

The September 17th City Council meeting was quiet and short, with a focus on public works activities. During the “Public Comments” time, Assembly of God Church representative Ann Jackson communicated a request to close off a section of Kristi Lane on Halloween night from 6pm to 9pm in order to accommodate a safe neighborhood trick

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Apple Butter: A Hartsburg Tradition

The Hartsburg American Legion Auxiliary has been in the apple butter game for the better part of five decades. It all begins with a group of volunteers on a perfectly average day in September. At the end of the process: hundreds of quarts of everyone’s favorite fall-time treat. The operation starts on Thursday, with the

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Calling all wing lovers

Woody’s Pub and Grub is bringing back the annual King of Wings contest this Saturday, September 28. The event will be open to the public from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. This long-loved Ashland fundraiser is being held for the fourth consecutive year, and hopes are that this year’s contest is even better than the

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Let’s hear it for the band

The Southern Boone Marching Eagles participated in the 1st Annual City of Maples Marching Festival in Macon on Saturday. They earned several awards in the 3A Class including: 1st place in Parade, 1st place Indoor Drumline, 2nd place Indoor Color Guard, All Captions in the Field Show and 1st place Field Show. Top from left:

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Celebrating Ashland’s Police Officers

  The Ashland Optimist Club celebrated “Respect For Law” by providing breakfast and a certificate of appreciation to the Ashland Police Department. Pictured from L-to-R: Optimist President Janet Popejoy, Optimist Program Coordinator Jan Palmer, Officer Gabe Edwards, Police Chief Lyn Woolford, Officer Doug O’Brien and Officer Joe Durham.

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President Trump Is Making Progress on the Opioid Crisis

Since President Trump’s first day in office, and from my first day as his health secretary, our country’s opioid crisis has been one of our most challenging missions. But there were always sources of inspiration: We heard from the Americans on the frontlines of the fight against addiction, and we set about bringing them what

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Park board members meet with public

The Ashland Parks Board met on September 9 to accommodate citizens wanting to ask questions and share suggestions about the parks. Ashland resident Ron Wilcox stated “I am full of rage” at park conditions and the fact that the park board was not being allowed to spend money designated for repairs on additions. “Why are

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Fall Festival returns to Ashland

The Ashland Parks and Rec. Board will revive a lost local tradition by bringing back the annual Ashland Fall Festival this year. The event will take place on October 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ashland City Park. The event is entirely open to the public and will require no admission fee.

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Getting to know you: School Resource Officer Andrew Worrall

Andrew Worrall has been on the Ashland Police Force for five years and has recently been selected as the next School Resource Officer (SRO). The Journal asked Officer Worrall five questions that will help the community better know the officer tasked with looking out for their children and community. Q. Please tell us about your

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Walsh’s ‘Back the Blue’ launch

Tuesday the new Back The Blue license plate, HB 898 sponsored by Rep. Sara Walsh, was unveiled. Assisting with the unveiling were David and Beverly Thomas, parents of Molly Thomas Bowden, a Columbia Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2005. On Saturday, Steve and Sarah Walsh sat with Senator Caleb

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