County to keep emergency resolution in place for another week, including mask mandate, fewer people in Courthouse

County to keep emergency resolution in place for another week, including mask mandate, fewer people in Courthouse

At last week’s Board of County Commissioner meeting, District #1 Commissioner Newt Stephens brought copies of the new County Certification map from ODOT that need to be reviewed and corrected by each Commissioner before being submitted back to ODOT.

Local author Tom Walsh credits Chamber Director for inspiration to write book on son’s battle with brain cancer

Local author Tom Walsh credits Chamber Director for inspiration to write book on son’s battle with brain cancer

Despite Shirey’s insistence that she played no part in the creation of the book, it was important to Walsh “to keep [his] promise and deliver the first signed copy of the book to the one person whom [he] credits for making [his] dream come true.”

Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process
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Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process

The updated downtown master plan includes road changes, creating more living space downtown, and creating a “cohesive, diverse section comprising of the downtown and its surrounding streets and alleys.”

Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process
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Excitement for downtown redevelopment grows at City Council, new fire station facilities approved to begin design process

Downtown Master Plan (DMP) consultants, Ken Boone and Taylor Plummer, from Ochsner Hare & Hare (OHH), introduced members of the City Council to the comprehensive redevelopment plan they have created at the Council’s study session on Monday evening at City Hall.