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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Justice and Liberty statues to be restored

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Justice, left, and Liberty are scheduled for restoration work sometime this year. For more information see City hall statues to get makeovers....

Gasoline wholesalers say their prices are up too

Motorists could pay more at the gas pumps in January, not just because of wholesale prices this time, but because of a state tax increase. Gasoline prices in November dipped to almost $2 a gallon, but they headed back up...

Commission chairman sets '06 priorities

Building a new animal shelter. Finding a reasonable solution to the school board's facility plan. Continuing progress with the Highway 70 commission. These are only a few of the many tasks facing the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. However, newly...

City hall statues to get makeovers

By the end of 2006, Liberty and Justice will no longer keep watch over downtown -- at least not until they are restored. The two statues currently perched atop City Hall need some repair work, and so the city plans...

New card features digital glimpse of chamber

A new, digital marketing tool is expected to help boost the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and eventually the businesses that are members of the organization. The chamber has contracted with JMAC Multimedia to create a Dcard, or digital business...

SJAFB personnel part of Hurricane Katrina efforts

Two days after the Gulf Coast awoke to the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina, the telephone in Col. Lennie Coleman's office rang. Coleman is commander of the 4th Mission Support Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. His job is...

Pickle drops Saturday night

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mt. Olive Pickle Co. will host its seventh annual New Year's Eve Pickle Drop at the stroke of 7 p.m. Saturday with a new pickle doing the honors. The event is held at that time, organizers said,...

Public records

Flim-flam A Wayne County man sent a $2,850 deposit by wire to a person in England for a car, but the auto was never shipped to the United States, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office....

WCC honors maintenance staff

Wayne Community College honored its maintenance and support employees in a ceremony Dec. 15. Admissions Coordinator Dianne Allgaier was named the recipient of the college's Support Staff Award. Staff members who nominated her for the award noted her dedication to...