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Friday, November 21, 2008

Schools asked to return $760,000 to state

Wayne County Public Schools is being asked to return $759,977 to the state to help ease its government shortfall, sending officials scrambling to determine where cuts can be made before the end of the year. Earlier this week, the Department...

Holiday Choral Showcase finishes second night

A total of 24 schools participated in the two-night Holiday Choral Showcase at Dillard Middle School. Concerts were held Tuesday and Thursday nights. It is an annual event...

County might add 4-day workweek for departments

Wayne County's 5-month-old experiment with a four-day workweek for most county offices could expand in mid-January to encompass all county offices. County Manager Lee Smith said this week that will be his recommendation to county commissioners next month. Currently,...

Firefighters respond to fire

A fully involved structure fire at 250 Piney Grove Church Road caused about $50,000 in damages to the structure in a Thursday night fire, authorities said. Lt. Rob Loreman of the Elroy Fire Department said that fire officials got...

Lighting the lights: Mount Olive gathers for annual celebration

MOUNT OLIVE -- The stars came out as the lights came up Thursday in Mount Olive at the city's sixth annual Holiday Open House. Drivers stopped their cars in the middle of Center Street to listen to the Mount Olive...

Chamber awards $9,000 in grants

More than $9,000 worth of mini grants was distributed among 22 teachers from 12 Wayne County schools Thursday night. It was the sixth year for the program, part of the Business and Education Partnership, sponsored by the Wayne Charitable Partnership...