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Friday, January 30, 2009

To go four-day or not to go four-day?

Realtors and other professionals worried that plans to close the Wayne County Register of Deeds and tax offices on Fridays would further damage a real estate market already hammered by a struggling economy have a reprieve -- for now....

Realtors, others: Eliminating Fridays will affect closings

Closing the Wayne County Register of Deeds Office and Tax Office on Fridays would hurt the local real estate business at a time when the industry is already struggling, business leaders say. A group of business leaders met with the...

Sheriff takes look at security at inauguration

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders took along a cadre of officers to Washington to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama, but they were doing more than sight-seeing, the sheriff said. They were researching the kind of security required to...

Why go four days in the first place?

Originally driven by soaring fuel and utility costs, the four-day workweek implemented for most county offices in August, is estimated to have saved the county more than 12 percent on those bills. Most county offices are open from 7...

Cherry on state list for cutbacks

Faced with a looming shortfall that's expected to hit $3 billion by the end of the fiscal year, state department heads were ordered earlier this month to present budget cut proposals of up to 7 percent to Gov. Beverly...

Public record

Juvenile charged Another juvenile was charged in connection with two break-ins at Family Dollar on South George Street, police said. The unnamed juvenile is the second arrest made in the case, and was charged with felony-level breaking and entering,...