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Hutchinson City Council: How they voted | Local | #citycouncil

Members of the Hutchinson City Council made the following unanimous decisions at their Jan. 24 meeting: DONATIONS: Accepted $500 from Heartland Ag Systems for Fireman’s Park Project. Accepted $100 from Russell and Lorraine Erickson to the Hutchinson Police Department for the Law Enforcement Memorial Park Fund. Accepted $7,700 from numerous donors for the Shady Ridge […]

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Alabama

Column: Legislature organizes for quadrennium | Columns | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The legislature had their four-year organizational session earlier this month. It is exactly what the title states, they are organizing for the next quadrennium of lawmaking. They officially chose their leadership and adopted the rules for the two chambers. The 105 member House of Representatives and 35 member State Senate are elected for four-year terms […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Senate Approves Bill Classifying Drag Performances as Adult Entertainment

The Arkansas Senate voted on Jan. 24 to approve legislation that would classify drag performances as an “adult-oriented business” in the same way as strip clubs and escort services. Senate Bill 43 (pdf), sponsored by Republican state Sen. Gary Stubblefield and state Rep. Mary Bentley, would ban drag performances from being carried out on public property that are “intended […]

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City Council

Fairmont, West Virginia, City Council to introduce Norwood Park expansion project ordinance | Fairmont News | #citycouncil

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Alabama

Flowers says Enterprise ‘political capital of South’ during Jimmy Holley event | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MICHELLE MANN A longtime Alabama political columnist and former state legislator predicts Coffee County’s potential for being a political launching pad in the future is strong. “Coffee County, especially Enterprise, is the breeding ground for and emerging political capital of the South,” former state legislator Steve Flowers told those attending a retirement celebration for former […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas bill would allow city fire department to conceal carry

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) – On Tuesday, Jan. 17 a bill advanced through a House committee that would allow city fire department bomb squads to conceal carry and make arrests during explosive threats. According to our content-sharing partner, the bill is sponsored by Rep. Stephen Meeks who presented the bill Tuesday morning with Todd Cardin, […]

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City Council

Dalton City Council approves Mill Creek Riverwalk | Local News | #citycouncil

City of Dalton officials say a walking and biking trail connecting the Crown Mill area to Haig Mill Lake Park should be finished by this fall. The City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to award a $2.234 million contract to Northwest Georgia Paving of Calhoun for the project, currently called the Mill Creek Riverwalk. Mayor David […]

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City Council

Dalton City Council to consider contract for Mill Creek Greenway | Local News | #citycouncil

The Dalton City Council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m in City Hall. The council members are scheduled to vote on a contract for construction of the Mill Creek Greenway, a walking and biking trail from Eagle Walk trail to the trail around Haig Mill Lake Park. The Eagle Walk at Mill Creek, a half-mile walking […]

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Arkansas

Capitol review: Week 1 brings a new chapter to Arkansas

Lt. Gov. Leslie Rutledge oversees proceedings on the Arkansas Senate floor Thursday. Screenshot: Courtesy of the Arkansas Legislature The 94th General Assembly started its biennial session this week and Arkansas’ new leader was sworn in, meaning the Capitol was buzzing. Catch up quick: In addition to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the state’s new lieutenant governor, […]

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Alabama

Look Back … to exotic dancing at the Ramada Inn, 1998 | Features | #elections | #alabama

Jan. 10, 1948: The date fell on a Saturday during a 12-year period (1940-52) when The Star didn’t publish on that day of the week. Jan. 10, 1998, in The Star: Last month Anniston bar owner Dee Ford started putting exotic dancers on stage at the Ramada Inn, at Quintard and 4th Street, where he […]

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