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Lighted holiday parade added to Newman festivities

NEWMAN - Orestimba High School's leadership class is organizing a holiday light parade which will be part of the community's tree-lighting festivities Saturday, Dec. 2. Businesses, clubs and organizations are invited to participate in the event, which will roll through downtown Newman at 5:30 p.m. L

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-11-22 16:53:00

Taco Bell gets green light from commission

The applicant plans to build a Taco Bell on a Highway 33 location immediately south of the Burger King in West Side Marketplace Shopping Center. The commission approved the plans 3-0, with Leland Coleman and Marlena Cardinal absent. No further approvals from the commission or City Council are requir

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-11-22 17:02:00

Caring community lends helping hand at the holidays

A number of organizations and community volunteers will join forces to deliver food, clothing and toys to those in need. A toy drive organized by Newman Tots is under way and kicks off the broad-based community campaign to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. There are, however, some changes

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-11-22 17:01:00

Ambulance management contract decision expected

The board which oversees operations of West Side Community Ambulance is expected to select a management firm at its Tuesday, Oct. 28, meeting. Representatives of two firms presented management contract proposals to the board in a special meeting held last Wednesday. The Sierra Medical Services Allia

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-11-22 17:00:00

'Olde Fashioned Christmas at Home' set for Saturday

GUSTINE - A full day of holiday festivities is in store Saturday in Gustine, where the community will host its annual "Old-Fashioned Christmas at Home." The event, which has become a Gustine tradition since its inception as a community breakfast more than 20 years ago, is as much a staple of Thanksg

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-11-22 16:54:00

A time to give thanks, and to share our blessings

I consider myself very fortunate to have so much for which to be thankful....life's gifts which I appreciate every day and never, ever take for granted. Kat and I are truly blessed in our lives together, and our children and grandchildren are joys in our lives. We fully understand that the most impo

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-11-22 16:45:00

Kmart employee charged with embezzlement

A 48-year-old woman who had been employed at the Hatch Road Kmart store was charged with embezzlement last week after admitting that she had taken $150 worth of merchandise, $50 in cash and $94 worth of coupons used improperly. Ceres Police Department spokesman Sgt. Keith Griebel said an employee of


New chief on board at GPD - The West Side Index & Gustine Press-Standard: Local News

Medeiros is a 40-year law enforcement veteran who comes to Gustine after a 16-year tenure with the Escalon Police Department. There, Medeiros was a member of the management team while Dunford was police chief. Dunford had been serving in a dual role as city manager and police chief since being named

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-11-22 16:58:00

Tax cap override law passed

Johnstown Councilman-at-Large Craig Talarico reads a local law, subsequently passed by the Common Council, allowing the city to override the state-imposed tax levy cap in the city's tentative 2018 budget. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich) JOHNSTOWN - The Common Council passed a local law Monday at C

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Free Beans And Rice Giveaway Saturday In Cantonment

Saint Monica's Episcopal Church, will be distributing free rice and dried beans and other non-perishables on Saturday, November 25 from 9 until 11 a.m. (or while supplies last) at the church located at 699 South Hwy 95-A in Cantonment. There are no guidelines and no paperwork required. Saint Monica'

NORTHESCAMBIA.COM - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Ex-lover attacks man, two girls with machete

A Cantonment man is being held on a near $200,000 dollar, deputies said, trying to kill a man and his two young girls. It all started when the victim, Jason Waggoner, left his two girls, ages 10 and 6, at a friend's house located on the 100 block of Ellington Street in Escambia County for a couple o

WEAR - 2017-11-22 15:36:46

Caught on Camera: Dollar General robbery suspect

The Escambia Sheriff County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a man suspected of robbing a Cantonment store. The man walked into the Dollar General at 1498 S. Highway 29 just before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. Investigators say he pulled out a gun and robbed the clerk. If you recognize the man, you


What's new at the beach: OWA welcomes Wahlburgers

OWA Amusement Park in Foley opened this past July to the delight of many. The entertainment district welcomed three new restaurants this fall -- The Groovy GOAT, Wahlburgers, and Hershey's Ice Cream Parlor. Groovy GOAT One of the coolest places to open is The Groovy GOAT, a sports bar and arcade th

AL.COM - 2017-11-22 22:33:09

Cantonment Rotary Provides Meals For 545 Local Residents

Over 100 local families will enjoy Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of the Cantonment Rotary Club. This was the sixth year the group has delivered turkeys and all the fixings to those in need. The first year, the Rotatians delivered meals to four families, and last year that number was up to 45 fa

NORTHESCAMBIA.COM - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

School Lunch Taste Test: Hayley Minogue tries school lunches

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) Love it or hate it, everyone has memories of their school lunch experience. News 5 receives photos all the time from our viewers begging us to look into what children eat or don't eat at lunch. Hayley Minogue investigated, eating more than a dozen lunches in three different count


College student who killed driver in spring break DUI crash sentenced to 7 years in prison

An Arkansas college student was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge. William Joseph Shoffner, 22, traveled to Perdido Beach for spring break in 2016. He was driving a Honda Civic over the Theo Baars Bridge between Pensacola and Perdido

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-11-22 17:41:58

54-year-old man killed in car accident on SR 87

MILTON - A 54-year-old man was killed this morning in a car accident on State Road 87 south of Spring Hill Road. A Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Kevin Morgan of Pensacola struck the rear of the Chevrolet Suburban driven by 38-year-old Clifford Miller at 6:15 a.m., according to the Florida Highw


Cody School Board: "All eyes are on us right now"

Everyone is watching the Cody School Board. At least that was the impression board chair Kelly Simone and trustee Jenni Rosencranse brought back with them from the state school board conference last week in Casper. Simone said other school boards are waiting, and watching, to see what direction the

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-22 21:21:00

Cody Rec Center offers body composition analyzer

Analyzing body composition no longer requires caliper pinching or expelling air from lungs while underwater. Now people can gain information they need to optimize their health with the Rec Center's Tinaita body competition analyzer. The medical-grade analyzer provides a noninvasive reading on body f

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-22 18:49:00

Cody woman arrested on charge of embezzling from local businesses

CODY - Cody resident Joy Barela, 43, formerly known as Barela-Vaughn, was arrested Nov. 7 on a felony embezzlement charge punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines, and she has been in the Park County Detention Center since, unable to post a $25,000 commercial surety bond. The char