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Letter: Battle Ground lacks common sense

Battle Ground Public Schools is again asking for a huge amount of money. A big reason is the hundreds of new houses going up. Developers should pay for the needed schools instead of socking existing homeowners with a tax increase we didn't cause. It's not fair that we must pay extra for a problem ca

COLUMBIAN - 2018-01-15 14:00:00

Working in Clark County: Dave Stone, owner, New Creations Mobile Restoration

Columbian reader Sharon Lueck suggested New Creations Mobile Restoration to "Working," saying, "I've been such a fan of theirs because I find what they do to be next door to magic. Things you would think were one-way thrashed are fixed to where you can't even see where the damage was." The magic she

COLUMBIAN - 2018-01-15 14:00:00

Jayne: Tonya Harding, scandal, boxing rings and Butterbean

Greg Jayne, Opinion page editor It was, by any measure, a surreal night. Which is kind of what you would expect from an occasion involving Tonya Harding when she was "America's Bad Girl." You might know Harding as a figure skater. Or as part of the most sordid scandal in American sports history. Or

COLUMBIAN - 2018-01-14 14:02:00

VIDEO: Highlights from Winterfest gymnastics meet

Team scores - Mead 171.600; Columbia River 165.05; Heritage 149.350; Mountain View 143.700, Ridgefield 137.550, Skyview 136.250. Vault - 1, Nina Evans (MV) 9.5; 2, Lexi Weller (Mead) 9.3; 3t, Sarah Ellis (CR) 9.0; 3t, Sophia Shawen (Mead) 9.0; 5, Allison Yajko (Sky) 8.7; 6, Mya Stein (Mead) 8.65. Ba


Save the Date: Americana music, rap icon, MLK tributes stand out

What do you get when you combine musician Mary Flower with the BBQ Boys band? Music that's finger-picking good. Starting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Old Liberty Theater, 113 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield, Mary Flower, a finalist in 2000 and 2002 at the National Finger Picking Guitar Championship, will pe


Clark County strives to capitalize on surging life sciences industry

Jonathan DeHart had hoped to land his company, a fledgling manufacturer of gene sequencing devices borne out of incubators at Intel, in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Then they found a glitch. The kind of space that they were looking for, called wet lab space, wasn't very abundant here. A

COLUMBIAN - 2018-01-14 14:00:00

Rep. Liz Pike announces retirement from politics

Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, announced late Friday evening she is withdrawing from the race for Clark County council chair. She will finish her term as representative for the 18th District and retire from politics, according to an open letter Pike posted on Facebook. Pike first announced she would seek t


Morning Press: Ridgefield woman's weight loss, hacked social media, I-205 interchange

What will will the weather throw at us this weekend? Find out with our local weather coverage. Here are some of the stories that grabbed readers' attention this week. RIDGEFIELD - Meghan Green had somewhat low expectations when she started the HMR diet last January. Green weighed 412 pounds at her o


Laurens school helping students who lost home in fire

A Laurens elementary school is banding together the families of four students who lost their home in a fire earlier this month. So far, "Operation Family Fire Support" has generated enough money to help the family of 10 with short-term accommodations, and organizers are hoping to raise more so they


Area students make Dean's List

SPARTANBURG - The following Spartanburg Community College students from the Union County area have earned Dean's List honors for fall term 2017. Buffalo Christian L. Petty Enoree Destiny H. Dietrick Ethen T. Kisner Jonesville Malaysia C. Hardy Seth H. Parker Pacolet Summer A. Loftis Tamie Vir

UNION DAILY TIMES - 2018-01-15 07:00:30

Police investigating fatal motorcycle accident

A 22-year-old man from Memphis, Tenn., died Friday night after a motorcycle collision near Poinsett Highway and Rutherford Road. The Greenville County Coroner's Office identified the decedent as Jackson James Roberts. He died late Friday night at Greenville Memorial Hospital as a result of blunt fo


7 people taken to hospital after Greenville Co. crash

Our crew at the scene is reporting that the crash, which happened around 8:45 p.m., involved two SUVs and a car. The road was reportedly partially blocked. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Our crew at the scene is reporting that the crash, which happened around 8:45 p.m., in

WSPA.COM - 2018-01-16 02:47:31

'Touched by God': Fisher brings his love of Lord on the road

Michael Fisher's journey from a Greenville jail cell to the arms of Jesus Christ can only be attributed to one thing, he'll tell anybody who asks him: Salvation. When he preaches - as he frequently does at area prisons, nursing homes, adult care centers and others with souls in need of the word - th

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

MLK youth forum finds strength from leader's message

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn couldn't attend Saturday's 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. youth forum in Greenwood, but he was inspired enough by its mission that he sent officials words of recognition. "Dr. King knew the power and promise of our youth, that is why he engaged so many people in his effor

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Q&A: Meet Simpsonville's new city administrator

Subscribed, but don't have a login? This week Simpsonville announced Dianna Gracely as its new city administrator. Gracely is the city administrator in Travelers Rest and has more than 20 years of experience working in local government. Before she officially starts her new job March 1, she took time


John Klein: New emergency shelter for pets offers peace of mind in Payne County

GLENCOE - The need for immediate shelter after a disaster is at the top of the list for an emergency response. Get the people rescued and get them someplace safe. The same goes for pets. "Everyone knows there's a huge need for immediate sheltering of animals after a disaster, also," said Jeff Kuhn,

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-01-14 23:15:00

UNSUNG HERO: Woman turns garage into gym to help friends

HARRISBURG -- A new year usually means resolutions, promises we make to ourselves to look, live and feel better. One woman in Harrisburg is making those very promises, but not to herself, but to help others. One dance move at a time, Kari Hale is determined to have the shape she's always dreamed of.

WSIL TV - 2018-01-15 17:57:00

Celebration held to honor life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CARBONDALE -- Hundreds gathered in Carbondale Sunday to honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, held by the Carbondale NAACP and the Martin Luther King Committee, drew people from across southern Illinois, in

WSIL TV - 2018-01-15 05:59:00

Preparing for snow - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

WILLIAMSON CO. -- While much of the snow and ice have melted off the roads, some spots still have that layer of ice on top of them making for slick travels. With more snow expected to fall across southern Illinois in the morning, people are already out getting those supplies. "Lot of ice melt, snow

WSIL TV - 2018-01-15 03:53:00

Sports: Weather forces tournament cancellations

At Benton and Carbondale, Monday's matchups will be played Tuesday night at the same game times. At West Frankfort, Monday's session will be made up on Saturday. Game times have yet to be announced. At Massac County, the Carbondale vs. Goreville game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday will be played at

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-01-15 20:07:00