• Owner of Biggies Cafe arrested following search of business

    by  • May 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    At approximately 8 o’clock this morning, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on a local business, reportedly searching for synthetic cannabis. Biggies Cafe and General Store on U.S. Highway 161 near Interstate 57 was the scene of an extensive search Tuesday, in which deputies seized records of transactions, cash and suspected synthetic...

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    Johnson County board pass a resolution for statewide moratorium on fracking

    by  • May 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Johnson County board of commissioners has passed a resolution supporting a statewide moratorium on high-volume oil and gas drilling. Board chairman Jeff Mears says commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday to support a one-year pause before hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” begins. He says residents need more time to learn about it, and county officials...

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