• Open burn allowed in Centralia this weekend

    by  • April 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Saturday marks the first day of the next approved open burn weekend for the City of Centralia. Centralia residents can burn landscape waste from noon until 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Landscape waste is defined as dry leaves, trimmings from trees and shrubs, tree limbs and branches, vines and the like. Landscape waste...

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    Parties disagree on corporate tax loopholes

    by  • April 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    At the governor’s request, the committee is looking at eliminating some business tax incentives with the hope of bringing additional money into state coffers to pay down the state’s billions of dollars in debt. Proponents of eliminating the complex loopholes say the action would bring in $445 million annually that could be used to...

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    Salem flushing hydrants

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    The City of Salem Department of Public Works has announced they will begin flushing fire hydrants on the north end of town on Monday, April 15, 2013 and will continue south until all hydrants have been exercised.  The entire process is expected to take approximately two weeks. Water may be discolored for a few...

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    Mt. Vernon man sentenced in sex case

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    Trenton O. Turner was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 6-months in jail and 48 months probation on a conviction for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a family member, a Class 2 felony that had been reduced from criminal sexual assault of a family member, a Class 1 felony. The 25-year-old Mt.Vernon resident...

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