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Massac County receives StormReady certification
Staff Report Massac County, like many other communities, is no stranger to storms. From an ice storm that left many powerless to tornadoes and storms that bring torrential rains and massive floodin...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women join fire department’s recruitment program
When Leah McConnell, one of two women at Massac County Fire Department (MCFD) heard about the fairly new recruit program at the department, “I jumped on it because this runs in my blood. I’m a thir...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioners pass Equal Employment Opportunity Ordinance
Two property owners paid Massac County commissioners a visit during Tuesday morning’s meeting to discuss two separate issues. The first was Linda McCollum, a county resident whose house flooded in ...
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Mackey living life on the ‘fast track’
Charles Mackey’s full-time job is managing Linwood Motors’ Fast Track, but it’s his part-time passion that has him working on a much faster track - a track he says that has helped keep his life dow...
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Youth Fair announces champions
By Betsy Fellows Special article for Metropolis Planet The 2013 Massac County Youth Fair had less — and more. Overall, there were fewer exhibitors, animals and projects. But there were more horses,...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healthcare costs lower than expected for county
Massac County Commissioners received some good news at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning from David Andreas, senior consultant with Mutual Medical Plans, Inc. Andreas brought to the board a six ...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACS gospel benefit is set for Friday in Metropolis
Staff Report Billed as having more entertainment than ever before, the 20th annual American Cancer Society’s Gospel Benefit will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located o...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deming makes Top 11 at Miss Illinois Pageant
Thirty-two young women competed at this year’s Miss Illinois pageant and even though Miss Metropolis Taylor Deming did not walk away with the ultimate crown or title, she did bring home some great ...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heat brings PPA back to electric bills
With summer’s temperatures, some familiar initials are appearing once again on City of Metropolis utility bills. The appearance was brought up by Alderman Jerry Mizell at Monday’s Metropolis City C...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flood-affected property owners to gain relief
Two years later, repercussions of the Flood of 2011 are still being felt in the City of Metropolis. To assist those citizens most adversely affected, the Metropolis City Council voted 6-2 Monday to...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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