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Picking up the pieces: rebuilding after the tornado
With the New Year beginning, many people in Brookport and Unionville are still be picking up the pieces and trying to rebuild their lives and homes following the EF-3 tornado that struck on Nov. 17...
Dec 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy rains bring flooding
Staff Report The rain, rain, rain coming down, down, down — several times in mass quantities —  from Friday night through late into Saturday night spelled out trouble for many areas of Massac Count...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking a look back at 2013: Year end review
To remind readers of what happened in Massac County during the past year, the Metropolis Planet is presenting this year-end review. Most of the items mentioned here appeared on the front page of th...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pritchett is new plant manager at Honeywell
Staff Report Honeywell Inc. recently announced Larry Smith, former planet manager at the Honeywell Metropolis Works, has been promoted to the position of director integrated supply chain, supportin...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Port District continues to hit the ground running four years later
While its work is mostly behind the scenes and out of the public eye, the Massac-Metropolis Port District (MMPD) has not been idle since its creation four years ago. Since its inception, the corpor...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search for Burnham cut back, fund set
Staff Report Search and rescue efforts for Dustin Allen Burnham, 27, of Metropolis, have turned into search and recovery according to Doug Harnice, McCracken County Emergency Management official on...
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emergency workers search for man who fell into Ohio River
Early Tuesday morning, around 3 a.m. a call was dispatched regarding a man who had fallen from a barge overnight while crossing between a dredger and towing vessel located near Joppa. Late Tuesday ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unit One board hears about damage to Brookport’s school
By Michele Longworth Planet Reporter reporter@metropolisplanet.com The damage to Brookport Elementary School dominated much of the Massac Unit One board meeting held Nov. 25 as Massac Unit One Supe...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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I-24 Bridge work extended; max load width to be reduced
Press Release The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)) has indicated the contractor working on the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis has extended the time the ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disaster Recovery Center open; FEMA, SBA give information
Press Release Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Friday in Brookport to serve people who were affected by Nov. 17. Disaster recovery officials work closely with community leaders to find DRC loc...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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