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Safety concerns raised by city council
With the school’s out increase of children playing outdoors and the surging use of scooters by the disabled, safety concerns took up several minutes of the end of May’s last Metropolis City Council...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ordinances have first reading
Five ordinances came before the Metropolis City Council Monday night for their first readings. Three represent issues discussed generally by the council or concerned citizens but never reviewed by ...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bomb threat leads to arrest
Staff Report According to Massac County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday, security personnel from Honeywell called the Massac County Sheriff Office advising there was a man at t...
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Layoff notices sent to 160 USEC employees
Press Release The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) notified its employees at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant on Friday of layoffs beginning in August. The notifications are provided ...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Security measures will begin next week
Next week Massac County’s courthouse security, ‘security on a shoestring,’ as Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder described it, will begin. Holder told Commissioners Jeff Weber and Jerel Childers at T...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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USEC to cease enrichment
USEC Inc., who has employees in southern Illinois, announced Friday that it had not been able to conclude a deal for the short-term extension of uranium enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion ...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sewer separation work begins
Work began Monday on the first of many projects to separate the City of Metropolis’ remaining combined sewer lines. The project was bid out on Dec. 21, 2012 to Amerent Contracting Inc. and is sched...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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City pursues IEPA loan for sewer projects
During its May 13 meeting, the Metropolis City Council voted unanimously authorizing HMG Engineers Inc. to proceed with a low-interest loan application from the Illinois Environmental Protection Ag...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Massac Relay raises more than $127,000
Press Release Saving lives faster and celebrating more birthdays is what Relay For Life is all about. Many volunteers and residents, including local cancer survivors, are now celebrating the outcom...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rednour delivers a mission of hope to the hollers
Editor’s Note: Over the past year or so, the Planet has received various phone calls or e-mails about people in our community that have stepped outside their comfort zone, packed their bags and ven...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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