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Commissioners discuss $900k water filtration system
Last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting included a proposal that could ensure an ample supply of water for Jones County for years to come.
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Road race planned
The second annual veterans 5K road race is scheduled Nov. 8 in conjunction with Jones County’s Veterans Appreciation Day.
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High school student to spend senior year behind bars
A high school senior will be spending the next six months in the Jones County Law Enforcement Center as the result of a probation violation.
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Gray Gables puts historic home back to work
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DDA reviews draft of design overlays
Preserving the historic appeal of downtown Gray while encouraging development to fit what exists is at the heart of work being done by the Downtown Development Authority.
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Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentBy Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for Kaci Hickox, 33, said they had not yet been served with a court order to enforce the 21-day quarantine - matching the virus's maximum incubation period - but remained prepared to fight such an order if necessary. ...


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Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald TANNERSVILLE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers who had been searching for him since the Sept. 12 ambush of the troopers outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...


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A construction crew tries to contain the lava flow from Mount Kilauea in Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaii town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava on Thursday, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the Big Island community where they are to provide security as the volcanic flow advances. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been slithering toward the Big Island village of Pahoa for weeks, although it slowed to a turtle's pace on Thursday and at last watch had advanced only a few feet (meters) over several hours, said Darryl Oliveira, director of Hawaii County Civil Defense. ...


2014-10-30 20:08:00 -0400
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a ruling that could prove costly for Nevada strip clubs, the state Supreme Court says dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.
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