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City officials accept annual audit results

December 28, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Preston City Council listened to and accepted an annual audit presented by Matt Armstrong of Deaton and Company at Monday’s city council meeting. He praised the city for its austerity and careful use of taxpayer funds last year with the continuing economic slowdown.  (See the full story...

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New Year’s closings listed

December 28, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in celebration of the New Year’s holiday which falls on Sunday, Jan. 1, this year. The post office lobby will be open from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. Postmaster Val Porter said...

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Opera House in need of digital projector

December 28, 2011
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Opera House in need of digital projector

By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Worm Creek Opera House is in need of a new projector. The digital age is forcing the Franklin County Theatre Arts Council to look at a new way to show movies. Movie theaters across the country are changing from movie reels to the digital world. “The movie...

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Local man charged with Assault

December 27, 2011
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Local man charged with Assault

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A 55-year-old Preston man is being held in the Caribou County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault following a standoff Tuesday morning with Preston Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies. Police and deputies were dispatched to 259 West 200 South in Preston shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday...

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H.B. Lee Christmas celebration becomes Party for service

December 27, 2011
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H.B. Lee Christmas celebration becomes Party for service

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor This year, instead of Christmas parties on the last day of school the students at Harold B. Lee Elementary spent their last day of school doing service in a variety of ways. The students focused their thoughts and actions toward the needs of others instead of getting gifts...

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“Shake down,” Brings $1,650 for displaced family

December 27, 2011
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“Shake down,” Brings $1,650 for displaced family

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor The Preston High School Student Executive Council handed one of their own a check for over $1,650 Thursday, before the end of school. The money was to help fellow student Alyssa Buckingham, a junior at the high school, and her family. The Buckingham’s barely escaped a devastating fire...

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Holiday closures listed

December 22, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston City, Franklin County, state, and federal offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, in celebration of the Christmas holiday, which falls on Sunday this year. The post office plans to operate on a reduced schedule on Saturday, Dec. 24. The lobby will be open from 12:30-2:30...

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Franklin City dilemma – What to do with Maple Leaf Subdivision

December 22, 2011
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  By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer The Franklin City Council was faced with trying to fix the problems at the Maple Leaf development during their meeting last week as John Hulbert, development manager, asked once again for the city to bring the roads up to standards, so they could be accepted as part...

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Rural Route News

December 21, 2011
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CLIFTON By CAROLYN SMART   We send our sympathies to the family of Herbert Williams of Dayton. He passed away recently and his funeral was held on Monday, Dec. 19. Brother Williams was such a wonderful man. He was nice to everyone and always had his sweet wife, Fae, at his side. Such an...

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HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME – Family of thirteen displaced

December 20, 2011
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HOUSE FIRE DESTROYS HOME – Family of thirteen displaced

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor A Preston family escaped injury early Thursday morning after their house was destroyed by fire. Dan Buckingham and 12 members of his family (three adults and 10 children) were alerted to the fire by smoke detectors which enabled them to get out of the burning structure unharmed, according...

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