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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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Elks fill boxes

December 20, 2011
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Elks fill boxes

By JEAN CARTER  Citizen staff writer With the help of many within the community, Elks Lodge members were wrapping up their annual Christmas Basket drive last Wednesday. Over 750 families received boxes filled with butter, sugar, flour, soups, turkeys and other food items and toiletries just in time for the Christmas holidays. The boxes...

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Video report-Preston basketball

December 19, 2011
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Speed limit on U.S. 91 dropped to 55 mph north of Preston

December 16, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The posted speed on U.S. 91, from Burger King to the westbound edge of the Preston City limits, has been reduced from 65 miles per hour to 55.  (See the full story in The Preston Citizen.)

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No one injured in house fire

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   A Preston family escaped injury early Thursday morning after their house was destroyed by fire. Dan Buckingham and his family was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors and managed to get out of the burning structure at 135 So. 300 West unharmed, according to Franklin County...

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Health Department reduces cost of flu shots

December 15, 2011
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The District Health Department in Preston is now giving flu shots by appointment and the price for the vaccine has been reduced from $26 to $12. The price reduction was made to encourage the public to get their flu vaccine, according to nurse Jackie Bowles, who added they...

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