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Guns and ammo sales jump locally

January 30, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Long before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, where a 20 year old killed 20 children and six adults, firearm sales and concealed weapons permits Franklin County were climbing. Guns are getting hard to find and finding ammunition or ammunition-making supplies is even harder. The .223...

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Clear your hydrant

January 30, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A winter parking ordinance is now in effect within the Preston City limits and officials are reminding residents that parking any type of vehicle on city streets during winter months is prohibited because it impairs snow removal efforts. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, and running through March 31, parking...

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Storm clears air: Snow, wind creates problems

January 30, 2013
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A record snowstorm for Jan. 27 hit Franklin County early Sunday morning and closed some roads in the area for a time. Church services were canceled in some communities. Windy conditions scoured pollution from the area and cleaned the air. Temperature inversions may reappear by the weekend as high pressure is forecast to return.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A record snowstorm for the area hit Sunday and dumped 8.3 inches of the white stuff in Preston City. Windy, blizzard-like conditions cleared the days-long temperature inversion and dirty air from the valley, but canceled some church services throughout the community. King Smith, who records official weather statistics...

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Local High School football coaches pick 49ers to win big game

January 30, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The two high school football coaches in the county are both going with the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII. PHS Coach Nick Hyde said he wanted the 49ers because it was a West Coast team. WSHS Coach Moser said he didn’t really have a reason...

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Commissioner and Superintendents speak out on Guv’s tax proposals

January 30, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Elimination of business personal property taxes, either all at once or in phases, as Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter proposed in his Jan. 7 State of the State address, could mean elimination of some services, but it’s far too early in the legislative session to know what will actually happen, county officials...

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Preston girls play hard at Blackfoot; lose 63-49

January 30, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer Preston lost 63-49 to Blackfoot on Thursday in its final regular season game. The Indians played well, scoring first and leading in the first half. It was 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but Blackfoot took the lead in the second and Preston trailed 26-22 to...

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