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The city council voted to approve several ordinances, including granting a possible deposit cap for owners of multiple properties, changing the zoning of a particular piece of property and changing the permissible uses for properties while in regular session Tuesday, Sept. 16. The council also voted to vacate the city’s right of way in the Nottingham Forest subdivision at Hook Norton Lane and Keble Lane. Community interest was the first subject introduced and there was a report by Fire Chief Madison Johnson more
The Troup Women’s Civic Organization (TWCO) held its annual salad supper and membership drive Monday, Sept.25. The event took place at the Cameron – J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library celebrating 35 years of giving back to the community. Jan Singletary presented an overview of the organization’s history. Current officers for TWCO include Susan Martin, president; Betty Odom, first vice president; Lisa Fleck, second vice president; Carol Whitsel, treasurer; Nancy Mowery, secretary and Ruth Wilson, parliamentarian. A total of 44 women were present and TWCO gained several new members by the end of the evening. more
Knowing that today’s homes burn faster than ever, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, Oct. 8-14. Experts say you may have as little as two minutes (or even less) to safely escape a typical home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. “Modern home furnishings, along with the fact that new homes tend to be build with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, all contribute to an increased rate at which home fires burn,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “These factors make home escape planning and practice critical.” more
City Manager Aaron Smith is seeing a lot of activity and progress within the City of Whitehouse. During Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Smith gave a presentation as part of the “Connecting Communities” initiative. more
There is still time to clean out those closets, attics and garages. Gather your knick-knacks and dust collectors and prepare them for sale. The city-wide garage sale sponsored by Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is set for Saturday, Oct. 14. more
The Portal to Texas History serves as a platform for historical and genealogical researchers to step in to the shoes of our ancestors through primary source material. The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical and primary source materials from or about Texas. more
The City of Arp was notified and made public last month that the city water contained an amount of asbestos that exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level. The city has since been making every effort to replace the water lines that were laid in 1966. more
On Thursday, Sept. 21, troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US-79 in Cherokee County, one mile east of the city of Jacksonville. more
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