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A Bill Allowing Officials and Educators to Advise School Districts on When to Start the School Year Has Cleared the Senate Education Committee

Sen. Chris Girdler of Somerset had wanted to prevent school districts from starting prior to the first Monday closest to August, 26th each year. He said the earlier start dates are hurting the state’s tourism industry. Locale school officials and some lawmakers however protested, arguing local districts should be allowed ...

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Entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest Is Underway

A great way to get kids involved in the outdoors is through the Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest. The Junior Duck Stamp contest teaches students about wetlands, migration, conservation, waterfowl, and land stewardship. This program has been used in not just art and science classes, but writing, history, ...

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The Republican Caucus Takes Place Saturday

Locally registered Republican voters will head to Russell Springs Elementary and let their voices be heard in who they want to represent their party in the November election. Nick Shearer, who heads the party locally, said the caucus takes place pretty much like voting in the May primary but you ...

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Jamestown Woman Arrested in Adair County on Drug Charges

Sunday, the Columbia Police Department, responded to a local retailer on a reported theft of merchandise. Upon arrival officers came into contact with 23 year old Melinda Belt of Jamestown. Upon probable cause supported by witness statement, Belt was placed into custody. During further investigation it was found that Belt ...

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The Chambers Membership Blitz is Underway

Russell County Chamber of Commerce President Eric West stopped by WJRS yesterday to discuss the Chambers membership blitz that’s underway through the month of March. West also talked about some of the benefits of being a member of the chamber. Be sure and listen to WJRS news at 4:05 this ...

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Vietnam Veterans Honored on Tuesday

The National Society of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution honored the Vietnam veterans of the Russell County Honor Guard and several others Tuesday Night at their headquarters. Honor Guard Commander Frank Irvin said the special recognition was greatly appreciated. Also earlier this week, The Lake Area Foundation announced the ...

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Russell County Rescue Squad Membership Drive

The annual membership drive for the Russell County Rescue Squad is now underway. Squad Commander Michael Bray encourages anyone interested in becoming a member of the squad to stop by one of their monthly meeting which is the first Monday of each month at 6 o’clock. If you have any ...

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