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Rabies case confirmed in Burnsville area

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A cat from the Burnsville community has tested positive for rabies, Dr. Fred Thompson, Anson County Health Director, reported on Monday morning.The cat was taken to Brown Creek Animal Hospital for a sick visit. “A very attentive veterinarian, noting symptoms, made the decision to have the cat tested for rabies,” according to a press release from the Anson County Health Department.“Upon the diagnosis, animal control personnel were informed that the cat had five kittens that had been given to new owners. Since these kittens had just been taken from the mother cat, they had to be quarantined and all contacts notified.”


Brown Creek inmates spend a day with their families

Several inmates from Brown Creek Correctional Institution spent quality time with their families during a Family Fun Day on Saturday.Fathers were able to do a variety of activities with their children ranging from coloring books to board games. Birdhouses made by the prison’s minimum unit carpentry class were given to each of the children, who then painted them with their fathers. Baby books to chapter books were also available for the fathers to read to their children and to...

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Southern States to open new, larger store in Monroe

Southern States will open a 12,000-square-foot feed and farm supply store in Monroe on Aug. 29.The store will be four times the size of the current location, and is located at 1620 E. Roosevelt Blvd., in a former BI-LO grocery store. The former Southern States store, at 420 Crow St., will close and the staff will move to the new facility.“We will offer products in these new stores that we haven’t had available in our other retail locations,” said Anne C...

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Commissioners split on alcohol sales vote

After the Anson County Board of Commissioners voted last week to move forward with putting alcohol sales to a vote in the November elections, questions have arisen from many residents about what exactly the vote means and which commissioners voted for it or against it.The vote was 4-2, with Commissioners Dr. Jim Sims and Bobby Sikes voting against it, and Commissioner Harold Smith absent.

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Town seeks public input on ‘walkable Wadesboro’

WADESBORO — In addition to surveys available on , the town of Wadesboro is seeking public input on its comprehensive pedestrian plan through a public open house on Sept. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. The open house will be held at the art gallery area in the Lockhart-Taylor Center, located at 514 N. Washington St., Wadesboro.

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Jackson County uses new CED-7 oil for longer lasting roads

Jackson County Commissioners and the CED-7 (Circuit Engineering District) expect to see a big savings for county citizens now that they've begun using a special emulsion oil, “7-Oil” for their road projects. County workers began using the new road oil earlier this week in District 2, and on Wednesday, Aug. 13, sprayed oil and spread limestone chips in Blair, District 1.

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SWYS to hold United Youth Jam

Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. is proud to bring to area students the second annual United Youth Jam being held this Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7-10 p.m. at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. Students between the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to attend United Youth Jam.Along with a multitude of activities for area students to participate in there will be live entertainment. This year the Hip Hop Band 412 will perform first. Following 412 will be Project Elevate. Project Eleva...

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Applebee’s re-opens with a whole new ‘Altus’ look

After closing temporarily to allow for renovations, Applebee’s restaurant celebrated their Grand Re-Opening on Tuesday, Aug. 13, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, at 3501 N Main St.Patrons will feel as though they stepped into a brand new Applebee’s that was designed specifically with Altus in mind.The new upgrades include a brand new Applebee’s sign, window shades, tables, chairs, and booths, new light fixtures an...

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Rep. Brody shares news from Raleigh

Rep. Mark Brody shares some of the happenings in Raleigh over the past month.Short Session endsJuly was a busy month in Raleigh for Rep. Brody and his colleagues as they worked to wrap up the Legislative Short Session. One of the most important pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was the $21.25 billion dollar budget.The budget will provide public school educators an average 7-percent raise— averaging $3,50...

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A night in the life of a sheriff’s deputy

In honor of National Night Out, reporter Imari Scarbrough accompanied Anson County Deputy Sgt. Tracy Wilhoit for a portion of a patrol last Wednesday to capture a fraction of the duties law enforcement officers complete daily. NNO began in 1984 to promote citizen interest and involvement in crime prevention and to warn criminals that their neighborhoods are taking a stand against crime. It is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of August.

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Bearcats get ready for 2014 season

Anson High School hosted its Meet the Bearcats live practice on Thursday night.The athletes completed a series of exercises. After warming up, they did 3-on-3 drills, with three offensive linemen, three defensive, and a running back. After that, they did spider drills and special teams (kickoff and punt practice) before an Orange/Blue scrimmage.Coach Luke Hyatt said he is enthusiastic for this season. “We’re excited, and we’ve come a really long way,...

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Touring country musician to perform on Thursday

Touring Country Music Artist, Misty Rae Carson, will be performing live at Val’s Restaurant and Pub with KWHW 93.5, on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Nashville based musician, who recently released her five track EP, Mystery (available on iTunes), will be playing a live acoustic set, making this her first live performance in Altus.Carson recently released her first music video, “Woke Up One Day,” that has received national attention on ZUUS Country ...

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Economic help should come from within our district, not bureaucrats

The first week of August has come and gone, and many of you are soaking in the last few weeks of summer. As our families prepare for the start of a new school year, the last thing they need to worry about is a sluggish economy, dwindling paychecks and rising bills. But according to a recent Wall Street Journal survey, 60 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the state of our economy, and over 70 percent believe our nation is headed in the wrong direction.

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UPDATED: Marshville man arrested on 24-year-old murder charges

Eddie Clyde Helms, 61, of Marshville was arrested Tuesday morning for the November 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III in Peachland, as well as a 2012 murder in Union County. Griffin was shot to death while installing a TV antenna on his roof on Nov. 10, 1988, Sheriff Tommy Allen said. While he was on the roof, Griffin was ambushed, shot with a .12-gauge shotgun, fell off the house and di...

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Marshville man arrested for 1988 murder

Eddie Clyde Helms, 61, of Marshville was arrested Tuesday morning for the November 1988 murder of John T. Griffin III in Peachland, as well as a 2012 murder in Union County.Griffin was shot to death while installing a TV antenna on his roof, Sheriff Tommy Allen said.Helms was also charged in the 2012 Union County murder of Charles Ronald Godwin.Helms was arrested by Union County Deputies and SBI agents at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Marshville. He i...

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Head Start Program is now accepting applicants

Applications are currently being accepted from families with a focus on children that will be 4 years old by September 1. Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group Head Start Program has collaboration Pre-K classes with Altus Public School available at the Lincoln and Wilson centers. Children with disabilities, including sever, are encouraged to apply.Bus transportation in town is available if needed. Child supplies and family style meals are included at no charge to the family. St...

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Alcohol sales may come to a vote

After a recent vote by the Wadesboro Town Council concerning alcohol sales at this fall’s Taste of the Pee Dee Festival, alcohol sales in Anson County have come to the forefront.At its most recent monthly meeting, the Wadesboro Town Council amended an earlier vote on alcohol sales during the festival. The new vote means that alcoholic beverages will be available for sale 5-9 p.m. during the Oct. 11 festival at Oliver’s restaurant in uptown Wadesboro. The beverages must ...

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Ag T-shirts now available

To help celebrate agriculture and show your pride in Anson County’s agricultural heritage, the Anson County Cooperative Extension Service now has T-shirts for sale. Celebrating Anson County Agriculture T-shirts have arrived at the Cooperative Extension Center and are now available.Safety green shirts with gray print are $8 for adult sizes and $6 for youth sizes. Sizes are available up to adult 2XL. Funds from the sale of shirts will go back into the cost of them. The project ...

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