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Ohio County Volunteer Recovery Team helped expedite tornado relief

Ohio County Volunteer Recovery Team helped expedite tornado relief

In the destructive aftermath of the EF-4 tornado, volunteers began gathering when the sun rose Dec. 11, 2021, at Brown’s Farm Fresh Produce on Kentucky 69, just north of Hartford. It became the makeshift base of a major volunteer effort that would become the Ohio County Long-Term Recovery Team. Matthew Sickling, the team’s general manager, …

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Patrons dine by candelight at Red’s Corner during the Moore County power outage on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Southern Pines, N.C.

FBI, ‘in full cooperation with Moore County’, is looking for cellphone information

Patrons dine by candlelight at Red’s Corner during the Moore County power outage Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Southern Pines, North Carolina Kaitlin McKeown kmckeown@newsobserver.com Federal investigators are looking for cellphone data as part of their search for who fired at a pair of Duke Energy substations in Moore County, leaving the county without power …

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New BiblioTech opens as county works to bridge digital divide

New BiblioTech opens as county works to bridge digital divide

Bexar County and the San Antonio Independent School District on Tuesday celebrated the opening of the fourth BiblioTech library, this one on the downtown Fox Tech campus, saying its main purpose is to give students access to Internet and opportunities they might not have otherwise. The Nelson and Tracy Wolff BiblioTech EDU Library will be …

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Alachua County Commission Selects New Chair, Approves $340,000 in Federal Assistance for Landlord Utilities Lease Assistance Initiative

Alachua County Commission Selects New Chair, Approves $340,000 in Federal Assistance for Landlord Utilities Lease Assistance Initiative

Households automatically eligible for the program are indicated in the orange and green shaded areas. (Courtesy of Alachua County) The Alachua County Commission elected a new chairman and vice chairman at its special meeting on Tuesday before voting to use millions in federal aid in several initiatives, including a pilot program to help local homeowners …

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Holiday Hope: The Shepherd's Staff needs help in their mission to offer assistance to Carroll County residents in crisis

Holiday Hope: The Shepherd’s Staff needs help in their mission to offer assistance to Carroll County residents in crisis

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series running through December and features the six local charities that will benefit from the Holiday Hope 2022 campaign, sponsored by the Carroll County Times and the Kahlert Foundation. The Shepherd’s Staff, a Carroll County-based nonprofit, says more area residents are seeking help this year due to …

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The state program provides child care assistance to Lake County families;  “We want them to do well in school”

The state program provides child care assistance to Lake County families; “We want them to do well in school”

Preparing young people for kindergarten from an early age is part of the mission of Maggie’s Place Childcare & Learning Center in Waukegan. To educate many of them, the school receives a boost from the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program. “It helps working parents who wouldn’t be able to put their kids in daycare without …

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Biden White House rejects flood aid for Kanawha County;  Fayette and McDowell prepare to receive funds - WV MetroNews

Biden White House rejects flood aid for Kanawha County; Fayette and McDowell prepare to receive funds – WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The US Route 60 flash flood on August 15 caused extensive damage in eastern Kanawha County, but not enough for federal disaster assistance. Gov. Jim Justice’s office learned Thursday that the Biden administration has denied Kanawha County’s request for public and individual assistance following flooding that damaged infrastructure and homes in …

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Cumberland County schools

Cumberland County schools review virtual reality options to expand learning

Cumberland County schools review virtual reality options to expand learning Posted at 3:48 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 CUMBERLAND — Field trips are expensive. It’s also not cheap to build physical labs. So how does a rural school district get around these problems? For schools in Cumberland County, officials hope the answer comes through …

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Berks County, Pennsylvania, shares study, budget for broadband expansion

Berks County, Pennsylvania, shares study, budget for broadband expansion

(TNS) – There is a digital divide in Berks County and county officials are ready to invest a significant amount of money to help close it. At a county operations meeting on Tuesday, the results of a countywide network feasibility study were unveiled. The study, which was conducted by independent contractor Lit Communities, examines broadband …

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