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  • Sisters start support group after mom's death

    When their mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in August 2007, four Grant County sisters were lost and lonely.

    Debbie Vannarsdall, Brenda Caldwell, Rhonda Rich and Christie Evans lost their mom in September 2008.

    Now, the siblings have made it their mission to help others know that they are not alone by starting an Alzheimer’s Support Group.

  • Angel Food Ministries deadline is Feb. 14

    The deadline to order from Angel Food Ministries will be noon on Feb. 14 and pick-up will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 28.

    Orders can be placed at: Family Worship Center on Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Edwardo’s Pizza (Crittenden) on Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or by visiting www.fwcgc.com.

    Cash, check, money orders and EBT are accepted. The regular box is $30 and includes sirloin strip steaks, chicken breasts, pork chops and chicken nuggets,

    Five specialty menus are also available. For more information, call 824-7391.

  • Snowed under

    Snow and freezing rain continued to fall across Grant County on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

    Broken limbs, bent from the weight of the ice, were scattered on secondary roads.

    Many homes and businesses in Grant County were without power as outages were reported by Duke Energy and Owen Electric.

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link upgraded the county’s snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Bed bugs really bite

    Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

    That’s what Williamstown Independent Schools officials were trying to accomplish last week when pesticide had to be sprayed on an isolated infestation of the insects.

    A staff member notified Williamstown Independent Schools Superintendent Charles Ed Wilson on Tuesday, Jan. 13 of a potential problem in the elementary school.

    A professional pest management contractor then confirmed isolated areas of bed bugs in three first grade classrooms.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Snow alert upgraded; motorists urged to be out only if necessary

    Grant County Judge-Executive Darrell Link has upgraded the county's snow emergency to a Level Two Emergency for all roads within Grant County.

    A Level Two Emergency means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and roadways may be icy.

    Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employer and see if they should report to work.

    Link upgraded Grant County from a Level One Emergency to a Level Two Emergency at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

  • Helping Hands thrift store closer to becoming reality

    The Helping Hands Thrift Store isn’t just an idea anymore.

    The thrift store is expected to open later this spring. It will be located in the back of Grant County Drugs on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    Jason Wallace, owner of Grant County Drugs, donated the 1,800 square feet of space for the thrift store.

  • Bringing home bronze

    It may not be the Olympics, but Williamstown Senior High recently was awarded a bronze medal in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report “America’s Best High Schools.”

    “We were very excited to receive the information,” said Williamstown Senior High Principal Misty Buchanan. “It’s a prestigious honor.”

  • Williamstown woman is witness to change

    A tear squeezed from the corner of Della Jones’ eye on Jan. 20 as she watched Barack Obama take the podium to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

    She dabbed at her eyes with a crumpled tissue.

    “Hallelujah,” she said softly to no one in particular.

    During Obama’s speech, she bobbed her head in agreement and smiled.

    Jones, who will turn 106 years old in July, continued to hope that she’d live to see the day that an African American would be elected as president.

  • Homes needed for summer repair program

    Time is running out for area homeowners to potentially have their home repaired and beautified for free.

  • EMA ready to answer call for assistance

    As the likelihood of a snow or ice storm increases with each day into winter, Grant County Emergency Management has to be prepared to act.