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MACON COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  The Macon County Conservation District Board of Trustees announces Jerry Culp as the new Executive Director of the Macon County Conservation District.      “We are very pleased that Jerry Culp accepted the directorship,” says Board President, Karen Schneller, “His years of experience in management of natural resources combined with his vision for this District’s future…

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ANNUAL DO SOMETHING GREAT NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JULY 18

    Macon County – Nominations are being accepted June 28 through July 18 for the annual Do Something Great Awards, an annual recognition program for Macon County residents who made significant positive impact on our community, especially during the past year. The awardees are selected by members of the Macon County Legacy group and…

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION RELEASES MAY, 2021 JOBS ANALYSIS

May – 2021 Jobs Analysis Another step in the right direction… The month of May saw the continued stabilization of our Local Labor Force and the continued recovery of our Local Employment and our Total Nonfarm Employment. We also saw a significant drop in both our Unemployment Count and Rate. In fact, our unemployment count…

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GAS PRICES TO REMAIN HIGHEST SINCE 2014 FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

  The national average price of gas holds steady over $3 per gallon as millions of Americans take to the road for Independence Day weekend BOSTON (June 23, 2021) – Rising gas prices have become the theme for the 2021 summer travel season. According to GasBuddy, many drivers will see prices remain above the $3…

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DECATUR PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCES UPDATED POLICIES FOR SPLASH COVE

  6/19/21 STATEMENT FROM THE DECATUR PARK DISTRICT Splash Cove Update Splash Cove  is committed to working through solutions to create a safe and fun environment for our employees and patrons. The following Splash Cove policies will go into effect as of Monday, June 21, 2021. These policies are put in place for the safety…

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CITY BEAT: BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WILD AND CRAZY DRIVERS!

       Phil Romano was telling me a few days ago about nearly being run over by a car as he was crossing the street downtown on his way to the post office! Phil said he was walking in a designated crosswalk and the driver of the car had his mind somewhere else as he waited…

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SENATOR TURNER ANNOUNCES $4 MILLION IN GRANT MONEY FOR BIKE PATHS FOR DECATUR

    SPRINGFIELD –The City of Decatur will see a combined $4 million investment in bike paths and sidewalks, State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) announced Monday. “This is a great investment for the city of Decatur, especially as we head into the warmest months of the year,” Said Turner. “This grant creates an opportunity for…

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