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Hawesville police chief investigating rash of break-ins

There is an open investigation into the robberies in downtown Hawesville that occurred recently. Hawesville Chief of Police Cody Axton said, “We’re looking for 3 males that broke into a couple of places in downtown Hawesville from Harrison Street, Center Way and the Jennings Street apartments (Riverhill Apartments). There has been an abundance of support…

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Lewisport Council Discusses Lift Station Remedies; RO Plant Update

The Lewisport City Council met on Tuesday, February 13th. An update on the reverse osmosis water pilot was provided as well as placing military banners in the City. Guest speaker Karen Colbert, member of the HC Tourism Board, proposed a Food Truck Festival to the council as well. (*You can read that separate article in…

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Yellow Dot Program Highlighted at Farm City Dinner

At the Annual Farm City Dinner Monday night, the Yellow Dot Program was highlighted, and details were provided as to how it has evolved since being organized last year. As part of their education pillar, Autism Advocates of Hancock County partnered with HC Farm Bureau Local Agent Kyle Culbreth and Domtar to provide educational books…

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Healthy Habits: Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is activated carbon processed so that it is more porous. It can be purchased in capsule form and is a MUST to have on-hand in your home and vehicle medical kits. It can prevent toxic substances from being absorbed by the body, so it is essential in the immediate treatment when a poisonous…

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Public input stressed at Hawesville Town Hall meeting March 4th

The Hawesville City Council met on Tuesday, February 13th, and Hawesville City Controller Jake Powers is encouraging everyone in the community to please attend the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 4th at the Hawesville Methodist Church Hall at 6 p.m. A large public attendance at this meeting is one of the KEY points that…

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Local couple invites group to hear Missionary Marc Frugè

Rita and Billy Stephens, of Lewisport, hosted around 25 people in their home last Thursday evening, February 8th, to hear a special guest. Missionary Marc Frugè spoke about the volunteer organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM) that he has dedicated his time to for 18 years now, and talked about their goal to put Bibles…

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District 1 Magistrate Resignation announced at Fiscal Court Meeting

The Hancock County Fiscal Court met on Monday morning, February 12th, and it was announced that District 1 Magistrate John Garner, who was elected in 2022 and began his service in 2023, has resigned due to personal reasons. Who will fill the vacated seat and how that process will be conducted was not yet discussed.…

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Residents at Heartland Villa Gifted with Balloons and Candy

The residents at Heartland Villa Center nursing home, in Lewisport, were pleasantly surprised on Monday, February 12th, with beautiful heart-shaped, helium balloons and candy delivered by employees of the Lewisport Family Dollar, and donated by the community. “Miss Jerry (Family Dollar Cashier Jerry Poole) is 83-years-old,” Family Dollar Assistant Manager Shelby Thomas said. “She sold…

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Accident Report

Loaded Semi and Pickup Truck Collided On January 31st, 2024 the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reported that Raphael E. Smith, of Cloverport, was driving west bound on US 60 East, 3 miles east of the City of Hawesville, in his 2018 Equinox Chevrolet pickup truck and failed to see Joseph Nugent, of Hawesville, going slowly…

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