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If nickel tax passes, what happens to current middle school?

By Dave Taylor With the Hancock County School Board hoping to use the proposed nickel tax to build a new middle school, it begs the question of what will happen to the current middle school, which is situated between the high school and the location for the new building. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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Planning and zoning produces financials before Sept 9 meeting with county, cities

By Dave Taylor After public questions about how the Hancock County Urban Planning Commission is supposed to be funded and where its money is spent, representatives from the commission came to the Hancock Clarion office to provide answers. Board chairman Tim Cecil and vice-chairman Tommy Hunt came to Hawesville Monday afternoon armed with the commission’s…

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Public gives feedback at nickel tax public hearing

By Dave Taylor The public was given a chance to give feedback Thursday on the school board’s proposed plan to implement a nickel tax increase in order to build a new middle school, which if approved on August 22 will be on this year’s tax bills unless citizens gather enough signatures to recall it or…

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Hawesville Massacre planned for August 31

By Dave Taylor Two Hancock County men are planning a Hawesville massacre, or rather THE Hawesville Massacre, a death metal show that will rock the Hancock County Fairgrounds on August 31. Friends Jonathan Rice and Phillip Lawson came up with the idea of the concert to bring the music they love, and make, to people…

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Fair sees record crowds

By Dave Taylor Temperate weather, better rides and new personnel combined to equal record crowds at the Hancock County Fair this past weekend, with ticket sales totaling $80,880 with around 9,000 visitors, with 4,434 on Saturday alone. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Hawesville gets to stay on planning and zoning due to missing paperwork

By Dave Taylor The city of Hawesville got a reprieve from being removed from the joint planning and zoning commission Monday night when no one could produce a written agreement requiring the governments of Hawesville, Lewisport and the county fiscal court to pay a set amount, or even any amount at all, to fund the…

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School board chair wants nickel tax; will be on July agenda

By Dave Taylor The public campaign by a group of eighth graders to implement a nickel tax for school improvements appears to have gained a powerful ally Thursday after the chairman of the school board announced his support for the tax and the board’s intention to put it on the agenda of next month’s meeting.…

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