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The magic of Christmas at the Bob and Peggy Speer home

By Dave Taylor Walking into the home of Bob and Peggy Speer, visitors are greeted with lavish decorations, miniature villages and a feeling of good cheer. And that’s just in June. Come Christmastime it really ramps up, when Peggy adds multiple Christmas trees and a full onslaught of Disney regalia throughout the house. “When you…

County buying Catholic school property; will house help office, food pantry

By Dave Taylor The pending sale of the former Immaculate Conception school buildings to the county marks a new beginning for the unused structures, but it will also close the chapter on a story that saw generations pass through the doors seeking a better education. Hancock County Fiscal Court will be buying the former school…

Jack, Chad and Charlie give state of county/cities at chamber meet

By Ralph Dickerson The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of breakfast meeting this past Tuesday morning at the Hancock County Career Center, and Hancock County Judge/Executive Jack McCaslin and mayors Charles King of Hawesville and Chad Gregory of Lewisport each gave a State of report on their respective governmental bodies. See…

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