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‘Porch pirates’ a threat this Christmas season

By Dave Taylor ‘Tis the season to the jolly, but ‘tis also the season to be vigilant, as so-called porch pirates are on the prowl, looking for unattended boxes to snatch off of area porches. One such scoundrel hit the house of Bobby and Lynn Pate just last month. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

Library opens school demo bids

By Dave Taylor The bids are in for the demolition of the former Lewisport Elementary School building, and the numbers range from pretty reasonable to impossible. The Hancock County Library Board, which purchased the empty Depression-era school on 2nd Street in August, met last week to open bids for the demolition of the building to…

Hawesville questions training bills, talks new water leaks

By Dave Taylor Ongoing training expenses and worries over potential water line breaks were the main topics last Tuesday at the Hawesville City Council meeting. During the reviewing of the monthly bills, councilman Pat “Junnie” Morris questioned expenses that keep showing up related to city workers’ training. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full…

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