Ridgely’s Harvest Fun Day set for next Saturday

Anyone looking for food, fun, and a chance to support the community will find Harvest Fun Day for the City of Ridgely the perfect place to be next Saturday, October 19 at Mile Lane Park from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. This annual event celebrates the City of Ridgely, its hardworking employees, and the first responders…

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Couple journeys along Mississippi River for Relay of Voices

Lindsey A. Bell lindsey@magicvalleypublishing.com   Biking and running the entire length of the Mississippi River may seem like a formidable feat, but that’s what Victoria Bradford Styrbicki and her husband, Tom Styrbicki, have devoted the last 72 days of their lives to doing. When the couple stopped in Tiptonville on Sunday, they were a little…

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Body found in Mississippi River; homicide investigation underway

Lindsey A. Bell lindsey@magicvalleypublishing.com   The body of a white male was recovered from the Mississippi River on Friday, September 13. According to Sheriff Bryan Avery, the body was discovered by deck hands on barges during a perimeter check just north of the old Tiptonville ferry landing. They noticed the body caught between two barges.…

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Flamingo sighting in Lake County

Lindsey Bell lindsey@magicvalleypublishing.com Bird enthusiasts were in for a wonderful surprise when a flamingo was spotted in Lake County on Saturday, July 13. Though there have been no sightings of the bird since Saturday as of press time, it looks as though the lone flamingo had a relaxing Tennessee vacation in a flooded field off…

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Manufacturing company considers locating in Lake County

Lindsey Bell lindsey@magicvalleypublishing.com The Lake County Commission convened for a special called meeting on Monday, June 10 to vote on a resolution regarding Project Nola, which aims to bring new industry to Lake County. Lake County Mayor Denny Johnson gave county commissioners new details concerning the pilot project, Project Nola. A manufacturing company, which at…

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Marshals arrest Illinois fugitive in Tiptonville

Lindsey Bell lindsey@magicvalleypublishing.com   U.S. Marshals arrested a Cody M. Burries, a fugitive out of Decatur, Illinois, at Tiptonville Meadows on May 1. Burries was wanted on a first degree murder charge after allegedly shooting 32-year-old Marcel Whitfield shortly before 2 a.m. on April 7. The shooting took place just outside of a bar in Illinois.…

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Lake County Schools energy project nears completion

Lindsey Bell lindsey@magicvalleypublishing.com After nearly two years of hard work, Lake County Schools are seeing the light at the end of a project’s tunnel, according to Sherry Darnell, district superintendent. “We’ve had a tremendous energy project going on,” Darnell said. With the help of Johnson Controls and the Energy Efficient State Initiative, schools throughout the…

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Churches to host “Lunch for the Community”

Several churches in Ridgely will host “Lunch for the Community” on the third and fourth Wednesdays in January, February, and March (January 16 and 23, February 20 and 27, and March 20 and 27). On each of these days a meal of soup, crackers, dessert, tea, and coffee will be served between 11:30 a.m. and…

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Woods seeking re-election

The following is a paid political advertisement: I have been honored serving as alderman the past 15 years. I am announcing my candidacy for re-election on November 6, 2018. I will continue to make decisions that are best for our City. I was born in Tiptonville and I have lived here all of my life.…

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Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival attracts many out-of- towners

shirleyNANNEY editor A young Paris couple attending McKenzie’s fifth annual Southern Fried and Sweet Tea Festival for the first time on Saturday complimented the festival as being an awesome event. Justin and Courtney were celebrating their fourth anniversary that was Monday. “We liked fried anything,” smiled Courtney as she fed her husband a golden fried…

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