Chillicothe Applies For State Demo Grant

The City of Chillicothe began the process of applying for a Community Development Block Grant, or GDBG, for demolition in Chillicothe.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says this is for 14 residential structures and one commercial structure. The City Council approved several ordinances and a resolution required for the Demolition Grant.  They include:  A motion to apply, An ordinance establishing the […]

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CHS Softball Season Schedule Set

The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Softball Varsity Schedule for the 2018 season is similar to last year’s season that saw them win 18 games and finish district runners-up. Gone from that Lady Hornets Softball team are six seniors, but several key players return. This season will again feature appearances in three varsity tournaments: Putnam County Tournament on September 1st, the Lexington Tournament on September […]

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Uncommon Birds Spotted At Refuge

It’s a bird common to parts of Florida and Georgia, but was recently seen at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  The Wood Stork has made an appearance at the refuge only a couple times, as recorded by members of the Grand River Audubon.  The first recorded sighting was in July of 2012 by Steve Kinder.  The latest sighting was this […]

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Chillicothe Street Projects To Begin Soon

The Chillicothe City Council approved the contracts for two types of street projects that will begin soon.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says there is project that includes curb, gutter and overlay that will start this fall and be completed in the spring on Broken Arrow, Hickory and Paul Street.  The contract was awarded to M&M Utilities of Chillicothe for $880,200.  […]

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New Equipment Approved For Street, Police and Fire Departments

The Chillicothe City Council approved the purchase of equipment for several departments at Monday’s meeting.  The Chillicothe Street Department requested the purchase of a mini excavator to replace the current piece of equipment, which is failing. The Takeuchi mini excavator will be purchased from VLP Holding at a cost of $67,950.  The Street department has already tested the equipment and […]

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Troopers Arrest Pattonsburg Man

A Pattonsburg man was arrested Monday in Dekalb County.  62-year-old Terry Moore was arrested at about 3:05 pm for alleged DWI – chronic offender, careless and imprudent driving, and failing to proceed with caution when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with emergency lights activated.  He was held at the Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail.

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Two Injured In Crash Near Trenton

A three-vehicle accident in Grundy County left two of the drivers injured, one with serious injuries.  The accident happened Monday at about 2:45 pm on Highway 6, three miles west of Trenton.  State Troopers report 70-year-old Herbert Lamb of Cleveland, Georgia was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton with serious injuries and 25-year-old Drew Kelly of Trenton had moderate […]

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Council Retains Authority To Hire and Fire

The Chillicothe City Council has the final decision with regard to hiring and firing for the City of Chillicothe and that will not change.  The Chillicothe City Council was presented with an ordinance Monday night that would change the duties of the City Administrator to include the decision on employing and terminating employment, with the exception of department heads.  The ordinance […]

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Mudcats Coach Gets College Job

Chillicothe Mudcats 2018 Head Coach Caleb Bounds has accepted his next coaching job for this fall. Bounds has been hired as an Assistant Baseball Coach for Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. He’ll join the coaching staff that already includes the Head Coach and one other Assistant Coach. Bounds duties with Rock Valley College will include being in charge of […]

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