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August 06, 2003|by TARA REILLY

C. William Hetzer awarded contract


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $1.18 million contract to C. William Hetzer Inc. for several road projects.

The 60-day contract includes the reclamation of pavement followed by new surface paving on Landis, Whitehall and Agricultural Center Access roads and Industrial Lane, according to a county document.

Work also will be done on Governor Lane Boulevard, followed by new surface paving.

Work is to begin on or about Aug. 19 and be completed by Oct. 18.




Commissioners honor marbles champ


National Marbles Champion Jeremy Hulse received a Certificate of Merit from the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday.

Jeremy, 14, won the 80th Annual National Marbles Tournament on June 19 in Wildwood, N.J. It was the third consecutive year a Washington County champion has been crowned.

Jeremy is a student at Smithsburg High School.

Being a competitive marble player takes about 3,000 to 4,000 hours of practice, according to a county document.

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T-hangar rental rates increased for some


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a 4 percent increase in T-hangar rental rates for new renters at the Hagerstown Regional Airport.

The new rates go into effect for all renters in fiscal year 2005.




Staples earns Citizen of the Month award


Staples Inc. received the Citizen of the Month award for June from the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday.

Staples Inc., through its East Coast Distribution Center, gave the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County $22,500 to renovate an unused woodworking facility at the Pennsylvania Avenue building. The renovated building became the Teen Center.

The Teen Center provides programs for 55 city youth.

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