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by TARA REILLY | October 6, 2004
Permit, inspection fee increases considered The Washington County Commissioners are considering raising various fees related to county permits and inspections, such as application fees for plumbing and mechanical inspections. Permits and Inspections Deputy Director Angela Smith said the fees would be increased by $10. The money resulting from the fee increases would pay for two positions within the department, she said. The County Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed fee increases at Tuesday's meeting.
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by DAVE McMILLION | March 19, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday approved a proclamation in support of a proposed $19 million school bond issue, but not before some debate. The proclamation was developed by Citizens Supporting Education, a citizen action committee formed to support passage of the bond, which will be presented to county voters in the May 11 primary. Joe Coakley, spokesman for Citizens Supporting Education, said it is important that the bond be passed because a lot is at stake.
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by TARA REILLY | March 3, 2004
A former chief of the Community Rescue Service was named Washington County's Citizen of the Month for February. County Commissioner John C. Munson read the proclamation honoring Frank Murray at Tuesday's meeting. "Through his actions, Frank Murray made a great impact on the community by saving countless lives ...," the proclamation states. Murray served as CRS chief for 10 years, and served Hagerstown and Washington County for more than 20 years as a volunteer technician for CRS, the proclamation states.
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by TARA REILLY | January 7, 2004
Washington County resident Brian Heacock was named Citizen of the Month for December for helping a Hagerstown man who was injured when struck by a car in August, according to the county's proclamation. The award was presented to Heacock at Tuesday's County Commissioners meeting. According to the proclamation, Heacock assisted Gary Swartz by making a tourniquet to stop severe bleeding from a leg injury. He assisted Swartz for 25 minutes until emergency personnel arrived at the scene.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | October 16, 2002
Cop who was wounded to receive proclamation The Hagerstown City Council plans to present a proclamation at its Oct. 22 meeting to city police Sgt. George Knight, who was shot Sept. 17. While out of his cruiser approaching two men at the rear of the 400 block of North Potomac Street, Knight, 46, received a grazing wound to the forehead when one of the two fleeing men fired a gun at him. Knight has since returned to work. The suspects have eluded capture despite an intensive manhunt.
NEWS
September 25, 2002
The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday designated October as Domestic Violence Month. The proclamation was presented to officials with CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, Inc.). Between July 1, 2001, and June 30, 2002, CASA provided services to 1,137 individuals and responded to 14,837 hot line calls in Washington County.
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