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Mayor Appoints Fire Chief

Tom Woods of Ava was installed as fire chief of the Ava Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday. The oath of office was administered by City Clerk Suzanne Welsh, right, during city council meeting.

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava Board of Aldermen convened on Tuesday afternoon for a brief session of city business, as council members proceeded to fulfill the task of confirming Mayor David Norman’s selection of Fire Chief for the City ...

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Wade Dismisses Petition Against Ron Wallace

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Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wade has dismissed the Quo Warranto petition filed against Ava School Board Vice-President Ron Wallace. The Quo Warranto petition, filed by the former prosecuting attorney, alleges that Mr. Wallace violated the State nepotism law when ...

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County Officials Begin New Terms

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Douglas County officeholders elected in November were sworn in Wednesday, Dec. 31, to officially begin new terms Jan. 1. Sworn in by County Clerk Karry Davis (far right) are, from left above: Lance Stillings, elected to a first term as ...

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Shooting of Child Leads to Drug Bust

Processed marijuana and other related paraphernalia are shown in the photo above, which was submitted to the Herald by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigated a reported shooting on Dec. 18 that resulted in a drug bust at a residence in eastern Douglas County. The sheriff’s office received a call around 10 p.m. stating that a 2-year-old male had ...

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