Council approves new sewer rates

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday agreed to adjust sewer rates, starting with the May bills. Currently, according to village officials, sewer rates are calculated at 50 percent of a water bill. Under the new rate, the standard sewer rate will be...

NB students getting break from school homework, practices

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — Residents of the North Baltimore School District will be given an opportunity, and encouraged, to spend more time with family members this weekend. From Friday through Sunday, school work and other activities will not be...

Arlington ending trash pickup day

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday signaled the end of the village-wide spring trash pickup day. One day has been set aside each spring for Arlington residents to place unwanted items at curbside to be picked up by a trash-hauling service....

Mount Blanchard park plans detailed

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER MOUNT BLANCHARD — Members of the Mount Blanchard community saw a glimpse of what the future may hold for a village park Thursday. Drawings of a master plan for the Hurricane Park development were presented to the Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul...

Break-in reports concern NB officials

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A series of break-ins and thefts in North Baltimore, including the theft of a former councilman’s truck, prompted Village Council on Tuesday to urge citizens to use caution. Village officials said there has been a rash of...

Treatment plant talks moving ahead

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — Negotiations are expected to start in earnest in late March on an agreement to permit a Bowling Green agency to oversee McComb’s water and sewer treatment plants operations. McComb Council recently gave the first of three required...

Sheriff, prosecutor races on Henry County ballot

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER Henry County Republicans in March will decide party races for two top law enforcement positions in the county. Races will appear on the GOP ballot for sheriff and county prosecutor. Sheriff Michael Bodenbender is being challenged by Kevin Schultheis....

McComb man arrested in North Baltimore drug sting

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — A rural McComb man was arraigned Wednesday following his arrest this week for allegedly trafficking heroin at a North Baltimore truck stop, the North Baltimore Police Department reported. Justin A. Hepperly, 28, was being held...

‘Homework Hero!’ weekend scheduled

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore school officials are giving the district’s students and parents a long timeout. But it’s for a good cause. This timeout is intended to give families a weekend to spend more time with each other....

McComb Council member steps down

By ERIC SCHAADT STAFF WRITER McCOMB — A McComb Council representative stepped down from office Monday after her residency in the village had been questioned earlier this month. Dawn Swain, who was re-elected to her council seat last November, submitted her letter of...