Gilmer proposes lowering city tax rate
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Gilmer City Council Tuesday approved proposing a decrease of about one cent in the city’s ad valorem tax rate, but by law cannot finally adopt the rate until its next scheduled meeting Aug. 26....
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A wounded Palestinian girl receives treatment at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Israel resumed its campaign of airstrikes in Gaza on Tuesday in response to a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire that shattered a truce. The sudden burst of fighting has threatened to derail an Egyptian effort to end a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.


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Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers and rescue workers search for survivors as a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western JapanBy Toru Hanai HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - At least 27 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll was likely to rise, police said.


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Maximum term imposed in drug delivery case
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A 44-year-old Longview man was sentenced to two concurrent 2-year state jail terms Wednesday, two days after pleading guilty to two charges of delivering drugs, said Upshur County District Attorney...
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