Storm causes major power outage
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A thunderstorm Wednesday night caused power outages to thousands of area meters served by the Gilmer-based Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative and Shreveport-based Southwestern Electric Power Company...
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A man stands in front of an altar dedicated to missing and dead passengers on board capsized Sewol ferry, at port in JindoBy Ju-min Park ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank in April, killing more than 300 people. "Other kids who got out before us pulled us out." The ferry Sewol sank on April 16, killing 304 people, as many as 250 of them school children on a field trip. The ferry was on a routine trip from the port of Incheon south to Jeju island, carrying students and teachers from the Danwon High School on the outskirts of Seoul as well as other passengers and cargo. Another of the teenagers told how crew members had told passengers, "specifically the students of Danwon High School", to stay in their cabins.


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'Christmas in July' as Gilmer bond rating improves two notches
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The city of Gilmer has received an unexpected two-step improvement in its bond rating for general obligation debt, a move which could save the city interest when it borrows, City Manager Jeff Ellin...
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