Commissioners distribute funds to school districts
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Upshur County Commissioners Court on Monday approved distributing $275,000 of “county available” funds among the nine school districts lying partly or wholly in the county. The funds come from cert...
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A man washes a classic American car that's used as a taxi by tourists in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations _ a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.


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A well head is seen at Limau field in PrabumulihBy Charlie Zhu, David Lague and Fergus Jensen LIMAU, Indonesia (Reuters) - In a muddy clearing in southern Sumatra, a portable diesel power plant hammers away alongside a wellhead, struggling to extract crude from a depleted reservoir that lies below farmland and rubber plantations. It was much easier to extract cash from a state-owned Chinese oil giant. When PetroChina Daqing announced the deal, it didn’t disclose the seller, the price or any other financial details. “We all know it is a ridiculous investment, but I have no idea where the money has actually ended up,” says a senior Chinese oil industry official who has seen budget figures for the Limau wells.


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DESTINY BROOKS, left, and DIMITRI FORT remind everyone at the pep rally Wednesday night what is foremost in Gilmer students' minds about the state championship game Friday. (Mirror photos)
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