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Bond questions ask $169M for capital projects; Five proposed constitutional amendments up for ratification

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Voters statewide are now able to vote on three bond measures that would authorize the issuance of $169 million of general obligation bonds for capital projects and on five proposed constitutional amendments of limited impact. Absentee in-person voting got underway Tuesday at the Chaves County clerk’s office, with early voting to begin Oct. 18. General...

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The Jazz Man Cometh

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

World-renowned drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd joins in with S.O.Y. Mariachi during welcoming ceremonies at the Roswell International Air Center Tuesday evening. Redd will perform at 10 venues during the Roswell Jazz Festival which starts today. (Bill...

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Committee talks livable accessory structures

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Members of the Roswell Planning and Zoning Council Committee discuss regulating “livable accessory structures,” such as small guest houses, within the city limits during Tuesday’s meeting. (Randal Seyler Photo)   Coming soon to your backyard —...

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Roswell police report 6 vehicles vandalized

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Six instances of vandalism to vehicles — most while parked at the owners’ residences — that occurred from Sunday night to Monday afternoon resulted in estimated damage of nearly $4,000. Five of the instances involved smashed windows and occurred at the...

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J.O.Y. Center allows independence for senior citizens

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County J.O.Y. Center offers different programs for seniors and their families to make sure the seniors are living well. (Dylanne Petros Photo)   The Chaves County J.O.Y. Center aims to help senior citizens live their lives independently and...

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Pets blessed at St. Andrew’s Church

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Rev. Dale Plummer blesses pets Sunday during St. Andrew’s annual Blessing of the Animals service. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)   Normally, pets aren’t allowed in church unless they’re service animals. But on the first Sunday of every October,...

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Hearing set for sexually oriented businesses

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

The Chaves County commissioners will host a public hearing next month on a proposed ordinance that would regulate sexually oriented businesses in the county “to protect the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the citizens of Chaves County.” A...

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Police department disciplinary policies discussed

October 7, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

How are employees disciplined within the Roswell Police Department? Disciplinary actions against officers within the police department is carried out in a regimented fashion, including hearings and union representation — but the system only applies to...

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Chalk art brightens RMAC’s landscape

October 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Fifteen-year-old Karsyn Jordan of Dexter won the People’s Choice Award for her depiction of Ray Charles in the eighth annual Chalk Art Festival Saturday at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Jeff Tucker Photos)    Sixteen-year-old Alejandra Ruiz of...

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Ramage ending medical career after 37 years

October 5, 2014 • Local NewsComments (0)

Dr. Thomas Ramage   After 37 years of practicing medicine in Roswell, Dr. Thomas Ramage is hanging up his stethoscope. On Sept. 30, Dr. Ramage ended his practice in Roswell, but he will still hold some office hours in Lovington, he said, as well as help...