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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Five additional defendants were arraigned on criminal charges Monday before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon in Schuylkill County court and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested jury trail. They were:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luz-erne/Carbon/Monroe) says that he believes the 2012-2013 state budget fails to invest in students and the taxpayers.

Last week, Yudichak voted against the $27.65 billion budget, which cleared the Senate by a largely party-line 32-17 vote.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames" is a drama presentation looking at the eternal impact of our life choices.

Mount Eaton Church, Mount Eaton Road, Saylorsburg, will host performances July 22, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. nightly.

Admission is free; a children's ministry will be provided.

For information, contact the office at (570) 992-7050 or

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Fourth of July is one of the busiest holiday weekends at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands and waters and visitors are encouraged to have fun, stay safe, and make it home alive.

The USACE hosts 370 million visits annually at its more than 400 lake and river projects where people enjoy fishing, boating, hiking and more. While outdoor recreation is fun and healthy, USACE urges our visitors to expect the unexpected and think about these four safety tips this Fourth of July.

Wear a life jacket.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The vigilance of the Schuylkill County Probation Department cost the liberty of 10 defendants, including three from this area, who had their probation and/or parole revoked by county judges after a hearing.

Damon Lee Cuff, 19, of 245 Cedar St., Tamaqua, had his probation revoked by President Judge William E. Baldwin and was remanded to the county prison and the court will not consider an application for parole before Oct. 20.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lansford borough will be sending out notices this week to property owners who are delinquent in payment of their sewer transmission accounts. There currently are about 400 accounts that are past due and delinquent.

Property owners will have 30 days from the date of the notice to make payment in full. If payment is not received, the water will be turned off.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Area School District youth stay occupied on the final day of the district's three week Summer Skills Sharpener Program as they are joined by Lori Smith, a second grade instructor from Towamensing Elementary.

Summer marks the perfect time for students to fine tune their learning abilities.

Thanks to a three-week program sponsored by the Palmerton Area School District, pupils who will enter grades 2-6 in the 2012-13 school year were able to polish up their math and reading abilities.

The annual Summer Skills Sharpener Program was conducted from June 11-29 at the Parkside Education Center. The Summer Camp focused on having "Fun with Numbers" and "Exploring Reading".

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bill Wydra, Jr.'s Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce Presidency began in July 2011 with one goal in mind-to grow the Chamber membership to 1,000 members. Bill's plan began early on by designing a Membership Incentive Plan that was launched initially to the Chamber Board of Directors and then to the entire Chamber membership. The Membership Incentive Plan awarded current members added bonuses when signing up a new member to the Chamber. The most impressive bonus is the drawing of a 7-day cruise that will be announced July 13, at the Chamber's Annual Golf Outing at Mountain Valley Golf Course.