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Amid concerns of increased taxes and lower property values, residents living within the boundaries of two proposed Anderson annexations are speaking out. Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith unveiled plans last week to annex approximately 21 square miles of land adjacent to the city’s existing borders to the northeast and to the southwest. Smith calls the growth initiative “Anderson Fast Forward,” and says it will help stabilize the city’s population and property tax base. Although public hearings are planned, annexation can be done without public consent as long as due process is followed.
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A second suspect in a deadly drag-racing incident more than a year ago is about to stand trial. 21-year-old Michael P. Ducheteau of Alexandria, faces charges of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness for his involvement in a fatal crash that claimed the life of 17-year-old Darian S. Hurn of Alexandria. Ducheteau’s trial starts this morning [...]23.05.13
Even with a slight increase in state funding projected for the near future, Anderson Preparatory Academy, like many other public schools, will still face financial challenges. Commandant Robert Guillaume says the money isn’t enough to really do anything but “maintain status quo.” APA saw nearly a $500 per student drop in funding over the past [...]23.05.13
Tragedies like the one in Oklahoma bring out the best in people and it also brings out the worst. Indiana State Police are warning of scams claiming to collect money for tornado relief. They say to be skeptical of those going from door-to-door or making individual phone calls. The best way to contribute to the [...]