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Ice storm fells county comm tower

December 10, 2013

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

The recent wave of ice storms have done more than just send temperatures plunging and turn roads into skating rinks — it has also done serious damage to Howard County’s communication system.

A tower that county agencies — including the sheriff’s office — used was felled during the ice storm that hit this area the week of Thanksgiving, leaving communication with deputies and other emergency responders in certain areas of the county dicey at best.

Christmas parade a 'go' for Saturday

December 10, 2013

Yes, Virginia, there will be a Christmas parade.

The Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, postponed last Saturday because of adverse weather conditions, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Saturday. An early weather forecast from the National Weather Service calls for temperatures in the low 50s during the day Saturday, indicating a much more suitable climate.

Heritage Museum is working on damage from a burst waterline and will annouce later in the week whether Breakfast with Santa and other activities will be held Saturday.

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