Weather brings much to talk about

January 5, 2001 The weather provided plenty of opportunities to start lively conversations during 2000, beginning with a weather front dumping rain and driven by strong winds, through a heat and drought-plagued su

Unsolved murder tops year’s crimes

January 5, 2001 The year 2000 was quite eventful in Independence County. Listed below are some of the more significant activities and events dealt with by county law enforcement officials.

Postal-rate hike takes effect

January 5, 2001 Saturday will be the last day letters can be mailed for 33 cents, and postal officials are advising stamp buyers to get new stamps this week.

New sheriff conducts personnel inspections

January 5, 2001 Shortly after daybreak today, new Independence County Sheriff Dan Johnson and Chief Administrator John Hilburn began an inspection of personnel and equipment belonging to the sheriff's department.

GOP prepares new team

January 5, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans have installed a new team to head the committees that will try pushing President-elect Bush's agenda through the 107th Congress.

Charlotte extends contract

January 5, 2001 CHARLOTTE - The Cord-Charlotte School Board Thursday night extended Superintendent Jerrel Lillard's contract another year, through 2004.