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Investigators are looking into a series of suspicious fires that have taken place at one Otto residence over the past several weeks, including two fires this week which completely destroyed a mobile home on the property.

On Tuesday, July 19, the Otto Fire Department responded to a call shortly after 10 p.m. reporting a fire behind the residence at 151 Tiffany Lane. The caller said that a white truck had been seen leaving the property at a high rate of speed immediately before smoke was noticed coming from behind the mobile home on the property. 

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New faces challenge incumbent commissioners

The race for seats on the Sylva Town Board is on. The deadline to file to run for Sylva’s town board elections was Friday, July 15.

Current board members, Harold Hensley, Ray Lewis, and Chris Matheson are all up for re-election. Candidates include all three of the current board members, a former board member, Lynda Sossamon, and newcomer John Bubacz. The election will be held Nov. 8.

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Officials quiet about details

On July 6, the Town of Highlands terminated its Town Manager, Jim Fatland, during a closed session portion of a board meeting.

According to the Town Manager’s office had “cause” to let Fatland go, but no town officials will go into details as to the reasons why.

“There have been no new developments since the decision was made,” commented Highlands Commissioner Gary Drake on the matter.

 

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Franklin resident Kathleen Wood is currently enrolled in a class entitled “Global Climate Change: The Science, Social Impacts and Diplomacy of a World Environmental Crisis” at Harvard University.

The course is an intensive seven-week seminar that addresses the latest scientific research, social implications and diplomatic response to global climate change.

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