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Fly-in nets $1K for Wounded Warriors

DSC_0228Sixty miniature airplane pilots stationed themselves at the hayfield north of Glen August 17 for a fly-in benefit during which $1000 was raised for the Wounded Warriors Project assisting veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars.

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BCMS band chief seeks to build on program

New middle school band director and flutist Heather Davidson began her teaching career in Chatham County, North Carolina, which wasn’t among the more music-friendly districts in the state.

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Dump dividend of $230K included in landfill’s new 2013-14 budget

Baker, Union and Bradford counties will split $790,000 as their dividends from a profitable New River Landfill when the new fiscal year begins on October 1 — though not equally. Union County will get an extra $100,000 because the regional landfill is located there.

Each county will receive one third of the remaining $690,000 — $230,000 each — in “host fees.” The fees were included in a new $7,012,120 budget approved by the New River Solid Waste Association’s governing board on June 13. The new budget represents a slight decrease of $37,910 from last year.

Some highlights of the budget include projected revenues totaling $5.2 million in tipping fees from New River’s largest refuse-generating customer, Alachua County, an increase of $46,500 over last year. Alachua County is expected to haul about 155,000 tons of trash to the landfill next year at a rate of $33.55 per ton.

Other anticipated revenue includes $1,008,000 from the three host counties, each of which pays a tipping fee of $24 a ton, and $610,470 from New River’s fifth customer Levy County, which pays $32.30 a ton.

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