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March
• Richie Duncan assumed a newly-created position in the Economic Development Office as an existing business coordinator.

• Ben Barrick was indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the helicopter-crash death of Deputy Ted Horton in the NETSTAR scandal. Sheriff Jerry Jones was cleared of criminal wrong-doing in the scandal.

• Lin Rudolph took over as the new director of Safe Space, the county’s domestic violence shelter.

• Ben Barrick, in handcuffs, was brought before a county magistrate; he posted a $50,000 bond in charges of involuntary manslaughter in the May 2004 death of Deputy Ted Horton. Barrick was the pilot of the helicopter that crashed and claimed Horton’s life.

• The county moved closer top establishing a Boys and Girls Club, asking the Board of Education to house the club at the riverside gym.

• The Relay for Life Auction raised $10,000 for cancer research.

• The historic R.G. Person house burned in Epsom.

• The county lost its option on a proposed industrial site for the four-county hub project.

• Democratic candidates for sheriff spoke to the Franklin County Senior Democrats - the first public forum for them since filing for the May primary.

• The county considered an Adequate Public Facilities ordinance to charge developers for residential growth’s association with school facilities’ costs.

• Lottery tickets went on sale in Franklin County as they did across the state; proceeds were to go to education. Franklin County initially stood to get about $1 million a year, but later projects cut that estimate in half.

• A racial slur was painted on signs for sheriff candidate Joe Lynch. The SBI investigated.

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January 24, 2007 at 6:00pm
Has anyone seen Richie Duncan since she was hired?
February 14, 2007 at 6:00pm
she is Ronnie's golf caddy.



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