Capt. Peter Hayden Chapman was on a rescue mission in Vietnam on April 6, 1972, when he and five other crewmen were killed when the helicopter Chapman was piloting was shot down. The family recently received some of Chapman’s identified bone fragments and held a private service at the family’s burial plot in Lock Cemetery on Monday.
The contract termination hearing for Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater resumed today with Steve Short, superintendent of the Mount Vernon School District, on the stand.
The hamlet of Bladensburg will be the beneficiary of budget business conducted by the Knox County Board of Commissioners on Monday.
The Girlie Spot, a proposed new store on Public Square, was the topic that started off the monthly Up For Discussion on Monday night.
Summer has arrived and so has mosquito season.
Growing concerns about the health effects of mold exposure have been featured in headlines and news stories across the country.
Four farms will be added this year to the growing amount of acreage protected from development in Knox County.
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