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The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 -
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Ripcord, a situation comedy about adversarial roommates in a retirement home, will be presented by theatre students at Southern High School tonight through Saturday, March 23, 24, and 25, with all shows beginning at 8 p.m. "Micah Friend and Tad Rodeheaver, both seated in front, star as Abby and Marilyn, two feisty ladies in a retirement home who make a bet that quickly spirals out of control," said director and teacher Erin White. The play, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, is recommended for audiences 13 and up, and is being presented through a special arrangement with the Dramatists Play Service Inc. General admission is $5 per person. Shown from left, behind Friend and Rodeheaver, are cast members Aaron Friend (masked), Danielle Wolf, Brittney Johnson, Caleb Friend, Gunnar Ward, Billy Pariseau, Bailey Morris, and Katelin Rank. Katie Shreve is serving as the stage manager for the show. The next show at SHS will be Singin' In the Rain, to be staged May 11, 12, and 13.

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           ROCK SLIDE BLOCKS SAVAGE RIVER ROAD  A section of Savage River Road was blocked Saturday evening after a rock slide brought down large boulders and debris from the high cliff walls that run adjacent to the roadway.  Garrett County sheriff's deputies responded to the 6:30 p.m. incident that occurred approximately 2.5 miles north of Bloomington. The debris fell onto the northbound lane, but the entire roadway was ultimately blocked. A large amount of smaller stones, dirt, and a tree also covered the road from the slide. No injuries were reported. It took several hours to clear the debris from the road in order for it to reopen. Gradient overlay - click to view online paper
GC Commissioners Appoint Dr. Nathan Sorber To Board Of Ed.
The Garrett County commissioners have appointed Dr. Nathan M. Sorber to the vacant District 2 seat on the local Board of Education. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon during the commissioners' public meeting, which also included a resolution establishing the 2017 Garrett County tax sale date/time and the awarding of two bids....
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Maryland House Defeats Hogan’s Redistricting Plan
Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal to cede redistricting authority  in the state of Maryland to a nonpartisan commission was killed in committee this week. In a repeat performance of last year, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly rejected Hogan’s plan to take away lawmakers’ power to draw congressional districts....
Full story appears in today's issue.
Gov. Hogan Announces Support For A Hydraulic Fracturing Ban
Citing the need to "safeguard our environment," Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday afternoon that he supported a total ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland. A Senate committee also approved a bill calling for a ban yesterday....
Details can be seen in today's issue.
School Board Opts To Keep Easter Break As Planned
The Garrett County Board of Education has opted to maintain the planned closure of schools on Easter Monday, April 17. The date was an optional make-up day, but the board decided at its recent meeting to keep it as a holiday. Therefore, schools will be closed on Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17, for the originally scheduled Easter break....
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