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Viral Threat Not Local; Tribes Deliver Grants To Local Non-Profits; Cold Morning Warning; Public Art Committee Meets

Viral Threat Not Local

A nationwide threat of a school shooting that happened to use the initials SHS had some local parents concerned that it might be Siuslaw High school.  Commander John Pitcher with the Florence Police Department says this was not a threat to our local school but has been investigated as a hoax.  The original post was first seen in Ohio but actually originated in Kentucky.  Local authorities there have a person of interest and have interviewed them.  Again, Commander John Pitcher said, this is not a threat to Siuslaw High School, but as a precautionary measure patrols were heightened yesterday.

Tribes Deliver Grants To Local Non-Profits

The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians marked their 7th annual giving luncheon yesterday by awarding grants to non-profit organization in the 5 counties that it covers.  Locally, the Florence Community PTA and the Florence Food Share were recipients of funds along with 22 other organizations in the Tribes district.  The confederated tribes received over 150 grant proposals from Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and Lincoln county non-profits.

Cold Morning Warning

A standard warning has been released for Lane County this morning as cold temperatures and icy conditions are spread out around the area.  Lane County public information has issued the warning for outlying county roads and areas that may be impacted by recent rain or standing water.  They ask that you use extra caution when traveling and reduce your speed.

Public Art Committee Meets

The City of Florence Public Art Committee has scheduled a meeting for 10 am Monday morning.  On the agenda will be a look at the Revision Florence plan and the possible addition of Art Pieces as well as budgetary concerns and grant considerations.  The Public Art Committee will meet at the Florence Event Center on Quince street.