Delays Expected During Sidewalk Construction; Mother Indicted in Infant Drowning; New Dental Clinic Planned; Serviceman Honored; Gas Prices Continue Upward

Delays Expected During Sidewalk Construction

Construction of three new crosswalks has begun.  The Oregon department of transportation has begun excavation of two intersections along highway 101 across from the new Goodwill store at 12th street and between 15th and 16th street and one on highway 126 at redwood.  Travelers should expect 20 minute delays at times.  Construction will take place over the next 3 months with the majority of the work being done overnight.

Mother Indicted in Infant Drowning

The Register-Guard has reported that 30 year old Angela Louise Davis of Florence was arraigned in Lane County Circuit Court.  Davis has been accused of felony criminal negligent homicide for the drowning of her 7 month old boy in February.  Brently Cary Pinnock drowned on February 22nd when Davis purportedly left the child unattended in a bathtub.  The 7month old boy was the youngest of 4 children belonging to Davis.

New Dental Clinic Planned

There are plans for a new dental clinic.  Dr. Justin Linton is purchasing a property in the business park on Kingwood Street to expand their current practice at Florence Dental Clinic.  The expansion will allow dr.s Linton and Holmes to bring on another full time dentist at their current location and provide a space for other dentists with a patient base here in Florence to use while seeing patients.  The property is located just north of their current location.

Serviceman Honored

A local serviceman who gave his life in the line of duty will be honored.  Brice Scott was Killed in action in Afghanistan and the Oregon Department of Transportation will erect a Memorial Sign along highway 101 next week.  There will also be a remembrance at the veteran’s memorial park on Monday, May 28th at 1pm. And the public is invited to attend.

Gas Prices Continue Upward

If you are planning on traveling for Memorial weekend, don’t expect to catch a break on gas.  AAA Oregon reports that gas prices continue to rise and motorists are paying the most for fuel in four years.  Over the past week Oregon prices have increased another 2 cents a gallon up to $3.30.  in Florence motorists are paying an average of $3.09 a gallon.  According to triple A this is the fourth straight year of growth in travel with another 5 percent expected to be on the roads this weekend.