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Shooting Victims Identified; Paving Nears Completion; Council Meeting Cancelled; Movie Shows Food Waste; Public Arts Committee Meeting

Shooting Victims Identified

The Lane County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the shooting that occurred Tuesday morning in the Southview residential community.  According to Lane County Sheriff’s detectives 75 year old Alan Terry was shot by his 71 year old wife, Lana, before taking her own life.  The couple has resided in Southview for several years, records show they also have had ties to Washington and Idaho.  Sheriff’s detectives have ruled the shooting an attempted homicide and a suicide, but have not concluded the reason for violence.  Alan Terry is still receiving medical treatment for his wound.  There is no update on his condition.

Paving Nears Completion

Yesterday the intersection of Highway 101 and 126 was wrought with congestion as contractors completed the paving of the intersection.  There are still a few side street connections to complete today, but the 101/126 section is expected to be cleared today.  Rain is expected to return on Sunday in Florence and contractors plan to be finished with the paving project prior to the rain returning.

Council Meeting Cancelled

Florence City Council’s next planned meeting will be on March 2nd.  A meeting was scheduled for this coming Monday, but was cancelled.

Movie Shows Food Waste

Next Thursday the Lane County Master Recyclers will be holding a screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”  the screening will be at City Lights Cinemas and there will be 2 showings: one at 12:30 and the other at 6:30.  The film follows two food lovers as they navigate the issue of food waste from farm to retail to homes.  The couple  experiments on only eating discarded food for 6 months.  Before and after the film Master recyclers will be on hand to answer questions about waste reduction.  Tickets for the event are free, but are a first come first serve basis and are available in advance at the City Lights Cinemas box office.

Public Arts Committee Meeting

The Public Arts Committee has a scheduled meeting for Monday at City Hall.  Generally committee meetings during the first two months of the year are focused on training for new and existing members on the committees, but the PAC will also review finalists for the Art Exposed displays the meeting will be held at 4:00 pm.