Author: George Henry

Oregon Defeats FAMU

Oregon Defeats FAMU The Oregon Ducks Basketball team was in Tallahassee, Florida last night to take on Florida A&M.  The Ducks swapped the lead with the cobras 9 times in the first half taking a one point lead into the locker room.  The Ducks never trailed in the second half […]

Board Hears Stats on Sex Offenders; Cost of Living: Florence; Commercial Crabbing; Winter Music Festival

Board Hears Stats on Sex Offenders The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors heard from a retired police detective last week.  Dean Lott spent 12-years investigating crimes, 90% of which, he says, involved crimes against children.  Those were usually sex crimes.  In his letter to the board Lott said Oregon […]

Rite-Aid to Shutter Store; City Council Meeting; School Hears About Fentanyl Woes; Pounding

Rite-Aid to Shutter Store As part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Rite-Aid has begun the process of shutting down what they are calling underperforming stores.  One of those stores is here in Florence.  Rite-Aid announced that the local store will remain open  until November 29th.  Large blue bins cover […]

Siuslaw River Bridge

Retired Colonel Sets Sights on District 4; STEM Parade; Celebrating the Impact of the Arts; Sheriff’s Office Phone Briefly Down; Business After Hours

Retired Colonel Sets Sights on District 4 This morning a retired Air Force Colonel and long time Oregon resident has thrown her hat in the ring for the 4th district congressional seat.  Monique DeSpain served 30 years in the armed forces serving as a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General’s […]