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Beachcomber Closing for Rhody Days; Rehab Grants; COVID-19 Updates; Glowacki Chosen for Future; Sheriff’s Vehicle Stolen; Show and Shine Back

Beachcomber Closing for Rhody Days One of Florence’s popular destinations for the Rhododendron Festival weekend will be closed.  Due to a lack of available security options the Beachcomber will be closed on Friday and Saturday during the festival.  Owner Scott Weiss said it was not something that he wanted to […]

Beloved Chief of Florence Police Passes; Glowacki Named Future First Citizen; COVID-19 Cases; Parks Open Up For Input; SOS Postpones Golf Tournament;

Beloved Chief of Florence Police Passes The Florence community suffered a great loss this week.  The City of Florence released the news of the passing of Florence Police Chief Tom Turner.  Turner was surrounded by family on Wednesday.  Turner had been the Chief of Police for 7 years.  He had […]

Chief Turner Retires; Humane Society Donation Drive; Vote Early; Lane County Changes Up COVID Reporting

Chief Turner Retires The City of Florence has announced that effective this month Florence Police Chief Tom Turner will retire.  Chief Turner recently dealt with some health issues that played a role in his announcement according to Public Information Officer/Assistant City Manager Megan Messmer.  In a release published yesterday commander […]