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    September Named Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    By Judge Executive Shane Gabbard
    This past Wednesday the 14th I had some special visitors in the office. September, as you may know, is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We decided to honor our young heroes by inviting them to a proclamation signing that morning. Joining me that morning was as follows: Ali Gadd along with Mother Amy Gadd and Grandmother Carolyn York. Linda Perry Mother of Survivor Calen Perry and sister Hannah Perry. Ledger Church along with Brenda Brown, Charity Brown Spurgeon and Charli Church. Chase Carrier with father Lanny Carrier. Paige Himes with father Justin Himes and Kayla Cox. Also present was the family of Brooklyn Durham which included Tonya Howard, Brooklyn's mother, Kevin Howard and sister Hannah Howard. Brooklyn fought leukemia until the end and was one of the most inspiring people I've ever met. I feel she was there in spirit because the positive outlook she had was present among our little fighters.

    McKee City Council Approves This Year’s Tax Rates

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    The McKee City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 19th, 2016. With the approval of property tax rates along with the tax for motor vehicles and watercraft, the council members all voted to leave the tax rate unchanged from last year's rates. The property tax rate was approved at 0.1620 per $100 assessed value. The motor vehicle and watercraft tax rate was approved at 0.23 per $100 assessed value. The rates were incorporated into an ordinance and the council conducted the first reading. It will officially be approved after the second reading which is scheduled for Mondaym September 26th.