Big Sandy City Board Meets

The Big Sandy city Board met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday January19. The Board approved on second reading an ordinance amending deposits required to obtain water service and a policy regarding delinquent water bills. The Board determined determined that there is a greater delinquency rate from customers renting, leasing or otherwise occupying property owned by some third-party entity than the lower delinquency rate related to owner-occupied properties.The new ordinance states that the water service deposit for commercial customers and customers occupying property as renters or lessees shall be two hundred dollars.

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Big Sandy Chamber Elects New Officers

The Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce met on Monday night January 11th for the purpose of electing new officers for the year. Those individuals elected were: President Tm Phifer, Vice President John Melton, Treasurer Emily Dykes and Secretary Autumn Radliffe. There was also a discussion about the annual Big Sandy Spring Festival that’s held each year on Memorial Day weekend in May. The next meeting will be held on Sunday January 24th at Melton’s Fillin’ Station.

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New Big Sandy Police Chief On The Job

The Town of Big Sandy has a new Police Chief. He is Jim Sukash, a resident of the Big Sandy area. Jim has an impressive resume of law enforcement credentials. He has served as Police Chief of the US Coast Guard Academy Police Department in New London CT; He has served on the US Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team North-Hampton Roads, Va; US Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Police Department-Kodiak, AK. He has 20 plus years experience with the U.S. Marine Corps and US Coast Guard.

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Benton County native G.O. Dobson Jr. more widely known as Junior Dobson will be the Grand Marshall for the 2015 Big Sandy Spring Festival Parade on Saturday May 23.Junior has owned and operated Dobson’s Two Rivers Supply hardware store in Big Sandy since 1968′ He had the first and only ready mix concrete business in the North end of the county. His hardware business is a much needed addition to Big Sandy’s economy providing lumber, paint,electrical and plumbing supplies.

Junior served as ...

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The Big Sandy Spring Festival is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend May 21-23rd. The following is the schedule of events:

Thursday May 21

Karaoke at the gazebo next to City Hall. Come and eat in town. All restaurants will have Spring Festival Specials.

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