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Santa visits Milton for annual tree lighting

Another December means another visit from Santa to the town of Milton with the annual tree lighting on Dec. 3. Santa rode through town all day, wishing Miltonites a Merry Christmas, ending at City Hall and heralding the lighting of a giant tree in front of the building, an annual tradition.
After the lighting, kids were able to sit down with Santa and grab a toy from tables full of them.
“This year’s tree lighting was amazing. The city of Milton along with Mayor Perry, Milton PD and the events committee went all out. We had toys donated from the Milton Police Foundation, home-made… Read More


Fife teacher nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Columbia Junior High School math teacher Kirk Dodge has been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award.
Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by… Read More

Fallen hero: a family mourns, a city gathers

The family of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez appreciates the flow of support from around the world following his murder last week. His funeral is set for Dec. 9 at the Tacoma Dome, where the public is welcome to further pay their respects.
“We would like to personally thank… Read More

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Trojans edge Patriots in thrilling first matchup

It was a bit of a rough basketball season for the Fife High School boys’ team last season. While they fought tooth and nail night after night, they would manage to muster just five wins on the season, following a 15-win mark the year before. Now, it looks as though last year’s trials just might… Read More

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How much do you know about Florida Georgia Line?

Beyond the Washington State Fair, there is no better regional venue for catching chart-topping country acts than the Tacoma Dome. Up next on Friday, Nov. 11, we have Florida Georgia Line, one of the hottest duos on the planet at the moment. But those guys have only been hot for a minute compared to, say, Alan Jackson or Tim McGraw. So to separate the diehard fans from bandwagon jumpers, we've devised… Read More

Neverland Theater presents ‘Princess Whatsername’

After weeks of diligently working to craft a stage play sure to be a bona fide audience pleaser, the young students of Neverland Theater are excited to present “Princess Whatsername,” opening July 29, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center.
Since June 28 the budding theater… Read More

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