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Helene Young’s positive attitude shines as she approaches her 100th birthday

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:40 pm

Helene Young prefers to pose before a cabinet filled with the memories of a long lifetime. Helene Young prefers to pose before a cabinet filled with the memories of a long lifetime.

GALLOWAY – Helene Young, whose lifestyle lives up to her name, will turn 100 Wednesday, Feb. 18.

“I try to live a healthy lifestyle and exercise daily,” she told The Current Friday, Jan. 23. “I eat good, nourishing food.”

But, she said, the secret to her long and happy life is more mental than physical.

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A day to honor retired Atlantic County Fire Marshal Whitey Swartz

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:25 pm

Joy Ann and Whitey Swartz with their family at a surprise retirement party. Joy Ann and Whitey Swartz with their family at a surprise retirement party.

GALLOWAY – They came from all parts of Atlantic County Saturday, Jan. 24 to honor Harold “Whitey” Swartz who recently retired after more than 50 years as fire marshal.

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo was the leading public official.

“It makes me feel good to be among legends,” LoBiondo said. “And Whitey is a legend, in every sense of the word.”

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Galloway police promotions signal new leadership roles

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:21 pm

Officer Steve Garrison holds the Bible as Lt. Donna Higbee takes the oath of office surrounded by daughter, Ava Buccafurni; son, Michael Buccafurni; and father, retired honorary inspector John Higbee. Officer Steve Garrison holds the Bible as Lt. Donna Higbee takes the oath of office surrounded by daughter, Ava Buccafurni; son, Michael Buccafurni; and father, retired honorary inspector John Higbee.

The Galloway Township Police Department has promoted four people to positions of leadership as it restructures its organization  

Two lieutenants were named to work directly under Capt. Christopher Doyle and Chief Patrick Moran. There were no lieutenants prior to the promotions.

And just below the lieutenants in the chain of command, two officers were promoted to the new rank of sergeant first class.

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Services to be held Saturday for pastor of Emmaus Methodist

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 30, 2015 08:10 pm

Rev. Delloyd A. Green Rev. Delloyd A. Green

GALLOWAY – Rev. Delloyd A. Green, pastor of Emmaus United Methodist Church of Smithville, died Saturday, Jan. 17 at his home in Absecon.

He was pastor at Emmaus from 2005 until 2014.

A 1993 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, he also studied at John Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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Heavy gear ready for storm in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, January 27, 2015 02:01 pm

Photo by Michael Brandenberger / Volunteers at the ready in Galloway just in case. Photo by Michael Brandenberger / Volunteers at the ready in Galloway just in case. The Germania Volunteer Fire Company station was ready for use as an emergency base during the Monday-Tuesday storm.

Germania Volunteer Fire Company members were prepared to assist the Office of Emergency Management with a high-wheel vehicle, if it were needed to respond to a call.

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Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Monday, January 26, 2015 04:55 pm

Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway Armed robbery nets 3 pairs of sneaks, cell phone in Galloway

GALLOWAY – Two juvenile boys were robbed at gunpoint while they were walking in the 400 block of Ebony Tree Lane around 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, according to police.

Three pairs of Nike sneakers and a cell phone were reported taken.

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1,000 volunteers honor King’s work and legacy

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 10:11 am

Volunteering for They Are Heroes Too! are, from left, Rahatul Ain, a junior from Egg Harbor City; Marcel Burton, a junior from Willingboro; Naima Bibi Khan, a freshman from Atlantic City; and program founder and director Terry Dougherty of Egg Harbor Township. Volunteering for They Are Heroes Too! are, from left, Rahatul Ain, a junior from Egg Harbor City; Marcel Burton, a junior from Willingboro; Naima Bibi Khan, a freshman from Atlantic City; and program founder and director Terry Dougherty of Egg Harbor Township.

GALLOWAY – Some 1,000 volunteers from Richard Stockton College and area communities honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in dozens of projects Monday, Jan. 19.

Stockton’s 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service generated “the most community involvement ever,” said Daniel Tomé, director of service-learning.

One group of fewer than a dozen worked on mailing fundraising letters for Free Military Child Tutoring – They Are Heroes Too!

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Kevin Gehringer hits high notes as new Mr. Absegami

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:55 am

Newly crowned Mr. Absegami Kevin Gehringer is applauded by fellow contestants. Newly crowned Mr. Absegami Kevin Gehringer is applauded by fellow contestants.

GALLOWAY – For this year’s Mr. Absegami, Kevin Gehringer, winning wasn’t everything – according to him, it was hardly anything.

“My priority was not winning,” Gehringer told The Current after winning Friday, Jan. 16. “I was so at a loss for words. The talent was amazing. It could have been any one of us.”

And Gehringer, whose musical talent has been recognized by his being named drum major for this year’s marching band, is quick to share the credit.

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Officials say manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:51 am

Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near . Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near .

GALLOWAY – Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola said he liked to quote George Peppard from the 1980s TV series “The A-Team.”

“I love it when a plan comes together,” Coppola said at the Tuesday, Jan. 20 Township Council meeting, alluding to the municipality’s development plan for the former Lenox property on Tilton Road.

Barrette Outdoor Living, a manufacturer and distributor of fencing, railing, garden products and sheds and the proposed anchor business at the site, has been granted $30 million by the state Economic Development Authority, according to Coppola.

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Wastell, Monteleone named Absegami educators of the year

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 25, 2015 09:44 am

Absegami’s professionals of the year are Joe Monteleone, left, and Brian Wastell. Absegami’s professionals of the year are Joe Monteleone, left, and Brian Wastell.

GALLOWAY – Absegami High School’s educators of the year have a lot in common. They are both into sports. They both have crowded bulletin boards. And both are extremely popular with the students.

Educational services professional of the year Joe Monteleone is a guidance counselor. He was teacher of the year in 2009.

Teacher of the year Brian Wastell teaches U.S. History I for sophomores, Law and Criminal Justice for 11th and 12th graders and Introduction to Homeland Security to freshmen. He is also head baseball coach and an assistant football coach.

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