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Driver cited in school bus accident

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:57 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – An early morning school bus accident on Route 322 at milepost 45.5 resulted in a driver being cited for careless driving.

The Sheppard school bus was carrying Oakcrest High School students. The students were evaluated at the scene, but none of them were transported to the hospital. The driver of the school bus, Jean Hicks, 68, of Folsom complained of shoulder pain, but was not taken to the hospital by emergency medical responders from the Mays Landing Rescue Squad, police said.

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King remembered at annual celebration

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 11:43 am

Keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Taylor of the Greater Harvest Tabernacle Church talks about Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy of service. Keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Taylor of the Greater Harvest Tabernacle Church talks about Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy of service. EGG HARBOR CITY – St. Luke’s African Methodist Episcopal Church held its annual service in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 19.

Keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Taylor of the Greater Harvest Tabernacle Church pointed out that above all, King was a man of God who should always be referred to as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

“He was not about awards, the Nobel Peace Prize and other accolades,” Taylor said. “Above all, he would want to be remembered as a servant.”

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Cedar Creek selects Cashioli and Seckinger for annual awards

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 11:06 am

Julie Hazard/ English instructor Kristin Cashioli has been teaching at Cedar Creek High School since its opening in September of 2010. Julie Hazard/ English instructor Kristin Cashioli has been teaching at Cedar Creek High School since its opening in September of 2010. EGG HARBOR CITY – The administration of Cedar Creek High School has announced its choices for teacher and educational services professional of the year: English instructor Kristin Cashioli and school nurse Sue Seckinger.

A native of Wildwood Crest, Cashioli currently resides in Somers Point. She has taught in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District for 13 years including the past five years at Cedar Creek. She currently teaches Advanced Placement English Language and English III.

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Gaskill and Edmonds receive honors at Oakcrest

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 10:30 am

Julie Hazard/ Oakcrest dance instructor Rachel Gaskill, center, with students in one of her dance classes. Julie Hazard/ Oakcrest dance instructor Rachel Gaskill, center, with students in one of her dance classes. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Dance teacher Rachel Gaskill and guidance counselor Janine Jones Edmonds have been selected as the teacher and educational services professional of the year at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.

Gaskill is in her 11th year of teaching at the school. The Greene, Maine, native now resides in Margate with her husband Ryan and daughters Grace and Hannah.She graduated from Leavitt High School in Turner, Maine, and received her B.A. from East Carolina University in dance education and her M.A. from New York University in dance and dance education.

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Air Force veteran honored at committee meeting

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 10:07 am

Hamilton Township Committeeman John Kurtz reads the inscription on a plaque presented to United States Air Force veteran Douglas Hand as Hand, his wife Mary and Committeeman Rodney Guishard look on. Hamilton Township Committeeman John Kurtz reads the inscription on a plaque presented to United States Air Force veteran Douglas Hand as Hand, his wife Mary and Committeeman Rodney Guishard look on. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Committee recognized United States Air Force veteran Douglas Hand as part of its Hamilton Township Honors and Remembers program at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Committeeman Rodney Guishard spoke about Hand’s career in the air force. After graduating from Pleasantville High School in 1966, he enlisted in the service in January of 1967. He received his basic training at Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas and was then sent to Sheppard Air Force Base for training as an aircraft mechanic.

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Economic development consultant presents plan to Greater AC Chamber

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 09:43 am

LINWOOD – AngeloEconomics, the company hired by Atlantic County to assist with economic development, outlined a plan for how it intends to proceed to more than 150 members of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Linwood Country Club.

The firm’s principal, Angelos Angelou explained that it will be a communitywide project.

“We want to convert residents into citizens,” he said. “Citizens invest more time and finances to create a better lifestyle.”

Addressing the attendees, he said, “I hope all of you will join with me to become citizens of Atlantic County.”

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Two suspects sought in thwarted Macy’s theft

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 03:09 pm

Courtesy Township of Hamilton Police Department / Surveillance photos show the female suspect standing next to the suspect vehicle and the male suspect exiting the store.   Courtesy Township of Hamilton Police Department / Surveillance photos show the female suspect standing next to the suspect vehicle and the male suspect exiting the store. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help finding a couple in their 20s accused of stealing $700 worth of clothing from Macy’s at the Hamilton Mall Saturday night, Jan. 17, and injuring two store employees as they escaped.

The Township of Hamilton Police Department, who responded at 8:57 p.m. for a report of a shoplifting and robbery, said the female was waiting behind the wheel of a black, four-door, midsize sedan as the male suspect exited with the stolen items.

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KKK flyer circulated in Egg Harbor City

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:00 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – A flier claiming to be from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was widely distributed throughout Egg Harbor City Monday, Jan. 19, the morning of the national holiday celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mayor Lisa Jiampetti said she awoke that morning to find a plastic bag on her lawn with the flier inside. The bag was filled with rice to keep it from blowing away. Jiampetti said that bags could be seen on her neighbors’ lawns, as well as on other streets in the city.

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Atlantic City Race Course patrons bid farewell to historic track

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Written by Charlie Prichard Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:13 am

Charlie Pritchard / The now vacant Atlantic City Race Course sits silent until a new owner comes forth. Charlie Pritchard / The now vacant Atlantic City Race Course sits silent until a new owner comes forth. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Amid the joyous yelling of bettors who were on their way to cashing in a winning ticket in the simulcasting room, and the more frequent cries of disgust by those who would not be heading to the cashier, the final day of operations at the historic Atlantic City Race Course on Friday, Jan. 16 also brought a realization that the gathered patrons had placed their bets at the track for the final time.

Amid the small crowd of “regulars,” one of the largest groups of bettors since last spring’s short live meet came to the track knowing it would be their last opportunity to do so.

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Sensory-friendly roller skating

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 16, 2015 03:57 pm

Susan O'Neil of Egg Harbor Township skates with Briana and Justine Kelly of Cape May Court House. Susan O'Neil of Egg Harbor Township skates with Briana and Justine Kelly of Cape May Court House. People with autism can get overwhelmed by crowds, flashing lights and loud music, so once a month, Young’s Skating Center in Mays Landing opens its doors only to families with autism to offer sensory-friendly roller skating with no crowds, flashing lights or loud music.

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