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Kate Holcomb is preparing to open her new shop in Lawrenceville at the corner of State and 12th Streets, this Friday. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

New shop to open Friday in Lawrenceville
  By Barbara E. Allender
   An internet business proved successful enough for young entrepreneur Kate Holcomb. However, she decided that she would still like to try having a shop where customers could see quality boutique items in-person. That dream is coming true as she will open her shop, “Kate Elizabeth Boutique,” this Friday, Aug. 26.
   Located in Lawrenceville at 1125 State, the boutique will feature such brand names as Mustard Pie, Southern Grace and UMGEE. Prices range from around $20 to under $50.
   Women’s dresses and blouses, denim, shoes, hand bags and jewelry are featured in women’s sizes from small to 3 XL. Girls clothing in sizes newborn to size 12 are also available. She hopes to add boys clothes in the future.
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Louisiana rain wreaks havoc on home of Sumner native
  A Sumner native - Belinda (Griesemer) Aucoin has become the victim of recent flooding in Louisiana. Aucoin and her husband, Randy, live in Scott, LA, which is just outside of Lafayette.
   Beginning on Saturday, Aug. 13, they watched as the rains fell onto the historic areas of the south and created a pool of nearly three inches of water inside their home. As much as they tried to beat the water with sandbags, relentless mopping and hours of scooping buckets, the water won. Their area, alone, received more than 17 inches of rain.
   In the days since, Randy and Belinda have spent their days ripping out carpets and throwing out damaged belongings.
   A “Go Fund Me” page has been set up on Facebook in an effort to help raise money for repairs. Randy, is currently laid off due to the decline in the oil industry.
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Only One Week until Smithsonian Comes to Lawrenceville
  By Donna Burton
   It's Almost Time! The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit will arrive this week! The 20 custom crates will ro11 off the truck and it will take one day to put the exhibits together. Then Friday, Sept. 2, the Sponsor Preview event will take place from 4-7pm. We will open the doors on Saturday for members only, and 10am-4pm and Sunday, the General Public is invited from 1- 4 pm.
   If you don't get to see it all, or do not get to spend as much time as you wish on those days, remember it is free, and we will be open for five more weekends. There are still some group reservation dates open on Tuesday and Thursday during September 3-October 15.
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Unit 10 passes balanced budget
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Red Hill Unit 10 School Board approved a tentative budget during its meeting, Thursday, Aug. 18. With revenues being lower than last year, the district made adjustments. “Overall, we have a balanced budget,” Superintendent Jakie Walker said.
   Even though there is a projected positive difference of $425,406 in the four operating funds, this amount is more than the district spends in one month.
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Bonnie Hann (at left), representing the Red Hill Foundation, accepted a $100 check from Marilyn Joines and Andrew Ulrich on behalf of the Sumner Booster Club. (Photo by Barbara E. Allender)

County audit is presented
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The financial status of Lawrence County, like many others, is a challenge to maintain. Despite running a deficit, the financial statements of the county proved accurate in the eyes of an independent audit performed by Wilcox & McCorkle of Mt. Carmel.
   Curt Benson of the Kemper CPA Group, Lawrenceville, was on hand to report on the annual audit which was accepted by the Lawrence County Board during its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
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