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The Piney River Covey of Quail Forever Holds Youth Shoot

Almost everyone has had the delightful experience of walking through a field in the morning or early evening and hearing ...
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Breaking: Licking Fire Extinguishes Blaze on Iron Mine Road

Always on duty, Licking Rural Fire responded to a blaze at a residence on Iron Mine Road, 1/4 mile west ...
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Abandoned Dogs, Happy Ending

For almost a month, a local real estate agent faced a dilemma. A property listed with her agency had three ...
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Encounter Ministry Grows in Licking

Old City Park was filled with families the evening of August 26th. It is estimated that 500 people attended the ...
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Weed Control Team Spraying This Month

Contractors (APEX Right-of-Way Services) for Intercounty Electric Cooperative will perform chemical vegetation control again this year 
to manage growth within ...
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Traffic Delays on Hwy. 137

Expect at least 10 minute delays this week when traveling from Licking to Raymondville as the road is single lane ...
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Car theft in Licking

Licking Police were notified at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 29 of a car theft. The black 2010 Chevrolet Malibu with ...
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Auto/Buggy Collision on Shafer Rd. – UPDATE

At approx. 11:50 am we received a report of an Amish buggy being hit in the rear by another vehicle ...
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Hwy. 63 Impassable this morning – August 30. Use alternate route.

By 7:30 am, Hwy 63 northbound was impassable at Hwy. CC due to stopped traffic for reported roadwork. It is ...
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Planned Roadwork on Hwy 63 begins Wednesday, August 30

August 25, 2017 – For immediate release Resurfacing to Begin Next Week on Route 63 in Phelps and Texas Counties ...
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Miyoshi Umeki

May 8, 1929 – August 28, 2007 Ten years ago Licking lost a remarkable member of our community, Academy Award ...
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Licking Fire Departments face challenging fires in recent months

by Melissa Gilmour Staff Writer melissa@thelickingnews.com In the last few months the city and rural fire departments have been busier ...
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Kid’s Trout Tournament at Montauk

On Saturday, August 5th, the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge at Montauk hosted a kid’s fishing tournament, limited to kids 15 ...
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Sunday Afternoon Fire leaves home in ashes

Sunday afternoon the Licking Fire Department was called out for a fire at 305 Walker Street in Licking. Thought to ...
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Rickey Green sentenced to 25 years in prison

Rickey Green’s actions, which caused severe injuries to his mother and injuries to two other family members has ended with ...
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Vehicle Fire on Falcon Drive

In what is turning out to be a very busy week for the Fire Department, Licking Fire was just called ...
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How Licking Beats the Heat – A look back

By Marie Lasater This past week saw daily temperatures in the 90’s, with a little relief on Sunday as clouds ...
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Texas County Fair Daily Program

Wednesday, July 26
  • Poultry, Goats, Sheep and Rabbits check in 8 am, Sheep and Goat weigh in 8:00 am
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Houston Fire Helps Kids Cool Down at Fairgrounds

Participants in this week's Texas County Fair are working hard to get their animals ready to show, and also keeping ...
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Burglary Investigations

On July 20, 2017 at approximately 3:03 AM, a Licking Police Officer responded to Rinne’s Fast and Friendly on South ...
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Assault Arrest in Licking

On July 19, 2017 at approximately 10:18 PM, a Licking Police Officer was flagged down by a man walking on ...
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Pulling for a Heartbeat raises money for young mothers in the county

By Melissa Gilmour Staff Writer melissa@thelickingnews.com More than 50 beefed up trucks rolled into the Raymondville Fair Grounds on July ...
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BREAKING: Accident on HWY 63 north of Licking

At approximately 11:00 a.m. first responders were dispatched to an accident north of Licking.  At this time there is no ...
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Fire at Pine Shavings Plant in Licking

A fire broke out at the Licking pine shavings plant Ozark Shavings.  The fire started around 7:30 pm. No one ...
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