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Councilman details stance on Measure C

Editor’s note: Merced City Councilman Fernando Echevarria provided Times Publisher John Derby with the following information outlining his stance on Measure C. During a recent meeting, a majority of the Council (four) voted in support of placing a Measure C renewal on the November ballot. Measure C is an existing half-cent sales tax that supports…

Local Girl Scout donation helps save a life

Girl Scout Troop 3003 was overjoyed when they found out one of the pet oxygen kits donated to the Merced Fire Department by the troop, had successfully been put to use. “We were so happy when we heard the news,” said Olivia McCauther, a 12-year old troop member. Fellow Girl Scout Raelynn Flores, 10, added: “That dog could have been…

Longtime Merced firefighter Alcorn named Fire Chief

Billy Alcorn started as a firefighter in the Merced Fire Department and rose through the ranks to become the department’s fire chief. Alcorn was named chief by City Manager Steve Carrigan and assumes the position March 25. Alcorn had been serving as the acting fire chief since November. “Chief Alcorn is an exceptional candidate who is…

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