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Atwater, Merced County support half-cent tax

Two governing boards in Merced County this week threw their support behind plans to put a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot. Atwater City Council and the County Board of Supervisors each supported the measure, which is estimated to raise $450 million countywide over 30 years for local and regional transportation projects.

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Atwater museum gets first Army helicopter

An Army helicopter known for heavy lifting made its final flight Thursday, landing at its new home at the former Castle Air Force Base. The Boeing CH-47D Chinook Helicopter flew in on its dual propellers from Fresno’s Army National Guard base, according to Doug Jones, the chief warrant officer 4 who piloted its final flight.

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Plan to lower phone bill backfires for Atwater woman

A homeowner just outside of town said a decision she made a month ago to reduce her phone bill by two-thirds has turned into a hassle that’s left her without a landline phone. Tears of frustration welled up in Nadine Walters’ eyes as she described the problems she’s had with her phone for more than a month. “It’s so aggravating,” she said on Tuesday. The 74-year-old lives alone with her 11-month-old Chihuahua, Chai, in a house on the south side of Highway 99. At the advice of an AT&T agent, she said, she bought a box that converts her more than 50-year-old landline into a wireless phone.

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Brittany Cervantes and the GV girls soccer team enter the final week of the season clinging to a one-point lead for the CCC's final playoff spot. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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