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    McKee City Council Discusses Trail Town Grants

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    McKee City Council held their regular meeting on Monday, April 20th at McKee City Hall with the meeting being called to order by Mayor John Tompkins. All council members were present. After Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance the first item on the agenda was the minutes of the March 16th regular meeting. A motion was made by Joe McKinney and seconded by Jewell Gabbard to accept the minutes as written. Council members Robert Gabbard and Billy Flannery abstained from vote since they were not present at this meeting. All in favor-motion passed. The second item on the agenda was to discuss grants. Judy Schmitt discussed several grants that the city is involved with that will be for the Trail town projects. The RTP grant is a grant that has already been approved by the city council, which will be a match of around $57,500.00. The Flex E Grant is a $10,000.00 matching grant also. Another grant that Ms. Schmitt discussed with the council was the Land & Water Conservation Project grant.


    Officers Led on 31 Mile Car Chase

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter/Staff Writer
    In a report from City of McKee Chief of Police Jonathon Sizemore, on Thursday, April 9th at approximately 2:00 am, McKee Police Department received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle playing loud music at Jackson Valley Apartments. Sizemore said he responded to the area and observed the vehicle leaving the apartments at a high rate of speed. A short time later he attempted to initiate a traffic stop near Macedonia Road; however, the vehicle refused to stop and continued to flee traveling North on Highway 89. Sizemore said at that time he notified Jackson County Dispatch that he was in pursuit and requested assistance from county officers. The vehicle turned onto Lower Dry Fork, then Happy Top Road, and onto J Kirby Road, during this time the speeds ranged between 35mph and 65mph. The suspect continued to flee on the back roads before he came back out onto Upper Dry Fork.