Should Utah school employees under criminal investigation be put on administrative leave?

ST. GEORGE — One local school district administrator says a bill pertaining to the handling of school employees while under criminal investigation is “well-intentioned” but may put students more at risk. Washington County School District Human Resources Executive Director Lyle Cox responded by email to questions from St. George News regarding HB 195: Criminal Investigations […]
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Southern Utah water manager speaks on current water situation, gives thumbs down for California solution

ST. GEORGE — It didn’t take long for Zach Renstrom, Washington County’s top water manager, to speak about recent events involving the Colorado River and two of the associated reservoirs during this address at the 2023 What’s Up Down South Economic Summit held in St. George Wednesday. Before a large gathering at the Dixie Convention […]
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Flooding from burst pipe displaces 2 families from Iron County Care and Share’s emergency shelter

CEDAR CITY — A fire extinguisher sprinkler pipe burst inside the Iron County Care and Share emergency shelter on Thursday, temporarily displacing two families who were staying in rooms that got flooded. Shelter manager James Jetton said he was attending a meeting a few blocks away just before 4:30 p.m., when he got word that […]
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Dixie Jetettes top guns for 4th straight time at drill team state championships; Desert Hills takes 2nd

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie High School Jetettes won their fourth consecutive state drill team championship Friday night, with region rival Desert Hills finishing in second place. Competing in the 4A state competition at Utah Valley University in Orem on Thursday and Friday, Dixie earned first place in both the military and show categories, while […]
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After finding no sign of missing man, Garfield County officials begin redirecting search efforts

CEDAR CITY — Following an exhaustive effort by search and rescue teams from multiple agencies, authorities are refocusing the search for a 32-year-old Mapleton man. As previously reported, Austin Madsen was reported missing last Sunday by family members who hadn’t heard from him in a couple days. He was reportedly last seen in the Monroe […]
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