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Ten Combs High School Track & Field Athletes Qualify for State

Ten Combs High School track and field athletes have qualified for the State Track Meet finals at Mesa Community College this Friday and Saturday.  
Crash at Casa Grande Airport Under Federal Investigation On Wednesday at approximately 11:30 AM, a Beechcraft King Air twin engine turboprop aircraft crashed just north of the runway at Casa Grande airport.  The crash occurred on airport property. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration.  
During January of this year, Pinal County Manager Fritz Behring spoke with Sheriff Babeu regarding his concern of losing his job if the current Board of Supervisors was not re?elected. Since that time period, Mr. Behring has been the key player in launching several investigations against our office and, in particular, one member of our office by using both misleading and inaccurate facts presented at truths.
Wednesday, May 22nd, the Scottsdale City Council voted unanimously to hire Pinal County Manager Fritz Behring as Scottsdale’s new City Manager. Behring has been the Pinal County manager since November 2010 and upon completion of his employment contract will begin his duties around July 1. The city issued a statement on behalf of Behring: “I look forward to working with the staff and citizens in Scottsdale to make this an even better community. I am confident that working together, we will accomplish the community’s goals.” With more than 20 years of experience in government administration, Behring previously served as city manager of Central City, Nebraska, Fort Meade, Florida and Deltona, Florida and county manager of Clay County, Florida. Behring holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Dakota.
By order of state statutes, Pinal County voters will be electing a five member Board of Supervisors in 2012, based on population data gathered in the 2010 census.  The state’s population growth also means that Arizona will gain a Congressional district.  Statewide redistricting has an effect on countywide redistricting yet the planning needs to follow a similar track and timeline. The Board of Supervisors and Pinal County Elections Department is seeking preliminary public input through a survey that is posted online.  You can find a link to the survey under Hot Topics on the Elections Department website or you can access it directly thorough this link:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZPJ796W.
As many of you know, Pinal County has successfully restored one of the state's endangered historic buildings, the 1891 Pinal County Courthouse, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.  The restoration project was officially recognized by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission as a Centennial Legacy Project.  This is believed to be the state's most ambitious and historically significant Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, given the rich history of the site.
Pinal County's Public Works Department asks residents to participate in a transit system study being offered by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and Valley Metro.
Below are the stats from this past weekend's Holiday DUI enforcement conducted by the Pinal County Regional DUI Task Force.
Trucking is big business here in Arizona and all across the country.  Huge eighteen-wheel trailers are continually rolling down our roads, delivering their cargo from Maine to California. Have you ever wondered what exactly are in those containers?  Pinal County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) can help you find out through this website: http://goo.gl/g8Jve (Shortened URL).
Pinal County Public Health took home seven awards from The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) Annual Awards Dinner.
Recently, four Pinal County Attorney’s Office Deputy County Attorneys received awards and honors recognizing their dedication and hard work for the citizens of Pinal and Arizona.
Every nine seconds a student becomes a drop out. Even worse, 75% of state prison inmates dropped out of school. Those same drop outs cost the nation more than $260 billion dollars over their lifetimes, due to lost wages, lost taxes and lost productivity and the list goes on. These truancy facts span nationwide, including Pinal County. So, to entice children to attend school, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles, along with the Florence School District, the Pinal County Juvenile Court Services, and Sheriff Paul Babeu created a school attendance program with the goal of keeping children in school and out of trouble.
by Kathleen Stinson - Sept. 24, 2011 07:30 AM Special for The Republic Pinal County is set to begin the rehabilitation of what is known as the second Pinal County Courthouse, built in 1891, to preserve it and bring it back into use as a public building. Early this year, the county Board of Supervisors appropriated $6 million to pay for...
Oracle/Riverside Highway Roads Foreman Charles Headley is the winner of the 15th Annual Robert C. Esterbrooks Award in Operations. Headley, a 21 year employee, oversees operations in the Oracle Maintenance District. It is the largest maintenance area in Pinal County encompassing 230 miles of paved and gravel surface roads. The Kearny native has been the Oracle Maintenance District Foreman for the past three years.
by Caitlin McGlade - Jun. 29, 2011 12:00 AMThe Arizona RepublicA traffic stop turned into one of the largest heroin busts in Pinal County history after deputies found 197 pounds of methamphetamine and 103 pounds of black-tar heroin in an SUV south of Maricopa.The drugs have an estimated street value of $9 million, authorities said.Je...
by Lindsey Collom - Aug. 28, 2011 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic The Pinal County Sheriff's Office spent more than $53,000 this summer to send 25 people to a weeklong conference in St. Louis where the sheriff received a national award. Records show about half of the trip was paid by court fees given to the Sheriff's Office to improve...
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is on track to exceed his budget by more than $3.2 million by the end of the fiscal year if current spending levels continue, county officials say. The overage, which equals about seven percent of the sheriff's total budget, is the...

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