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Bulletin publisher retires
Career spanned 43 years
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Martinsville Bulletin Publisher George Harris is retiring this week after a 43-year career with the newspaper.

“I will be 70 in February and would like to do other things while I still have my health,” Harris said.

Harris became publisher on March 22, 2013, following the death of then-publisher Robert H. Haskell. As publisher, Harris oversaw the entire operation and all departments of the newspaper.

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Haskell: Harris made a difference

Much of the success of the Martinsville Bulletin over the last 10 years is thanks to the hard work and dedication of George Harris, according to Andrew Haskell, whose family owned the newspaper for decades.

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ACA marks fifth anniversary
Local representatives see positive effects of health care law

By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

Last month marked the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and according to representatives of two area organizations, the act has helped many people in Henry County and Martinsville gain health insurance.

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly referred to as “Obamacare”) into law on March 23, 2010. The government health insurance exchange website healthcare.gov went live in October 2013.

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Planners are overhauling city’s zoning ordinance
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Martinsville’s zoning ordinance is getting a major overhaul.

Although minor changes have been made to it occasionally in recent years, the ordinance has not been substantially revised in at least 10 years, said Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Wayne Knox.

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Brush fire burns about 55 acres
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A brush fire fueled by high winds burned about 55 acres Tuesday off Deer Haven Road in eastern Henry County, according to Dyers Store Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Martin.

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Marshall to seek 8th term

Del. Danny Marshall, R-Danville, announced Tuesday that he will seek an eighth term in the Nov. 3 election.

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