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Dunn: Police seek trust
Measures ensure accountability and transparency
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By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Many measures are in place at the Martinsville Police Department to ensure that officers are held accountable for their actions and its operations are transparent to the community, according to Police Chief Sean Dunn.

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PSA panel approves budget
Water and sewer rates unchanged for fiscal 2015-16


The Henry County Public Service Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the authority’s fiscal 2015-2016 budget on Monday.

The budget includes no rate increases.

The budget totals $13,191,465, which includes $4,643,644 in capital projects and debt payments, according to a PSA news release. That compares with a fiscal 2015 budget of $12,861,923, which included $4,099,880 in capital projects and debt payments.

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Uptick in obtaining illicit drugs through the mail, says sheriff
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By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on illegal drugs sent through the mail, according to Sheriff Lane Perry.

His office has seen an increase over the last few years — and a spike in the last few weeks — of people attempting to receive illegal drugs through the mail, said Perry.

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Islamic State claims attack
Experts express doubts, suggest it was ‘lone wolf’

PHOENIX (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

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