Category Archives: South Hill

Breaking news in the Powell case

Editor’s Note:  The following press release from the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has just been received by the Mountain News.  It reveals that Steven Craig Powell has been charged with fourteen counts of child pornography and other crimes.  Steven Powell … Continue reading

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A deeper look at the South Hill – Graham homicide: a profile of Cori Lewis

  Although the homicide of Cori Lewis has triggered an enormous interest in the life of her confessed murderer, Kelly Merz, very little is actually known about the deceased.

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The New Testament Christian Church of Graham: an overview

by Bruce A. Smith  A look inside the “church behind the fence”  Across a sloping field along the Orting-Kapowsin Highway in Graham sprawls the world headquarters of the New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc.  Embracing an old-fashioned style of religion … Continue reading

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Update on Lewis homicide: Shooter had strong ties to Graham

  While very little information is known about Cori Lewis, the woman whose body was found last Monday buried in a shallow grave in Graham, more is known about her assailant, Kelly Merz and much of it is disturbing.

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Body of homicide victim found in a shallow grave on 86th Ave in Graham; local residents provide critical information to police

by Bruce A. Smith Andy Anderson, the well-respected Graham historian and author of In the Shadow of the Mountain, is also a vigilant member of the 86th Ave community and provided vital information to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department this … Continue reading

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Permaculture explained to Graham Self-Reliant Community

  Before a rapt audience of forty members of the Graham Self-Reliant Community this week, Sumner-based environmental activist Kelda Miller described the concept of permaculture – the notion of living in a healthy, sustainable manner.

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Sheriff’s Department offers workshops for public to learn about law enforcement

Special to the Mountain News from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff offers Community Academy in Parkland The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s “Parkland” Community Academy is an opportunity for citizens to learn firsthand about law enforcement and the department’s role. … Continue reading

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Pierce County Fair delights thousands

  Under pleasant but mostly cloudy summer skies, over sixteen-thousand people attended the 64th Annual Pierce County Fair, held this weekend at Frontier Park in Graham.

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Pierce Conservation District to fill board position – volunteer needed

Editor’s Note:  The following press release from Pierce County may be of great interest to many Mountain News readers.  The Pierce Conservation District needs a new volunteer board member.

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Local groups selling fireworks to raise funds for worthy causes

  Fireworks are a large part of the July 4th tradition, and retail stands have spouted seemingly on every street corner, selling their wares to eager enthusiasts who delight is celebrating the Fourth of July with boom and blast.

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