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Far from the disastrous dives of The Great Recession, decreases in the City of Kilgore’s monthly sales tax allocations aren’t ringing alarm bells at City Hall. Rather, they’re an indication the community is back on par with where its sales tax revenues should be, Kilgore City Manager Josh Selleck said; even in a healthy economy the checks from the state won’t continually show increases year-to-year.

Twitter had Kilgore’s B.J. Owen breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s social media pledge to plumbers the state will plunge into a quagmire of its own creation and fix the flow.

If you own a business, you’ve always got plenty to think about: sales, marketing, employees, competition, industry trends, consumer preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you might not take time to think about retirement. But if and when that day arrives, you’ll want to be prepared – which means you need a business succession plan.

Kilgore College will offer an online training certificate program in food and beverage safety beginning June 15. The program, called ServSafe, is administered by the National Restaurant Association and is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection.

Most of us would probably agree that men and women frequently behave differently, and these differences often show up in professional, family and social situations. Of course, this certainly doesn’t mean either gender has an advantage in these areas. However, here’s an interesting question: Do women possess attributes that may make them better investors?

Some evidence suggests this may indeed be the case.

Available properties in downtown Kilgore are on display today as potential retail business and restaurant owners search for lucrative locations. The “Imagine the Possibilities” self-guided tour kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants can view eight listings in the downtown area as they imagine a future doing business in Kilgore.

If you’ve noticed an increase in bicycle-related events lately, it may be because May is recognized as “Bike Month” – and some cities even observe a specific Bike Week. Of course, bicycling is good exercise and an environmentally friendly method of transportation, but it can also teach us some lessons about investing.

City officials joined Arbor Grace of Kilgore staffers and principals in breaking ground Thursday on the nursing facility’s $6 million expansion and renovation.

Arbor Grace Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Center on Henderson Blvd. in Kilgore will be breaking ground on a $6 million expansion next week. On Thursday, Arbor Grace Administrator James Gee said the 20,000-foot expansion and major facility renovation had been in the works for some time and he was on his way to print the final set of plans for the project.