(OLNEY/NEWTON) After Black Friday and before Cyber Monday, there is a chance to shop your hometown, where your money goes into the local economy. It’s call Small Business Saturday, and it’s today, this Saturday, November 24. It’s a day with the main idea to shop local and help the local hometown merchants and businesses. We encouraged everyone to stay at home in Olney or Newton and in Richland and Jasper Counties to make a big impact by shopping small on this Saturday. And mark your calendars for Olney’s Moonlight Madness event coming next Friday night from 5:00 to 10:00 for special shopping deals.
(OLNEY) This coming Monday, November 26, is the final day for Olney City Council candidates to file nomination petitions for next spring’s 2019 municipal election. With two Council positions up for election, candidates will have to file the needed paperwork from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon next Monday at the Olney City Hall, at the front counter in the Office of City Clerk. The Consolidated Election will be held April 2, 2019, with a Primary Election, if needed, to be held February 26, 2019.
(OLNEY) The 2018 Olney Christmas Parade is tonight, starting at 6:30, leaving the Immanuel United Methodist Church, heading south on North East Street, then west on Main Street, and back south on Whittle Avenue, before ending at West North Avenue, all sponsored by the Olney Rotary Club. Those planning to attend are reminded that in a matter of safety, the City of Olney will have a Temporary No Parking Order in effect from 3:00 this afternoon through 9:00 tonight. The Temporary No Parking Order will be along the parade route, which includes both sides of east street along the route, North East Street, Main Street, and Whittle Avenue. All are invited to downtown Olney tonight for the Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade.
(OLNEY) The 2018 “Share the Warmth” Richland County Farm Bureau Coat Drive is continuing but time is running out to help those in need. The Farm Bureau office is accepting all donations of gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and any other winter accessories for children, women, and men. All donations can be dropped off at the Farm Bureau office in Olney from 8:00 to 4:30 next Monday, November 26, the final day of the drive. Call or stop by the Richland County Farm Bureau Office in Olney next Monday to help out.