Parkland Freddy Nominations, Home Invasion Guilty Plea Top Local News

Search for a new police officer and state audit says Parkland paid too much to former superintendent also were among the top stories last week.

Here's a round-up of some of the top South Whitehall stories that ran last week.

Bravo! 15 Freddy Nominations for Parkland's 'Phantom'

Parkland's 'Phantom of the Opera' is nominated for 15 Freddy Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Parkland ties with Freedom High School for most nominations.

Man Admits Role in Dramatic Home Invasion

Mikael R. Coles Jr., 25, pleads guilty in Lehigh County Court to his role in a robbery and shooting in South Whitehall, according to online court records.

New Parkland Community Library Hopes to Break Ground in Fall

Karl Siebert, president of the Parkland Community Library Board of Directors, announced Friday the new timetable for the new library, which will relocate from South Whitehall to Upper Macungie.

A state audit report says paying former Parkland Superintendent Louise Donohue for unused sabbatical leave was 'a questionable use of taxpayer funds.' Parkland says it had been offered to attract and retain the most qualified candidate.

Applications for the new South Whitehall police officer position are due Friday.

Parkland Softball Fighting for LVC Tournament Berth

The Trojan softball team already has a District 11 playoff berth sewn up, but its final two Lehigh Valley Conference games will determine if it qualifies for the LVC tourney. The Parkland coaching staff says the season has been a successful one.


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