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Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Just in case you were wondering, the decorating has begun at the historic Stinson House located at the back of Hogg Park in Quitman. The boxes and tubs that are filled with decorations of every color are being dusted off, sorted through, and our stalwart volunteers are ready to compromise everything


School employees receive extra stipend

Mount Vernon ISD surprised employees with announcement of an unplanned stipend payment to all staff members during a special called meeting on Thursday, November 16. The district hired substitutes to cover classrooms while employees heard the announcement by Superintendent Dr. Gregg Weiss in the sch

MOUNT VERNON OPTIC-HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Jeopardy! Mount Vernon will be part of United Way show

Jeopardy! Mount Vernon will be part of the "Seriously Funny Variety Show" being planned by members of the United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) board. Proceeds from the show will help the UWFC support 11 organizations which assist Franklin County residents. Everyone is encouraged to make plans to see

MOUNT VERNON OPTIC-HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Where to catch a Christmas parade in East Texas

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The City of Tyler Christmas tree went up Monday on the square. The city is prepping for its annual parade. This year's event is set for 6 p.m., Thursday in downtown Tyler. Many other East Texas cities are also planning events. Here's where to catch every Christmas parade in East


Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 22

ARCHIE BOWIE, 56, Tyler, died Nov. 20. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. RHODIA BROOKS, 79, Athens, died Nov. 19. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. HERMAN BROUSSARD, 87, Tyler, died Nov. 21. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. DONALD V. BUCHHOLZ, 79, Flint, died Nov. 19. Hilliard Fun


Pct. 2 Constable's Report

Wood County Pct. 2 Constable Kelly Smith's activities for the month of August were as follows: 31 civil papers were served, attempted and / or processed ($2,150 of service fees) Citations were issued for offenses directly related to public safety such as driving while license suspended, and drug p


New trooper suit: Files forged

A top commander in the Texas Department of Public Safety forged a signature and tampered with government records in an attempt to fire a whistleblower, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit involves a state trooper based in Gilmer and who was reprimanded in 2015 for allowing hims


Mineola woman operates licensed private zoo, cares for animals

Michelle Smith's home is a zoo - literally. She shares space inside her home with a baby Gibbons monkey and baby albino wallaby. On her nine-acre property near Mineola, small primates and mammals are housed in large enclosures and pens. Chaison, the baby Gibbons, sucked his tiny thumb like an inse

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-23 03:37:00

Jamestown boy in his third year of his own food drive

JAMESTOWN - Hoyt Paul doesn't like the idea of people going hungry, especially around holidays like Thanksgiving. Rather than just feeling bad for those people, 9-year-old Hoyt is doing something about it. He and his parents delivered 1,180 food items to the Community Action Region VI Food Pantry We

BISMARCK TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 05:00:00

Jamestown man arrested for showing gun in Walmart parking lot

The Jamestown Police Department arrested a Jamestown man just after 11 p.m. Tuesday for allegedly brandishing a gun in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter. At around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday a Jamestown police officer responded to the business, to a report of road rage. Police said a man, later ide

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-11-22 16:18:54

Main Street Initiative: Governor seeks input on how Jamestown reaches full potential

For North Dakota to reach its full potential, all the communities in the state have to reach their potential, according to Gov. Doug Burgum. Burgum spoke to a group of Jamestown leaders at the Harold Newman Arena on the University of Jamestown campus Tuesday as part of his Main Street Initiative. Th

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-11-22 13:15:19

Hoeven speaks to cabin owners about Jamestown Reservoir bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Tuesday, Nov. 21, he hopes to have a bill he introduced in the Senate on Nov. 7 that allows the federal government to sell 71 cabin lots on the Jamestown Reservoir to the people who now rent those lots, out of the Senate by year's end. At a special me


Grant sentenced to 18 years for sexual assault

A Jamestown man was sentenced to 18 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her apartment and threatening her in August 2016. Walter J. Grant Jr., 60, pleaded guilty in July in Southeast District Court under a plea bargain arrangement to gross sexual imposition, a C

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-11-23 01:54:09

JHS student council holds blood drive

The student council sponsored a blood drive at Jamestown High School on Nov. 1-2, where 63 people volunteered to donate blood, and 52 were able to give. One person gave RBC/plasma. Fifty-three total products were collected, and 42 people volunteered for the first time. Ken Gardner coordinated the dr

JAMESTOWN SUN - 2017-11-22 13:55:16

Gehlhar receives prestigious Milken Educator Award

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Jamestown High School Principal Adam Gehlhar received one of education's highest honors on Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Milken Educator Award. The award came as a surprise during a student assembly with Kirsten Baesler, superintendent of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.


Ina Norrinne Veil, 80

Ina Norrinne (Anderson) Veil, 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at Four Season's Healthcare Center in Forman, North Dakota, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was surrounded by the love of family in her final days. The prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.


Bank robbers led cops on high-speed chase, authorities say

Three people have been arrested after allegedly robbing a bank and leading police on a high-speed chase Tuesday. Cas Miller, 24, Emanuel Almodovar, 32, and Cecelia Lopez, 46, all of Camden, face robbery charges, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday. Authorities said one of the

NJ.COM - 2017-11-23 15:50:04

Couple arrested in drug theft murder in Plymouth Twp.

A married couple have been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man in a car during what officials called a heroin theft in Plymouth Township on Monday evening. Austin Parkinson and his wife, Lana Lare, both 20, of West Norriton, have each been charged with first-degree murder and related offenses in

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - 2017-11-22 16:06:00

Man Missing From Moorestown Group Home On Thanksgiving: Police

MOORESTOWN, NJ - Moorestown police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who went missing Thanksgiving morning. Jahvel Conover-Daniels, 18, was last seen was last seen at his group home in the 400 block of Parker Avenue at 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning, Nov. 23. He is described as a black m

PATCH - 2017-11-23 16:58:17

Cherry Hill Police Crack Down On Holiday Thieves

CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) - A South Jersey police department is cracking down on shopping related this holiday season - with a new approach to how they patrol their shopping district. As shoppers stroll the corridors of the Cherry Hill Mall to find the perfect gift, undercover cops will be walking among

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-23 21:45:09