Athens — Cedar Creek Lake Rotarian Raymond Shackelford was the guest sponsor at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club. Shackelford is a local attorney in Gun Barrel City. He is a partner in the Schackelford, Hawkins and Searcy, PC Law Firm. Raymond says his primary focus is to help people who have been injured, people who have been accused of a crime and people who find themselves in civil disputes. The Rotary Club meets each Friday at Cedar Creek Country Club.
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes planned for May 31
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men’s sexualized violence against women.
For the second consecutive year, the event returns to Athens as some of the city’s finest men put on women’s shoes to show their support in the fight against abuse.
Celebrating 75 years
The Malakoff Rotary Club, one of the oldest Rotary Clubs in the local area, will be celebrating 75 years this month.
The Malakoff Club was chartered on March 29, 1939 as part of Rotary International.
Douglas Humble, III, current Malakoff Rotary President, is proud of his 35-year relationship with the Malakoff Rotary Club.
Brownsboro road repairs set to begin
Following months of discussion and planning, road repairs for the City of Brownsboro are underway after two unanimous decisions by the city council during Thursday’s meeting.
Council approved Velvin & Weeks Consulting Engineers’ professional opinion of an estimate for the repair of the intersection at Ingram and Saylors Street.
HCPAC to present ‘Enchanted April’
The Henderson County Performing Arts Center with co-producer, First State Bank, announces the opening of the second show of its 50th Anniversary Season, Enchanted April.
Bill Hash appointed mayor of Seven Points
The Seven Points City Council unanimously approved moving Mayor Pro Tem Bill Hash into the vacant mayor's seat.
Seven Points Mayor Kevin Pollock resigned as mayor of the city to run for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2. Pollock is currently in a runoff election with Judge Dale Blaylock.
Hash had reason for wanting to be placed in the mayor's seat.
Area burglaries continue
Burglary cases have been piling up for area law enforcement officers.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reported an arrest on Thursday in connection with a burglary call Feb. 18 on County Road 3904 in Eustace.
Relay for Life fundraising
Citizens National Bank in Athens held a fundraiser for Relay For Life Friday. The bank sold Famous Nathan’s hotdogs with chips, a brownie and a drink for $4 with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. Pictured. Elaine King and Jennifer Morrison stand next to a display inside the bank offering Texas Ranger fans a chance to win two tickets, two team jackets and $50 in cash. The raffle will be held April 1 to determine a winner. Tickets are $5 or five for $20 with the funds benefitting the ACS.
CCL Chamber luncheon activities
First State Bank of Athens was the guest sponsor at the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Thursday. Sue Cardin, Branch Manager of the Gun Barrel City Branch, and Ronnie Davis, Branch Manager of the Mabank Branch, told the Chamber members about the long history of the bank in Henderson County.
GBC special meeting
The Gun Barrel City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss in Executive Session and consult with the city attorney about pending or contemplated litigation regarding Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation President's threatened litigation.
In the trenches
Work is underway at the Athens Partnership Center to correct a major drainage issue that caused flooding from heavy rains last fall.
Athens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Brian Malone told the board members about the project on Thursday, with the sounds of construction work outside in the background. Malone said total dollar amount of the damage was about $27,000. Insurance is covering the cost of the repairs inside the building, but not the expense of fixing the drainage issue.
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