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Election results mixed
The Murchison local option election for the sale of alcoholic beverages failed 69 to 51. The early vote was even at 33 to 33, but election day votes sent the propositon down to defeat.
Three AISD board members re-elected
Three Athens ISD trustees won re-election Saturday.
Place 5 Incumbent Raymond Williams polled 524 votes, to 369 for Vance Vaughn and 326 for Blue Nicholson. Williams will remain the Place 5 trustee.
David Freeman will remain the Place 6 trustee. Freeman gathered 53.67 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff with longtime educator MaryAnn Tyler. Freeman polled 644 votes to 402 for Tyler and 154 for Niki Killingsworth.
Place 6 on the board belongs to Bob Spears who defeated his single opponent, Jaqueline Solomon 814 to 389.
Local man dies
The passenger who was being transported to East Texas Medical Center via an ambulance that was involved in a wreck in Athens on April 19 has died.
Chandler man arrested for burglaries
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chandler man in connection with multiple burglaries from east of Athens to the Smith County Line.
Deadline to file notice of tax protest May 31
Henderson County property owners have until the end of the month to file a formal protest of their 2013 tax appraisal.
CRISD head announces retirement
CROSS ROADS — Clay Tompkins announced his retirement as superintendent of Cross Roads ISD on Wednesday, but will stay on in an advisory role through August of 2014.
The position has been posted on the CRISD website.
A very special mother
Every child deserves to be brought into this world surrounded by love. Adoptive mother Tosha Spain hopes that is what she gave her new daughter, Harper Faith. And, that is what Harper has already given to Tosha.
Little Harper, 19-months-old, was born addicted to drugs. Tosha says when she was asked to adopt Harper, she had to do some deep soul searching. In the end she knew she wanted the baby.
Drive a Ford for Malakoff schools
The Malakoff Education Foundation is asking everyone in the community and surrounding areas to come participate and show your support in raising $6,000 for our schools!
A fine send-off
They were impressive — positive signs of what can happen to our society if it ends up in their hands.
Dog-bite victim on the mend
Four-year-old Madilynn Ponce is back home after being bitten in the face by a pit bull on Monday, still swollen from the attack.
The Athens girl was in the home of a family member near Eustace when she was attacked by the dog. Madilynn was flown to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where doctors went to work on her lacerations.
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