Hunt County – About 100 Hunt County residents and a county commissioner gathered last night to voice their objections to a proposed sewage dump between Lone Oak and Campbell. The plan would allow for the dumping of raw sewage on about 45 acres of land off County Road 3209.
Winnsboro – Winnsboro Police Chief Greg Hollingsworth has resigned just a few weeks after being reinstated from administrative leave. The city had placed Hollingsworth on leave after allegations surfaced that he had lied about his employment history when he was hired for the position. He was later reinstated.
Hollingsworth cited personal reasons led to his decision to step down as Police Chief for Winnsboro.
Campbell – The Hunt County Sheriff is investigating the theft report of a dozen money orders and about $6,000 from the Campbell Store along Highway 50. The money orders were allegedly stolen between 10:13 and 10:30 pm Sunday night.
Denison – A Denison woman is in jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend 37 times. According to police, 38-year-old Barbara Walker demanded money from her 67-year-old live-in boyfriend, Billy Linwood. Linwood refused, and Walker stabbed him 37 times with a knife and ran.
Linwood is hospitalized in Dallas in stable condition.
Bonham – A woman in Bonham is hospitalized with head and pelvic injuries after being run over in Bonham Wednesday. The 27-year-old tried to jump into a moving vehicle and missed. She was dragged for a short while by the vehicle, then fell and was run over. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
Greenville – A man charged with driving his car into a Greenville daycare center has had his bond lowered. 43-year-old Richard Whytus originally had bond set at $30,000 on four counts for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a total of $120,000. A judge lowered the amount to $12,500 on each count for a total of $50,000.
Canton – A man sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting of a Canton High School football coach is seeking a new trial on the issue of punishment. Jeff Doyal Robertson was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon for the 2005 shooting of then coach and athletic director Gary Joe Kinne. Robertson received the maximum 20 years for the crime, with a concurrent sentence of 10 years for carrying a weapon in a prohibited place.
Wills Point – A Wills Point man and his daughter entered guilty pleas earlier this month in connection with the 2004 murder of Priscilla Ann Hollers. The son of Hollers, Jimmy Duane Cox pled guilty to murder while his daughter, Nicole Ann Marie Cox, pled guilty to manslaughter.
Jimmy Duane Cox was the person that made the original call to 911 saying his mother was not breathing. Autopsy reports showed that Hollers had died from blunt force trauma to the head. Authorities said Miss Cox stated a crowbar was used in the murder.
Hopkins County – Two men that led Cumby Police and Hopkins County deputies on a high speed chase Sunday have been arrested. James Arthur Baxley and David Brent Forshee were captured yesterday by the Hopkins County Sheriff after spending a night in the woods. The men fled a routine traffic stop because of outstanding warrants.
Lamar County – A suspect in a bank robbery in Paris last week remains in good condition at Paris Regional Medical Center after taking a shotgun blast to the legs. 32-year-old Michael Allen Hammonds and suspected accomplice 25-year-old Robyn Ann Bradford have both had bond set at $300,000 in connection with the robbery of People's National Bank in Paris. Police say most, if not all, of $15,000 taken in the robbery has been recovered.