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1:27 am
Mon March 3, 2008

Election Day Tuesday

Hunt County – Primary election day is Tuesday. During early voting, Hunt County residents cast over 4,500 votes, more than double the previous record held. Poles will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. throughout the state. Commerce residents can vote in the City Hall Council Chambers downtown or the First United Methodist Church along Highway 50. KETR will provide election night returns Tuesday night during The Art of Sound following NPR News and around half past the hour.

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9:52 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Hunt County candidates meet in final forum

Commerce – Local candidates met for a final political forum Thursday in Commerce. Republican candidates for Hunt County Sheriff and District Attorney were on hand to answer questions. KETR and A&M-Commerce television station KETV Channel 3 hosted the event.

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9:49 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Record voters cast early ballots

Hunt County – Today is the last day for early voting. To date, more than 3,700 individuals have voted early in Hunt County, including 600 Thursday. Deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. at the Voter Administration Building at 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville.

Click above to listen as KETR's Greenville correspondent Brad Kellar reports.

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9:02 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Former Dallas security guard sentenced

Greenville – A sentence has been handed down in a local armed robbery case. Former Dallas security guard Jason Bernard Allen was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having threatened a female victim with a firearm last May. He pleaded guilty to the charge last January.

Click above to listen as KETR's Greenville correspondent Brad Kellar reports

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2:41 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Commerce councilman Sands seeks re-election

Commerce – A current city councilman and former mayor of Commerce is again seeking office. Mayor Pro Tem John Sands filed for re-election Thursday for City Council Place 2. Sands previously served as Commerce mayor from the mid-1990's through 2002. He's currently in his second term on the Council.

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2:40 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Current councilman Sands seeks re-election

Commerce – A current city councilman and former mayor of Commerce is again seeking office. Mayor Pro Tem John Sands filed for re-election Thursday for City Council Place 2. Sands previously served as Commerce mayor from the mid-1990's through 2002. He's currently in his second term on the Council.

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3:38 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Plane parts still being sought

Hunt County – They're still looking for parts of an airplane in Hunt County. The National Transportation Safety board issued a statement Wednesday saying although some parts had been found, other parts could still be missing. Pieces of an engine apparently fell from a plane in November while flying over Hunt County.

Click above to listen as KETR's Greenville correspondent Brad Kellar reports.

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3:37 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Greenville resident enters plea

Commerce, Greenville – A not guilty plea has been heard in an alleged Commerce robbery. Christopher Anderson of Greenville entered the plea during his arraignment Wednesday. He was arrested in November 2006 for allegedly using a handgun to threaten and steal money from a Commerce woman.

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11:35 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Commerce Interim City Manager appointed and search firm hired

Commerce – The city of Commerce has hired a search firm to help find its next City Manager. An agreement was made with Strategic Government Resources Monday during a special city council session. Five search firms in all presented proposals to the council.

SGR is the same firm used by Greenville in its city manager search last spring. Starting next week, SGR Chief Executive Officer Ron Hollifield will be speaking with council members to get input on what they're looking for in a city manager.

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11:29 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Greenville City Council puts restrictions on scarp metal sales

Greenville – It will soon be tougher to sell scrap metal in Greenville. The Greenville City Council Tuesday approved new regulations on scrap metal dealers. Greenville is one of many cities which has experienced a dramatic rise in the numbers of thefts of scrap metals. The new ordinance will go into effect April 1.

Click above to listen as KETR's Greenville correspondent Brad Kellar reports.

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