Commerce – As construction along Live Oak Street in Commerce continues to make headway, several other city projects are nearing completion as well.
Lone Star Pizza Works is putting the finishing touches on their new facilities at the intersection of Highway 50 south and Culver Street. The new facility will seat 150 customers and will include about 80 parking spaces.
Lone Star's Ralph Moyer says they're about three weeks away from the move. Moyer says the new move will also bring a new name, Lone Star Eatery Grill and Bar.
Greenville – The rebuilding of a major Greenville thoroughfare is one step closer. The Greenville Council Tuesday awarded a professional services contract to Stovall and Associates of Greenville, allowing the company to perform surveying services needed to design the reconstruction of Traders Road. The first step in what is expected to be very challenging and costly project includes where to place a utility easement where water, sewer, electrical and other pipes and wires will be relocated.
Greenville – It'll cost a little bit more for some residents to have trash picked up this fall. That's due to a five-year agreement reached Tuesday between the City of Greenville and Independent Environmental Services. There will be an increase in the monthly rate, along with the implementation of a new fuel surcharge on each month's bill. Starting Oct. 1, rates will increase from $10.65 per month to $11.82 per month. In exchange, City Manager Steven Alexander explained the company will be providing a long list of new and improved services.
As citizens continue to cope with high gas prices, food prices are also showing similar signs. Recent flood waters in the Midwest have certainly played a role, as millions of acres of crops have been damaged.
Agriculture Agent with Texas Agri-life Extension Service in Hopkins County Larry Spradlin says the economic impact is definitely being seen on the national level.
Greenville – A not guilty plea has been entered in an alleged armed robbery. Steven Derek Franklin of Greenville is one of two individuals who allegedly participated in the robbery of the K-Food Mart in May 2007. Franklin entered the plea during an arraignment hearing Monday. An interim hearing has been scheduled for July 24.
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