Greenville – A former employee with the Hunt County Juvenile Detention Center has been charged with sexual assault of a child.
28-year-old Shane Craig Bennett, of Cooper, is facing a total of 12 counts. He was arrested Tuesday and was last reported in the Delta County Jail on $600,000 bond. Details of the charges were not immediately released.
Bennett had worked as a supervision officer in the Juvenile Detention Center. His employment in Hunt County was terminated after officials learned of his arrest.
Paris – Lamar County authorities have busted what they believe was an organized drug ring involving four Oklahoma residents.
Detectives made contact with a group of persons Wednesday afternoon in Paris who, according to reports, had been under investigation and believed was gathering ephedrine/ pseudoephedrine tablets for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Hunt County – A gas station and fast food restaurant near the Hunt-Collin County line are destroyed following a Tuesday evening fire.
The Caddo Mills Fire Department was the first on the scene at the County Quick Mart and adjoining Subway Sandwich Shop on Highway 380. Crews from neighboring fire departments also assisted in the effort, battling the fire for at least six hours into early Wednesday.
Bonham – Fannin County Commissioners will meet in special session tomorrow to address a possibly countywide animal control facility.
The meeting comes after they conducted gatherings earlier this month to gauge the public's interest, and a week after the Bonham City Council issued a 30 day deadline in determining a cost effective approach to the issue.
Commerce – The City of Commerce welcomed some familiar faces to the City Council Tuesday, as Place 3 Incumbent Richard Hill and former councilman and mayor John Sands took their oaths of office. Hill was reelected Saturday, while Sands fills the vacancy left by Tony Henry.
Henry, who served on council since 2007, tells KETR he won't be free of politics for long.
Greenville – The Greenville Electric Utility System has taken steps to increase customer satisfaction by provided three new channels and increased internet speeds, all at no extra cost.
Based on customer feedback, GEUS cable customers now have access to three new channels-Boomerang(124), FOX Business(128) & RFD TV(139). Boomerang features many of the older cartoons while RFD TV airs many events and shows involving rural communities. FOX Business is one of the more popular channels in the FOX network.