By Brad Kellar
Greenville – More efforts are underway to partner with a Lufkin industry which wants to build an electric generating plant in North Greenville.
Although a final decision has not been made on brining the facility to Greenville, the City hopes construction on the $105 million plant can begin within the next few months.
The Council is scheduled Tuesday to present a first reading of a proposed franchise agreement and vote to approve an operating agreement with Greenville Energy LLC and Southern Renewable Energy LP.
By Scott Harvey
Greenville – Hunt County Commissioners Monday showed their support for an initiative to restrict the sale of K2 in the state.
The item is part of an effort by District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), who plans to work alongside a group of legislators to pass the bill during next year's 82nd Legislative session.
Officials plan to work toward prohibiting the use, possession, or sale of synthetic cannabinoids like K2 and salvia divinorum.
When smoked, K2 is said to give a marijuana-like high.
Hopkins County – Hopkins County authorities are reporting the destruction of a log cabin home and outbuilding Saturday.
The blaze occurred along CR 4762 just off FM 2285. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters from Hopkins County, North Hopkins and Peerless battled the blaze, and the local Red Cross provided aid to the firefighters and the residents of the home.
Paris – Paris ISD is reporting a major power outage at the district, which has forced officials to call for a delay to the start of classes. Buses will run on a two hour delay for Monday.
Greenville – The Greenville Police Department will receive a 2010 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant award for two police officer positions.
The estimated amount of federal funds to be awarded over the three year grant period is more than $430,000.
The City will soon begin the hiring process for the two new positions, which will help address neighborhood complaints, criminal activity, and traffic violations.
Host Scott Harvey speaks with Cooper Lake State Park Officer Jim Beach on an upcoming event for the entire family. Kevin Jefferies checks in with our Friday feature on a local transportation service.
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Greenville – A Garland man has pleaded guilty to a double shooting at a Commerce night club.
Under a plea bargain arrangement, 25-year-old Carlos Anthony Mahr received a probated sentence and was fined, after his attorney filed a motion to suppress a key piece of evidence in the case.
He was placed on five years of deferred adjudication probation and a $200 fine in each case.
Commerce Police say gunfire erupted at a local club early New Year's Day.
Greenville – A Greenville man is facing trial on his seventh charge of driving while intoxicated.
47-year-old Jay Mark Housewright entered a not guilty pleaded to one count of felony DWI Thursday.
A tentative trial date was set for March, 2011.
Houswright is alleged to have driven a vehicle this past March while intoxicated.
Records show he's been convicted three previous times for misdemeanor DWI, plus received three other convictions for felony DWI; the latest from 2009 in Hunt County.