Greenville – A Delta County man is killed Sunday following a two vehicle wreck on Hwy 34 south of Greenville.
41-year-old Gary Don Hooten, of Klondike, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to State Troopers, Hooten was driving a motorcycle northbound on HW 43 when the driver of another vehicle failed to yield the right-of-way and turned in front of him. A collision would ensue and Hooten was ejected from his bike.
Greenville – Another soldier killed in Afghanistan will return to Texas Wednesday through the Greenville airport. Army SPC Joseph Michael Lewis, of Terrell, is to be flown into Greenville Wednesday at a time to be determined.
The family has requested that those who desire, line the roadway along FM 1570 between the Airport and Hwy. 34 to pay their respects. He will then be transported to Terrell where funeral arrangements are pending with Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home.
Hopkins County – Donnie Wisenbaker is set to take over as head of the Hopkins County Republican Party.
Wisenbaker replaces Erwin Cain, who resigned to campaign for the GOP nomination for the State Representative for District 3; a seat currently held by Mark Homer. Also running for the nomination is Holland Harper, a businessman from Paris.
Homer recently announced intentions of running for re-election. There is currently no democratic opposition.