President's Table: 4-13-09. President Dan Jones sits down with members of the A&M-Commerce family to hear updates at the university
President Dan Jones' welcomes guest pertaining to a $1 million grant to demonstrate methods and techniques to bring middle and high school students into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields by using computer games; Lions football; and strategic planning.
Paris – It's been four months since two white men were indicted for the dragging death of a black man just outside Paris. Now, key evidence against the pair appears to be evaporating and the defense attorney for one suspect is confident he can win an acquittal during trial this summer.
Police accuse Shannon Keith Finley and Charles Ryan Crostley, of running over and dragging to death 24-year-old Brandon McClelland on Sept. 16, 2008. Local civil rights activists denounced the case as a racially-inspired hate crime.
Memorial service planned for slain A&M-Commerce student; Greenville man pleads not guilty to murder for second time; City of Greenville seeks new finance director; Alleged racially-inspired murder case in Paris unraveling?; President's Table to air tonight on Commerce Cable Channel 3; This week marks annual Spring Cleanup event in Sulphur Springs.
Greenville – The City of Greenville is seeking a new finance director.
Stephen Compton, who resigned earlier this month as the Director of Administrative Services for the City of Greenville, has been hired as the new finance director in Soledad, Calif. Compton is expected to assume the position April 20.
Compton was hired in 2007 after serving as City Administrator and Utility Manager for Richland Center, Wisconsin since January 2005. At the time, Compton became Greenville's third finance director in less than three years.
Greenville – A Greenville man has pleaded not guilty to murder for a second time.
Andreas Tearri Morris was arraigned Monday for a second time in connection with the shooting death in July 2007 of Cordarien Marquel Kelly, of Greenville. A special setting for Morris' trial was set for June 8. Morris remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail Monday in lieu of $500,000 bond.