Paris – As is the case for not only the State and some Texas cities, Paris Junior College will also need to undergo redistricting.
The PJC Board of Regents heard a lengthy report this week about the process and a timeline from the law team of Michael Morrison, Morrison and Guinn. Mr. Morrison explained that a 10 percent population variance is allowed and current census numbers reflect a variance of 32 percent, which would require redistricting.
Greenville – Officials with L-3 are investing heavily in two of the candidates running for the Greenville City Council.
Campaign finance reports indicate that Jeffery E. Dailey has taken in the most political contributions by far of any candidate, at more than $9,900 as of April 14.
Dailey, a candidate for Place 3, along with Place 4 candidate Sue Ann Harding, are receiving some of their biggest contributions from employees with L-3 and local residents who've backed the company in their dispute with the City.
Rains County – An armed fugitive is talked into surrendering, ending a brief standoff Thursday morning in Rains County.
Immediate details as to who the fugitive was and the reason for the standoff were unclear.
Rains County Sheriff David Traylor had called the Hopkins County SWAT team to the location, along Hwy 19 about four miles north of Emory, but they were disregarded as the situation was resolved prior to their arrival.
Greenville – A Greenville woman has been sentenced to prison and state jail after pleading guilty to multiple felonies.
Sharon K. Johnson would allegedly steal from residents after approaching random homes indicated her car had broken down. She entered guilty pleas Thursday to four counts of felony theft and two counts of burglary of a habitation and was given ten years behind bars.