Greenville – 25-year-old Matthew Charles Crow was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday morning.
According to State Troopers, Crow was driving an SUV along Hunt County Road 3315 (Old Mill Road), when his vehicle reportedly veered off the roadway, struck a fence and then a tree, ejecting the driver. Crow was the only occupant of the vehicle.
There's been no word as to the cause of the accident
Yantis – Investigators suspect another case of animal cruelty in Yantis at the same location where numerous horses were seized last month.
Wood County authorities received several calls in reference to the property on CR 1987, and later seized 12 horses.
On January 24, authorities rescued several horses, who've have since come under the custody of True Blue Animal Rescue. The horse's owner, 67-year-old Linda Hurley Jones, was charged with animal cruelty.
Commerce – Commerce Firefighters battled a grass fire Monday afternoon that ignited in the northern section of the city just east of Highway 24/50.
The origin of the blaze is believed along the train tracks, but a cause was unclear.
Fire Chief Brian McNevin says it took crews about 30 minutes to suppress the fire, which had spread to a nearby field. Officials remained on scene for another hour and a half to monitor the situation. McNevin says at no time was any property or any people in danger.
Quitman – Wood County Commissioner's recently approved petitions for the cities of Alba, Mineola and Hawkins, each of which are seeking to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off premise consumption only.
An election was also ordered to legalize the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants for Mineola and Hawkins.
Petitions submitted to the court exceeded the number of signatures from qualified voters required.
Paris – Winter storms over the past two weeks have left area school districts with multiple makeup days due to cancellations for bad weather.
Most districts are facing between four and seven makeup days, while the Paris ISD is currently 15 instructional days behind their regular schedule. Officials were forced to cancel classes six times due to bad weather, but coupled with construction and campus renovations this past summer, the start of school was delayed two weeks.