Commerce – Business leaders from across the county will be gathering in Commerce this month to discuss the county's largest employer. The Hunt County Alliance for Economic Development is hosting a program titled "Looking Ahead with L-3: Shared Goals for Shared Success". The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30am October 22nd in the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the A&M-Commerce campus.
Greenville – A big new building should be going up at Majors Field Airport in Greenville soon. The City of Greenville and the local L-3 plant have entered into an agreement calling for the construction of a new building at the city's airport. L-3 will completely pay for the $8 million, 70,000sq ft building then donate it back to the city.
Lone Oak – A suspect in a shooting near Lone Oak will be remaining in jail for now. A reduction in bond was denied to one of two suspects in an armed robbery and shooting in Lone Oak in July. Joshua William McLemore of Winnsboro is being held on $100,000 bond for aggravated robbery after being arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery on July 11th.
Smith County – A hearing continues today to determine if Jaden McLean should be released to his father or kept in the care of Child Protective Services.
Last month, two year old Jaden shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun he found in his grandparent's Smith County bar. The boy's grandfather, Charles McLean, is facing criminal charges for the shooting.
Greenville – A Greenville woman has been convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to prison. A jury convicted Crystal Rodriguez Tuesday and handed down a 6 year sentence in prison yesterday. Rodriguez is one of three people arrested and charged in a violent purse snatching outside a Greenville store March 22nd.
Greenville – It will cost a little more to put up a fence in Greenville. The Greenville City Council approved an amendment Tuesday that will require a permit for building some types of fences and screening walls.
The new rules include the need for permits before construction, as well as limits on heights and rules on what types of materials would be allowed for fences and screening walls.
Lone Oak – 19 year old Ashley Nicole Williams of Lone Oak has been arrested by Hopkins County deputies for possession of a controlled substance. She was a passenger in a car that fled at a high rate of speed after a traffic stop in Sulphur Springs. The driver of that vehicle managed to escape officers after a manhunt.