Commerce – At least one person was airlifted from Commerce Tuesday night following a reported shooting along Sunset St. The incident occurred at around 10:10 p.m.
One individual is believed to have been shot, but their name or condition has not been released. While there may have been another victim, at least one person is known to have been flown to Hunt Regional Healthcare in Greenville.
Commerce – Commerce Mayor Quay Throgmorton has been directed to pay the City nearly $50,000 related to the development costs of the 2005 Rosemound Estates project. City Attorney Jim McLeroy presented findings of an investigation Tuesday, after being requested by Council in November to look into the matter.
Commerce – A group of Commerce citizens are again to appear before the City Council Tuesday night, seeking a resolution of support for the creation of a Skate Park at Centennial Park. Council will also consider matching a portion of the group's initial funds raised.
The idea for the Skate Park was presented to council last month by Barbara Lenington, and her 15-year-old son Hunter. At the time, the two had received signatures from 745 residents who supported the idea.
Paris – The City of Paris and City Manager Kevin Carruth have reached a separation agreement. Council was scheduled Monday night to meet in special session to discuss said agreement, effectively ending his employment.
Carruth was expected to write up his resignation today. In October, council voted 4-3 to begin the process to remove him from office, citing a failure to comply with contractual obligations, deficient performance and failure to comply with established policies and procedures.