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Delta County deputies were just some of the law enforcement called on for the high speed chase last Friday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A high speed vehicle chase which started in Paris went through Delta County last Friday before the suspect was apprehended just inside the Hunt County line.

The bridge at Brushy Creek in Delta County continues to be under construction.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

State Highway 24 (at John’s Creek) reopened late Tuesday afternoon after being closed due to excessive flooding, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The Delta County Sheriff’s office has been informing drivers to be aware some GPS devices (such as on cell phones) has not been updating with detour information, when deemed necessary.

Delta County joins several other counties in allowing the emergency burn ban to expire. As of Thursday, Sept. 17 citizens may burn inside the county limits. Citizens should contact the Delta County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (903) 395-2146 prior to conducting any outdoor burning.

Lamar, Delta, Hopkins and Rains are no longer under a burn ban.

Ali J. Burress remains missing after car crash in remote area of Lamar County.
Courtesy of LCSO

Ali J. Burress, 28, remains missing after she crashed her car into a ditch near a Lamar County corn field around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Satellite view of US Highway 271
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According to authorities the bridge on US Highway 271 crossing from Lamar County over the Red River into Oklahoma will close at approximately 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 due to rising waters.

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Roxton resident Sandra Johnson describes a little about the annual "Roxton Saturday Night" festival, which is set to entertain Northeast Texans for a tenth year this weekend. This year's headline musical artist is Stacy Musgrove, who is scheduled to take the stage in downtown Roxton at 7 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 20.

Press release from Roxton Saturday Night organizers:

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According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August.

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Lamar Electric Cooperative is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone whose tip leads to the indictment of those responsible for a recent spate of copper thefts.

Thieves have made off with about seven miles of wire, worth about $20,000 to the company, according to spokesperson Dena Beason. M0st of the thefts occurred around Maxey and other areas west of Paris, she said.

Also, one botched effort resulted in some customers losing power last week, Beason said.

GOP primary: Lamar Co. ballot

Feb 18, 2014
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The following candidates are on ballots in the Lamar County Republican Party primary election on March 4.

Regional and county offices

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The Campbell Soup Company released its FY 2014 first-quarter earnings Nov. 19, with total sales down two percent. The company attributed the slow numbers to weaknesses in overall industry trends, among other factors.

Paris: Big bonds in town

May 9, 2013
Paris, Texas

Repairing water and sewer lines in Paris would cost an estimated $45 million - the kind of money available only through bonds.

North Shore Journal

LAMAR COUNTY - The oil company received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers this summer to construct the Gulf Coast leg of its pipeline project that begins in Cushing, Oklahoma.

First Death from West Nile Confirmed in Lamar County

Aug 30, 2012
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A man from Lamar County with underlying health conditions has died from the neural-invasive strain of the West Nile virus, a health official says.

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BLOSSOM - The Paris News is reporting the destruction of the Family Life Center at Blossom Church of God in Lamar County. The fire broke out before noon Thursday.

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A Lamar County man is petitioning for his release from the Texas Prison System, arguing ineffective counsel during his 2009 trial.

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