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Wed
28
Jun

Court transfers funds, make two appointments

Camp County commissioners needed just 30 minutes to take care of business during their June 12 monthly meeting in the Camp County Courthouse.
Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer of funds from 2016 to two unrestricted reserve accounts. County Judge A.J. Mason proposed the transfer $50,000 to Easement/Expansion Reserve and $300,000 to the Other Capital Reserve which will be used for courthouse repairs.
The Other Capital Reserve was amended in title to the Other Capital Reserve (Courthouse). It carried by a unanimous vote.
The court approved to renew the county property insurance with the Texas Association of Counties for $12,878 with a $1,000 deductible.
Commissioners approved the appointment of Rachel Miner to the Special Advocate Board for CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties.

Read complete story in June 29 issue of The Gazette.
 

Wed
28
Jun

Two area men indicted in Pittsburg man’s murder

GILMER – A Lone Star man and an Avinger man are among four people indicted on murder charges in the death of a Pittsburg man, according to KLTV.com.
Indicted were Devontay Hunter, 20, of Lone Star; Decorian Quantez Robbins, 19, of Avinger; Alize Sharda McFall, 20, of Kilgore and Xaxier Mumphrey, 19, of Kilgore. 
They were all indicted in the murder of Kendrick Lemichel Jackson of Pittsburg.
The 29-year-old Jackson was found dead inside his home in the 14000 block of FM 1975 near the Lafayette community on March 28.
The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office reached the scene at 6:24 p.m. and found Jackson shot to death in his home. Although he lived on the Upshur County side of the Lafayette community, Jackson had a Pittsburg address. 
The Camp County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburg Police Department, Lone Star Police Department and Kilgore Police Department assisted with the case.

Thu
22
Jun

God’s Closet expands into larger building

By Dannie Oliveaux | publisher@campcountynow.com

Thu
22
Jun

Business has chance to showcase at 2018 American Music Awards

By Dannie Oliveaux | publisher@campcountynow.com

Wed
21
Jun

Crew investigates paranormal activity in historic John M. Holman home

By Dannie Oliveaux | publisher@campcountynow.com

Wed
21
Jun

Crew investigates paranormal activity in historic John M. Holman home

By Dannie Oliveaux | publisher@campcountynow.com

Sat
17
Jun

Volunteers needed for event

CASA of Camp, Morris and Titus Counties is asking local churches for 2-3 volunteers to help with their annual fundraiser – “The Independent Day Blast” on Tuesday, July 4 at Broach Park in Pittsburg.
The volunteers will assist with activities.
The event supports CASA’s mission to help abused and neglected children.
For more information, call Beverly Austin or Michelle Cobern, CASA executive director, at 903-305-2277.
 

Fri
16
Jun

Statewide ban on texting while driving effective Sept. 1

By Dannie Oliveaux
publisher@campcountynow.com

AUSTIN – Effective Sept. 1, it will be against the law to text while driving on Texas roads.
On June 6, Gov. Greg Abbott  signed into law a bill that creates a statewide ban on texting while driving. The measure – House Bill 62 -- was authored by state Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland. 
Abbott said he wasn’t satisfied with the law as it was written.
“Now that Texas does have a statewide ban on texting and driving, I am calling for legislation that fully pre-empts cities and counties from any regulation of mobile devices in vehicles,” Abbott told the Texas Tribune. “We don’t need a patchwork quilt of regulations that dictate driving practices in Texas.”
The law includes a provision to pre-empt local ordinances that govern a driver’s ability to “read, write, or send an electronic message.” 

Thu
15
Jun

‘Mini food pantry’ placed in Pittsburg

By Dannie Oliveaux
publisher@campcountynow.com

Thu
15
Jun

Council cruises through agenda

By Dannie Oliveaux
publisher@campcountynow.com

During a brief 8-minute meeting on June 5, the Pittsburg city council administered the oath of office, selected a mayor pro tem, approved a contract and approved an ordinance.
Mayor Shawn Kenningston administered the oath of office to council members Rico Willis and David Abernathy after the opening invocation.
Both Aberathy and Willis ran unopposed during the May 6 general election.
The council also voted to retain Abernathy as mayor pro tem for another year.
Council approved an ordinance on the annexation of property located on Hull Road, also known as County Road 2208.
Municipal facilities and services will be provided to the annexed area.

For complete story, see the June 15 issue of The Gazette. To become a subscriber, call 903-856-6629.

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