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Leon County Grand Jury returns fourteen true bills



Whitney T. Smith, District Attorney met with the Leon County Grand Jury members April 20, 2011 and presented fourteen cases of crimes alleged to have occurred in Leon County, for their review. An indictment (true bill) was returned on all fourteen cases. The name of the defendant, date of birth, city of residence and the offense(s) follow: Alexander, Jordan; B/M; […]

Zumba craze comes to Buffalo



The big cities have nothing on Buffalo since, beginning this week, the latest exercise craze “Zumba” has come to our town. Instructor Yesenia Almarez of Fairfield had 15 eager participants in her first class on Monday morning, eager to see what all the buzz is about. Zumba has gained loyal fans across the country as a fun way to tone […]

Nucor celebrates Earth Day



Nucor Steel at Jewett celebrated Earth Day, Thursday April 21 with a hamburger lunch in the park in front of the plant. Guests included Congressman Joe Barton and Candilyn McLean, Solid Waste Manager for the Brazos Valley Council of Governments. Also in attendance were Leon County Judge By- ron Ryder, County Commissioners Mark Ivey and David Ferguson. Congressman Barton, McLean […]

Oakwood Opts for new Chief of Police



At their regularly scheduled monthly City Council Meeting, the members of the Council unanimously voted to officially hire James Hommel as Oakwood’s Chief of Police. Hommel had been working as a part-time officer under the former Chief, Lewis Miller. After Miller’s resignation last month, Hommel became the city’s full-time officer with Skip Young continuing as a part-time officer. One of […]

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May 2011 • Night Sky Events. [Held at arm’s length, the width of your fist is 10º and the width of your index finger is 1º. The width of a full Moon is ½º.] * Early evenings of May: The Milky Way lies flat around the horizon, making it seem to disappear. * May 1: May Day and Beltane, a […]

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Centerville ISD reviews the upcoming transportation needs



Centerville ISD’s School Board Meeting was held at 7:30 in the High School Library on April 20, 2011. Danny Lacey, Joe Langley, Tuffy Loftin, Mike Asby, and Tommy Neyland were present. Kathy Gresham and Charles Nash were absent. Also present were Superintendent Cathy Nichols, As- sistant Superintendent Carole Dickey, Elementary Principal Jason Jeitz, and Junior/Senior Principal Dan Parker. Superintendent Nichols […]

Community Calendar



The City of Oakwood will be holding a Relay for Life event on April 29, 2011 from 6pm- 12am. For more information, to volunteer, or register your group, please call Vicki Stroud at 903-545-2140. First United Methodist Church Youth Department is having a garage sale Saturday, April 30th. Location is at the church on Walnut and 5th (420 Walnut) in […]