Twilight Rapist found guilty in five minutes



It took the jury less than five minutes to find Billy Joe Harris, aka The Twilight Rapist, guilty of raping a disabled Edna woman in January 2011. The sentencing phase of the trial is currently underway and several members of the Leon County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s office are attending the trial. Tonya Foster, Leon County Victim’s Advocate, attended […]

BISD Board wades in on disciplinary action



An unusually large gallery was present for the September 26th meeting of the BISD School Board, including a number of BHS students. The meeting began with a hearing on the school’s FIRST rating, a perfect 80 out of 80 for the second year in a row, recognizing the district’s financial health as “Superior”. No comments were made in that portion […]

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Domestic violence victim in stable condition



Susanne Ferguson remains in stable condition after being beaten then run over and left on the side of FM 831 on Sunday, September 18. “She is recuperating but recovery is going to take a long time,” said Tonya Foster, Leon County Victims’ Advocate. Christopher Pickett is in the Leon County Jail for another offence with a “no bond” status. The […]

Action delayed on Buffalo Council agenda items



A Monday night September 26th meeting of the Buffalo City Council was somewhat frustrating for the Council because most of the items on the agenda had to be tabled for one reason or another. A review of the proposed TD Water Resources contract was presented by City Attorney Gayle Wilson Ray but any action was postponed to a workshop set […]

Centerville ISD earns high mark on financial ratings



Centerville Independent School District held its regular meeting on September 21, 2001.Danny Lacey, Charles Nash, Tuffy Loftin, Joe Langley, and Tommy Neyland were present. Mike Asby and Kathy Gresham were absent. Assistant Superintendent Carole Dickey reported on the Financial Integrity Rating System (FIRST). Centerville ISD received a superior achievement rating. The purpose of the financial rating system is to ensure […]

City plans renovations to Harriman Park



Buffalo’s Harriman Park is due for a make-over, and the city is looking for the resources to make that happen in the form of grants and donations. Last week Encana Oil and Gas planted the seed money, a generous donation of $7500, which was presented to Mayor Royce Dawkins on Tuesday morning by Encana representatives Rickey Woody and Mac Robinson. […]

County’s CERT team receives training



Leon County’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) has had a busy week, first taking part in Brazos Valley Child Abduction Response Teams mock abduction exercise in College Station; receiving certification from the Department of Justice to become the 16th group nationwide to receive this certification. Several different law enforcement agencies, both city and county, took part in the exercise with […]

Grand Jury indicts twelve



Whitney T. Smith, District Attorney met with the Leon County Grand Jury members September 22, 2011 and presented twelve cases of crimes alleged to have occurred in Leon County, for their review. An indictment (true bill) was returned on all twelve cases. The name of the defendant, date of birth, city of residence and the offense(s) follow: Boles, Justin; W/M; […]

AARP to host fund raising garage sale



The Buffalo Chapter of AARP is hosting a community garage sale to raise funds for our local fire departments. Your help is needed in two ways: (1) Donate items to be sold. (2) Come shop with us on October 8. Chapter members will be at the Buffalo Civic Center from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7th to […]