Leon County DPS seizes 116 pounds of marijuana on two separate traffic stops

The Leon County Highway Patrol made two drug seizures on IH-45 in the past week resulting in the confiscation of 116 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of four subjects. On January 6th, at approximately 11:30 p.m., troopers became sus- picious of the male and female occupants that were stopped for speeding on IH- 45 northbound. Their request to search […]

Despite TV report, Centerville HAS a School Safety Plan

Probably most folks who live in Leon County and heard the report on News 3 that Centerville ISD had not filed a School Safety Plan were surprised and possibly concerned — but no one was more surprised than CISD Superintendent Cathy Nichols. According to Nichols the report, which is required to be submitted every three years, was to be filed […]

Sheriff office and dispatch office to get facelift

Newly sworn Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis is pleased with the result he got from the Leon County Commissioners Court on Monday, January 14, 2013, when he requested significant improvements to his office and to the dispatch area. Sheriff Ellis took office on January 2 and immediately noted need for improvement, especially in the dispatch office. Ellis invited the Commissioners […]

Commissioners Court introduces new commissioner Dean Stanford

The regular Commissioners Court for January 14, 2013 began by Judge Byron Ryder introducing the new Precinct 3 Commissioner, Dean Stanford. Following the introduction, the prayer and pledges were said. Judge Ryder lead a discussion on possibly changing Commissioners Court dates due to holidays and conferences. The July 8th meeting was moved to July 15; The August 28th meeting will […]

Local sales tax collections continue to trail last years results

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in December was $2.17 billion, up 9.4 percent compared to December 2011. “Strong sales tax collections continue in most major economic sectors in Texas,” said Combs. “The strongest growth was from business spending-driven sectors including oil and natural gas, manufacturing and construction.” Combs will send cities, counties, […]

Burned out apartments are well on their way to recovery

About four years ago two structures of the threebuilding apartment complex at 130 Town Street in Centerville were severely damaged by a fire. The buildings were unoccupied and, thankfully, no one was injured but the property had remained in ruins for many months since the fire. Owners of the property were unresponsive to requests by the City Council to clean […]

Fast, Cheap, Easy and Healthy #1

For some time I have wanted to do a column about food and cooking and health. Now is probably as good a time start as any, especially since it is the first of the year and time for all sorts of selfevaluation and promises. This morning I weighed and the scales stopped at 154 pounds. That is something that I […]

Centerville City Council works to complete current projects

The Centerville City Council held its first regular meeting in 2013 on January 9 with all members present with the exception of Tammie Mason. Most of the conversations were concerning current and anticipated projects. Tim Franklin, who has been overseeing the Sullivan Park Grant Project, reported that the project is very near completion. The flagpole is up, the sprinklers are […]

Fulmer graduates from basic infantry training

Army National Guard Pvt. Vester C. Fulmer has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm

Upsy Daisy “Why not let Joyce do it, she’s old enough and she does a pretty good job as a waitress.” My ears pricked up as I heard Mammaw say those words. What was she talking about, I wondered. I was about to find out. “I don’t know, she’s only 14 and she’s awfully small.” My grandfather replied. But Mammaw […]