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Breaking News: Fannin County Commissioner Joe Strong passes away

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Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter reports to the citizens of Fannin County.


Commissioner Strong passed away early this morning after suffering a heart attack. Joe has been bravely battling cancer for the past several months. The County sends it's condolences to Joe's family and friends. Joe Strong was an important part of the Commissioners Court and Fannin County and he will be greatly missed.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:00 )

Hall responds to President’s gun control action

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WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, President Obama delivered his response to Vice President Biden's working group recommendations regarding gun control. These recommendations include a more aggressive ban on assault-weapons and a 10-round limit on ammunition clips, as well as 23 executive actions regarding mental health and school safety.


Subaru recalls over 600,000 vehicles

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DETROIT (AP) - Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and catch fire.

The recall affects all Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011. Also included are Tribeca SUVs from 2006 through 2012 and Forester SUVs from 2009 through 2012. Subaru says the Tribecas and Foresters were sold before January 2012.

The company says moisture can get into puddle lights beneath the doors and cause a short circuit that can melt plastic and cause fires. It says only 54,000 of the vehicles are equipped with the lights and will need to be repaired. But it will send letters to all owners asking them to take their cars to dealers if they have the lights.

Subaru said Thursday that there have been no crashes or fires because of the problem. The company found the problem after getting complaints about smoke coming from the lights on a small number of vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that Subaru will install an additional fuse at no cost to the owners. The recall is expected to begin in February.


Authorities investigating deadly fire south of Trenton

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Several area fire departments and law enforcement personnel have been on the scene of a structure fire on FM 815 south of Trenton since before 7 a.m., and indications are there was at least one deceased person found in the home.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:29 )

Southern Fannin County hit hard by storm

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All emergency hands are on deck Wednesday evening after a storm system passed through southern Fannin County that has left property in disarray. The storm caused a severe thunderstorm warning to be issued for the county by the National Weather Service after it formed a hail core northwest of Bonham and moved southeast. However, damage - and a storm spotter, as well as numerous eye witnesses - indicates the storm was more than just a thunderstorm, but a tornado. The National Weather Service has yet to confirm that information, which sometimes takes a day or two.


Bonham woman charged with grand theft

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BONHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE The Fannin County Electric Co-Op contacted Bonham Police Department in reference to a theft by an employee. Det. Jason Boyd conducted an investigation and obtained an arrest warrant for Co-Op employee Tabitha Caplinger On June 7, 2012, Det. Boyd arrested Caplinger, 41 of Bonham, on the outstanding warrant for Theft >$200K. Caplinger had been an employee of the Co-Op for over 20 years. The investigation is on going
Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 June 2012 14:30 )

FCSO arrests 33, files 54 charges in narcotics investigation

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After seven months of work, the Fannin County Sheriff's Office reported last Thursday that they had wrapped up a large narcotics investigation that resulted in the arrest of 33 defendants. The defendants were directly involved in drug-dealing that takes place in Fannin County and affects the residents here. After it was all said and done, 52 felony charges and two misdemeanor charges were filed against the defendants taken into custody.


Jail escapee captured

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An inmate who escaped custody on Feb. 21 while on a work release program at the Fannin County Precinct 3 barn is back in custody after he was located at a Bonham business last Saturday afternoon.

Fannin County Sheriff Donnie Foster reported Saturday that Bonham Police Department received a tip around 4:30 p.m. that escapee Jimmy Lee Brock was at a business located in Bonham. Officers from that agency responded to the location and took Brock into custody. After taking him into custody, officers discovered he was driving a truck that was reported missing around 9:45 a.m. the day before from the Precinct 3 barn - the same barn he escaped from. Also recovered were other items listed as missing in the report, which included chainsaws, weed eaters and impact wrenches, among numerous other items.


A&M Commerce schedules hearings to discuss proposed tuition increase

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Texas A & M University-Commerce will hold three public hearings this week to discuss a proposed increase in designated tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Two hearings will take place March 1 on the main campus and at the Metroplex Center in Mesquite with the final hearing to take place back in Commerce. The first hearing will be at 3 p.m. in the Business Administration Building in room 290. The second hearing will be at 6:15 p.m. at the Metroplex Center in room 133. The last hearing will be held March 2 at 10 a.m. in the Traditions Room at the Rayburn Student Center.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:20 )

Children’s Art Contest to benefit children

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Spring is in the air. One thing that means for the Fannin County Children’s Center is that it is time for their annual youth art contest. This local nonprofit organization that helps abused and neglected children is seeking artwork from area children and youth.

Two winning entries which best illustrate the theme “Open Your Heart” will win special ribbons and VISA gift cards donated by Dr. Jim and Valerie Tarpley.  The winning artwork will be reproduced on cards to help the agency raise funds to provide advocacy, counseling and other critical support services for the abused and neglected children of Fannin County.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:18 )
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