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Phelan Calls For Election Of Appraisal Board.

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State Representative Dade Phelan re-filed House Bill 495 from the 85th Regular Session, that would call for the election of a County’s Appraisal District Board of Directors. Currently, a District’s Board of Directors are selected by the local taxing entities and are not directly selected by the voters. While the board does not set values ...

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Wellness Option Approved At CC

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  The recommendation of the Orange County Health and Retiree Insurance Committee was approved Tuesday by the Commissioners Court of the wellness program for county employees.  The committee was appointed in May to solicit and review insurance packages for the county’s employees. The committee received two bids concerning the wellness program and health insurance coverages ...

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Accident Sends One To Be Treated

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An 83 year old Orange woman was sent to the hospital Thursday night after an accident at the intersection of Bob Hall Rd. and the east bound feeder road.   Just before 11pm, the woman, driving a maroon Ford Taurus, had stopped at the stop sign on Bob Hall, traveling south, and thought the traffic ...

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Pinehurst Starts With 35th Street

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The City of Pinehurst began working Monday to alleviate drainage problems in the city which caused severe street flooding on June 29 when the area was inundated with over six inches of rain.  City Administrator Robbie Hood said city crews under Street Director John Toney are dredging ditches as the first step to improve drainage ...

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Man Loses Life Sunday Afternoon

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Newton Co. Sheriff Billy Rowles says a 40 year old Orange man died Sunday afternoon after an outing at Backwoods Beach near Trout Creek in Newton County. Thomas Arby Butler was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses say he went down a slide into the river, possible hitting his head and losing consciousness. CPR was ...

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Newton Co. Sheriffs Report

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NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFFS REPORT JULY 17,2017 Reported by Sheriff Billy Rowles – HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WEEK WE HAVE BEEN BOWED UP AROUND HERE.LETS SEE WHATS BEEN GOING ON IN THE COUNTY. TUESDAY DEPUTY LAIRD WENT FROM ONE MEDICAL CALL TO ANOTHER. THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE WAS A TWO MONTH OLD WAS HAVING TROUBLE ...

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Orange Police Reports

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  – Friday a two car accident occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 62 and FM 105.  Wesley McClelland, 26, of Orange, was trying to turn onto 105 from 62 in his GMC pickup when he failed to yield the right of way to southbound traffic.  He struck a Chrysler 300 driven by Charles Hull, ...

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MacArthur Shopping Center Once Thrived, Now Coming Down

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Parking for 1,500 cars wasn’t enough. Cars parked along both sides of MacArthur back in 1960 when Orange’s first shopping center opened. The $2.5 million project ($21.1 million in 2017) drew everyone’s attention to a variety of stores. People could buy a lawn mower or a living room rug at Sears. They could get a ...

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Leak Repaired at Claiborne Park

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A month-long project to prevent an environmental disaster came to a successful conclusion on Thursday.  County workers from multiple departments responded quickly and effectively to prevent a contamination of Cow Bayou at the Claiborne West Park. Commissioner Barry Burton said a leak in a diesel storage fuel tank was first discovered on June 8.  The ...

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Pinehurst Addressing Flooding

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Over six inches of rain fell in a very short period of time two weeks ago in Orange County.  The heavy downpours caused street flooding in areas that had not seen high water in many years. Pinehurst City Administrator Robbie Hood said one of those areas effected in his city was the Camelot addition.  Hood ...

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