Seminole/Gaines County News

County Leaders Approve Annual Roadway Report

Gaines County Commissioners approved of the submission of their annual roadway report to the Gaines County Grand Jury, as part of their regular semi-monthly meeting held Monday morning at the Gaines County Courthouse.

The business item, according to Gaines County leaders, is required to be done annually per Texas state laws.…

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Deputies found thousands of marijuana plants in North Texas

CORSICANA (AP) — Law officers have located thousands of marijuana plants at a pot farm hidden in a wooded area of North Texas.

The Navarro (nuh-VAH’-roh) County Sheriff’s Office says some of the plants discovered Saturday were flourishing at a height of 10 feet. Officers acting on a tip located the illegal crop.…

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County Leaders to Revisit FY 2017 Budget Monday

Gaines County Commissioners are anticipated to conduct one final workshop before placing their proposed 2017 fiscal year budget on display before county taxpayers ahead of a July 31 deadline, according to a business agenda of the Commissioners Court obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

The budget workshop, one of 13 business items set to be faced by Gaines County Commissioners, will be held in the Court’s regular, semi-monthly meeting slated for Monday morning at the Gaines County Courthouse.…

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Associated Press News

2 killed, at least 17 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded at least 17, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a “Swimsuit Glow Party,” at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media.

Police detained three people and said the area around the club had been deemed safe, police Capt.…

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Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source.

The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday before markets open, the reports said.

Verizon had emerged in recent days as the front-runner for the beleaguered internet company.…

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Dallas police investigating death of child left in car

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are investigating the death of young child who was left in a car amid hot weather.

Police said in a statement that officers responded around 4:20 p.m. Sunday to a report of a 3-year-old left in a vehicle on the northeast side of town.

The child was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.…

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Free News Briefs

Seminole VFD to Conduct ‘Fill the Boot’ Campaign Aug. 6

Members of the Seminole Volunteer Fire Dept. will participate in an annual drive to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, members of the SVFD will conduct their annual “Fill the Boot” campaign at the intersection of U.S. 385 and U.S. 180, on the northwestern corner of the Gaines County Courthouse Square.…

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Monday’s 106th Jury Duty Call Canceled

Gaines County residents who were called for jury duty service this coming Monday (July 25th) have been dismissed from their duties.

According to Sharon Taylor, 106th District Clerk — Gaines County, those local residents who had received a jury summons for Monday’s originally planned session do not need to report to the Gaines County Courthouse as originally requested.…

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Juanita Cochran, 92

Juanita Cochran, 92, of Seminole and formerly of Snyder and mother of Fay Terry of Seminole, died Friday, July 15, 2016 in Seminole.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cochran were held Sunday, July 16, 2016 with Jim Sullenger officiating. Burial followed at Fluvanna Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seal Funeral Home.

Juanita Cochran was born on March 4, 1924 in Knapp to Robert and Maggie (Burney) Warren.…

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