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Seminole Man, 72, Dead Following June 15 Industrial Accident

June 27, 2017

A 72-year-old Seminole man succumbed to injuries sustained from a June 15 industrial accident at a oilfield plant just northwest of Seminole.

According to a press release issued by the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office, Henry Beare, 72, of Seminole passed away on Tuesday morning at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

At around 2 p.m.…

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Chamber’s 4th Celebration Slated for Friday, Saturday at GCP

June 27, 2017

Gaines County residents looking forward to revel in the upcoming Independence Day holiday will have to look no further than the Gaines County Park, as  1 1/2 days of festivities are scheduled in association with the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s Independence Day Celebration.

Festivities with the Chamber’s annual July 4th celebration are scheduled to kickoff Friday afternoon, according to officials with the local chamber.…

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Gaines Leaders Trim FY 2018 Budget Requests; Eye 3-Pct. Pay Increase for Employees

June 26, 2017

Gaines County employees could see a 3-percent increase in their salaries beginning at the start of the 2018 fiscal year, following discussion held by Gaines County Commissioners in association with their second budget workshop held Monday.

The proposal was one of several Gaines County leaders worked through in their roughly one-hour work session, which saw over $407,000 in budget requests knocked down to the neighborhood of $152,700 following Monday’s session.…

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Gaines Leaders Approve Work Bids Associated with GCGC Greens Project

June 26, 2017

A pair of bids totaling $177,000 in value were approved for work associated with a redevelopment project for the original 10 greens for the Gaines County Golf Course, following action taken by the Gaines County Commissioners Court Monday morning.

In two separate votes, Gaines Commissioners approved of a $48,000 bid for 3,000 tons of “golf grade” sand from PB Materials, based out of Slaton, and a $129,000 contract with Greensmith Texas and “greens shaper” Greg Smith, for overseeing the redevelopment project at the 18-hole facility, located between the Seminole and Seagraves communities, adjacent to the Gaines County Park.…

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Census: Gaines’ 2016 Median Age Increases Slightly

June 26, 2017

Median Age Quoted at 28.4-Years Old; Youth Demographics Lead the Way

The median age in Gaines County remains well below the United States average for the 2016 estimate year, according to expanded U.S. Census Bureau figures released late last week.

According to figures observed by the Seminole Sentinel, the median age in Gaines County was quoted at 28.4 years of age for the 2016 estimate year, which is slightly up from the 28.2 years of age estimate quoted in the 2015 estimate year.…

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Independence Day Celebration Slated for June 30, July 1 at GCP

June 24, 2017

A reminder to Gaines County residents: added changes are in place for patrons wishing to visit the 2017 Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s Independence Day Celebration, as organizers released the details of those plans just weeks ahead of this week’s June 30 and July 1 showcase.

The 1 1/2 day event, which is anticipated to feature over 100 local and area vendors and live entertainment, is free to the public and will be held at the Gaines County Park, located seven miles north of the Seminole community, just west of U.S.…

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Gaines Home Lost to Thursday PM Fire

June 23, 2017

Two Dogs Killed, Puppies Rescued from Danger

A Gaines County home fell victim to flames Thursday afternoon, despite the rapid response of Seminole Volunteer Fire Fighters, who spent most of the late afternoon and evening hours on-scene.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, SFVD crews were dispatched by Gaines County Law Enforcement Center officials to the residential fire, located on CR 318-B, roughly one mile north of CR 320, in the Comanche Trails subdivision of Gaines County.…

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Local Leaders Warn of Firework Use this Independence Day Holiday

June 23, 2017

As the 10-day period related to the sale of fireworks in association with the Independence Day Holiday began Saturday, Gaines County leaders are urging county residents to use “extreme caution” in their use of the annual July 4th tradition.

“With it being as hot and dry as it has been the past few weeks, we’d like to get the word out to residents about the potential fire dangers associated with fireworks,” said Robert Barrett, Gaines County Emergency Management Coordinator.…

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Seminole PD: Ordinance Prohibits Setting Fireworks Off Inside City Limits

June 22, 2017

With Saturday being the first official day local fireworks vendors can sell their goods for the upcoming July 4 Independence Day celebration, Seminole Police Dept. officials are reminding local residents it could cost up to a $500 fine if those fireworks are set off within the city limits.

“This is a reminder to the community that it is against city ordinance to set off fireworks within the city limits,” said Bernie Kraft, Chief of the Seminole Police Dept.…

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Oxy Expected to See Sizable Market, Taxable Value Increase in Gaines

June 22, 2017

Proposed $600M Hess Purchase Eyed for Aug. 1 Completion

Currently ranked as Gaines County’s largest taxpayer, Occidental Petroleum’s planned $600 million purchase of Hess Corporation’s Permian Basin assets will increase the Houston-based company’s tax footprint within the Gaines County.

This past Monday, both Oxy and Hess Corp. officials announced their proposed deal, which will include Hess’s 34.2-percent interest in the Seminole-San Andres Unit and the 46.6-percent stake in the Seminole Gas Processing Plant, located three miles northwest of Seminole, off of State Hwy.…

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