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EDITOR’S NOTE: As of Friday, Sept. 14, the Tri County Leader was informed Jacob Smith accepted a full-time position with FCCLA and is now serving on their national staff. From participating in leadership opportunities in high school to establishing his own consulting firm where he works with national nonprofit organizations in advocacy, Jacob Smith remains passionate about promoting safety issues and youth leadership. more
Southern Health Partners, based in Tennessee, has been hired to provide Smith County inmates with medical care – including a full time nurse – after a contract was approved by county commissioners during their regular weekly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. more
What did you do during summer vacation? Such is often the first theme on which students are asked to write when returning to school. If Rhema Pitts was asked that question, she could tell you about her personal project of collecting books for inmates. more
A Flint man was sentenced to six years of deferred adjudication as part of a recently plea deal after having allegedly stole more than $50,000 over a six-month period from the business he was employed at in Tyler. On Thursday, Aug. 30, Justin Bryant Davis appeared in the 241st District Court of Judge Jack Skeen Jr. According to the terms of his plea deal, Davis pled guilty to a third-degree felony theft and was required to pay $65,000 in restitution, of which he paid $25,000 of the total last Thursday. more
Improvements have begun at a staple venue within the Bullard community. What started out as a project for the Bullard Rotary Club has now grown into a venue for young and old, as a new facelift in the form of Phase II improvements have begun at Bullard Kids’ Park. more
Due to rainfall received in Smith County over the past few weeks, officials have taken action in canceling the recently enacted burn ban order. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, Smith County lifted the county-wide burn ban that originally took effect on Friday, Aug. 3. more
The board of trustees of the Whitehouse Independent School District voted to call for a tax ratification election which was conducted Saturday, Aug. 25. Voters were asked to cast their ballot either in favor or against a change in the allotment of the current tax rate, not an increase or decrease in the tax rate itself which would remain at $1.413. more
Patrons of the Bullard Community Library will have an opportunity to participate in two of the organization’s biggest fundraising events of the year during the month of September, as the details for the annual Charity Ladies Game Day Fundraiser and Charity Golf Tournament were recently announced. more
A Troup man was arrested last week in connection to a recent burglary in the city of Bullard that resulted in the theft and subsequent recovery of a large number of firearms. more
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