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Grand jury: 23 indicted in April

Grand jury: 23 indicted in April

A Lamar County Grand Jury handed down indictments to twenty three individuals for the month of April last week at the Lamar County Courthouse. According to court records, those indicted and their charges are as follows: Brandi Leona Ballard – Credit Card Abuse (Elderly); Forgery...

04/11/2015 by Josh Allen
Authorities arrest wanted person after a year on the run

Authorities arrest wanted person after a year on the run

This week, deputies with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Paris PD officers, Texas Rangers and the Precinct II Constable went to an address in Deport to execute a search warrant for and apprehend a wanted person there, according to LCSO Chief Deputy Jeff Springer. “The subject, Jason...

04/01/2015 by Josh Allen
Wednesday's jury panel cancelled

Wednesday's jury panel cancelled

Citizens that have received summons to report to the 6th District Court scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at 9 a.m. will not need to appear. The summoned jury panel for that day has been cancelled, according to District Clerk Shawntel Golden. “If you have a question regarding your...

03/16/2015 by Josh Allen
Teenage suspect shot during home robbery attempt

Teenage suspect shot during home robbery attempt

On March 13, just shortly after midnight the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office in regards to a 911 call received by their agency of a disturbance at a residence in the 1500 block of FM 2352 in the Tigertown Community, according to Lamar...

03/15/2015 by Josh Allen
Thirty individuals receive grand jury indictments in March

Thirty individuals receive grand jury indictments in March

A Lamar County Grand Jury handed down indictments to thirty individuals for the month of March last week at the Lamar County Courthouse. Of the thirty indicted, seventeen-year-old Ashley Morrison was indicted for the murder of her boyfriend’s grandmother, along with several other counts...

03/15/2015 by Josh Allen
Sheriff's Office investigates home invasion in Blossom

Sheriff's Office investigates home invasion in Blossom

On Monday, March 9, sometime around 11:00 p.m., the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office received a home invasion call at a residence on North Center Street in the Blossom Community, according Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass. Deputies arrived on the scene and were informed that the homeowner...

03/11/2015 by Josh Allen
Shikha Prakash, 'Operation: Save Your Skin' to host 2nd annual free skin cancer screening tomorrow

Shikha Prakash, 'Operation: Save Your Skin' to host 2nd annual free skin cancer screening tomorrow

What started as a young girl’s vision for a school project has turned into a full-fledged operation to raise awareness and provide education about skin cancer. ‘Operation: Save Your Skin’, the brainchild of Paris High junior, Shikha Prakash, will hold its second annual skin...

03/04/2015 by Josh Allen
Sheriff makes statement concerning hazardous weather; snow expected early today

Sheriff makes statement concerning hazardous weather; snow expected early today

After a storm and cold front on Monday brought sleet and freezing rain to the area, local schools were closed and delayed, along with many businesses, as Paris and the surrounding area were coated with a thick layer of ice, resulting in dangerous travel conditions. “Monday, the roads were...

02/25/2015 by Josh Allen
Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments

Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments

The Lamar County Grand Jury handed down the following indictments for February: Joe William Acevedo – Possession w/ Intent to Distribute >4 g <200 g Charles Jabar Allen – Evading Arrest w/ Vehicle Stewart Wayne Buckner – Possession of Controlled Substance <1 g Kayley...

02/19/2015 by Josh Allen
Boy Scouts Troop 11 at work to promote

Boy Scouts Troop 11 at work to promote "World's Finest" chocolate candy bars to raise funds

Boy Scouts Troop 11 promote their ‘World Famous’ chocolate bars on air with Angelina at Mix 107.7. (Submitted photo) The Boy Scouts Troop 11 had the privilege to go on the air with Angelina at Mix 107.7, promoting their Chocolate Candy Bar fundraiser that’s going on...

02/05/2015 by Josh Allen
New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

A new and state-of-the business, Recyclers Depot, is already making plans for its opening in Paris, which is currently set for early in the summer of this year. This will be a one-of-a-kind new business for Paris and the surrounding area. “Recyclers Depot is excited to announce the...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church in Paris calling all men to be apart of their large, annual ‘Wild Game Banquet’ tonight at 6 p.m. (dinner will start at 6:30). According to church staff, this is their largest men’s outreach banquet every year. Everyone is encouraged to come and try a wide...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
Sheriff's Dept. investigators arrest four during drug bust

Sheriff's Dept. investigators arrest four during drug bust

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office narcotics division, in collaboration with the Paris Police Department, conducted a narcotic investigation, where an executed search warrant resulted in the felony arrest of four individuals, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass. Investigators...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
Calvary Paris to host 'Free Movie Night' on Friday

Calvary Paris to host 'Free Movie Night' on Friday

Mark your calendar and invite your friends to the free showing of the renowned movie, “Veil of tears”, which will be playing at Calvary Paris on Friday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. This event is completely free and open to the community. “Veil of tears” is a heartfelt...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center's 60

New Hope Center's 60" TV giveaway this Saturday - there's still time to get tickets

The New Hope Center of Paris is giving away a 60″, HD television on Saturday, and there is still time for you to get tickets for your chance to win it — just in time to watch the Super Bowl on it. The TV is valued at $750, which will be drawn for at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County class meeting focuses on

Leadership Lamar County class meeting focuses on "Introduction to Paris and Lamar County"

The 2014-2015 Leadership Lamar County class met last week at the Union Station Train Depot Community Room, where the class focused on an “Introduction to Paris and Lamar County” — including nonprofit organizations, agriculture in the area, and city and county history. Union...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

The women’s ministry of Calvary Paris, will host IF: Paris, which is a live simulcast of the renowned IF: Gathering from Austin on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7. Registration for this event is completely free and now open by clicking here. The theme this year is “If...

01/20/2015 by Josh Allen
Sheriff warns of phone scam

Sheriff warns of phone scam

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass wants to warn citizens of a local phone scam, where the caller is perpetrating an employee of the sheriff’s department and asking for payment of a fee due to missing a jury notice. Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass The scam involves a male caller, identifying...

01/19/2015 by Josh Allen
Semi-truck transporting military explosives, rocket engines crashes in Choctaw Co.

Semi-truck transporting military explosives, rocket engines crashes in Choctaw Co.

Highway 271 North, near the casino in Grant, Oklahoma, was the scene of an accident involving a semi-truck — transporting military explosives and rocket engines — and a small passenger car, where one injured was flown to a hospital in Plano, Texas, according to the Oklahoma Highway...

01/07/2015 by Josh Allen
Daisy Farms owner thankful for fast response in containing fire at the dairy

Daisy Farms owner thankful for fast response in containing fire at the dairy

After a fire broke out on Tuesday in one of the barns at Daisy Farms dairy, south of town on Highway 19/24, owner, Ben Sokolsky, told eParisExtra that the combined effort of those who responded significantly minimized damage from the fire that could have been much more substantial. The fire...

12/24/2014 by Josh Allen