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Jul 05 2015

Smith County Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

The Smith County Clerk’s Office issued its first same-sex marriage license at 9:25 a.m. since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize it on Friday. The Vital Statistics Department opened at 9:15 a.m. after a short staff meeting, which included a teleconference with its software vendor, County Clerk Karen Phillips said. On Friday, the State …

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Jul 05 2015

Robert E. Lee Swimmers Named

Robert E. Lee High School graduates Lauren Lewis and David Hudson have received the 2015 Joe Maland Memorial Scholarship presented through the Tyler Independent School District Foundation. Lewis and Hudson will each receive $1,000 to support their college education. Lewis will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in business and pursue a …

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Jul 04 2015

Pine Tree HS talks Career Readiness

Pine Tree High School will be presenting a series of special meetings for Pine Tree students as part of the 2015-2016 College Readiness Series. Dr. Tony Tipton, Director of College/Career Readiness and Mr. Bill Irvine, Lead PTISD Counselor will be presenters for this series. All sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held …

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Jul 04 2015

Buy Your Way into Scott Walker’s Circle

No matter how rich you are, it costs just $1 million to get the Wisconsin governor’s ear. By Jim Hightower If you think that none of today’s presidential candidates care about people like you, check out Republican Scott Walker. The Wisconsin governor not only cares, he wants to sit down with you, get your ideas, …

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Jul 04 2015

KC President to Retire

Bill Holda - Kilgore College

Dr. William M. “Bill” Holda announced today that he will step down as president of Kilgore College effective Jan. 31, 2016. Holda was selected as the eighth president of KC on July 2, 1996, by the KC Board of Trustees. “There are many reasons that this is the best time for me, for my family …

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Jul 03 2015

Recognized for Service

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Smith County Commissioners recognized 14 employees for their years of service on Tuesday. Two of the long-time employees, Kenneth Butler and Charley Miller, work for the Road and Bridge Department. Butler, 51, has been working as a mechanic since he was 17 and has worked for Smith County for 20 years. “I like tearing things …

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Jul 03 2015

Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Ultimately, it’s about pride. By John Kiriakou Greece is in dire straits. As a Greek American, it hurts to watch. Without emergency loans from its European partners, Greece will default on its debts and likely be forced out of the Eurozone. That means tougher times ahead for Greece, Europe, and international financial markets. In exchange …

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Jul 03 2015

FLYING HIGH

Dan Droege, GTBR Chairman and Market President, First Bank & Trust, Longview, Texas

The Great Texas Balloon Race Keeps Soaring To New Heights By Joycelyne Fadojutimi Dan Droege is not only the Market President of First Bank & Trust, he is also the Chairman of the Great Texas Balloon Race, GTBR. Droege is happy about his work at the bank. Most importantly of all, he is very proud …

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