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Foot chase ends with thief in jail

HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies chased down and arrested a trailer thief on foot Feb. 5 after the owner called in to report its location.

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Census committee preps for March start

HENDERSON COUNTY–The 2020 U.S. Census is around the corner, and members of the Henderson County/City of Athens Complete Count Committee met Feb. 5 to get ready for the final push to make sure every person is included.

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Cub Scouts take to the track in Pinewood Derby

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Pinewood Derby has long since been a tradition of the Cub Scouts. The Derby teaches sportsmanship, proper handling of tools, the science behind a fast car and the transformation of a block of wood into a racecar.

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Fama Vaunia (Vaun) Tankersley

Funeral services for Fama Vaunia (Vaun) Tankersley were held Feb. 8, 2020 at Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City with Mr. Ken Maddox officiating. A graveside service followed at Tarver Cemetery in the Whitton Community.

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Sammy Lee Grimes

Sammy Lee Grimes, 63, of Tool, passed away with his beloved wife Leanne at his side Feb. 5, 2020. He was born  Oct. 11, 1956, in McKinney, to the home of Woodrow Wilson Grimes and Clara Inez Boydston.

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Four Panthers sign on National Signing Day

Mabank High School sees four student-athletes sign on National Signing Day Feb. 6.

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Two Athens’ seniors sign college scholarships

Athens High School seniors Rowdy Godwin (center, right) and Jerquindon Taylor (center, left) sign their intent to play football with Sam Houston State and Midwestern State University, respectively.

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February marks Black History Month

Since Black History Month (originally created as Negro History Week by founder Carter G.

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