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Navarro County reports 18 new COVID cases

KERENS–18 New cases of COVID-19 were reported July 23 in Navarro County of which six were in Kerens. Ages of those infected ranged from 57 years of age to 72 years of age.

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Stadium limits for local teams

ATHENS – BRUCE FIELD:  4,000 / 2,000
MABANK – PANTHER STADIUM:  2,800 / 1,400

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Mass gathering in VZC prompts outrage from officials, citizens

VAN ZANDT COUNTY–Van Zandt County is going viral after a mass gathering was held for three days, July 16-18,  deep in the county close to Mabank.

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Owner of Countryside Store arrested

PAYNE SPRINGS–After the Payne Springs Police Department received numerous complaints about the Countryside Store and gas station selling “vapes” or “E-Cigarettes” to minors and adults under the age of 21, one juvenile as young as

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Clifton Smith, Jr.

Funeral services for Clifton Smith, Jr. were held July 17, 2020 in the chapel at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment immediately followed at Shiloh Cemetery in Kemp.

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Benno (Ben) A. Helmcamp

Ben A. Helmcamp, a product of the Great Depression, a hardworking man who lived a simple life, passed away July 20, 2020 in Hamilton.

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Aubrey Lynn Rogers

Aubrey Lynn Rogers, age 71, passed away at UT Tyler Medical Center in Tyler July 19, 2020 at 1:24 p.m. Aubrey was born Feb. 15, 1949 in Malakoff where he resided and worked as a painter.

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