Local Certified Public Accountant Steve Muhundro discusses the upcoming tax deadline and what a possible U.S. Government shutdown would mean for tax filers. Our Friday feature addresses the dangers of texting while driving.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs City Council this week rejected the rezoning of a 13 acre tract that would have allowed for the construction of a recycling business.
Despite receiving approval to chance the zoning from heavy commercial and light industrial to all light industrial on a first reading last month, the vote failed to obtain a super majority, as required, during Tuesday's second reading.
The rezoning received strong opposition from some residents near the proposed site at 1797 West Industrial Drive.
Greenville – The Greenville Electric Utility System gets high praise from a U.S. financial services company.
Standard & Poor has affirmed GEUS' `A` rating with a positive outlook. The agency noted GEUS' cable & Internet system's lack of debt and good record of positive net margins as one of the contributing factors to the high rating. Also contributing was GEUS' overall limited capital needs in the future and GEUS officials' desire to fund these projects through annual revenue instead of debt.
Greenville – A prison sentence is handed down for a suspect in home invasion robbery last summer near Lone Oak.
Joshua William McLemore, of Winnsboro, was given 20 years behind bars during a punishment hearing Thursday. He's to serve at least ten years in prison before the possibility of parole, as a deadly weapon was used in the course of the robbery.
The alleged co-actor in the case, Silas G. Reppond, also of Winnsboro, has yet to be scheduled for an arraignment hearing.
Greenville – A Rains County man remains in custody despite having his conviction for aggravated assault overturned in February. The court now awaits a formal mandate in the case of James Earl Lemons, of Point.
A hearing is scheduled Monday after Lemon's attorney filed a motion Thursday seeking his client's release and the setting of a reasonable bail in the case.
Commerce – A Commerce man is behind bars for allegedly shooting at a vehicle that was transporting a child.
Officers were informed Wednesday afternoon that the suspected gunman had entered a residence in the 2300 block of Washington.
Christopher Luckey would eventually come out of the house voluntarily and later arrested on a charge of deadly conduct by discharging a firearm. Luckey was listed in the Hunt County Jail on $100,000 bond as of Thursday.