Ladonia – Fannindel ISD Superintendent H.L. Milton will be with the district for at least another three years after board members unanimously agree to extend his contract this week.
The Board made the decision after conducting Milton's annual performance evaluation. Milton has been the superintendent at Fannindel since 2006. Previous positions held include superintendent at Honey Grove ISD and principal at Honey Grove High School.
Lone Oak – A second arrest has been made in connection to a records tampering case in Lone Oak.
A sealed indictment for tampering with governmental record was issued against Diane Butler Dockery on Dec. 11. The indictment became public after Dockery turned herself in Monday.
Dockery and Anna Marie Wilson, who was arrested on the same indictment Friday, have each been released on $10,000 bond. They are both scheduled to be formally arraigned on the indictments during a hearing Feb. 9.
Paris – Two former Paris murder suspects are now seeking restitution for time spent in jail. Ryan Crostley and Shannon Finley spent nine months behind bars before new evidence led to the charges being dismissed.
The two white men were accused of killing Brandon McClelland, who is black, following a night of drinking in September, 2008. The case sparked major controversy as local civil rights activists denounced the case as a racially-inspired hate crime. Protestors even staged rallies around the Lamar County Courthouse.
Sulphur Springs – 35-year-old Windy Yvonne Harle was taken into custody by Sulphur Springs Police for credit-debit card abuse and a Hunt County warrant for forfeiture of bond charges of injury to a child and identity theft.
Reports also show Harle was found to be in possession of suspected crystal meth while being booked.