Sulphur Springs – The father of a 6-year-old boy who nearly drowned earlier this month in Sulphur Springs is found dead Thursday.
Neither foul play nor self inflicted injuries are suspected in the death of 33-year-old Jeramie Antron Smith, who was pronounced dead at the South Como Street home where he reportedly was staying with relatives.
According to police, Smith had gone to the ER at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Wednesday complaining of minor chest pains. He was given medication then sent home.
Commerce – The Hunt Memorial Hospital District says plans for an expansion at its Commerce facility is currently not an option.
Plans for expansion of Hunt Regional Community Hospital including building a new lab $320,000 are apparently not feasible. The item was one of several addressed during this week's meeting of the Board of Directors.
Apparently the rules prohibit a new building being attached to the old hospital, and the board plans to discuss what to do in Commerce at a later meeting.
Beware of the heat wave for the next several days; Free admission to Greenville pool for kids on Friday; Arraignments held in Greenville on charges of organized crime and robbery; Sentencing Thursday in Wolfe City ISD embezzlement case.
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Greenville – It couldn't have come at a better time; admission to the Greenville swimming pool Friday is free.
The second of two free Summer of Safety activities is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon Friday at the Ja-Lu Pool. The event is sponsored by the Greenville Police Department and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Swimming Friday is free to all area children and snacks are provided.
The free event comes at a time when temperatures are peaking at around 100 degrees.
Wolfe City – Sentencing is scheduled today in connection to an embezzlement case at Wolfe City ISD.
Former business manager Teresa Rene Conley and her sister, Tonya Deann Hooten pleaded guilty in March to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the district. Both defendants face a maximum sentence of up to ten years in a federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, plus restitution.
– The latest heat wave to hit Northeast Texas has local physicians warning patients of the danger.
Dr. Richard Selvaggi is with the Live Oak Professional Center in Commerce. He says heat exhaustion is probably the biggest fear this time of year, as your body's mechanism for staying cool doesn't work as well.