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Department of Agriculture

Farmers Eligible for FSA Loans

TYLER - Smith County has been notified that family farmers are eligible to apply for low-interest emergency disaster loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for April storm damage. On June 29, President Barack Obama declared nine Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas, including Smith, Anderson, Cherokee, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties. Another 25 counties were named contiguous counties, including Gregg, Henderson, and Rusk counties. Family farmers are eligible to qualify for low-interest, emergency loans from the Farm Service ...

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Rusty Jacks

Two Tyler Policemen Promoted

TYLER - A ceremony this afternoon saw two persons promoted at the Tyler Police Department. One of those promoted today was Lieutenant Rusty Jacks. Chief Jimmy Toler promoted him to Assistant Chief. And Sergeant Mike Malone twas promoted to Lieutenant. Since 1993 when he joined the police department, Jacks has worked within the patrol, investigations, tactical and administrative divisions of the department. Prior to promoting, he worked as a patrol officer, bicycle patrol officer, and as a ...

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Chief Deputy Indicted in Nacogdoches County

Chief Deputy Indicted in Nacogdoches County

NACOGDOCHES - The chief deputy for the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department has been indicted. The panel indicted Stephen Godfrey, 44, on four counts of aggravated perjury. According to a news release from the sheriff;s department, the sheriff has limited information on the allegations in this case. But he said, It is standard practice for Sheriffs across the State of Texas to place officers on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of any type of criminal investigation or action. ...

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Teen Indicted in Father’s Shooting

Teen Indicted in Father's Shooting

LONGVIEW - A Gregg County man has been indicted in the shooting of his father. Noel Garner Jr., 19, of Gladewater has been indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury to a family member. Around 3:00am on May 25th, Noel Garner Sr.,42 was shot in his face at the family home on North Ferry Street. The wound was not life-threatening and he was able to give officers details of what happened. His ...

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A Marshall City Commissioner Banned from Town Hall Meetings

A Marshall City Commissioner Banned from Town Hall Meetings

MARSHALL - A Marshall city commissioner is free on bond following his Wednesday night arrest. Commissioner Michael Mitchell was arrested after being accused of disrupting a meeting. The meeting had been set to answer questions and to interact with police officers in an effort to build a stronger community bond. Justice of the Peace Nancy George set his bond at $1,500. A condition of his bond is that he is banned from future town hall meetings. He can, however, attend ...

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Vigil Planned for Two Longview Murder Victims

Vigil Planned for Two Longview Murder Victims

LONGVIEW - Funeral services are scheduled in Longview tomorrow for 26 year old Joseph Acles and 21 year old Quincy Williams. They are the city's latest homicide victims. The two men were found dead in a home on Timpson Street near Martin Luther King Boulevard Tuesday morning. Investigators say the two Longview High School graduates were shot to death. They are the 5th and 6th homicides in Longview this year and there are no suspects in the case. Friends ...

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World

Missing London Cat Found 8 Years Later in Paris
Syria’s Nusra Front Cuts Ties with al-Qaeda
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Pope Francis Visits Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Meets Survivors
US Military Announces Biggest Return of Land in Okinawa in 44 Years
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US Marine Horse Awarded Top Medal for Valor in the UK
Pope Francis Falls During Mass in Poland, Gets Up Unharmed
Video Shows Teens’ ISIS Pledge Before Church Attack
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Business

US Stocks Close Mixed with Monthly Gains as Oil Prices Rise
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Friday Is National Chicken Wing Day
Q2 Economic Growth Comes in Below Expectations
As Rich Get Richer, Middle-Income Take on More Housing Debt
US Stocks Close Mixed as Jobless Claims Rise
Lucky Man Wins Ownership of an Island Resort With $49 Raffle Ticket
Millennial Home Ownership at Historic Low
Market Analyst Bullish on Pizza During Election Season
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Political

The Post-Convention Bounce: What to Watch for in the Race for the White House
Controversial North Carolina Voter ID Law Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court
Watching Daughters Watch Hillary: Parents Share Photos of Girls Viewing History
Clinton Embarks on Bus Tour Courting Anti-Trump Republicans
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Health

What to Know About First Local Zika Outbreak in Continental US
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Entertainment

The WWII Hero Who Never Fired a Shot: Trailer for “Hacksaw Ridge”
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Bill Cosby Drops Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Accuser
Michael Keaton Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Ellen Pompeo Says It's Important for Daughters to See “Strong Black Women”
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Sports

Report: Marlins to Acquire Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea from Padres
US Olympic Women’s Basketball Team Going for Sixth Gold Medal
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Patriots’ Training Camp Opens; Tom Brady Practices with Team
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