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The United States Supreme Court, on Monday, Oct. 30, denied a request to review the case of Kimberly Cargill, according to the court’s website. Cargill, as reported in “Tri County Leader” July 2010, was originally arrested “on charges of felony injury to a child,” after which she was jailed when “the investigation widened to include the death of Cherry Walker, 29, whose body was found June 19 on County Road 2191.” According to TCL archives, Walker’s body was found “just five days before she was set to testify in a Child Protective Services hearing regarding Cargill’s abuse charges.” more
Election Day is November 7 and polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting continues through November 3. Polls are open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 and 3. more
The Star, The Globe, The National Inquirer have nothing on the newspapers of the 19th century and the early 20th century. These papers left no stone unturned or any “juicy” story untold. The life of your ancestor and the lives of those people just like them can be traced in the newspapers. The denominational newspapers were also full of births, deaths, marriages and editorials on how you should vote and feel about every subject imaginable. more
Smith County’s Precinct 1 Constable began serving a six-month sentence in federal prison last week after pleading guilty to four counts of willfully failing to pay his federal income taxes in September. Constable Henry Jackson began serving his term at the Seagoville Unit near Dallas on Friday, Oct. 27. After his release, he will be subject to an additional year of probation. more
The Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the annual Christmas parade, has announced “Rockin’ Christmas” as this year’s theme. The parade will march through town beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Those entering floats in the parade must submit an entry form and abide by several rules. While participation is free, safety is mandatory. more
A fake $20 bill was discovered passed as legitimate currency at the Sonic in Troup on Oct. 19. The man identified as having passed the bill is Devante Harris, 24, of Troup. more
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