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PLACE 3 CANDIDATE CAN RUN; BUT CAN HE SERVE?
The May 7 municipal election for the Gladewater City Council Place 3 seat has three contenders – incumbent Lana Niemann and challengers Mark May and Johnathon Allen – and this race promises to be quite interesting in the fact that one of three may not be able to serve if elected. (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)
COURT TAKES HORSES FROM OWNER
Gladewater City Judge Donna Blalock took nine horses seized from a Gladewater residence from their owner and awarded them to Safe Haven Equine Rescue following a court hearing last week. Blalock found the animals to have been cruelly treated, although their owner Ronnie Knox claimed he had fed them regularly. (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)
MAIN STREET LOOKING FOR NEW MANAGER
The City of Gladewater decided Monday to take its Main Street Program in a new direction, dismissing its manager, who had been on the job since June 2014. “We had to make a tough decision to move in a different direction for our Main Street Manager position,” said Gladewater City Manager Theo Melancon. (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)
GPD SENDS CLEAR SIGNAL TO DRUG DEALERS
The Gladewater Police Department has initiated “Operation Cold Turkey” – an operation directed at removing the presence of illegal narcotics from the city limits of Gladewater. According to GPD Chief of Police Rob Vine, the purpose of this operation is to provide a structured, tactical approach to identify and effectively remove the presence of illegal narcotics in Gladewater. (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)
UPSHUR COUNTY VOTERS FACING TWO RUN-OFF ELECTIONS
Upshur County Republican primary voters on March 1 sent races for sheriff and county tax assessor-collector into a May 24 runoff, while joining the statewide trend in the Presidential race as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz carried the county. Local GOP voters also effectively reelected Pct. 3 County Commissioner Frank Berka, Pct. 3 Constable Stanley E. Jenkins and effectively elected Larry Sewell as Pct. 4 constable. (Read more in this week’s Gladewater Mirror)
GHS SENIOR AWARDED D.C. LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Isabella McAvoy will head to the nation’s capital this summer because of her leadership qualities, a winning essay and her scholastic ability. Upshur County Rural Electric Company representatives Lynn Gray and Lula Johnson surprised the GHS senior at a girls’ assembly last week to announce that McAvoy was the recipient of a scholarship to attend a 9-day leadership workshop in Washington D.C. this coming summer.