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Thursday October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 08:00 - 17:00

VOLUME 27, NO. 203 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012

Commissioners: At their meeting Tuesday Liberty County Commissioners heard a presentation by Glynn Johnson with Gallagher Benefits Services on the proposed health insurance coverage for county employees. Commissioners approved a proposal by Cigna Health Care that according to Glynn Johnson would save the county in the neighborhood of about $1.3 million per year. In addition, commissioners expressed their desire to hold a special meeting to consider the addition of a medical clinic that would provide no cost care to those covered under the county’s employee insurance plan.

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LibertyCityCouncil: The Liberty City Council met Tuesday night and learned from Mayor Carl Pickett, that the Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency Board had voted to split roughly $1.2 in refunded security payments made against the agency’s bonded indebtedness. Mayor Pickett told council Tuesday night, the city’s share is just around $444,000. Carl Picket also serves as one of the city’s representatives on the board of the Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency.

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Early Voting: Early voting numbers for the November 6thGeneral Election continued strong on Tuesday in Liberty County. According to the Liberty County Clerk’s Office, 1,532 county voters cast early ballots Tuesday. Add to that Monday’s totals and 2,997 early votes have been cast to date. The chance to vote early continues through Friday November 2nd.

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Drug Arrests: Cleveland PD has arrested 11 people so far this month on drug charges.  According to Cleveland PD Public Information Officer Captain Scott Felts, the arrests are part of an ongoing effort to combat illegal narcotics in the Cleveland area.  Through what Captain Felts called proactive street patrols and undercover narcotic investigations, Cleveland police have made a number of felony arrests for delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

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Obituaries: Doretha T. Dever, 76 of Dayton. Services today at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Dayton. PrestonMallett, 65 of Mt. Belvieu. Services Saturday 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Moss Bluff. Buster J. Dubose, of Tarkington Prairie. Services tomorrow 2 p.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland.

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*LakeRelease: 1,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 5.95 ASL*

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