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Thursday February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 29, No. 34 Thursday, February 20, 2014

DaytonCityCouncil: The Dayton City Council learned Tuesday night that a vote to allow liquor sales in the city will have to be postponed. A group of Dayton citizens had submitted a petition to place a referendum on the May 10thballot so voters could decide on alcoholic beverage sales within the Dayton city limits. However, according to Dayton City Attorney Randy Gunter, a recent change in the state election code increases the waiting period between certifying the petition and holding the election.  That makes May 10thtoo soon to hold the election. The earliest the proposal can go up for vote in Dayton will be in the general election on November 4th.

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New Candidates: With the candidate filing period for city, school and hospital district elections ending soon, there is now a full slate of candidates for Liberty City Council. On Tuesday, Louie Potetz filed to seek a new two-year council term. Liberty Council incumbents Frank Jordan and David Arnold, as well as Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett are also asking for new terms. None of those have opposition.  In the Liberty ISD, there are now two candidates that have filed. Incumbent trustee Brandon Smith has made his re-election bid official. Under the new by-position voting for Liberty School Board, Smith is Pos. #5 on the ballot. Matt Harris, Pos. #1 incumbent has not filed. Patricia Watson has filed to run for Position #1. So far, without opposition The filing ends February 28th.

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Buses: Liberty school trustees approved funding for four new school buses during Tuesday night’s board meeting. Robert Ward, director of maintenance and operations for the district, said he was thrilled by the board’s decision to replace some of the district’s aging buses. The buses will be purchased with an H-GAC grant of $158,561 with a district match of $211,764.

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Clarification: The Dayton Chamber of Commerce 4thannual Coffee with the Candidates will be held next Wednesday at the Dayton Community Center from 8 a.m.until 10:30 a.m. For information call the Dayton Chamber office at (936) 257 2393.

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Obituaries: Connie Sue Fregia Thompson, 59 of Batson. Memorial service Saturday at 1 p.m. at Faith and Family Funeral Service in Batson. William Edward Bostick Sr., 53. Memorial service will be Saturday in Arkansas.

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*LakeRelease: 2,000 CFSLibertyBridge: 6.55 ASL*

 

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