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Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 08:00 - 17:00
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Volume 32, No. 122 Friday, June 30, 2017
Fatality: Two people died Wednesday night in a double-fatality accident on S.H. 146, just south of Palms Memorial Park in Dayton. According to information from Dayton Police Sgt. John Coleman, 51-year-old Gregory Matthew Begovich of LaPorte was southbound on S.H. 146 when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old woman. She was Doranely Rojas of Dayton. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of Peace Pct. 4 Larry Wilburn, who ordered autopsies. Sgt. Coleman said the crash investigation is ongoing.
Second Fatality: An unidentified man was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident in Kenefick early Thursday morning. The deceased is an unknown black male. According to a Department of Public Safety report, 57-year-old Robert Alan Ames was traveling southbound on FM 1008 in foggy conditions when his pickup truck struck the unidentified pedestrian who was walking in the lane of traffic. DPS said no charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the identity of the victim is asked to call the DPS office in Liberty at 936-336-4583.
New Jail Operator: Ownership of the private company that runs the Liberty County Jail has changed hands. The CEC private corrections company has been responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at the Liberty County Jail for many years now, but CEC was recently purchased by the GEO Group for $360 million. GEO is a nationwide private corrections firm. Liberty County Judge Jay Knight said the changeover from CEC to GEO will not affect the county’s contract or local jail employees.
July 4th: The public is invited to an Independence Day tribute to America next Tuesday night in Hardin’s Hornet Stadium. The Independence Day celebration in Hardin gets under way at 7 p.m. Tuesday with concessions. The Independence night’s free family friendly celebration culminates at dark with a fireworks extravaganza at Hornet Stadium on FM 834 in Hardin next Tuesday night.
Obituaries: Charlie Grabein, 86 of Liberty. Memorial service July 8th at 11 a.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Liberty.
*Lake Release: 7,000 CFS – Liberty Bridge 12.63 ASL*


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