11 28 2014

Jones fills council seat, Collins outlines new police policies

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer   Sammy Jones will take over the vacated Grand Saline City Council seat left by David Bessonett on Sept. 9. Bessonett left the council citing in the Sept. 9 that being a part of the council was the “absolute, [...]

Crime Fair, parade set for Oct. 18

  The Van Zandt County Crime Fair will be Oct. 18 Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Crime Prevention Parade through downtown Canton. McGruff the Crime Dog will be the grand marshal and there will be more than 30 entries from across [...]

Shuttle bus for veterans now available

By Britne Reeves Staff Writer     Veterans will now be able to travel to the Dallas VA Hospital with ease thanks in part to a conjoined effort of Van Zandt County Commissioner Virgil Melton Jr. and Duke’s Travel Plaza in Canton. Commissioner [...]

Fruitvale Fire destroys Highway 80 residence; Firefighter treated for smoke inhalation

From Staff Reports   The home of Lloyd and Dena Erwin on Highway 80 in Fruitvale was destroyed by an early morning fire Sept. 22. The call about the fire came in about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 22. When Fruitvale firefighters arrived “the attic [...]

Suspect arrrested, charged with attempted murder following shooting

By David Kapitan Staff Writer   GRAND SALINE – Law enforcement officials from around the county swarmed to an area just outside of the Grand Saline city limits in the early afternoon on Sept. 12 in response to a 911 call regarding a possible [...]