CHEROKEE COUNTY — Phillip Grimes announces that he is seeking reelection for the office of Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 in the Republican Primary. I believe wholeheartedly in the process of the justice system. I will be running my campaign based upon fairness, integrity and my desire to give the people of Cherokee County an honest and fair Justice of the Peace. I graduated in 1984 from Jacksonville High School and have made Jacksonville my home. I have been married to my wife Andrea for 24 years. I have two children, Matthew and Cody. I have always had a desire for public service. I have 17 years experience in law enforcement. I hold an advanced peace officer license. I worked 13 years for the Jacksonville Police Department as a police dispatcher, patrol officer and as a detective. I was also employed by the Jacksonville Independent School District Police Department as a School Resource Officer for 4 years prior to seeking election as Justice of the Peace, Pct.3 in 2010. I have completed over 140 hrs of judicial training through the Texas Justice Court Training Center so that I can do the best job for the citizens of Cherokee County that I possibly can. I enjoy my work as a Justice of the Peace and if elected again will continue to fulfill the duties of the office to the best of my abilities. In addition, I am dedicated to ensuring that the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 is run as efficiently and economically as possible. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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Body found in bed of truck
Authorities on late Wednesday had not confirmed the identity of a body found in the back of a pickup truck near Reklaw on Tuesday.
According to a press release from the New Summerfield Police Department, officials received a report of an abandoned 2001 Ford pickup Tuesday that was located on a parcel of land in rural Cherokee County.
JEDCO names new president
Five months after Darrell Prcin retired from the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation, a new president of the organization was announced Wednesday.
And the person is someone who is not unfamiliar to finance and the City of Jacksonville.
JISD sets public hearing for proposed $45M budget
JISD trustees have set a 6:30 p.m. public hearing Aug. 25 to discuss a proposed $45,047,303 budget and proposed $1.395 tax rate for the upcoming school year.
The proposed figures are an increase of $9,532,176 from this past year's $35.5 million budget.
Public health department extends hours to help parents get students vaccinated
As summer break winds down for students, parents turn their eye to more practical matters, like making sure their children are on-task with state-mandated immunizations.
Proposed budget ‘virtually identical’ to 2013 budget
A proposed Troup city budget reviewed Tuesday by council members is “virtually identical” to a 2013 adopted budget of approximately $2.5 million, said City Manager Gene Cottle.
Breaking News: Dead body found near Reklaw; officials investigate
Law enforcement officials are investigating after a dead body was found near Reklaw.
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Buoys near 1 property stir waters
A location along Lake Jacksonville has come under scrutiny recently from at least one resident because of city-placed buoys.
Intestinal parasite strikes Texas
State officials recently confirmed cases of an intestinal parasite in Texas.
Clardy appointed to select committee
Today, State Representative Travis Clardy was appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to the House Select Committee on Health Care Education and Training.
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