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Fire destroys house near Elkhart
No one was injured in a house that caught fire around 6:25 a.m. Wednesday off of Anderson County Road 150, north of Elkhart. The home was still smoking several hours later, and the roof had nearly collapsed.
- Safety precautions
- All bundled up
Anderson County Sheriff's Office promotes five employees
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the promotion of four of its employees, effective on Jan. 1.
Lost in CyberSpace: Palestine ISD cautions students to be safe in a digitized world
Scores of fourth-grade hands shot up around the Story Intermediate School cafeteria as cyber safety expert Matt Tibbetts of TBG Solutions posed questions to his young audience like, “How many here have a Facebook? What about Twitter? Or Instagram?”
Action Fund presents $30K in grants to three organizations
Board members of The Action Fund awarded $30,000 in grants to organizations benefitting the community during a presentation held Thursday at the Ben E. Keith Community Room, located at 2019 W. Oak St.
- None injured in 2-vehicle crash
Local firefighter to compete in national CrossFit competition
Two years ago, the thought of flying to San Diego to compete in a national fitness competition had not “crossed” – or perhaps, “fit” – Jonathan Duncan's wildest imaginations. But that's exactly what the 25-year-old Palestine firefighter will do Feb. 19 and 20 at a nationwide CrossFit competition for firemen.
Courthouse boiler steam mistaken for smoke
A call about possible smoke at the Anderson County Courthouse turned out to be a false alarm Tuesday evening.
DAV dedicates new van for transporting veterans
Local veterans have a shiny new set of wheels, as of Monday, when a 12-passenger 2013 Ford van was dedicated to the Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV) in Palestine. The vehicle is used by the DAV to provide free roundtrip transportation for veterans to the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals in Temple and Waco.
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