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Palestine Police arrested Fred Williams, Oscar Oliver and Shanethia Hollis on multiple drug charges following the execution of a search warrant late Tuesday night, Feb. 2.

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A steady stream of evacuees seeking shelter flooded through Anderson County Tuesday as Texans evacuated the state’s coastal area in anticipation of Hurricane Laura.

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Several Anderson County school districts voted this past week voted not to allow its students who use remote learning to participate in University Interscholastic League events and other elective courses.

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Exactly three years ago, I was preparing for my first day as editor of the Palestine Herald-Press. Having just drove in from my beloved Detroit, I checked into a local motel and looked for some tunes on the radio – maybe a little jazz, Hip-hop, R&B or even classical.

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article thanking the public for distancing, wearing face masks, and practicing good hygiene to mitigate the coronavirus in Palestine and Anderson County. On June 24, the county reported only 20 active cases.

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Tuesday was a bad day for Anderson County's battle against COVID-19. The county reported its first death from the coronavirus, along with a record 16 new cases. Those 16 cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in Anderson County to 194, including a record 98 active cases.

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