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May

Drugs, weapons found at Camp County residence

By SUSAN TAFT Contributor to The Pittsburg Gazette

A night-long search of Samnang Ham’s residence on Highway 11 East yielded 22 military-type canisters with fuses, 15 rearms, approximately 35 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 485 grams of Xanax, and other assorted pills, rearm parts and ammunition. “At about 6:30 p.m. on May 11, I got a call from an investigator with the Greenville Police Department stating that Ham had been stopped on tra c by the Greenville K-9 o cer. e Greenville investigator was trying to con rm if we had any knowledge of drug activity concerning Ham. I advised the investigator that Ham had been under investigation here for about three months,” Camp County Sheri Alan McCandless said. “ e investigator advised Ham was in possession of dangerous drugs, methamphetamine and guns, one of which was stolen, when he was stopped in Greenville.

Wed
25
May

“Paws for a Cause” walk/run to be held for 4-legged friends

By DEBBIE KNOX Publisher/Editor dnox@campcountynow.com

The very rst event for four-legged friends accompanying two legged friends on a 1K/5K fun run and walk, “Paws for a Cause” will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at Fair Park, across from the Pittsburg High School. Check in time for pre-registration and onsite registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m. All proceeds from the event bene t the “Titus County Shelter Friends,” which houses four-legged animals from Pittsburg too. The 1K/5K Fun Run and Walk will begin at 8 a.m. and at 9 a.m. there will be a mingle in the park before an awards presentation is announced at the pavilion at 9:30 a.m. Registration forms will be available at Pittsburg Veterinary Clinic, 203 N. Greer in Pittsburg.

Wed
25
May

Pittsburg ISD Top 10 Graduates

Karla Jessyca Osornio Valedictorian 4.8112 GPA

Wed
25
May

Council taps around solving carnival issue

By DEBBIE KNOX Publisher/Editor dnox@campcountynow.com

A dispute between Dr. Terence A. Cook, D.D.S., on North Avenue, County Commissioners, City Council members and e Chamber of Commerce continues over whether or not carnival rides will be able to set up the week before Pioneer Days begins. In a meeting at the City Council Monday, May 16, Allen Weatherford, executive director, for the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce came before the council asking for the owner of the carnival rides to be able to close the streets of North Avenue and Tapp Street the week before the event. Dr. Cook, who said in a letter dated April 30, 2016 that he has written to a legal rm out of Arlington, Va. that “helps poor souls like me.”

Wed
25
May

Kids Say What?

What is your favorite thing to do in the summertime?

Wed
25
May

Looking Back

10 years ago

• Almost 400 attend a banquet honoring former Mayor D. H. Abernathy after his retirement of 52 years as Pittsburg’s mayor.

• Annie Fuller married a G.I. 52 years ago and came to America. She became a U.S. citizen and eventually moved to Pittsburg 26 years ago.

• Continuing discussion was held at the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District for expanding the Mims Water Treatment plant. Joncie Young with KSA Engineers updated procedures for the board, including the routing of the pipeline.

• Hank Gilbert, the Democratic candidate for a commissioner of agriculture, will make a campaign stop in Pittsburg Saturday.

• Lamar Hughes, from Pittsburg, recently completed his second season playing point guard for the Miles Community College Pioneers in Miles City, Mont. Hughes came to the Pioneers as an All-District and All-State performer in high school, and stepped into the Pioneer team immediately.

Wed
25
May

Sarah Shurbet earns degree in optometry

Ms. Sarah Shurbet, Pittsburg ISD class of 2008, graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) on May 14 earning a Doctor of Optometry degree. e UHCO is the highest ranked optometry school in Texas and is ranked fifth nationwide. Sarah is the daughter of Greg and Barbara Shurbet of Gilmer and the granddaughter Juadeen Shurbet of Winfield and the late Bob Shurbet and the late Bill and Sandy Rainey.

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Wed
25
May

Happenings

MAY 28 Rocky Mound CMI Church Anniversary

The Rocky Mound CME Church will celebrate their 126th church anniversary Saturday, May 28, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Moton, pastor, o ciating. Community members are asked to bring a covered dish and a copy of their favorite recipe. Contact Connie Edmond at 903-856-3370 or 903-946-1749.

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Wed
25
May

Jail Log

Jonathan Neil Seastrunk, 46, was arrested on 05/16, failure to pay child support.

Derek Manning Pederson, 27, was arrested on 05/16, outstanding city warrants x2.

Summer Rachel Espinoza, 27, was arrested on 05/18, outstanding warrants x3.

Eural Eddie Andrews, 47, was arrested on 05/18, assault, family violence, choking, with previous.

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Wed
25
May

Pioneer Club awards three scholars for 2016

By ELLIS KNOX reporter@campcountynow.com

The Pittsburg Pioneer Club presented three scholarships to three 2016 graduating seniors, Summer Pylant, and Dalton Ernest, from Pittsburg High School and Lilly Pittman, from Bethel Christian School of Pittsburg. The Pioneer club has been around for many years in Pittsburg, there are currently 18 members. They volunteer through-out the city in different functions, they raise money during the Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper in Nov. with a cake auction. One hundred percent of those funds are used to support the library, NTCC, the hospital, and provide scholarships to Pittsburg graduates.

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