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New evidence resets Maypearl chief’s sex assault trial

The trial for Kevin Coffey, the former Maypearl police chief accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old, has been reset to February after new evidence was presented to the court. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Fire Marshal: Finding cause of blaze could take time

Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell said it may take some time to learn the cause of the house fire in the 1000 block of Feaster Road that destroyed a home Wednesday. Get the rest of this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Fire engulfs family’s home outside Avalon

A family lost its home and belongings in a fire Wednesday afternoon in the 1000 block of Feaster Road, just outside Avalon. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Gryphon biker toy run marks 32nd year this Sunday

Sunday will be the 32nd year the Gryphons Motorcycle Club of Ellis County will crise from Midlothian to Ennis to deliver on their promise to children and senior citizens… Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Grayson named judge pro-tem

Ellis County Precinct 2 Commissioner Lane Grayson, who serves most of Ennis and portions of Waxahachie, was named judge pro-tem for the county during Tuesday’s commissioners court meeting. Get the rest of this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Serving those who served

Nimchie Alce, the newest Veterans Services officer for Ellis County, didn’t know when she finished her eight years in the Army that she would be helping veterans find benefits in Ennis. Find more on this story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Fire scorches 300 acres

Ellis County Fire Marshal Tim Birdwell said it was “terrible weather” that helped to spark and spread flames across an estimated 300 acres between FM 85 and Mach Road Wednesday afternoon. Get the full story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Residents recount moments as fire neared homes

Dana Percival said as the fire of FM 85 crept to within 10 feet of her home on Mach Road yesterday, she had no other choice than to grab her dogs and cat and flee to rush them to a kenneling facility. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News.

Grayson hosts town hall

Precinct 2 Commissioner Lane Grayson conducted two town hall meetings in Ennis Tuesday to update constituents and to help make the public aware of various services offered to some county residents. Find the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

County green lights Leggett & Platt abatement

Ennis-based Leggett and Platt was granted a 45-percent, 5-year tax abatement at the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. The business, which currently employs 160 workers, is seeking to add 75 new jobs and make a capital investment of roughly $14 million dollars. Get the details on this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of […]

Citizens, volunteers grade election experience

Voters leaving the Ellis County Sub-Courthouse on a rainy Tuesday morning reported that voting was largely quick and painless during yesterday’s election proceedings. Voters, whether it was their first presidential election or fifth, said they were in and out of the sub-courthouse within minutes after voting. People whom the EDN spoke with differed, however, in […]

Trump, other Republicans win county

Donald J. Trump grabbed a majority of the total unofficial vote in Ellis County, county elections administration reported at around 8:15 p.m. The Republican nominee took 71.16 percent of the vote with 36,175 ballots cast in his favor. 12,582 ballots were cast for Hillary Clinton, with roughly 2.9 percent of votes going to third-party candidates. […]

Early voting breaks county record

A national elections with two lightning rods running for President has drawn record-setting crowds to the polls, including Ellis County, where almost half of all registered voters have already cast ballots before Election Day. Find this story and more in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Robinson stepping down

Saying three terms of service was plenty, Dennis Robinson, county commissioner, Precinct 1, decided it was time to step down to invest more time with his family. Get the details on this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Early voting ends today

Today is the final day to cast a ballot early in the Nov. 8 general election. Get this story and more in the Friday edition of The Ennis Daily News. Stay informed, subscribe today!

Record numbers of Texans voting early

National interest in the fall elections continues to swell. In Ellis County, 36,539 have cast ballots through Tuesday. Find this story and more in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber today!

Early voting numbers look solid in Ellis County

Ellis County Elections Administrator Jana Onyon said this week that the county is “on track for a great turnout” after looking a preliminary number for early voting and mail-in ballots. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

Leggett & Platt seeks tax abatement

At Tuesday’s Ellis County Commissioners Court meeting, Ennis Economic Development Director Marty Nelson and Kevin Fincher of Leggett & Platt, Inc. of Ennis filed a request for a tax abatement zone as Leggett & Platt works to expend its operation and add to the county infrastructure base. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of […]

County sues Texas AG over decision

The Ellis County Commissioners Court gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the County and District Attorney’s Office to file suit against Attorney General Ken Paxton for a ruling made about a public information request. Find more on this story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Ellis County sees spike in voter registration

With National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Ellis County Elections Administrator Jana Onyon said yesterday the county is slated for a strong presence at the polls, as already 100,000 of the county’s 155,000 population has registered to vote for the upcoming election on November 8. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily […]

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