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ECSO probes inmate death

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The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Feb. 2 death of an inmate.

Bristol school kept off tax rolls

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The Ellis County Commissioners Court approved a tax exemption for a Bristol landmark before its caretakers received a hefty bill.

Candidate issues debate challenge

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Jake Ellzey, hoping to succeed Jim Pitts in the Texas House of Representative’s 10th District, has challenged his three opponents to three public debates.

Court candidate: Judge exceeded her authority

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A candidate for the Ellis County Commissioners Court has accused County Judge Carol Bush of overstepping the limits of her authority.

Space heater fire scours gun range

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Fire destroyed a gun range in Telico on Wednesday despite the best efforts of area firefighters.

Meeting times rankle court

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Tempers flared at Monday afternoon’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court during further discussion of restoring evening meetings.

Unemployment rate dips again in Ellis County

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Ellis County continued statistical gains in reported unemployment at the end of 2013, logging a final level lower than that of the state.

Court meeting times discussion item causes stir

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Meeting times for the Ellis County Commissioners Court will be discussed once again at their 3 p.m. Monday meeting.

Jury gives 81 years for porn

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An Ellis County jury sentenced 43-year-old Jeffrey Dean Gerron to 81 years in prison on Friday, ending the final chapter in a case that began five years ago.

Verdict expected in child porn case

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Both the prosecution and the defense rested Wednesday afternoon as the trial of Jeffrey Dean Gerron draws to a close.

Hundreds of photos revealed in child porn trial

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Prosecutors in the child pornography case against 43-year-old Jeffrey Dean Gerron presented more than 500 photos to the jury on Tuesday, all of which investigators allege came from Gerron’s home computer.

Marshal keeps his job

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Fire Marshal Joe Stewart is back on the job for the next six months.

Forum packs center

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WAXAHACHIE — Republican candidates packed the Waxahachie Civic Center on Thursday to share their views and plans ahead of the March 4 primary election, which for several races will be decided long before the November general election.

Finance reports reveal tight races

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All but one of the candidates for the upcoming County Judge and Precinct 2 County Commissioner elections turned in their campaign finance reports by the Jan. 15 deadline.

Gardner jumps in Precinct 2 race

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Ennis resident David Gardner has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Ellis County Commission’s Precinct 2 seat in the March primary. In his announcement, he calls for change on the court.

Amber Alert girl returns

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The 16-year-old Red Oak girl reported missing early Tuesday was found later that night in an Arlington apartment.

ECRW’s candidate forum set Thursday

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The Ellis County Republican Women will host a GOP candidate forum starting at 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

Fire marshal stays on job

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Joe Stewart remains the Ellis County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator, for now.

Dodson aiming for new term

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Bill Dodson is running for re-election for the Precinct 2 Commissioner seat. Dodson faces four Republican challengers and one Democratic challenger.

Storm spotter training offered Jan. 29

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For the first time since 2006, tornadoes claimed lives in north central Texas last year. Six people lost their lives in Granbury as a tornado produced EF4 damage in the Rancho Brazos Subdivision.

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