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    Demolition of north side of American Legion building underway

    10/22/2014 06:20 PM CDT
    Wednesday afternoon, a City of Graham worker fired up the diesel engine of a massive hydraulic excavator and drove the business end of the machine into the north wall of the 63-year-old American Legion building. 
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    Thornburg sentenced to life in prison
    10/22/2014 12:43 PM CDT - After almost three years of uncertainty, ongoing local discussion and mass public speculation as to what actually happened to Graham woman Candice Shields, Jeremy Thornburg was convicted of murdering Shields and sentenced to life in prison by a Young County jury Tuesday afternoon. Read more

    Lady Blues sweep Mineral Wells; qualify for playoffs
    10/22/2014 02:39 PM CDT - P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } The Lady Blues volleyball team came into the 2014 season with two goals: win 10 games and reach the playoffs.   Both dreams were on the line against Mineral Wells Tuesday night. Read more

    Jury finds Thornburg guilty
    10/21/2014 04:20 PM CDT - The jury took less than three hours today to find Jeremy Thornburg guilty of the murder of Candice Shields. Read more

    Sipes calls for infectious disease summit
    10/21/2014 02:47 PM CDT - Last week Young County Commissioner for Precinct 1 Mike Sipes called for an inter-agency summit on preparedness in case an infectious disease outbreak hit Young County. Read more

    Bond supervisor requests vehicle
    10/21/2014 02:46 PM CDT - After several months of planning, Texas' 90th district, which encapsulates both Young and Stephens counties, has hired a bond supervisor.  It's a position that came about through cooperation from several local entities, including the aforementioned Young and Stephens counties, as well as the cities of Graham, Olney and Breckenridge. Read more

    Young County renews agreement
    10/21/2014 02:29 PM CDT - Young County Commissioners Court has again renewed its agreement of understanding with the Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc.  The agreement between ARCADA and Young County serves the purpose of “providing prevention/intervention programs that offer constructive methods designed to prevent and/or interrupt the onset or progression of substance abuse,” according to a recent ARCADA letter sent to the Young County Commissioners Court. Read more

    Living the vet life in Young County
    10/21/2014 02:19 PM CDT - From his office on Highway 67 last week, Nick Burnham bent down to examine wounds on a dog's ear, cleaned the marks and gave its owner instructions on taking care of the infected wound. Read more

    Thornburg verdict could come Tuesday
    10/20/2014 07:41 PM CDT - Day five of the Jeremy Thornburg trial came to a close with both the prosecution and the defense resting their cases. Tomorrow, both sides will present closing arguments and the case will likely be turned over to jurors to determine if Thornburg is guilty of murdering Graham woman and mother Candice Shields. Read more

    State Rep. Drew Springer announces post-session town hall forums
    10/20/2014 09:38 AM CDT - MUENSTER, TEXAS – Today, State Representative Drew Springer announced a series of town hall forum on Oct. 21 with stops in Jacksboro, Graham, Throckmorton, and Olney. Read more

    Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
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    Charli XCX surprises at school homecoming dance

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. Full Story