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Jimmy Ray Earl Merrifield, 45, of Gainesville, is currently being held in the Young County jail and charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle and aggravated assault on a public servant from an incident which occurred Dec. 28, around 9:45 p.m.
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Daniel Gilbertson tries to get past a defender on his way to the basket Tuesday night. He scored a team-high 12 points in the 63-37 loss to Hirschi Tuesday night. Gilbertson played reduced minutes due to early game foul trouble.
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Sixth grade Hot Shopolicious teams speak to the Rotary Club of Graham on Dec. 1 at North Central Texas College. The teams raised $1,765 for area nonprofts last year.
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Graham Parks and Recreation Board President Lee Boyd shows off a lidar map of a trail along Salt Creek to members of the Rotary Club of Graham in November 2020. The Graham City Council last Thursday approved the use of $10,000 from the Special Park Fund to clear the banks of Salt Creek along the proposed trail area for the planned Salt Creek Park project.
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Katie Coyac puts up an uncontested shot during the day Blues’ win over Iowa Park at home on Friday. Coyac scored a combined seven points in two games over the weekend.
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News Stories

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Jimmy Ray Earl Merrifield, 45, of Gainesville, is currently being held in the Young County jail and charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle and aggravated assault on a public servant from an incident which occurred Dec. 28, around 9:45 p.m.
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A traffic stop turned into a sheriff’s office shooting incident last month in the 1200 block of 4th St. in Graham. The incident took place Dec. 28, around 9:45 p.m.

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Sixth grade Hot Shopolicious teams speak to the Rotary Club of Graham on Dec. 1 at North Central Texas College. The teams raised $1,765 for area nonprofts last year.
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The Graham Chamber of Commerce announced this week that 6th grade Graham Junior High School students in the Hot Shopolicious program raised a total of $1,765 through the program which will go to ar

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Graham Parks and Recreation Board President Lee Boyd shows off a lidar map of a trail along Salt Creek to members of the Rotary Club of Graham in November 2020. The Graham City Council last Thursday approved the use of $10,000 from the Special Park Fund to clear the banks of Salt Creek along the proposed trail area for the planned Salt Creek Park project.
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The Graham City Council last Thursday approved the use of $10,000 from the Special Park Fund to clear the banks of Salt Creek along the proposed trail area for the planned Salt Creek Park project.

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Early voting in the Texas House of Representatives District 68 election began this week in Texas and started off slow in Young County with 10 voters as of Monday.

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Five candidates filed to run for the Texas House of Representatives District 68 seat by Monday at 5 p.m. with the Texas Secretary of State.

Sports

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Daniel Gilbertson tries to get past a defender on his way to the basket Tuesday night. He scored a team-high 12 points in the 63-37 loss to Hirschi Tuesday night. Gilbertson played reduced minutes due to early game foul trouble.
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It looked great at the beginning for the Graham Steers. They led for the entire first quarter before an injury and foul troubles took over.

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Katie Coyac puts up an uncontested shot during the day Blues’ win over Iowa Park at home on Friday. Coyac scored a combined seven points in two games over the weekend.
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The Lady Blues basketball team is off to a 2-0 start in district play for the second year in a row. COVID-19 impacted the start of the district schedule and forced the postponement of the Jan.

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Daniel Gilbertson attempts a shot over a pair of Glen Rose defenders during the Steers 60-41 loss Tuesday. Gilbertson led the Steers with 15 points. The Steers open district play Tuesday at Hirschi.
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The Graham Steers saved their toughest non-district test for the last non-district game of the schedule Tuesday night. The 4A No. 22 Glen Rose Tigers visited Graham Tuesday.

Obituaries

Cecil Dudley Sparkman, 81, of Post Oak, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

Carl Young, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at First Baptist Church Graham.

William Arthur Paul, Jr. 87, passed away the morning of Jan. 7, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sarah Ann Paul, and his son, Richard Lee Paul.

The Graham Leader

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