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Gregory Wayne Dozier, 56 of Paris

Gregory Wayne Dozier, 56 of Paris, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Funeral services have been set for Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. at Living Word Pentecostal Church with Rev. Tiny Freelen and Rev. Jacob Kelso officiating. Interment will follow at Long Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time at the church. He was born in Modesto, California on March 19, 1961, to William and Ruthie Lorene Dozier. He worked in the Maintenance Department at Paris Industries. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marshia Dozier; children, Tiffany Dozier,...

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Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site Orientation Exhibit Grand Opening

On April 1, 2017, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. there will be an open house to view the new orientation exhibit in the recently remodeled visitor center of the Sam Rayburn House in Bonham, TX. A short drive from Paris to see years of History from the life of a remarkable Congressman. The exhibit includes digital photo frames, an interactive desk and telephone, and video. There will be refreshments, and guided tours available. All are welcome and the event is free! Sam Rayburn is one of Texas’ best-known statesmen, serving in the U.S. Congress for 48 years, and...

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Arrested for aggravated assault after trying to hit female with vehicle

In the evening hours of March 28, 2017, Paris Police responded to a call in the 1800 block of Graham in regards to a disturbance. Once officers arrived they were told that Patrick Pendergraft (21-year-old male) had attempted to strike a female with his vehicle by driving into a yard towards her. Officers located Pendergraft in the 1600 block of Graham who advised that he had left his truck at the original location and could not return to get it because of an altercation with people located there. Pendergraft was placed under arrest for aggravated assault. To read more Crime...

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Manufacturing/Delivery of Synthetic Marijuana and Morphine tablets

On March 28, 2017, at 1:56 p.m. Paris Police made contact with Darrius Barr (44-year-old male) and three other subjects in the 500 block of Grand Ave in regards to a possible narcotics violation. Barr was placed under arrest for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance after being found in possession of synthetic marijuana. Upon being searched at the police department, Barr was found to be in possession of morphine tablets and received an additional charge of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility. The other three subjects...

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Katie Exum named Principal for Roxton ISD

Katie Exum has been named Principal for Roxton ISD for the 2017-2018 school year, and will begin her duties on July 3, 2017. Katie Exum was born and raised in Paris, Texas. Her parents are Chip and Beth Exum, and she has two older brothers, Jason and Josh Exum. She attended Paris schools, graduated from Texas A&M-College Station with her Bachelor’s degree in May of 2009, and from Texas A&M-Commerce with her Master’s degree in Administration in August of 2013. She has taught for Paris ISD for eight years. She is certified with an EC-4 generalist, ESL EC-4 certification,...

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