Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Volume XV, Issue No. 49

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Purchase of patrol unit tops court agenda

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Sheriff’s Department will be permitted to purchase a replacement vehicle after an accident last month involving a deputy that totaled a patrol unit.

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Community honored with historical marker

Twelve alumni of County Line School attended the dedication of a historical marker erected in honor of John Garrett and County Line School. The dedication ceremony was held Sunday, April 12, at the location where County Line School once stood.

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CASA continues to serve county kids in court

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

It was the second Monday of the month and the Rains County Courthouse Annex’s courtroom was buzzing. Lawyers and court personnel spoke softly but phrases like “the best interest of the child,” “relinquishment of rights” and “the hope is for an adoptive family” drifted through the room. It was family court day in Rains County and a special group of people showed up to advocate for children in the foster care system in the county.

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Board votes to pay off loans

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Emergency Services District #1 (ESD) Board of Fire Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday evening, April 9, to pay off two bank notes totaling $87,000.00, thereby freeing the district of all debt.

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Annual Wild Hog Cook-off April 17-18

It’s time again for the annual Alba Wild Hog and Brisket Cook-Off. This year’s event will be held April 17-18 on the square in downtown Alba. The event raises funds for the Alba Volunteer Fire Department, Alba Friends of the Library and the Alba Ladies Club. All proceeds will be divided equally. There will be plenty of family fun and entertainment.

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