Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 24

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Early voting begins Monday, October 20

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Early voting in the November 4th general election, city of Point municipal election and Miller Grove ISD trustees election begins next Monday, October 20, at the Rains County Courthouse Annex.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Emergency responder calls up in September

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Emergency Services District #1 heard reports from its services providers Thursday evening, October 9, showing a slight increase in emergency responses for the month of September.

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Bookman and Walker win 1st for over $14K

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

They’ve won again!

Best friends and business partners Chris Bookman, 23, of Point and Dylan Walker, 24, of Emory who own SnapBrothersProduc tions.com won a $14,250 first prize last week from Tongal for creating the winning Hasbro online commercial.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Court updates library rules

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Commissioners Court followed the recommendations of the Library Advisory Committee (LAC) Thursday, October 9, and approved raising the age of unsupervised or unchaproned children left in the public library.

The current policy allows children seven years old and older to be dropped off to browse in the library alone. The change in policy raises that age to 10 and older.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Distributions up again this month for Emory

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The city of Emory held on to its increase in summer retail sales to again post an increase in the state sales tax distributions this month compared to 2013 receipts.

Retail sales for the month of August are remitted to the state by merchants in September and returned to taxing entities in October.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.