Judge Hears City Lawsuit

By MARK THOMASON, Publisher The lawsuit brought against council member Angie Arp by Ada Street, LLC, was heard by Judge Christian Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31. Ada Street LLC member Steve Oyer alleged Arp should not have voted against his rezoning request, due to a conflict of interest. He requested his property on Ada Street be rezoned from residential to commercial. Council members Arp, Pack and Kendall denied the rezoning request, each expressing the change would not be in the best interest of the residential neighborhood. There was…

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Death Sentence?

By MARK THOMASON, Publisher The family of 23-year-old local, Christopher Michael Verner is searching for answers. Verner passed away August 27 after suffering severe head injuries, it appears were obtained while in custody at Fannin County Jail. He leaves behind a one-year-old daughter, Kylee. This tragedy began when Verner was arrested February 12, 2016 for driving on an expired license. As a participant of Judge Brenda Weaver’s mental health court, the traffic charge violated his accountability court guidelines. The violation required that he serve a short stint in the state…

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