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Public schools around Lamar County started back to school today, with teachers, students and parents converging in classrooms to figure out schedules, class times, pick-up times and what supplies were forgotten that morning as they adjusted to a new routine.

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DETROIT — In an effort to make it easier for residents to pay their bills and deter them from missing payments, the City of Detroit has altered its policies regarding when utility bills will be due and fines issued for late payments.

Ask anyone who knew Kim Hancock, and they will tell you she was a friend to all she met. On Saturday, the Paris Elks Lodge was full of friends who came to honor her memory after she passed away last week following her battle with cancer.

The the first Chevy Truck Day in the Park is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Record Park, at 7th Street Northwest and Henderson Street, and it will feature Chevy trucks from 1999 and before.

“I was kinda skeptical at first. I was like ‘nah, it’s not gonna be for me.’ But I fell in with some of the other guys, got to talking with them, and seen how it’s changed some of their lives and hearing some of their stories, and so I thought I would actually give it a chance,” Zach Parker said.

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As digital-savvy hosts turn to Airbnb to offer travelers a place to stay, they are finding a surprisingly steady business. But such services could be costing states, counties and cities millions in uncollected hotel occupancy taxes, a new study found.

Jerry Horton, a retired firefighter from Station 1, previously said firefighters’ roles have changed rapidly over the years. Instead of just fighting fires, firefighters now respond to medical and hazardous material calls and receive additional training, such as dive training.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — In stories Aug. 4-5 about the deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the number of mass killings so far in 2019. The Dayton rampage marked the 23rd mass killing so far in 2019, leaving 131 people dead.

Reacting to the Saturday shooting at an El Paso Walmart, Rep. Gary VanDeaver is advocating for adequate medical care for survivors and remembrance for those who were killed. 

The gymnasium at Aaron Parker Elementary School was filled with activity Saturday morning as laughing, smiling children ran around the hardwood floors. No, it wasn’t a gym class; it was Ready, Set, Go, an opportunity for students to get excited and prepared for the coming school year.

An explosion Friday afternoon rocked the quiet neighborhood of county road of 22900, sending one of the residents, the only one home at the time, in a flight to Medical City Plano’s burn unit.