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The Bogata City Council set up the beginnings of the Bogata Economic Development Corporation at Monday night’s meeting and set in motion it’s first project, selling the corner of Highways 37 and 271 where the nursing home stood to Jibran Azam Properties.

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Between City Council switches and not one, but two mayor pro-tems assuming mayoral office responsibilities, the City of Bogata for the past few months has been scrambling to get things working. 

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The Bogata police chief got the $1 per hour raise requested, and what amounts to the same for himself, at Monday night’s city council meeting as the group decided to do away with the mayor’s $15,000 per annum expense account.

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After a called meeting Monday night, the Bogata City Council has enough members for a quorum after Councilman Don Roach rescinded his resignation. The council then approved the police chief’s contract, for a full five years, with the pay raise for the force to be amended later.

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Paris ISD is reporting three additional Covid-19 cases at Crockett Middle School along with a confirmed case at Aikin Elementary. Also on Sunday, Rivercrest ISD sent out an alert that a high school student tested Covid-19 positive.

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In what might have been the shortest meeting Bogata City Council ever, former Mayor Vincent Lum called the meeting to order, announced his resignation, and left through the door, escorted by state troopers.

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The Mayor of Bogata, Vincent Lum, announced his resignation at a well-attended city council meeting this evening.