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  1. Radio station and county negotiating tower useRead the original story

    Saturday | Graham Leader

    Young County officials will likely discuss in May a deal offered by Lake Country Radio for use of the station's 454-foot FM tower in the community of Murray, or 11.8 miles west of the Graham Post Office. The county's need to co-opt the radio tower centers on spotty communication for first responders, volunteer fire crews and the Sheriff's Office.

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  2. Holding down the fortRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Graham Leader

    The Young County Commissioners Court hired Jim Hammond, left, and his wife, Amber, in January to be the new caretakers of Fort Belknap. Jim Hammond has a passion for history.

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  3. Local election: Early voting runs through May 5Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Graham Leader

    ... Graham citizens can also vote for Graham elections in Olney at the Olney Community Library, 807 W. Hamilton, Young County Elections Administrator Lauren Sullivan said. An unprecedented 16 candidates ran for the seven-person board in the first public ...

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  4. Graham man faces possible life sentence for abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Graham Leader

    Graham man Jake Bradley McLemore, right, sits in court with his defense attorney, David Wimberley, during a break in his trial s proceedings on Monday morning at the Young County Courthouse.McLemore is charged with the continuous sexual abuse of a child and faces a possible life sentence. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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  5. Cars and Stars invades GrahamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Graham Leader

    ... Drew Hays, bassist for the Austin based rock band The Octanes, the second band to perform in front of the Young County Courthouse Saturday, said that this year marked the band's third to play Cars and Stars. "It's a really fun event," Hayes said. ...

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  6. Navigating the downturnRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | Graham Leader

    Rod Hawkins' oil industry supply business on Highway 380, Hawkins Sub-Surface Pump & Supply, has been in Young County for 50 years. Hawkins said his sales have decreased significantly in the last three months, but things could be much worse, and are for many people working in the oil industry in North Central Texas.

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  7. City takes firm stance on water requestsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 3 | Graham Leader

    ... athletic fields could receive no city assistance following a yet unanswered offer to share a well near the Young County Arena. The city plans to drill a well near the arena and offered GISD a shared-use deal for watering the nearby softball and ...

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  8. Oil-related downturn caused upswing in aid requestsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 3 | Graham Leader

    Editor's note: This is the first report of a multi-part series on the rising number of applicants for Medicaid and SNAP assistance in Graham and Jack County. Employees at the Texas Health and Human Resources office on Packing House Road in Graham say they've been extremely busy the last several weeks.

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  9. Local United Way doles out funds to member organizationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Graham Leader

    ... campaign funds they will receive for 2015 (reported in alphabetical order): The committee allocated $183 to the Young County Humane Society in response to a designated campaign gift. The Humane Society is not a United Way agency. The balance of the ...

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  10. Archery competition packs Young County ArenaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Graham Leader

    Last weekend, hundreds of young archers from across North Texas filled the central dirt floor at the Young County Arena for the 4-H State Indoor Archery Shoot. Simultaneously, a South Texas shoot was underway in Bay City, in Matagorda County, and together the two events called all 4-H archery clubs from across the state.

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  11. L.L. "Cotton" WainwrightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Olney Enterprise

    ... at Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas, with full military honors presented by the American Volunteer Reserves of Young County. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney. "Cotton" was born on April 3, 1925 in Newcastle, ...

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  12. Young County clinic preps for futureRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Graham Leader

    ... going to be in better shape to compete," GRMC CEO Scott Landrum said. Landrum pointed to changes made at the Young County Family Clinic, which is adjacent to GRMC, as an example of where the hospital district is headed. Aside from expanding hours at ...

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  13. Chamber luncheon centers on water conservationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Graham Leader

    ... speakers, Chamber CEO Jennifer Conway reminded attendees that the city council recently equated the drought in Young County with conditions not seen in 500 years. First to speak to the crowd of about 75 was Jerry Gleason, a district conservationist ...

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  14. Springer talks issues with GrahamitesRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Graham Leader

    Editor's note: This is the first of two reports on various topics Rep. Drew Springer discussed with constituents during a town hall forum on March 21. State Rep. Drew Springer visited Graham last weekend and talked with citizens about rural healthcare, open carry gun laws, education, marijuana reform and abolishing daylight saving time. In front of an audience that included Mayor Jack Graham, Young County Commissioner Mike Sipes and Graham Independent School District Superintendent Lane Ledbetter, Springer stated his stance of reducing government and protecting rural Texas from short-sighted, big-city legislation.

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  15. County officials inch toward radio solutionRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | Graham Leader

    Editors note: This is the conclusion of a report on the latest developments regarding the Young County Commissioners Court's efforts to fix radio signal issues for area first responders and law enforcement officers. Officials are leaning toward a co-opt option with local radio station KWKQ as they inch closer to breaking ground on a project to boost portable radio signal strength throughout Young County.

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  16. The 2015 Possum Pedal is coming this JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Graham Leader

    ... ride doesn't include a 100-mile route, organizers hope to add it in the future. Cyclists will start at the Young County Courthouse on Oak and Third streets and will exit the city to both the north and south. The southern routes are for participants ...

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  17. Commissioners discuss county road repairs with TxDOT representativeRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | Graham Leader

    Rural roads and bridges throughout Texas need more attention than they're currently receiving, and Young County is no exception. One hurdle toward affecting improvements, county officials say, is a lack of qualified workers and other resources.

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  18. Olney Man Arrested After Girlfriend Mysteriously DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | KAUZ

    Young County officials have a man in custody, after a punch to his girlfriend's face may have led to her death. The Graham Leader Newspaper is reporting that Jesse Gonzales is being held on charges of Aggravated Assault with Bodily Injury, after the body of his 28-year-old girlfriend Danae Adkins was found Saturday morning.

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  19. Olney suspect could face murder chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Graham Leader

    ... to Seymour Police on Wednesday, at which point the Baylor County Sheriff brought him back to Olney. From there, Young County Sheriff Bryan Walls and Chief Deputy Jim Budorf took him into custody, and he is currently being held in the Young County ...

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  20. Olney Woman Found DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | MyHighPlains.com

    Young County authorities are waiting on a 28-year-old woman's autopsy report to determine if a punch she'd taken to the face could have played a role in her death. UPDATE: Jesus "Jesse" Gonzales was arrested by Young County Sheriff Bryan Walls Wednesday night.

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