Immigration policy labeled 'dysfunctional'
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) told about 50 people at a town hall meeting in Gilmer Tuesday night that the nation’s immigration policy is “dysfunctional,” and proposed several steps for eas...
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, of France, reacts after a shot against Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)NEW YORK (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga insists he didn't whiff on a serve, as much as it looked that way.


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Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a second inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves on September 1, 2014 in Atlanta, GeorgiaStarter Cole Hamels and his Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen tossed a combined no-hitter with a 7-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves on Monday. The left-handed Hamels struck out seven batters in six innings before the bullpen took over for the first combined no-hitter in the Major League Baseball team's history. Philadelphia ace Hamels had five walks and a high pitch count, forcing manager Ryne Sandberg to remove him for a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh inning. Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon preserved the no-hitter, each throwing a solid inning out of the bullpen.


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Gilmer City Council lowers tax rate
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Gilmer City Council on Tuesday lowered the city ad valorem tax rate to .625178 cents per $100 valuation after approving a $6.2 millon budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The cut is down about a...
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