Storm causes major power outage
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A thunderstorm Wednesday night caused power outages to thousands of area meters served by the Gilmer-based Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative and Shreveport-based Southwestern Electric Power Company...
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New York Yankees Derek Jeter, left, and former President George W. Bush greet each other during a ceremony honoring Jeter before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.


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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2010 file photo, Cho Yang-ho, the head of South Korea's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, speaks at the 39th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Belgrade, Serbia. South Korean media is reporting that Cho, who led PyeongChang’s successful bid to host the Winter Olympics, is set to become chief organizer of the 2018 Games. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official.


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'Christmas in July' as Gilmer bond rating improves two notches
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Jul 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The city of Gilmer has received an unexpected two-step improvement in its bond rating for general obligation debt, a move which could save the city interest when it borrows, City Manager Jeff Ellin...
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