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Thursday August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 08:00 - 17:00

Volume 28, No. 167 Thursday August 29, 2013

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School Enrollment: Enrollment during the first week of classes at the seven school districts across Liberty County is up 135 students from this same time last year. However, both Liberty and Tarkington ISD experienced a drop in student numbers when compared to the start of classes last year. As the largest school district in Liberty County, Dayton ISD reports the exact same number of students on Tuesday as they had on the second day of classes in 2012. School administrators say they expect student numbers to rise next week following Labor Day.

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Child Injured by Car: A 4-year-old girl was taken to a Houston hospital by air ambulance after being pinned underneath a car. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Department reports the accident occurred Tuesday around 8 p.m. on C.R. 604 west of Dayton. Reports indicate a 12-year-old girl was driving a compact car on private property when her little sister was struck and pinned by one of the tires. The injured girl’s father summoned help, and the child was airlifted to a Houston hospital. Her condition is not known, but her injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

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DaytonPD Shake-up.: Veteran Dayton Police Sgt. Doug O’Quinn has been fired from the job he held for more than 20 years. O’Quinn was reportedly approached just before noon Tuesday by new Dayton Police Chief John Headrick and a patrol officer. It was at that time O’Quinn was given the option of resigning or being fired. Sgt. O’Quinn is said to have responded that he had done nothing wrong and they would have to fire him, which Chief Headrick apparently did. As KSHN has reported, Sgt. O’Quinn and John Headrick were the lone finalists for Dayton Police Chief. Dayton City Attorney Randy Gunter said changes in leadership can sometimes also bring about other staff changes, and he suspected that is what happened in this case.

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Golf Tourney: The American Legion Dayton Post 512 is looking for golfers and sponsors for its Patriot Day Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 14, at Magnolia Ridge Country Club. Cost for the two-person scramble is $100. For information or to sign-up, call 936-776-1161 or 936-334-2017.

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Obituaries: Fred Eugene Wiles, 84, of Moss Hill. Service is 7 p.m. today at Hardin Baptist Church.  

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*Lake Release: 1,250 CFS – Liberty Bridge: 6.33 ASL* 

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