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Paris Morning News (Newspaper) - November 21, 2010, Paris, Texas November 21,2010 sunday vol. 141, no. 115 �$1.25 Home tour Starrett funeral Home and old Magnolia House bed amp breakfast both featured on the Paris Council of Garden clubs tour of Homes tigers await regional semifinal game against mar Finley receives 17-year sentence Finley received the sentence after his third Dpi charge Bill Hankins a Lamar county jury sentenced Shannon Finley to 17 years in the Texas department of criminal Justice after finding him guilty on his third driving while intoxicated charge. The jury had the option of a sentence from 2 to 20 years but recommended the 17-year sentence after hearing visiting Fannin county prosecutor Brad Setterberg read off a Long list of convictions for Finley. Those convictions dated Back to the late 1990s and included a manslaughter charge drug charges two Dpi convictions and several other times Finley had been incarcerated. Quot no matter what you do Here today Finley will get out of prison and come Back to the Community Quot Setterberg said. Quot if he is not a habitual criminal Why does he keep commit Ting one crime right after the other Quot defense attorney Mike Mosher told jurors Quot Finley is not a terrible Guy. He just has an alcohol Setterberg told the jurors Quot enough is enough. The deterrent is not working and we need to protect our judge Eric Clifford passed sentence in the 6th District courtroom. Setterberg called four witnesses and showed videotapes made by police of the traffic Stop the arrest the trip to the Hospital to draw blood and the interrogation of Finley. Arresting Paris police officer James Sain gave sentence p-3a Finley sum Craft / the Paris news Launa Doyal looks Over Christmas decorations and trinkets at love civic Center saturday during the 23rd annual Owca tinsel amp tidings hearing for Landfill services trash collection on Agenda Krista Goerte a Public hearing and a discussion on Landfill services and residential trash collection is on the Agenda for the Paris City Council monday. After a Low citizen turnout at the nov. 15 workshop to discuss the Issue the Council scheduled the Public hearing with no action to be taken in order to get input from the Community before making a decision. The meeting begins at 5 30 . In the Council Chambers at City Hall. City manager Kevin Carruth mayor will Biard and mayor pro tem Joe Mccarthy told the Paris news Friday they have heard very Little feedback from City residents so far. Biard the Agenda item for the hearing and discussion is scheduled near the beginning of the meeting. The Council will discuss awarding a Long term Landfill contract and possibly privatizing residential trash collection in the City. Waste management and sanitation solutions have submitted bids for both services. At the workshop last monday the Council came to the consensus that privatizing trash collection would be the most economical option for Council p-7acommissioners to touch on jail standards Bill Hankins Lamar county commissioners Are scheduled to tackle corrective measures ordered by the Texas commission on jail standards when the court meets at 9 . Monday. The jail standards commission has Given Lamar county 30 Days to comply with corrective action on certain safety equipment in the jail. Commissioners also will receive a letter written to the state leasing division request ing an increase in the monthly lease amount on the parole office building at 2673 North main Street. The property owned by the county has been Superville a commissioners meeting a 9 . Monday a commissioner s courtroom Lamar county courthouse leased by the state since november 2001. County judge Chuck Superville also has sent a letter to the Texas department of transportation requesting assistance with materials to repair and maintain county roads damaged by the Impact of 2,060 weight tolerance permits. The court will discuss participating in or opting out of economic development Bonds and facility Bonds. The state is asking Lamar county to release the Bonds for use elsewhere in the state. Commissioners p-3adrumming up Success Paris High Drumlin wins Fred j. Sanford award Sally Boswell Long hours of hard work that began at the crack of Dawn Well before the school year started paid off for the Paris Drumlin at the recent percussive arts society International convention Pasic in Indianapolis ind., with a performance that earned them the highly coveted Fred j. Sanford award. In addition to the Early morning rehearsals members of the Drumlin Drumlin p-10a submitted members of the Paris Drumlin of Paris High school include from left kneeling a Elizabeth Zimmerman Gabby Parker and Cieara Roberts. Standing first Row a Elle Hussey assistant director Erika Wellman Cortney Stewart Abby Chandler Daniel Colin Joni Iglehart Kayla Naron Allison Ensey Devin England Kelli Lahman Hunter Bruce Jackson Reeves Anthony Tran and director Shawn Wellman. Back Row a Nate Goss Paul Cook Thomas Fisher Mckenzie Webb Kevion Ellis and will Whitaker. $1.25 sunday monday s weather High 73 Low 59 tuesday s forecast slight Chance of showers across the nation Page 2a serving Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma copyright 2010. The Paris news established 1869 a business classifieds education in the news Index 8a obituaries so sports 11a today 5a voices 6a 1c 2a 4a

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