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May 30th, 2012
A runoff election appears likely in the race for Hutchinson County Sheriff.
According to unofficial results posted by the Hutchinson County Clerk's Office, Don Johnson received the highest number of votes in the race. He received 1,104 votes, equating to 40.77 percent of the vote.
Michael Lon âMickeyâ Blackmon received 906 votes in the primary election, equating to 33.46 percent of the vote. Since neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote, the two will compete in a runoff election set for July 31, 2012.
The Borger Police Department is currently conducting an investigation regarding some fraudulent money orders.
On Friday, May 18, at approximately 4 p.m., a detective sergeant with the BPDâs Criminal Investigations Division received reliable information in reference to the location of numerous fraudulent United States Postal Service money orders, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
The division had been investigating these suspected money orders due to several already being passed at a local federal credit union.
During the Frank Phillips College May Board of Regents Meeting, FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks informed the Board of Regents that the college has been awarded a Round Six Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant in the amount of $140,534, which will be used to purchase equipment for the Pump & Engine (P&E) and Instrument & Electrical (I&E) Technology Programs.
The Borger Police Department wants citizens to be aware of a recent telephone scam circulating in the Hutchinson County area, one that has already directly affected some residents.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said this telephone scam targets mainly the elderly population.
The scan begins with a telephone call to the victim, in which the caller identifies himself as a son or a grandson.
âThe caller advises that they have either been in an accident or are stranded in Mexico and are in need of assistance,â he said.
As families across the country get ready to kick off the summer and honor our military heroes this Memorial Day weekend, local officials urge motorists to stay safe on the road during a time of year when drunk driving deaths typically increase.
Over Memorial Day weekend in 2011, 158 people were killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide.
A tip for safe driving over the holiday weekend and year-round is to plan a safe way home.
The time has come to purchase luminarias for this yearâs Hutchinson County Relay For Life event.
Citizens are encouraged to honor a friend or loved one who is fighting a battle with cancer or remember someone who is lost with a American Cancer Society RFL of Hutchinson County Luminaria.
Luminarias may be purchased for a donation and will be featured in a special ceremony during Relay 2012, set for June 8 and 9, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., at Huber Park in Borger.
Every forgotten animal needs a good place to call home and someone to call family.
Coming up on Monday, June 2, 2012, Borger Animal Control and Troop 31 BSA will host âAll Pets in the Panhandleâ as an Eagle Scout Project.
This event will take place in front of Wal-Mart in Borger.
Also, the North Shore Adoption Bus â associated with North Shore Animal League and National Dog Mill Rescue - will be on hand.
West Texas High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Matthew Goodale is this yearâs valedictorian with a 101.89/4.0 GPA, and Sarah Kelly has been named salutatorian with a 101.28/4.0 GPA.
Goodale is the son of George and Dallas Goodale. He has taken honors courses in English I, II, III, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Government, and Economics. He has also taken dual credit courses in English IV, Chemistry, and U.S. History.
Hannah Hobbs, an employee of Bennigan's in Borger, recently served a guest who ordered a beer for his friend who was a fallen comrade.
The beer was intended to be a memorial to Navy Lt. J.G. Francis Toner IV. The guest left a note with the beer that read âIn memory of Lt. J.G. Francis Toner, USN. Killed in action 27 March 2009, Balkh Province, Afghanistan. âNon sibi said patriaeâ NOT FORGOTTEN!â
A resident of Borger pled guilty on Tuesday for possessing child pornography.
According to court records, James Bradley Taylor pleaded guilty to one of three child porn charges for a plea bargain.
The other two felony charges for receiving and attempting to receive the materials were dropped.
According to the plea agreement, Taylor installed Frostwire, a file sharing program, on a personal computer, which he used to download the child pornography in the month of March.