Gerald Duff speaks with a fan

Many authors choose to write fiction set in the most popular locations such as New York, London, or Hollywood. And although these settings are commonplace and perhaps overdone, they sell, according to publishing statistics regarding U.S. fiction titles compiled by Bowker, an American limited liability company that provides bibliographic information of published works to the industry and is the exclusive U.S. agent for issuing International Standard Book Numbers.

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Bartholomew Granger enters the courtroom.

Day three of Bartholomew Granger’s capital murder trial ended after more than 14 family members, Beaumont police officers, attorneys and employees at a local business testified they were caught up in Granger’s scheme to kill Claudia Jackson, Samantha Jackson and Rebecca Richards.

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The Annual Girls' Haven Benefit Golf Tournament that will take place Monday, May 13, at the Beaumont Country Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Girls' Haven announced in a press release. Last year's event garnered $100,000 for the organization, and this year they hope to raise even more.

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Girl Scout Troop 4298 encourages the community to "Get Moving" and join the group's new Hike & Bike Club where everyone is invited to join in the fun Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail located at 9310 Phelan Blvd. in Beaumont. Anyone who wishes to participate in the event should bring their bicycle, razor scooter or skates and a helmet. Attendees may also want to bring water, a hat, mosquito spray, sunglasses, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.

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During a ceremony at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Jefferson County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar Friday, April 19, JCSO honored three individuals for assisting law enforcement in apprehending two shooting suspects in a manhunt April 4.

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