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Local musician and band member of The Kingdom Mafia, James Phelps, 29, was assaulted Saturday on Crockett Street in Beaumont, police said. A friend of Phelps took him to his father’s house that night, according to Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley.  Phelps was taken to Christus St. Elizabeth’s Hospital the following morning and has remained in ICU for treatment of his injuries.

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The United Way held a campaign kickoff luncheon Thursday, Sept. 13, to begin this year’s fundraising efforts.  Those who attended the kickoff were treated to a big, rich gumbo from Big Rich Courville’s Catering’s.

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Nederland Police are asking for the community’s help in solving the Sept. 11, 2012, burglary of Hillcrest Elementary School.

During the early morning hours of Sept. 11, a burglar entered Hillcrest Elementary at 2611 Ave. H in Nederland. Once inside the building, the burglar entered several locked classrooms and removed a Nikon Coolpix camera, an undetermined amount of money and food items.

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After deliberating almost four hours, jurors found 18-year-old Labyron Jaffar

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A Little Cypress Junior High assistant coach is no longer employed at the school after an investigation was launched regarding the educator and an improper relationship with a high school student.

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TransCanada seeks writ in Jefferson County court

 

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As previously reported in the pages of this newspaper, a scam targeting seniors and persons receiving disability benefits made its way through Jefferson County in the past few months, with residents of Port Arthur impacted at a significant rate. Those perpetrating the scam duped victims by promising them access to a federal stimulus check, allegedly available to all Social Security recipients, even though no such provision exists. Victims supplied the scammers with copies of their driver’s license, Social Security number, and banking information.

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UPDATES: Instructor Cequana Clark informed The Examiner on Thursday evening, Sept. 13, that she has been asked to turn in her keys and receipt book, terminating her employment with BISD. Clark anticipated losing half her paycheck with the cancelation of the adult cosmetology program, but she was still employed as a night-class instructor for the Taylor Center.

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Beaumont Independent School District Chief Financial Officer Robert Zingelmann announced Sept. 11 that he will be leaving the school district to accept a position as the new Region 4 Chief Financial Officer, serving an estimated 51 school districts and one million students. His last day at BISD is expected to be Sept. 24.

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The Texas State University System announced Tuesday, Sept. 11, the advisory search committee that will guide the process of selecting the next president of Lamar University. Lamar's President Simmons has announced that, after a 14-year tenure, he will officially step down Jan. 31, 2013.

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