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Norman Bellard (inset) and South Park Middle School

Concern for the citizens of the South Park community and neighboring areas led to the creation of the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership earlier this year.

The group, which meets monthly on the Lamar University campus, has begun to address issues facing the community, according to Norman Bellard, assistant to the president for community relations at Lamar University and chair of the partnership.

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Golden Apple Education Award winner Michael Perryman poses with former students.

Education First Federal Credit Union has announced that Michael Perryman of Nederland High School is the recipient of The Golden Apple Educator Award for the month of June.

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Port Arthur Police have found the missing body of a 34-year-old Manor man near the location where his father's body was discovered in a Sabine Pass canal the day before.

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A woman was fatally injured early Sunday morning in a car accident in Port Arthur.

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A Beaumont man working in Orange County was discovered deceased inside of a tank car by a coworker during the evening of July 6, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release.

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Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz was presented with her certification as a professional county collector at the 81st Annual Tax Assessor-Collector's Association Conference last month.

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The alligator believed to have killed Tommie Woodward was found dead July 6.

UPDATE July 9, 2015: Texas game wardens have completed their investigation into an alligator attack that resulted in the death of Tommie Woodard, 28, and investigators concluded the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action.

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The Orange County Commissioners' Court will hold a Public Workshop Session on county human resource polices and procedures  Wednesday, July 8. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Commissioner's Courtroom, located in the Orange County Administration Building.

Topics to be discussed will human resource policies and specifically items identified in sections 200-400 of the Orange County Human Resource Policy Manual, including wage and salary administration, employee benefits and services, standards of conduct and employee corrective action.

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The Beaumont Police Department invites the public to an open meeting and facilitated discussion with Chief James Singletary and his staff. According to BPD, this forum is an opportunity for the police department and Beaumont residents to share information and exchange ideas on solving challenges facing the community.

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A one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 sent five to the hospital Saturday evening.

At approximately 5:25 p.m. Saturday, July 4, a 2008 Pontiac passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when the driver lost control near mile marker 836 in Jefferson County after possibly falling asleep at the wheel, Trooper Stephanie Davis said in a release. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest. 

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