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y Lay L With aeces- meet nge." he di- of the ephen mken- chard, l John SEE INSIDE FOR MORE! TVCC 2016 record accomplishments, Page 3A Malakoff citywide cleanup, page 5A VOLUME 107 NUMBER 20 2016 MediaOne, L.L.C. :~ ...... ::.iI i .... ;i ..... ~? Friday, May 13, 2016 2 Sections 75 cents .I HOTO .? By Russell Slaton The News Correspondent MALAKOFF-Mala- koff Rotary members learned May 10 about community outreach ef- forts by Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative (TVEC), whose public relations representative, Kari (Ivey) Wilmeth, is a 1991 Malakoff High School graduate. TVEC was formed in 1998 from a consolidation of Kaufman County Elec- tric Cooperative and New Era Electric Cooperative. The member-owned, non- profit electric distribution cooperative serves 58,000 members and has more than 8,000 miles of power lines. TVEC stretches from Anderson to Hunt counties, encompassing a six-county area. Wilmeth has worked for TVEC for 24 years. One TVEC program is "Operation Round Up," with members' electric bills rounded up to the nearest dollar. The excess is granted to nonprofit organizations in the area. About 92 percent of TVEC customers participate in the program. Almost a million dollars has been donated back to the six-county area through "Operation Round Up," Wilmeth said. Another program pro- vides funds to local fire- fighters. Each December, TVEC gives $2,500 to each of 53 fire depart- ments in the TVEC ser- vice area. TVEC also par- ticipates in food pantries, backpack programs for schoolchildren and wom- en's shelters. The electric cooperative also produces a monthly magazine. Inter- active electricity displays are also geared toward younger children as well as older students. Those displays show the literal power of electricity while teaching safety around power lines and fixtures. TVEC also grants scholarships, with $2,000 going to each of the ap- proximately 23 school districts in the TVEC: area. The cooperative just finished up its "Youth Tour" program, with two students selected from an essay contest to receive an all-expenses-paid trip in June to Washington, D.C. Wilmeth also told Malakoff Rotarians that TVEC's main office in Athens is still not open, following damaging wind and rain in December 2015. There is a portable building in Athens set up to take payments, and the Gun Barrel City office remains open, Wilmeth said. THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON Malakoff Rotarians learned May 10 about mul- tiple community outreach efforts by Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative (TVEC) from its public rela- tions representative Kari (Ivey) Wilmeth (right), a 1991 Malakoff High School graduate. Pictured with Wilmeth is Malakoff Rotary Club President Scotty Thomas (left). By Pearl Cantrell News Staff writer ATHENS-Henderson County Commissioners accepted the resignation of Sheriff Ray Nutt Tues- day. His last day will by May 31. In his resigna- tion letter, Nutt states that the goals he came into office with Jan. 1, 2009 have been met. "I would like to thank the Court for their sup- , port during my time as Sheriff. I also appreci- ate the support of the citizens from all across the County. Although my term runs through Dec. 31, 1 feel it is in the best interest of the Sheriffs Office and the County, for me to step aside," he wrote. Commissioners agreed to name Sheriff-elect Botie Hillhouse to begin serving in Nutt's place beginning on June 1, as Nutt recommended. "The new sheriff-elect is ready to continue our goals and to implement his own," Nutt stated. "After more than 47 years in law enforcement, I am looking forward to being able to spend more time with my wife. Lee and my children and grandchildren." SHERIFF RAY NUTT SHERIFF-ELECT BOTIE HILLHOUSE Athens, Malakoff election results Special to The News ATHENS-The Athens vlunicipal Water Author- ity and City of Malakoff election results are as Stephen Sparkman, 146 David Thomas, 121 The top three candi- dates will serve four-year Bubba Matthews, 78 Ricky Baker, 39 Robert C. Cole, 38 Cross Roads, Malakoff and Trinidad ISD's vote follows: terms, expiring in 2020. in November. Special to The News and shots were fired. TRINIDAI)-4)ne of the All victims were trans- suspects in the robbery of ported to East Texas Med- the D&M Tire Shop onical Center. SH 31was apprehendedOne of the suspects fled son County Jail. The case continues to be investigated. Anyone with information should contact the Trinidad AMWA . City of Malakoff City of Trinidad also May 6 at approximately the scene, one on foot, the Police Department at Milbum Chancy, 390 Vincent Bailey, Jr.,votes in November. 4:3- p.m. During the rob- others in a vehicle. (903) 778-2113 or the Donald Foster, 272 185 Athens ISD election is ' bery, one of the victims The suspect appre- Henderson County Sher- 284 Frank Lunceford, o Jerrilyn Tarer, 173 cancelled to candidates struggled withoneofthe hended May 6 was iff's Department (903) ____ Kevin Kilman, 80 running unoppossed. three black male suspects, booked into the Hender- 677-7260. gey s TV C p " ( lendon r resigns a resident Special to The News letter of resignation to TVCC. for new leadership to be heightened success of ATHENS-Trinity the TVCC Board, to The board has ac- put in place as soon as TVCC throughout his Valley Community Col- allow him to pursue cepted Forgey's resigna- practical, given his ira- many years of steadfast lege (TVCC).current without distraction, a tion and agrees with his mediate desire to pursue leadership, the board long-time president Dr. post at another college, view that it is in the best other opporttmities,thanks Forgey for his Glendon Forgey has thus concluding his years interest of the TVCCAgainst the back- devoted service and submitted a voluntary of dedicated service at " students and employees drop of the ongoing and wishes him well. 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