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Hospital bed race

Denison Mayor Jared Johnson and Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker race hospital beds at the end of summer party held by Texoma Medical Center for their employees Wednesday afternoon. Over the past few weeks employees at the hospital have been having a drive to raise funds for school supplies to go to Neblett Elementary in Sherman and Terrell Elementary in Denison.

Pottsboro library remodeling underway

Remodeling work inside the Pottsboro library is underway. The library will be closed August 31 through September 15 as new flooring and desks are brought in.Remodeling work inside the Pottsboro library is underway. The library will be closed August 31 through September 15 as new flooring and desks are brought in

GC offers new T-STEM scholarships

Classes are under way at Grayson College, but new scholarships are available. Up to 53 GC students could receive financial assistance, thanks to a grant the college received for the second year in a row from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded for its Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship, the college expects to allot up to $2,500 per qualifying student for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Sherman Chamber aims to ‘chat up’ tourism

Though the Sherman Chamber of Commerce won’t officially take-over tourism promotion from the city until October, the Sherman City Council’s plan to outsource its promotional efforts is already bearing fruit. In a partnership among the Chamber, local businesses and radio stations KMKT, KLAK and KMAD, the first ever “Chat it up Sherman” advertisement hit local airways Monday morning. The weekly segment will promote local events in an effort to increase tourism visits to Grayson County and keep the community informed.

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GC extends registration deadline

Grayson College is extending the registration deadline for Fall semester enrollment. Eligible returning students are able to complete enrollment online and new students may visit the Main or South Campus to sign up for the new semester.

SPD lieutenant retires after more than 22 years

Sherman Police Assistant Chief Steve Ayers presents Lt. Charley Smith with a display commemorating his 22-plus years of service at the Sherman Police Department during a retirement ceremony held for Smith Wednesday afternoon. Smith said after his years of service he’s ready to focus on getting things done around his place, playing golf and getting ready for hunting season.

SISD looks to community to plan for future

For the first time since 1997, Sherman Independent School District is taking an in-depth look at its long-term goals. The Board of Trustees voted Monday to contract with Plano-based educational consultants N2 Learning to create a strategic plan for the district.

SHS to welcome new students Friday

Sherman High School will host its annual new student orientation from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. The day will be an opportunity for all new SHS students – upcoming freshmen as well as transfer students of all grades – to tour the building, meet students and staff, and get used to life at Sherman High School.

Denison brewery brings new life to historic building

The building located at 218 W. Main St. in Denison has had many names and functions in the century that it has stood in downtown Denison. The building originally served as the Star Theater during the early days of Denison’s existence, and continued that role as the State Theater years later. At another point it was owned by a church. In 2014, it will start a new life as a brewhouse.