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Damarcus Deshun McGhee, 21, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Jan. 5 by Judge John Stevens.

McGhee pled guilty Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, to the murder of 26 year old James Jones III, which occurred on January 17, 2017.

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Photo: Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve is proud to announce the installation of a new temporary art exhibit in the park’s visitor center, park spokesperson Jason Ginder said in a release.

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Fifteen students and two staff members from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School took part in a mission trip December 29th, 2017 through January 5, 2018 and traveled to Toppa Joppa Mountain, one of the poorest areas of the country, located in Appalachia approximately 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Students and their sponsors lived simply and helped the poor by repairing and building homes, working at a food pantry and assisting at a children’s center and nursing home.

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Photo: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Museum of the Gulf Coast launched their annual community art contest--now open for the first time to all ages, Museum of the Gulf Coast Education, Tour, and Volunteer Coordinator Andy McCall said in a release.

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The Stark Museum of Art is hosting a reception and book signing for the new exhibit Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty, Saturday January 27 from 1:00-4:00 pm.

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