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Corey Jamahl Spencer Jr. spent his 16th birthday in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail, held on bonds in excess of $1 million for capital murder, attempted capital murder, and armed robbery. Spencer didn’t spend his birthday alone, though, as his father, also named Corey Jamahl Spencer and also with a criminal record of causing someone else’s death, was likewise being held at the county jail for his own set of felonies.

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To help women to reconnect with their bodies, minds and spirit, The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is holding its 1st annual Women’s Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public.

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A representative from Payless confirmed that the shoe store chain will be reopening their location on MacArthur Street in Orange.  

The store has been abandoned since August 2017 due to flooding from Harvey.

Payless’ real estate department could not yet provide a date for the reopening, but persons interested in applying for employment are urged to visit https://stores-payless.icims.com/jobs.

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A resurfacing project in Orange that began in July will finally be completed, allegedly, by January. Once again rain is being blamed for the hold up.

According to Sarah Dupre with Texas Department of Transportation, the project runs from the Orange/Newton County line to I-10 and its ultimate goal is to repave the entire stretch.  Paving is expected to be finished by Thanksgiving with the overall project completed in January.

Work started July 9 and is estimated to cost $3.2 million.

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Photo by Kyle Swearingen

A barbecue benefit lunch is being held Friday, Sept. 28, at the Beaumont Fire headquarters. The benefit is being held for Assistant Fire Chief for Beaumont Fire and Rescue Christian Singler in his fight with cancer.

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