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

UPDATE July 6, 2015: Orange residents have shot an alligator they believe fatally attacked 28-year-old Tommie Woodward, The Examiner learned at about 2 p.m. on Monday, July 6.

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A newly released audit of the Beaumont Independent School District, first obtained by The Examiner, shows phantom money on the books skewed the school district’s financial position prior to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams appointing a Board of Managers and interim superintendent to take the place of an elected Board of Trustees and superintendent Timothy Chargois on July 14, 2014.

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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 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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Audwin Samuel's Samuel & Son Law Firm is at 2226 Hazel St., Beaumont.

Beaumont Ward 3 City Councilman Audwin Samuel’s battle for a specific use permit (SUP) to run his law office out of a residence in the Oaks Historic District is seemingly over after the Beaumont City Council unanimously denied his request for the permit and a new public hearing.

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Monica Harn and Bill Harn

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The Monica and William Harn Scholarship in Speech and Hearing will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar University.

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