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Retiring 3rd Judicial District Court Judge Cynthia Woodard said she will take the time to figure out what her plans are now that she will be stepping down in early 2018. “I will still have a presence in the community, but it is time to spend some time with my family — my children and grandchildren,” she said. “As a judge, you always have to be prepared to be in the area to sign search warrants or emergency custody proceedings. Your presence is always here. I’m still healthy and active and get to do what I want to do. I want to give myself some time to think about what I want to do.” Woodard...

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08/15/2017
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08/14/2017
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A district court jury has found Steve Devon Hardyway guilty of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery of the Subway restaurant on West California Avenue. The verdict was rendered Friday...
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P.E. teacher Loy Seal, top photo, directed students to their classes as Cypress Springs Elementary School opened for the first half day of classes Friday. Bottom photo, teachers and faculty greeted...
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08/11/2017
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