U.S. 281 North crash kills Florida man

A 21-year-old man from Tampa, Florida died as a result of a crash Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 281 about 8.5 miles north of Adamsville.

School supplies distributed

Kempner Mayor Dr. Keith Harvey hosted a school supply giveaway in Kempner for the second year in a row. Distribution was Aug. 8 at Sylvia Tucker Memorial Park. Harvey said he provided the funding, and the supply giveaway did not use any city funds. COURTESY PHOTO

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Teachers, students back at Lampasas campuses

Lampasas Middle School teachers, from left to right, Kylie Boswell, Kelly Clarkston and Floyd Smith prepare a lesson plan on Aug. 7 for sixth-grade math. Monday was the first day of classes for the Lampasas Independent School District’s 2020-2021 academic year. JEFF LOWE

Commissioners Court approves subdivision plats

The Lampasas County Commissioners Court approved two subdivision plats on Monday and voted to seek a contract for an engineering firm to provide regulatory review for property developments.

Lampasas County 27 District Court convened last week with Judge John Gauntt presiding over the day’s hearings.