At the September 15 meeting of the Mount Pleasant City Council, the announcement of Municipal Judge Jerry Wesson’s retirement was made. The Council swore in former Titus County Justice of the Peace Kay McNutt as the new Municipal Judge that evening. Wesson is set to retire on Oct. 1, at which time McNutt will begin her work in the position. Pictured are McNutt and Ashton Lewis of the Mount Pleasant Police Department. COURTESY PHOTO
On September 12, the seventh annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Benefit was held, and people traveled from as far away as Gilmer to attend. The event featured raffle items, an auction, information and literature on ovarian cancer, and food items to be purchased.
On September 11, Mount Pleasant Fire Department Chief Larry McRae announced that California was requesting help in fighting the wildfires ravaging the west coast and that he would be one of those answering the call.
On September 12, Titus County Sheriff ’s Office received a report that a farm tractor was stolen from a property located on the 500 block of FM 71, west of Sugarhill. Sometime between August 29 and September 11, unknown persons removed a 2020 506E model John Deere Tractor equipped with a front end bucket loader and a 10’ John Deere MX10 Rotary Cutter. All pieces of equipment were green in color.
The 2020 Census is in full-swing, and those who have not yet responded by mail or online may be seeing census workers on their property to conduct the count. Participation in the census is mandatory by federal law. The information collected in the census is used to determine how much funding communities receive for public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress.