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Sheriff Mitch Woods tells KFDM he's not running for re-election

JEFFERSON COUNTY - Longtime Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods tells KFDM News he's not running for re-election.

He made the announcement Wednesday night at a meeting of the Sabine Area Labor Council. Woods tells us that's where he announced his first run for sheriff nearly 20 years ago and that's where he wanted to announce his decision to retire at the end of next year when his term ends.

"I've been in law enforcement for about 42 years," Woods told KFDM News. "I'm at the point where I think it's probably best, and I don't want to get into an election and wish I hadn't or start another term and decide I need to retire. That's not fair to the Sheriff's Office or the citizens. I know I'm a little older and I want us to stay on the cutting edge. I want us to go forward. And I can spend more time with my family. I'm still healthy, I feel good. I'd like some time to enjoy my family."

Assistant Deputy Chief Rod Carroll has announced his intention to run for sheriff. Woods tells KFDM News he supports Carroll.

"He runs with my blessing," Woods told us. "Rod's my choice. He's a man of character, a good person, compassionate, and I think that's what the office needs.  He's got the credentials."

Chief Deputy Constable Joe Stevenson told us he also plans to run for sheriff.

Statement from Rod Carroll: "It is with great pride, with the support of my family and friends, that I announce my candidacy for the office of Jefferson County Sheriff. I believe my past 27 years in law enforcement, and business as well as my community service have prepared me for this role. I look forward to earning the confidence of the citizens of Jefferson County.

 

Gov. Abbott orders flag at half staff Friday for Deputy Goforth, asks law enforcement to activate red and blue lights at 11 a.m.

AUSTIN -- Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, September 4th, the day of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth’s funeral. 


Today’s order follows Governor Abbott’s call for law enforcement officers across the state to honor Deputy Goforth and all those who wear the uniform by activating their red and blue lights for one minute at 11 AM Friday, the moment Deputy Goforth’s memorial service in Houston is set to begin.

 

"Texans across the state are uniting in support of Deputy Goforth and every law enforcement officer who puts their life on the line each day in order to keep Texas safe and strong," Governor Abbott said. 


"We must come together to honor Deputy Goforth and the essential role law enforcement plays in serving and protecting our states’s families and communities. Therefore I ask all Texas flags to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, September 4th, to honor the bravery, the dedication and the everlasting memory of Deputy Darren Goforth."

TN judge denies couple's divorce citing Supreme Court's same-sex ruling

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WZTV) -- In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to make same-sex marriage legal and Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue gays marriage licenses, a Chattanooga Chancellor is now using the Supreme Court decision to deny a divorce.


Chancellor Jeffrey M. Atherton says he could not rule on the divorce of a couple in their 60s because "With the U.S. Supreme Court having defined what must be recognized as a marriage, it would appear that Tennessee's judiciary must now await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court as to what is not a marriage, or better stated, when a marriage is no longer a marriage." 


Chancellor Atherton added "The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces."


Seven witnesses and 77 exhibits were admitted into evidence in the divorce case of Pamela and Thomas Bumgardner, but Chancellor Atherton stated the evidence presented was "mixed at best" and added they did not prove "inappropriate marital conduct by a preponderance of the evidence."

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Due to the "Battle of Texas"-- the Houston Texans at the Dallas Cowboys game scheduled for tonight, the prime time programs will be pre-empted.
You can watch those shows beginning with Big Brother starting at 1:40 am on KFDM Channel 6.
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