Officer Heather Phares, a native of Mansfield, was recruited by Midlothian police for her “integrity, sound judgment, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and commitment to service,” a police spokesman said.
ATLANTA — Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games. Aaron Harang allowed one run and six hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk, raising his ERA from 0.70 to 0.85. Pulled from his previous start against the New York Mets after six hitless innings and 101 pitches, he stretched his streak of hitless innings to eight before Adeiny Hechavarria singled leading off the third. Braves pitchers struck [...]
The City of Rincon has annexed a 66-acre island in the county at Blue Jay and McCall roads and plans to open a fire station in a metal building that sits on 5 of the acres. City officials are considering how to divide the remainder of the property so it will bring the most money when it is put up for sale, according to City Manager Wesley Corbitt. The land was zoned AR-1 when it was in the county and will be zoned R-4 when it is in the city. Someone could put as many as four houses per acre under the city zoning, he said. The land has two houses on [...]