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Tenaha Council Amends Sanctuary City Ordinance, Considers In-Person Meetings

May 1, 2020 - The Tenaha City Council amended a previous ordinance establishing Tenaha as a "Sanctuary City fot the Unborn" and considered going back to in person meetings in the near future during their April 27, 2020 meeting held via phone conference.

Mark Lee Dickson and Rebecca Parms, both with Right for Life, were on the phone for the meeting to speak with the council about the suggestion of an amendment to the wording of an ordinance the council approved on September 23, 2019. This ordinance was to establish Tenaha as a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn."

Judge Harbison Updates Commissioners on COVID Cases, Military Involvement (Updated)

April 22, 2020 - The Shelby County Commissioners met Wednesday, April 22, 2020, via Zoom and during the meeting County Judge Allison Harbison informed that military doctors will soon be in the area to offer a drive through testing site in Center.

“We had 69 confirmed positive, we had six people that actually have gone through the process and have recovered and got off of the list. We still have 10 that may be in the hospital, and we've had no deaths reported," said Judge Harbison.

County Appoints Dr. Singson Local Health Authority

April 21, 2020 - Shelby County Commissioners approved the appointment of Dr. Florencio Singson, MD as the Shelby County Local Health Authority on April 15, 2020.

Department of State Health Services contacted Judge Allison Harbison on the need for there to be a designated Shelby County Local Health Authority.

Dr. Florencio Singson has been designated that for several years. Due to an oversight, Judge Harbison explained the appointment ran out. 

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