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Sunday will officially be Bruce Lyons Day in Smith County.

The Smith County Commissioners Court voted to adopt a resolution honoring Lyons, the senior pastor of Walnut Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Lindale, during the court’s regularly scheduled weekly meeting.

The resolution praised Lyons’ decades of service to the community and proclaimed Dec. 8 as Bruce Lyons Day in the county.

The court also approved several plat changes and received an update on the Smith County Jail population. The jail count showed 851 inmates, with a peak of 883. More than 500 are being held for pretrial hearings. The jail also has about 30 open jobs.

The Commissioners Court meets at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Smith County Courthouse Annex, 200 E. Ferguson St.


Cory is a multimedia journalist and member of the Education Writers Association, Criminal Justice Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has appeared on Crime Watch Daily and Grave Mysteries on Investigation Discovery.

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