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December 31, 2012

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Corsicana — No. 6 — Kohl’s closes call center

The community received some bad economic news in 2012 when Kohl’s announced it was closing it’s call center in Corsicana — moving the unit’s 180 jobs to other locations.

Company officials said the lack of ability to expand at the Corsicana site was a factor in the decision to close the center.

Unaffected by the move was the company’s distribution center in Corsicana. The distribution center opened in 2001 to service stores located in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. It employs about 180 as well.

The company offered displaced employees positions at call centers in San Antonio or Milwaukee, and also provided what it called “generous severance packages.”

— Bob Belcher

No. 7 - War on Terror hits home again

In August, word of the injury of another Navarro County soldier involved in the War on Terror surfaced.

Kevin Wear, 30, a graduate of Rice High School, was seriously injured while on routine patrol in Afghanistan when an IED — improvised explosive device — hit the vehicle Wear was in.

Wear was taken to an Army medical facility in Germany before being moved to Brooks Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. He had been in Afghanistan for four months when he was injured.

A local effort to raise monetary support for Wear was launched by Vicky Prater, and the event held Sept. 30 raised $25,000 for Wear and his family.

Wear continues his rehabilitation.

On Dec. 13, a young soldier with family ties to Navarro County was killed in Afghanistan in a similar attack.

Army Staff Sergeant Nelson David Trent was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan by an Improvised Explosive Device on Dec. 13, 2012. The Taliban has taken credit for the car bombing.

Nelson had served in the military for 12 years on active duty. He was assigned to the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, Fort Worth.

He was honored at a memorial service in Tyler on Dec. 23, and interment at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. will be held at a later date.

Nelson, 37, was posthumously award the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. He leaves behind a wife and two children. His grandparents, the late P.E. and Esther Trent, formerly lived in Corsicana.

Nelson’s aunt and uncle, Wanza Warren and David Trent, live in Corsicana.

— Bob Belcher

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