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Alba-Golden High School

“I am a big believer in the prestige of this ceremony,” shared Alba-Golden principal Michael Mize, from a stage in the middle of Alba-Golden stadium Thursday evening.

“It may be a heat index of 102, it may be miserable for us right now standing out here, but listen, the prestige of this ceremony is not about us, the prestige of this ceremony is about these graduates.” The ceremony to follow honored them, which was not always a certainty this spring. more

Mineola High School

Against a backdrop of coronavirus protocols, the Mineola High School Class of 2020 took its final walk Friday night at Meredith Memorial Stadium.

Like their fellow classmates around the nation, the class was robbed of the last two and a half months of its senior year but did get to enjoy a modified version of a live graduation ceremony as restrictions began to ease starting in May. more

McKinney named teacher of year

The Mineola Kiwanis Club normally presents the teacher of the year award at the annual chamber of commerce banquet. more

Quitman Pilot Club passes out scholarships

The Pilot Club of Quitman recently awarded $14,000 in scholarship to 2020 seniors at Quitman, Alba-Golden and Yantis High Schools. more

Quitman city pool reopening delayed

An equipment malfunction has delayed the planned June 8 opening for the city of Quitman swimming pool. more

Yard of the Month

Rose Hill Food Pantry distributes to those in need

The Rose Hill Food Pantry offers services each  second and fourth Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at 1420 CR 2460 in Mineola. 

There is no qualification to receive food. more

Protest peaceful at county courthouse

With the Wood County courthouse in the background, several Monday morning protesters lined the corner at South Main and Hwy. 154 in Quitman. more

County judge challenges cities on census

County Judge Lucy Hebron has challenged Wood County communities to get on board with the 2020 United States Census. more

Graduating 2020 style

It was a graduation like no other in the history of Quitman High School commencement exercises. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of schools, this year’s senior class has had to endure hardships that had never been seen. more

Alba park upgrade paying dividends

It was a Wednesday afternoon. There was no one expected at the Alba City Park, but taking advantage of the cloud cover, a grandmother and grandfather were attentively watching their young grandson scamper up the climbing wall. Under a covered picnic table, two couples were enjoying a lunch which they had brought with them from a restaurant at Lake Fork. more

Youth foundations cancel summer baseball seasons

The youth foundations for Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman voted last week to cancel the spring-summer baseball leagues. more
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