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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

Mineola ISD seeking input on reopening schools

Parents and staff in Mineola ISD are being asked to complete a survey concerning the reopening of school in the fall. more

Letter to the Editor

My last day with the Mineola Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, Aug. 1. Although I have very much enjoyed my time at the chamber, I know I need to further my education. more

Honoring the fallen

White on board for CTE programs

Kevin White of Mineola has been named community liaison for the Career and Technical Education Consortium for Mineola and five surrounding school districts. more

Quitman council sets pool reopening

In an indicator of returning normalcy, the Quitman City Council on May 21 unanimously approved the opening of the city pool. more

Alba EDC creates fund to aid businesses

Small businesses in the city of Alba can apply for up to $2,000 in assistance to help with challenges from the COVID-19 restrictions implemented in March. more

County EDC wants to offer $100K to assist businesses

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) passed a resolution at Thursday’s meeting hoping to aid Wood County businesses with emergency financial assistance. more
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