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COVID-19 testing coming to Quitman fire station

The Quitman Fire Station at 403 East Goode St. will be the site for mobile COVID-19 testing Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is free to the public. more

No refusal weekend planned July 4

Wood County will hold its second no refusal weekend during the July Fourth holiday. more

Car club plans Quitman event Saturday

The Lake Country Classics Car Club is ready to get back out in the public and will finally get to host their first “Classics and Coffee.” more

This Week in Your Neighborhood

Farmers markets, car show & junk in the trunk more

Wood County Old Settlers Reunion cut to two days

There will be a 118th Wood County Old Settlers Reunion with a limited two-day version of the event. The 2020 edition of one of the state’s oldest active festivals will be held July 31 and Aug. 1 at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. more

Couple to mark 50th anniversary

Mike and Linda Martin of Golden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 20 at Pilgrim Rest #2 Baptist Church in Golden at 2 p.m. more

Quitman city swimming pool open with restrictions

Quitman city swimming pool is open for business Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. There are two sessions, noon to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Cost is $3.50 per session. more

Voter registration deadline June 15 for runoff

Monday, June 15 is the final day to register to vote in the July 14 runoff elections. more

Marchers rally in Mineola

The protests that have spread throughout the nation in response to the killing at police hands of George Floyd in Minneapolis reached Wood County last week and will continue this week. more

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

Sheriff’s office giving away fishing poles to youth

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Wood County Sheriff’s plans for the annual KidFish normally held the first weekend in June has had to change. more
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