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Church hosting gospel concert

New Hope Baptist Church will host the Mark Trammell Quartet on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. This Southern Gospel quartet has won many awards and titles for their praise to the Lord. All are invited and … more

Developer addresses subdivision concerns

Wood County commissioners fielded concerns over a proposed subdivision in the Golden area during citizen comments Tuesday. Assistant District Attorney Brandon Badde, developer Cory Morehead and … more

High school welding students pitch in for Quitman Christmas decorations

A cooperative effort for new pole mounts for Quitman’s downtown Christmas decorations has been successful. The Quitman Park and Recreation Board, Chamber of Commerce and high school ag … more

Longtime friendship brings nativity scene to Lake Fork

Old friends can be a great blessing. For Tim Suddarth and John Bowers that special relationship resulted in a most unique manner to celebrate the Christmas season.  The two have maintained … more

Quitman Dairy Queen hosting blood donation drive

Quitman’s Dairy Queen is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at 700 S. Main in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an … more

Former deputy named district clerk

Suzy Wright, a former deputy in the Wood County district clerk’s office and the only candidate in the 2022 primaries, has been named to fill the unexpired term of District Clerk Donna … more

2021 – Another year with COVID

Let’s try this again.

While 2020 will long be remembered as the year of COVID-19 and a worldwide pandemic, 2021 was in many ways more of the same, but also a year in which so many things tried to return to normal. more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Passenger vehicle fire: Dec. 16, 3:02 p.m., N. Hwy. 69 & Pat Dr., Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Dec. 20, 1:28 p.m., 150 CR 2306, Mineola; Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m., 135 Autumn Winds Ct. … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

December 15 Deputy Matthew Cooper was working routine traffic on Loop 564 when he observed a vehicle with a taillight out. He initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the occupants of the … more

Mineola Police Report

December 18  11:56 a.m., alarm, Nancy, set off by homeowner. 12:49 p.m., suspicious vehicle, N. Pacific, pickup in parking lot for several days. 12:58 p.m., motor vehicle accident, 100 … more

County considers plans to spend COVID funds

Wood County commissioners met with grant administrator Kevin Dyer last Tuesday concerning the county’s plan for spending $8.8 million federal dollars coming to the county in the American Rescue … more

Traditional New Year foods for Alba cookoff

Black-eyed peas and cabbage will be the featured food at a cook off New Year’s Day in Alba. The Alba Economic Development Corp. will award $125 prizes for the best black-eyed peas and best … more
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