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Broderick named to MSU honors

Joyce Broderick of Hawkins is among 4,503 students named to the Mississippi State University fall 2023 President’s List.   Students on the President’s List achieved a 3.80 or … more

LeTourneau lists grads, honors

LeTourneau University in Longview recognized fall graduates who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Among them were Samantha Bender, bachelor of science in interdisciplinary … more

Candidates file campaign expense reports

The first round of campaign finance reports for the March party primaries has been filed. The reports cover all activities through Dec. 31, 2023 and were due on Jan. 16. For Prec. 1 county … more

Quitman PD investigating child care

Quitman police are looking into allegations leveled against a local child day care operation on social media last week. Police Chief John Farmer said the department received an intake report … more

Quitman woman killed in residential fire

A fire at 260 County Road 2169 in the Clear Lakes area south of Quitman claimed the life of a Quitman woman on Thursday, Jan. 18. The Wood County Sheriff’s Dept. reported receiving a call … more

Mineola woman dies in Anderson County

A Mineola woman was killed and five others injured in a head-on traffic crash near Elkhart on Saturday, Jan. 27. Mary Merlino, 22, died in the crash when the vehicle in which she was a passenger … more

Golden pair make dean’s list at TJC

Wood County students who qualified for the dean’s list at Tyler Junior College for the fall semester include the following: GOLDEN: Conner Gibson, Annaliese Whitecotton To qualify, … more

Filing continues for cities, schools

Filing continues for the May 4 city council and school board elections. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 16. For the Alba-Golden School Board, incumbents Terry Clark and Mike Ragsdale have filed for the … more

Quitman Chamber marks golden anniversary

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 50th anniversary during its annual awards banquet Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Tickets are $40 each … more

Registration deadline Monday for primary

The deadline to register to vote in the March 5 party primaries is Monday, Feb. 5. Vote by mail applications can be made from 60 to 11 days prior to an election. Early voting in the … more

Sheriff offers to assist with election supplies

In what may have been a first for Wood County, the election board met Jan. 24 at the county courthouse. Elections Administrator Laura Wise said it is the only time the board has met in her 12 … more

Promotions begin for Lake Fork bass tourney, festival

Expect to see promotion of the Lake Fork Family Fest and Bassmasters tournament at Lake Fork Feb. 29-March 3 beginning this week. The Wood County Economic Development Commission, sponsor for … more

Texas ag leadership program stops in Wood County

God bless Texas. There certainly is something in the psyche of people living in the Lone Star State which seeks to do things better than anywhere else. Sometimes these efforts meet with exemplary … more

Chili benefits Pilot Club projects

Twenty-five teams squared off Friday, Jan. 26 at Quitman’s Carroll Green Civic Center for the Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off. This battle for bragging rights has been a yearly event … more

Rehab project set on US 80

Motorists in downtown Mineola should prepare for delays and detours in the next few weeks. Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, US Hwy. 80 (Broad St.) from US Hwy. 69 (Pacific St.) west to Cheek St. will … more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Jan. 20; 8:05 p.m., 18977 CR 4116, Lindale; Jan. 22; 10:50 a.m., 194 CR 2620, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Jan. 18; 3:43 a.m., CR 2610, Mineola; Jan. 18; 4:28 p.m., … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

January 17 Sgt. Morrison, Deputy Pollard, assault, Private Road 5860; victim advised child’s father assaulted her, suspect, River Milam, had active warrant for assault, placed in custody, … more

Mineola Police Report

January 20 12:56 a.m., welfare concern, woman parked van and not seen for two days, officer checked and occupant is OK. 4:47 a.m., motorist assist, N. Pacific, vehicle died, officer … more

County Grand Jury returns indictments

The Wood County Grand Jury returned these indictments on Jan. 2: Reginald Demar Christian, Hawkins, unauthorized use of a vehicle, state jail felony, Aug. 29, 2023. Darrell Lynn Johnson, … more

Pair makes MC fall deans list

Two Wood County students have been named to the Dean’s List at Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., Hailey Hettich of Winnsboro and Savannah Edwards of Alba. To be eligible for the … more
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