McGlone murder suspect freed after no bill

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Chad Earl Carr was released from the Wood County Jail Nov. 30 after a Wood County Grand Jury decided there was not enough evidence to indict him for the 2007 murder of Brittany McGlone.

Carr was arrested in September.

Smith pleads not guilty to deprivation of rights

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Prec. 2 Constable Kelly Smith has been arrested in federal court in Tyler for deprivation of rights under color of law after he was indicted by a federal grand jury in Sherman on Nov. 10.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge on Nov. 29 and was released on an unsecured $50,000 bond.

Local Methodist churches split from denomination

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At least five United Methodist Churches in Wood County were among 294 churches of the Texas Annual Conference whose requests to disaffiliate from the denomination were granted Saturday in Houston.

Kenley Deraad of Hawkins lets Santa know what she wants for Christmas at Quitman's 3rd annual Hometown Christmas event.

Quitman, Mineola in holiday spirit

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Christmastime is here. It was a weekend for festive family fun in Wood County.

Alba Christmas event Saturday

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Christmas on the Square goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Alba-Golden students embrace benefits of competition

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Hogan Webster, Addie Corley and Nevaeh Jones head out to their event at North Hopkins School.
With the precision necessary when wrangling 60 children, the Alba-Golden Elementary School UIL Academic team arrived at North Hopkins School last Wednesday. They joined youngsters from Como-Pickton, Cooper, Cumby, Fruitvale and North Hopkins for the 2022 academic competition.

Jeep funds raised for Blue Santa

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James Zea's show-winning jeep
The innaugural Mineola Jeep Show took place Sunday in the parking lot of Meredith Memorial Stadium.

Florida McKnight  1942-2022

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Florida McKnight was born Sept. 19, 1942 in Mineola to the late Remus McKnight and Georgia McKnight. He passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Mineola. He attended school in Mineola and …

Margaret “Maggie” Lunday 1939-2022

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Margaret “Maggie” Sunday was born in Whitney on May 21, 1939 where she lived with her grandparents for her first 11 years. She spent her adult years in Garland where she raised her …

Sharon Gail Hennig 1953-2022

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Sharon Gail Hennig, 69, of Quitman went peacefully to meet the Lord with her loving family by her side on Dec. 4, 2022. When Sharon opened her eyes in Heaven, she was met by her Lord and Savior along …

Edna Mae Frances (Alexander) Johnson  1925-2022

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Edna Mae Frances (Alexander) Johnson was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Lone Oak and went home to meet Jesus on Nov. 28, 2022 at age 97.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Virgil …

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

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The past two weeks have been a blur. Thanksgiving arrived, and we counted things for which we were thankful and now it’s December. The last month of the year. It’s already been a busy two …

Corner Column

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You should be pleased to find out that none of the 1,860 busiest highways in Texas is in Wood County. Thanks to our friends at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, you can sleep better tonight …

SWEPCO rebuilding transmission line in Mineola

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A major power transmission line in Mineola is planned to be rebuilt by Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) beginning after the first of the year. The 138 kilovolt line runs from the …

Berry to lead county economic development

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Wood County Judge Lucy Hebron announced the appointment of Jim Berry, as the executive director of the Wood County Economic Development Commission.  Berry is a seasoned economic development …

Commissioners OK fire department contracts

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Wood County commissioners approved county volunteer fire department contracts for 2023 Tuesday, Nov. 29.  Leading the way was Mineola who will receive $52,529 followed by Quitman at $51,663, …

Yellowjackets pull away in opener

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Ainsley Steward leaps into the passing lane to secure one of his three steals of the game, quickly turning this one into two points.
Getting started on the right foot can help make a lay-up and cannot hurt a basketball season. The Mineola Yellowjackets began their hardcourt campaign at home last Tuesday, leaping past the visiting Lone Oak Buffaloes and landing a 66-50 victory with both feet.

Alba-Golden Panthers working to find identity in early season hoops matchups

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Jerry Skinner blocks a Bulldog shot in action last Tuesday. Assisting on the play are Kaden Kennedy (left) and Gavin Dailey.
Quite possibly, the most challenging part of the early basketball season is finding the team identity. It must be a combination of resident talent, schemes, communications and an, often-unspoken, …
Mineola’s Macy Fischer powers her way to the hoop in action against Van in the Wills Point tournament. In other tournament games, Mineola defeated Ferris 54-26, lost to Forney 39-31 and defeated Wills Point 50-28.

Van edges Lady Jackets in Wills Point tournament

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The Mineola Lady Jackets traveled to Wills Point and participated in their tourney this past weekend. They fell to a strong Van side 51-36, in a game which was much closer than the final score indicated. 

Quitman Lady Bulldogs split four games during Winnsboro basketball tournament

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The Quitman Lady Bulldogs made a solid showing at the prestigious Winnsboro Hoop Fest over the weekend. The Lady Bulldogs lost a first round game to last year’s Class 4A state champion …

Bulldogs capture tourney

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If defense wins championships, then the Quitman Bulldogs have a good shot at a successful season. The Bulldogs capped three days of basketball with a championship win, 35-30 over host White Oak last …

Alba-Golden lists students earning all-district honors

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Cacie Lennon follows-through at Mineola Aug. 30.
The following Alba-Golden High School students have earned all-districts honors in volleyball and football.

Quitman players earn all-district honors

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Newcomer of the year, sophomore Allie Berry, handles a dig as first-team all-district teammate Addison Marcee awaits, Aug. 23 at home vs. Quinlan-Boles.
Quitman’s volleyball season did not go as planned in Coach Allison Head’s first season, but district coaches did recognize some players for all-district honors.

Quitman lands players on all-district team

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Carson Dickens scores Quitman’s lone touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 63-6 defeat at the hands of Troup Friday.
Coach Shane Webber’s Quitman gridiron Bulldogs were able to nail down several positions on this year’s District 9 Division II post season honors team.