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AGISD takes steps to start foundation

The Alba-Golden community took a big step toward establishing an educational foundation for Alba-Golden Schools at Monday’s school board meeting. Based on a recommendation of Superintendent … more

Man shot after threatening self, deputies

A man shot to death by Wood County sheriff’s deputies on Friday, Nov. 4 southeast of Winnsboro had threatened self-harm prior to being shot following a traffic accident. According to the … more

Wood County heavily backs Republicans

Wood County stayed solidly in the Republican column during the 2022 general election Nov. 8. With no local elections on the ballot, turnout was moderate, and those running for the GOP generally … more

Mineola Police Report

November 5 2:39 a.m., public assist, CR 2724, clearing areas of roadway debris. 3:31 a.m., public assist, University at Sycamore, clearing roadway debris. 12:43 p.m., motor vehicle accident, … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

November 2 Cpl. Baldwin, abandoned vehicle, County Road 2700; had been reported stolen, was inventoried and towed. Deputy Rapp, criminal mischief report by phone; caller observed several … more

Quitman ISD buying property for bus barn

Quitman ISD school board trustees approved a resolution authorizing the superintendent to negotiate the purchase of 4.98 acres at 1004 E. Goode St. The seller is Joe W. Dimock and the building and … more

County chambers joining forces

Members of several Wood County Chambers of Commerce met Monday morning at Wood County Airport hosted by the Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC). Chambers represented were from … more

Daughters honor anniversary by cleaning grave markers

To honor the anniversary of the Daughters of the American Revolution founding on Oct 11, 1895, chapters and individuals are encouraged to engage in meaningful service projects in their communities … more

60 years and counting

The Mineola High School Class of 1962 had a reunion on Saturday, Nov. 5. Class members attending were, from left, Letrice Kemp Brown, Mary Lou Oglesby Maxfield, Barry Head, Jerrie Lou Wilhite … more

Food pantry dedicates new site

The Rose Hill Community Food Pantry held a ribbon cutting with the Mineola Chamber of Commerce last week for its new location off U.S. Hwy. 80 west of Mineola. Bill and Kris Ware did the honors and … more

Groovy shopping

Records of all shapes, sizes and speeds could be found Saturday at the annex across the street from the Select Theater in Mineola. Young and old alike came to browse through the hundreds of albums … more

Marines, brothers, share meaning of service with students

The 43rd annual Quitman High School Veteran’s Day Assembly was highlighted by speeches from David and Michael Gonyea, brothers who served in the United States Marines. They own Minute Man Ordnance Company in Quitman along with Michael’s wife Stephanie.  more
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