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Wood County EDC planning workshop targeting human trafficking awareness

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) discussed plans to have a workshop with lodging establishments in the county concerning human trafficking awareness at last Wednesday’s meeting. more

Contested races develop in some school board, city council elections

A flurry of late filing means many area city council and school board elections will be contested.

The cities of Alba, Yantis and Quitman and the Yantis school district will not have to hold elections May 7, with no contested races. more

County judge, DA races top primary voting March 1

Five locally-contested Republican primary races will be on the ballot Tuesday, March 1 in Wood County – all featuring incumbents with one challenger.

Early voting continues through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the elections office near the county courthouse in Quitman. more

Flags of our fathers

Autumn Wind Assisted Living in Mineola hosted a flag retirement and dedication ceremony Saturday to honor its veterans.

Scouts from Troop 385 and 342 conducted the reverent ceremony. more

Mineola Fire Department Report

Building fire: Feb. 7, 10:55 a.m., 1359 CR 2952, Alba. Cooking fire, confined to container: Feb. 3, 3:11 a.m., 211 CR 2540, Mineola. Forest, woods or wildland fire: Feb. 8, 2:51 p.m., 586 CR … more

Quitman Police Report

The Quitman Police Dept. responded to 58 calls for service, issued four citations, gave four warnings citations and six reports were taken. On Thursday, Feb. 10, Chief John Farmer was dispatched … more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report

February 2 Sgt. Jaclyn Skinner responded to Hwy. 37 for a disturbance. Several people were in a disagreement over one of the parties moving out. Prior to Skinner’s arrival, the instigating … more

Mineola Police Report

February 5 11:24 a.m., welfare concern, Brenda, subject has been drinking all day and left on foot to buy more beer, unable to locate. 12:46 p.m., information, Lowe,  vehicle … more

Lunday has been hitting all the right notes

In the world of barbershop quartets there is a phenomenon known as the fifth voice or overtone. The fifth voice is the harmonic joining of the four tones in a quartet which, when perfectly matched, create an actual fifth harmonic.  more

Bicyclist dies in traffic crash

A cyclist from Dallas was killed in a traffic crash south of Winnsboro Wednesday evening, Feb. 9.

According to the Dept. of Public Safety report, Kimberly M. Dewitt, 29 was southbound on FM 312 at 7:11 p.m. about 2.2 miles south of Winnsboro. more

Bowers makes fall dean’s list

Johnnie Bowers of Quitman was named to the Fall 2021 Dean’s List at Georgia State University in Atlanta. more

Candidates file reports for political contributions

The latest expense and contribution reports for candidates in the party primaries were due Jan. 31. more
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