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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

Tax abatement guidelines on hold again

A public hearing on adopting guidelines and criteria for granting abatement within a reinvestment zone for commercial and industrial tax abatement in Wood County led to the matter being tabled by county commissioners last week.  more

Alba council OKs easement for coffee shop

Alba City Council approved an easement last week for The Mining Post, a new coffee shop on the downtown square.

The business is constructing a wooden deck in front of the sidewalk that is on the city’s street right-of-way. It is on the same level as the sidewalk. more

Volunteer firemen hosting benefit fish fry

The Coke/Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual fundraising dinner Feb. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fire station on FM 515 and FM 69. more

Rescheduled Kiwanis chili cookoff Saturday

After a two-week weather delay,  the 13th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook Off is rescheduled Saturday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. more

Marine Corps League detachment joining national wreath project

The Marine Corps League detachment in Wood County has begun a new mission and will be hosting the laying of wreaths at the Roselawn Cemetery in Mineola in conjunction with Wreaths Across America and Beaty Funeral Home. more
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