March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dogwood Fiesta activities kick off this weekend, golf tournament April 9

The 50th Annual Dogwood Fiesta and Pageant kicks off this Saturday, March 28, with a parade which will end at the square where Don Woods and Clay Thrash will perform for the 1st Annual Dogwood Street Dance. More...

The Buzz .....Around Town

Christmas Sharing is conducting a garage sale in April. It is one of the biggest fund raisers of the year for the organization. The garage sale will be the weekend of April 10 and 11. More...

Columns

Ponderations

from the Back Porch By Roy Faubion

A number of years back in time the benches around the square in most any small town would be filled with older men dressed in plaid shirts and overalls, leaning back, feet stretched out and crossed, engrossed in conversations ranging from their brand More...

Letters to the Editor

Proud BLUE Band

Dear Letter to the Editor, More...

Correction

In the March 18 Wood County Democrat it was reported that the vote to fund new uniforms for the band was 4-1 with Raymond Peek the lone dissenter. The vote to fund the uniforms was actually 5-0 and Peek voted FOR the funding of the new uniforms. More...

Sports

Girls all- district

The Quitman Lady Bulldogs making the 14-3A all district team are (left to right) Alyssa Hrris, Allie Medlin, Dawn Houck, Tori Houck and Emelia Sanders. More...

Boys all- dstrict

The Quitman Bulldogs were well-represented on this year’s 14-3A All district basketball selections. More...

Old Coach

Although I was disappointed with the SMU Mustangs falling in the first round of the NCAA , I still have three of my Final Four intact. I have Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Duke and still believe Wisconsin is capable of knocking off Duke. More...

Photo

Phillip Morgan flies through the air with the greatest of ease during Saturday night’s Yantis alumni game. Morgan is currently the Director of Fine Arts for Waco ISD. More...

City supporting job fair

It was announced at the regular city council meeting a job fair sponsored by the city, Quitman Development Corporation and Carroll Green Civic Center will be held May 14. More...

Liles bond lowered,

Saunders bond reduction refused

Thomas “T.J.” Liles, charged with on two counts of injury of a child September 15, 2014, had his bond reduced last Wednesday, March 18, to $20,000 on each count. More...

Wood County Jail Inmate dies

Charles James (Jim) Perry, 68, died while in custody at the Wood County Jail Sunday, March 22, 2015 at approximately 5:05 PM. More...

Special Sections

News

Photo

Red Dome Smokehouse became a new member of Greater Quitman Chamber of Commerce and held a ribbon-cutting last week. More...

WCIC announces open call for “HOT” Fund Tourism Development Proposals

The Wood County Industrial Commission (WCIC) is asking for Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax (“HOT”) fund project proposals to consider for funding allocation for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. More...

4-H Forcast

REMINDERS: County 4-H Round-Up March 31 4-H Round-Up will be held March 31, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Please call the Extension Office for a list of all the categories and to sign up. 4-H ARCHERY PROJECT TO MEET MARCH 26 More...

Obituaries

JERRY WAYNE WALKER

Mr. Jerry Wayne Walker, age 66 of Winnsboro, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Winnsboro. He was born in Grand Saline on November 15, 1948 to the late Calvin Wayne and Birdy Paul Walker. More...

GERALD LEE PRIVETTE

Funeral services for Gerald Lee Privette, 72, Winnsboro, were held March 22, 2015 at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Bro. Jim Hilton officiating. Burial was held in Smyrna Cemetery. Mr. Privette passed away March 17, 2015 in Winnsboro. More...

BONNIE RUTH FIKES

Funeral services for Bonnie Ruth Fikes, 84, Winnsboro, were held March 21, 2015 at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Burial was held in Lee Cemetery. Mrs. Fikes passed away March 18, 2015. More...