April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pugh receives two life sentences

A Wood County Jury handed down two life sentences to William Jason “Pooh” Pugh for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child on April 9. More...

Wood County criminals sentenced

Seven Wood County Criminals were sentenced on April 3, according to a release from Wood County Criminal District Attorney Jim Wheeler. More...

Columns

Ponderations

Maurice taught me a lesson. He did not mean to do so, but he did. It is so easy without thinking to shoot a reply to someone who has made a remark which made you uncomfortable. More...

Home Sweet Home

EASTER EGGS & FOOD SAFETY

With Easter just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some food safety reminders related to eggs. When handling eggs, be careful not to crack them. Keep eggs refrigerated until hiding time. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, The Quitman Garden Club would like to thank the local community for the sale of 1122 geraniums. The sale of these flowers help to beautify gardens and fund several local charities as well as Quitman High School Senior Scholarships. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs split district games

With the softball season winding down the Quitman Lady Bulldogs split a pair of district games last week, losing a 9-6 home game to Grand Saline and then going on the road to beat Edgewood 2-1. More...

Quitman starting catcher hospitalized for surgery

Bulldogs fall to Grand Saline and Edgewood

What a difference a week can make. Just ask the Quitman Bulldogs baseball coach Hayland Hardy. One week ago his team was just a game out of first place. More...

Monarch Utilities Gives Back To Wood County Customers in Need With Project Sunshine

More than 40 Monarch Utilities Water customers in Wood County received an Easter meal this year with the help of a new customer-based initiative, Project Sunshine. More...

Quitman Police Deptment to host open house

On Thursday, April 17, the Quitman Police Department will host an open house to allow the community to take tours of their new headquarters, located at 401 South Main Street. More...

Mineola man arrested on drug charges

At approximately 9:00 p.m. on April 10, Wood County Sheriff’s Office Investigators encountered and arrested a wanted person during a drug interdiction stop on Hwy 80 in Mineola. More...

The Buzz .....Around Town

Quitman Animal Clinic’s annual Pet Fair is just around the corner! Bring your family and furry friends to the clinic, located at 1142 E Goode St, for a fun-filled day of entertainment, exotic animals and free refreshments. More...

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News

Crime Stoppers safety tip

From the Better Business Bureau’s website: There is a brand-new phishing scam on the loose and this time it is targeting users of the widely popular video streaming website, Netflix. More...

City National Bank celebrates 125 years

The Quitman branch of City National Bank recently celebrated their 125th anniversary with a visit from District 5 State Representative Bryan Hughes. More...

Yantis VFD celebrates 50th anniversary with fishing tourny

The Yantis Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary along with the annual Yantis Catfish Classic on Lake Fork. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT FRANKLIN MCDONALD III

Burial for Robert Franklin Mc- Donald III, 72, Sulphur Springs was held in the Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas Mr. McDonald passed away April 6, 2014 in Sulphur Springs. More...

PATRICIA JON PEEL

Graveside services for Patricia Jon Peel. 80, Alba, were held April 14, 2014 at New Hope Cemetery in Mineola with Dr. Mark Neeley officiating. Mrs. Peel passed away April 11, 2014 in Tyler. More...

JACK HENSON

Funeral services for Jack Carter Henson, Sr., 81, were held April 14, 2014 at Lake Fork Baptist Church with Bro. Perry Crisp officiating. Burial was held in Lake Fork Memorial Cemetery. Mr. More...