Shirley Ann Clements, age 87, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in a local nursing home. She was born November 27, 1934 in Marshall, Texas to Bernard and Edna McNeil. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church, Atlanta and was an avidContinue Reading

Etoil Lundy Pyle, age 90, of Morrilton, Arkansas, formerly of Bloomburg, Texas, went to be with the Lord peacefully with her family at her bedside Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in a Morrilton, Arkansas adult care facility. Etoil was born September 26, 1931, in Miller County, Arkansas, to Sam and CecilContinue Reading

 The Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest is now accepting applications for the 2022 school year. Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the fall 2022 semester is eligible to apply. Judges will select winners basedContinue Reading

Atlanta ISD School Closings After carefully reviewing our recent COVID-19 isolation and quarantine data, Atlanta ISD will be closing all schools from Thursday, January 13 through Monday, January 17. Students will return on Tuesday, January 18. We will take this time to thoroughly clean all classrooms and student areas. GreatContinue Reading

The Atlanta ISD Board of Trustees has named Jason Harris as Lone Finalist for the position of superintendent following a special meeting Monday, January 3, 2022. “Our Board is elated over our unanimous selection of Jason Harris as the Lone Finalist for Superintendent to lead our district into our future.Continue Reading

The former building of Great American Flea Market in Texarkana burnt Tuesday night. The building on New Boston Road was a total loss. The cause of the fire has not been determinedContinue Reading

State health officials say Texas passed 10,000 COVID hospitalizations Monday for the first time since late September. There’s been increased conversation about inflation in hospitalization numbers because many people are hospitalized for something else and then test positive. ICU numbers remain equally important.Continue Reading

The Texas Education Agency has updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidelines for school staff. Teachers and other staff can return to school five days after their symptoms begin if they don’t have a fever and their symptoms have improved. Asymptomatic employees can go back five days after they have tested positive.Continue Reading

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a Miller County citizen who had pulled up to the boat ramp at Mercer Bayou off of Miller County Road 151 at approximately 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2022. At the time, the witness claimed to have discovered two dead besideContinue Reading