• It’s National Beer Day!
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    It’s National Beer Day!

    Easter is over, and Memorial Day is still several weeks off, so why not celebrate the beverage that makes everyone more attractive?

    According to that bastion of all truths, the Internet, National Beer Day came into being on April 7, 1933. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt had taken the first step toward ending Prohibition. For the first time in 13 years, people were allowed to buy and sell beer, as long as it had less than 4 percent alcohol by

  • Winnsboro recognized nationally in ‘Innovation on Main Street’ awards
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    Winnsboro recognized nationally in ‘Innovation on Main Street’ awards

    The National Main Street Center announced three winners of the first-ever “Innovation on Main Street” awards, which included one East Texas town. Winnsboro’s Main Street program was recognized for its “Shop Our Town First” program. With three Walmart stores in the vicinity, local leaders saw the value in educating the community of the importance of supporting Winnsboro’s main specialty shops, restaurants and service providers. Events, coupon books, branding and advertising have made the program a great success, as evidenced by greater business receipts and increased sale tax revenue – the latter was up by $10,000 compared to the same period in 2013.

  • Wood County Man Arrested In Multi-Agency Raid
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    Wood County Man Arrested In Multi-Agency Raid

    Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers executed arrest warrants Tuesday morning in Wood and Van Zandt Counties as a result of sealed indictments handed down from both a Van Zandt County grand jury and a federal grand jury. KETK reports a seven-month-long investigation conducted by the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, the Canton Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives yielded the indictments.

It’s National Beer Day!

It’s National Beer Day!

Easter is over, and Memorial Day is still several weeks off, so why not celebrate the beverage that makes everyone more attractive?

According to that bastion of all truths, the Internet, National Beer Day came into being on April 7, 1933. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt had taken the first step toward ending Prohibition. For the first time in 13 years, people were allowed to buy and sell beer, as long as it had less than 4 percent alcohol by

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  • Winnsboro recognized nationally in ‘Innovation on Main Street’ awards

    Winnsboro recognized nationally in ‘Innovation on Main Street’ awards

    The National Main Street Center announced three winners of the first-ever “Innovation on Main Street” awards, which included one East Texas town. Winnsboro’s Main Street program was recognized for its “Shop Our Town First” program. With three Walmart stores in the vicinity, local leaders saw the value in educating the community of the importance of supporting Winnsboro’s main specialty shops, restaurants and service providers. Events, coupon books, branding and advertising have made the program a great success, as evidenced by greater business receipts and increased sale tax revenue – the latter was up by $10,000 compared to the same period in 2013.

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  • Dukes of Hazzard sheriff Dies at Age 88

    Dukes of Hazzard sheriff Dies at Age 88

    The prolific character actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard” has died. James Best was 88.

    His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said that Best died Monday night in hospice care in Hickory from complications of pneumonia.
    Best starred on the television series that ran from 1979 to 1985. He was the lawman futilely chasing the Duke brothers, often in the company of his droopy-faced basset hound Flash. Best employed a battery of catch phrases in the role, as well as memorable laugh that was comically villainous.

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  • Shooting in Wood County leaves two hospitalized

    Shooting in Wood County leaves two hospitalized

    A shooting Sunday Evening near Lake Hawkins in Wood County has left two people hospitalized.

    Sheriff Jim Brown reported that dispatch received a disturbance call, with shots fired, around 8:54 pm Sunday March 22, 2015. Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. The victim’s condition has not been released at the time of this report. The Sheriff’s Office reported that everyone involved in the incident had been apprehended. No identities have been released. The case is currently under investigation.

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  • Wood County Man Arrested In Multi-Agency Raid

    Wood County Man Arrested In Multi-Agency Raid

    Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers executed arrest warrants Tuesday morning in Wood and Van Zandt Counties as a result of sealed indictments handed down from both a Van Zandt County grand jury and a federal grand jury. KETK reports a seven-month-long investigation conducted by the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, the Canton Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives yielded the indictments.

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  • Titus County Correctional Officer Terminated

    Titus County Correctional Officer Terminated

    A Titus County correctional officer has been terminated. A gruesome accident occurred on Sunday evening on highway 271 in Mount Pleasant around 6:45. According to eye witness reports, the driver of the Kia, had slowed down to turn left into her driveway, when she was hit by the Tundra. The Tundra came to rest directly on top of the nearly completely smashed cab of the victim’s Kia. The driver of the Tundra, 28 year old Stephanie Luann Thomas, was a Titus County correctional officer. Thomas was charged with third-degree felony charges of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing severe bodily injury. She has been booked into Titus County Jail.

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