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A message of love

Bel Air Elementary second-grader Xander Holtje has a wonderful message for his teachers March 26 when his mom took him to Athens High School to pick up his instructional packet.

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Van Zandt County reports first COVID-19 death in the area

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The first positive test for COVID-19 in Van Zandt County was reported March 18, a 47-year-old woman who died March 28 as a result of the virus.

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How to Shelter in Place

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Kaufman County issued a shelter in place order March 24, as did Gun Barrel City and Tool the same day.

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Nichols shares information to assist small businesses

TEXAS–Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) issued the following information to assist small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Excessive stockpiling puts others at risk

TEXAS–There is a difference between purchasing in preparation for a home stay and the excessive stockpiling being seen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

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William James Saylor

William James Saylor was born May 21, 1944 in Los Angeles, Calif. to parents Carl Ulysses Saylor and Dorothy Jean Russel.

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Sheri Nell (Phillips) Green

Sheri Nell (Phillips) Green died peacefully at her home March 25, 2020 at the age of 66 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

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Ivy named Women’s Basketball Coach

ATHENS–Precious Ivy has been named the head women’s basketball coach at Trinity Valley Community College.

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