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Wed
28
Sep

County adds 'teeth' to no smoking ordinance

By Bobby Horn Jr.
news@casscountynow.com

Wed
28
Sep

AHS holds homecoming activities Friday

Atlanta High School celebrates its homecoming this Friday with a full slate of events.

The Homecoming Parade gets underway at 2:15 p.m., at the high school. Following the parade will be a pep rally at 2: 45.

A volleyball game between Atlanta and North Lamar starts at 4:30.

At 5 p.m., the annual Rabbits Tailgate Party gets underway at the school. The Homecoming Court Presentation takes place at 7 p.m., at the Atlanta High School Football stadium, followed by the kickoff of the Atlanta-Tatum game at 7:30.

See more homecoming and football-related information in the SPORTS SECTION.........

Wed
28
Sep

Forum sheds light on dark world of human trafficking

By Stephen Parker

Special to the Journal

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension  was part of a local coalition that hosted a forum on Sept. 20 at the Cass County Law Enforcement Training Center in Linden. The focus of the meeting was to shed light on the issue of human sex trafficking. 

Donnie Vallery of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, shared statistics about sex trafficking. Human sex trafficking is a $9.8 billion industry exploiting more than 100,000 children annually.  The average age of a child exploited is 13. 

“(Sex trafficking) is fueled by pimping and nothing new, this sort of thing has gone on for thousands of years,” Vallery said. 

Wed
28
Sep

TX Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Election is Oct. 11

State officials are reminding Texans that they only have about three weeks to make sure they are registered to vote in the Nov.8 general election.

Wed
28
Sep

KEEP CAMPAIGN SIGNS LEGAL, TxDOT URGES

State regulates placement of signs along highways

Political elections are usually accompanied by an increase in the number of campaign signs placed along roadways this time of year. State transportation officials want to make sure citizens and candidates are aware of the laws regulating their placement along state highways.

Under Texas law, it is a class C misdemeanor to place any sign on state highway right of way.  The penalty for violating this law is a fine of up to $500 per sign. It is legal to place a campaign signs on private property adjacent to state highways with landowners’ permission.

Restrictions require that signs be constructed of lightweight material and limited to 50 square feet in size.  Signs may be placed as early as 90 days prior to an election and must be removed within 10 days after an election.

Wed
28
Sep

Atlanta Historical Museum offers snapshot of city's proud heritage

By Stephen Jones

sjones@casscountynow.com

Atlanta's small town charm is steeped in a rich, unique history. And one of the best places to brush up on its proud heritage is at the Atlanta Historical Museum, housed inside the historic Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot in downtown.

The first inhabitants of the Atlanta area were the Caddo Native Americans. They called this area home for at least 1,000 years before the Europeans would claim the land as theirs. The Caddo people were farmers who lived in houses made of grass and cane, making their living from the production of maize. The museum displays replicas and artifacts of this tribe, including ceremonial clothing and pottery.

Tue
13
Sep

J.D.T. Memorial Catfish Tournament coming up soon

By Stephen Jones
sjones@casscountynow.com

Tue
13
Sep

DAYS GONE BY

Courtesy of Charles Nelson

   John Morgan Fletcher was born in Henry County, Ga., Oct. 18, 1840, and came to Cass County with his parents in 1853, settling on a farm. He attended summer school after laying the crops. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in Oct. 1861, joining Crumps 1st Texas Battalion of Cavalry at Jefferson.
   Following the battle of Elkhorn, he was dismounted and sent to Corinth, Miss. In June of 1862, he joined the 32nd Regiment and was wounded in the battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
   After the war, his father Richard Morgan Fletcher began to give parcels of land to his sons as they married. Instead of land, Fletcher was given the equivalent in money for an education. He attended college in Ladonia, Texas, where a scholarly man Col. Featherstone was president. 

Tue
13
Sep

Grandview water tank slated be repainted

By Stephen Jones
sjones@casscountynow.com

Tue
13
Sep

Educational meeting on sex trafficking to be held Sept. 20

By Stephen Jones
sjones@casscountynow.com

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