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MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR

Rachel McCoart, 28, is a native of Atlanta. She graduated from Atlanta High School in 2006. She works as a hair stylist at The Cutting Company in Atlanta.

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Trike-A-Thon Benefits St. Jude’s

By RACHEL WOODS
news@casscountynow.com

The First United Methodist Church Day School raised funds for St. Jude’s for the 19th consecutive year.
On April 15, students of the school raced their tricycles and bicycles for St. Jude’s after raising a grand total of $7,357. Money from this fundraiser goes towards helping children being treated for life-threatening diseases at St. Jude’s.
“The support of our Day School families will pay for seven days of chemotherapy for an infant at St. Jude,” FUMC Day School Director Kim Prewitt said. “We are humbled at the goodness of our Lord and the giving spirits of our families.”

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May

County Continues to Struggle With Low Juror Turnout

By BOBBY HORN JR.
news@casscountynow.com

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May

Cass County Relay for Life: A Survivor’s Story

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May

Early Voting Deadlines Looming

By BOBBY HORN JR.
news@casscountynow.com

CASS COUNTY—Just when you thought the election season was done until November, there will be another round of elections in Cass County later this month.
Not all local and state races were decided in the March party primaries. In races where one candidate failed to get “50 percent plus one” of the votes, a runoff election was ordered between the two top vote-getters.

Constable Precinct 2
The local race drawing the most attention is for constable of Precinct 2.
In March, Anthony “Tony” Harrison picked up 511 votes. However, this accounted for just 45.95 percent of the vote, forcing the runoff. Incumbent Jerry Goodson received 321 votes to come in second-place. The remaining votes cast went to Ronnie S. Wilson.

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May

Atlanta Names New Police Chief

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May

Native Plant sale set for Saturday

By AngelaGuillory
aguillory@casscountynow.com
ATLANTA-- Caddo Wildflower Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will hold its 7th annual native plants sale from 9 a.m. until noon May 7, at the Cass County Expo Building off Highway 59 Loop, Atlanta.
Annuals, perennials, shrubs and vines native to Texas will be available for sale. Some plants available include Mealy Blue Sage, Purple Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Scarlet Buckeyes and Coral Honeysuckle.
A short seminar on the available plants and their growing requirements will be presented at 8:30 a.m. Those attending the seminar will be the first admitted to the sale.
Because native plants are indigenous to a specific region, they usually require less maintenance once established and are welcomed by wildlife and serve an important role in the lo¬cal ecosystem.

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May

Linden welcomes Texas Main Street experts May 5

LINDEN-- On April 11, the City of Linden, Linden Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and Linden Heritage Foundation (LHF) welcomed downtown-Linden business owners, members of “Linden 2025” Committee, LEDC and City officials, and LHF members to a Texas Main Street Information Event.
Tracy Cox, Main Street Director for San Augustine, Tx. served as facilitator. With help from San Augustine Main Street Advisory Board Members Marshall McMillan and Linda Goller, Cox presented information on and answered questions about TMSP’s benefits to San Augustine, a city similar in size to Linden, that was awarded Texas Main Street City status in 2013.

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May

County to honor fallen officers

LINDEN—Cass County will pause May 12 to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Cass County Peace Officers Memorial Day will be held May 12, at 10 a.m. at the Cass County Law Enforcement and Justice Center, 604 TX Hwy 8, Linden. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
During the service, flowers will be laid on markers at the courthouse which memorialize peace officers who served in Cass County and who have died in the line of service.
These officers are Constable Precinct 6 Charles F. Purdue (Jan. 21, 1889); Constable Precinct 5 L.F. Blackwell (July 31, 1937); License and Weight Trooper Howard Wayne Jordan (June 2, 1981); Trooper James Scott Burns (April 29, 2008) and Game Warden George Harold Whatley, Jr. (Oct. 10, 2008).
The names of those officers who reached their “end of watch” in 2015 will also be read.

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Early voting approaches for runoff elections

By Bobby Horn Jr.
news@casscountynow.com

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