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Wed
10
Feb

Student in custody following Tues. threat

One in custody on class B misdemeanor following racially motivated threat

From Staff Reports

The Citizens Journal has confirmed that the Atlanta Police Department (APD) has taken one student into custody regarding a threatening note found at the Atlanta High School yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016).

According to Deputy Superintendent Joey Geletka, the note contained a threat to kill black students.

The APD reportedly received a confession of the student's involvement in placing the note on high school property. According to Lt. Allen Williams, the investigation is still ongoing and there may be more than one student involved.

The young man will be booked within the hour and charged with disruptive activities under the state education code, a class B misdemeanor.

Wed
10
Feb

Girl Scout cookies sales begin Feb. 13

From Staff Reports
CASS COUNTY-- Girl Scouts in the Linden/Hughes Springs area will be ringing in the New Year by putting their entrepreneurial and leadership skills to work through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.  Girls will begin taking orders for the iconic cookies on Feb.13.  Orders will be delivered to customers about April 1.
Extra cookies will be available at this time for those who miss ordering.  
The cost of the cookies will be $4 per box, with proceeds supporting local Girl Scout troops and programs for the girls.  
Wed
10
Feb

Political hopefuls tour Linden

Congressional candidiate Lou Gigliotti speaks to the Linden Lions Club.
By Bobby Horn Jr.
 
LINDEN—The campaign trail for two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for their respective offices passed through Linden last week.
Lou Gigliotti, candidate for the 4th U.S. Congressional District was a guest of the Linden Lions Club Feb. 4.
State Senate District 1 Candidate Bryan Hughes, accompanied by representatives from CLEAT (Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas), stopped in Linden as part of a two-day, 11-day tour through the district. 
A former math teacher and construction company Gigliotti is now in the auto business, building aftermarket high performance parts for Corvettes and other General Motor  vehicles.
He is also a racer, having competed in the first NASCAR Truck series race
He is also a two-time Dallas Grand Prix Winner (1991 and 1993).
Wed
10
Feb

Sheriff's Office seeks technology grant

By Bobby Horn Jr.
 
CASS COUNTY—The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that a state grant will help them upgrade the technology the deputies use.
On Feb. 9, Commissioners’ Court authorized Sheriff Larry Rowe to submit a grant application for an “In-Car Video Camera Replacement” project to the Office of Governor, Criminal Justice Division.
Read full story in the Feb. 17 edition of The Cass County Sun.
Tue
09
Feb

Investigation in process after threats found at Atlanta High School

Local police and school administrators are investigating a situation that occurred at Atlanta High School today.

According to Deputy Superintendent Joey Geletka, the investigation is in process after a note was found at the high school. Contents of that note includes a threat to kill African American students.

Tue
09
Feb

JD Souther returning to MCTT

From Staff Reports
 
LINDEN-- Songwriters Hall of Fame member,  iconic musician and actor JD Souther will makes his third appearance at Music City Texas Theater on June 10.
Music City Texas Theater will welcome legendary songwriter and musician J.D. Souther in concert in April.
One of the principal architects of the Southern California country-rock sound, Souther famously played a key role in the formation of the Eagles and co-wrote their hits “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,” “New Kid In Town” and “Best of My Love,” as well as writing Linda Ronstadt’s classics “Faithless Love,” “Simple Man, Simple Dream,” and “Prisoner in Disguise.”
 

Read more in our e-edition:

http://www.etypeservices.com/SWF/LocalUser/Atlanta1//Magazine113948/Full/index.aspx?id=113948

Tue
09
Feb

Local election filing period closes Feb. 19

By Robin Hall 
 
So far, local incumbents have filed for reelection in the Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Independent School District races. 
Deadline to file for locla elections is Feb. 19.

 

Tue
09
Feb

City adopts change to animal ordinance

By Bobby Horn Jr.

news@casscountynow.com

 

LINDEN—The City of Linden is clamping down on the number of dogs and cats a resident may own.

Linden City Council approved the request to amend Animal Ordinance #1-95 during a regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 8.

Read full story in the Feb. 17 edition of The Cass County Sun.

Mon
08
Feb

Fires ablaze throughout Cass County

Local firefighters and emergency personnel have had their hands full today fighting one fire after another. Currently departments are at fires in Huffines, near Roadside Park on Hwy. 59 near Linden and in Domino. According to Chief Robin Betts with the Atlanta Fire Departments, there have been at least seven brush fires started today due mainly to high winds. He believes some have been caused by arching power lines. Several houses have been in danger due to the blazes.

Firefighters ask local residents not to burn during these windy conditions.

Fri
05
Feb

Area Ash Wednesday services planned

By Bobby Horn Jr.
 
On Feb. 10 Christians across the area will celebrate a special day on the calendar as they observe the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday services. One of the church’s “movable Holy days” Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days (40 weekdays plus six Sundays) before Easter.
Ash Wednesday is traditionally observed by many Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians. 
The 40-day Lenten period mirrors the 40 days that Jesus spent in the Wilderness. During Lent it is common for people to fast as preparation for Easter. 

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