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Tue
28
Jul

Police puzzled over fatal accident

Atlanta PD seeking anyone who witnessed accident at Emma Lena Way

From staff reports

The Atlanta Police Department is seeking information or eyewitnesses following a fatal wreck at this morning (Tuesday, July 28) at the intersection of Loop 59 and Emma Lena Way.

Officers are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash that left one woman dead and another injured. Please call Sgt. Steve Cromeans or Lt. Allen Williams if you or someone you know may have additional information at 903-796-7973.

The accident occurred Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 9:45 a.m.

Atlanta Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection US -59 and Emma Lena Way in Atlanta. This is the intersection between Walmart Supercenter and McDonald's Restaraunt.

Upon arrival it was determined that two vehicles were involved. 

Tue
28
Jul

Dash For Life organizers hope to repeat first year’s success

By Robin Aaron
 
In an effort to up local donations to the American Cancer Society this year, Cass County’s Relay For Life board decided to see through a new fundraising event for 2015. The first of its kind Dash for Life Barrel Race was born to benefit American Cancer Society. 
The event took place July 18 at Cass County Championship Rodeo Arena. 
Organizer Becky Garrett hopes to see the event take on a life of its own in the years to come. 
Participants from all over the region took part in the barrel race and helped raise another $3,200 toward research, treatment and finding a cure for cancer. 
Deemed “rodeo action for a good cause” drew nearly 100 entrants in its first year.
Tue
28
Jul

Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 7 - 9

From Staff Reports
 
AUSTIN-- This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 - 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature. 
 
Tue
28
Jul

Library to host Dream On Thursday

Forum invites public comment on what would make Atlanta area better

 

Fri
26
Jun

Cass County awaits instruction from Texas AG before proceeding with same-sex marriage

Cass County awaits instruction from Texas AG before proceeding with same-sex marriage

By Robin Aaron

raaron@casscountynow.com

According to County Clerk Jamie A. O’Rand, her office will await revisions to documents and information on recording vital statistics before issuing same sex marriage license  in Cass County.

In light of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold gay marriage in all 50 states, O'Rand said that her office would await further instructions from the state's Attorney General's Office.  U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today (June 26, 2015) that marriage equality should be upheld in all U.S. states.

Fri
26
Jun

Offices closed Friday

Offices of the Atlanta Citizens Journal and The Cass County Sun will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day

Wed
03
Jun

Where's My Water?

BREAKING NEWS

Linden to shut off water June 11

By Bobby Horn Jr.

Sun Editor

LINDEN—On June 11, Linden residents can expect an interruption their water service, beginning at 8 a.m.

According to the City of Linden, public works will turn off the city’s water supply. Interruptions are expected from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The city says the water is being turned off so they may make required repairs to the elevated water tower in downtown Linden.

Wed
03
Jun

Walking the Red Carpet

Education Foundation honors Atlanta High’s top students

 

By Lee Ellen Benjamin

Journal Staff

Wed
03
Jun

Best in state: AHS Journalism team earns 1st State UIL Championship

By Robin Aaron
 
They don’t jump hurdles or run sprints, but what the Atlanta High School Journalism team has accomplished is significant nonetheless. They are the new 4A UIL State Champions. 
The group of four have brought home a state championship to Atlanta for the first time in their category. And the team as a whole garnered 32 points, more than twice what their second place opponents earned, 15, at the UIL state championship meet.
The win is also a meaningful send off for one of Atlanta ISD’s educators. Susan Greig will be retiring after this year. The team for 2015 was her seventh in nine years to coach all the way to the state level, but are her first state champs. 
Mon
01
Jun

Cass County added to list of disaster areas

By Robin Aaron
raaron@casscountynow.com

Cass County has been declared a disaster area officially due to high rains and flooding damage to county roads. The Texas Governor’s office has declared 40 Texas counties as disaster areas as of May 27.
County Judge Becky Wilbanks submitted a letter to the state May 18 outlining Cass County’s problems and asking for assistance.
“As a result of excessive rain, wind and flooding that has occurred from January 1, 2015 to the present, Cass County is currently facing tremendous physical and economic losses,” Wilbanks wrote. “A large number of roads have been flooded, culverts washed away and roadbeds destroyed. Additionally, many trees have been downed due to high winds.

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