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Atlanta Public Library eclipse party

The eclipse gave the Atlanta Library an excuse to party. The librarians took it, and so “Solarfest” came to be Aril 8.

E-waste recycle event is back

The Amity Study Club will hold its 17th annual Electronic Waste Recycle Day on Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlanta Business Park, located on Hwy 59 S.

Women’s Club

The Atlanta Area Women’s Club took moment to pat itself on the back last week at club meeting in the fellowship hall of the Atlanta First Baptist Church.

Simpson’s passing highlights his area roots

On April 10, 2024, the story of one of the most polarizing figures in sports history passed away at the age of 76, before his 77th birthday on July 9.

Columns & Opinions

‘Aggressive’ hurricane forecast for Gulf Coast

Colorado State University researchers are calling this year’s hurricane season forecast “the most aggressive” ever, the Texas Standard reported.

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

It started with an insurance salesman and one small airplane. From there, it became an aviation empire and one of the most noted names in Texas aviation.

You know that feeling of being bored behind the wheel? So bored that you just can’t help but check your phone? Yeah, that feeling.

STRAIGHT TALK

On October 27, 1964, almost sixty years ago, Ronald Reagan gave the most important speech of his career.

Suzanne’s

IT’S ALL ABOUT …

Erastus “Deaf ” Smith was perhaps one of the most unique figures to emerge from the early years of Texas History.

Sports

Atlanta girls win Area title

Rain delayed the District 13 and 14-3A Area track meet last Wednesday, but Thursday, Apr. 10, was a beautiful, sunny day for competition at Winnsboro High School.

Atlanta High School Apr. 20 – vs. White Oak (JV) – 11 a.m. Apr. 20 – vs. White Oak (V) – 1:30 p.m. Apr. 23 – vs. Hooks (JV, V) – 4:30 p.m. Linden-Kildare High School Apr.

Baseball/Softball

Atlanta Rabbits

Atlanta extended its winning streak to seven games after topping DeKalb 3-1 on Apr. 9.

BIG BASS CENTRAL

Some call Texas the Lone Star State. I like to call it “Big Bass Central.”

Lifestyle

The Cypress Valley A&M Club of Cass and Marion County will host the annual Aggie Muster Ceremony at 5 p.m.

The Cypress Valley A&M Club is accepting applications for a scholarship for the 2024-25 school year. The club is composed of former Aggies who now reside in Cass and Marion counties.

Maker´s Market

This jelly almost unique to Texas and the south glows in the sunlight. Pop’s Mayhaw Farms, LLC, of Queen City produces this southern delicacy, say owners Scott and Geniece Conley.

Atlanta Area Rotary Club hones leadership skills

One person whose face is very familiar to our newspaper readers is Vincent Wong’s. Yup, you see his face again!

The Caddo Wildflower Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Mary Dougherty Senior Citizens Center, 507 S. Kaufman St., Linden.

Atlanta Lions Club

This week the 2nd Vice District Governor Jimmy Cox (pictured right) visited the Atlanta Lions Club to present awards.Brian Cloninger,Past District Deputy Grand Master District 5,gave the program.We

Obituaries

October 24, 1949 - April 7, 2024

Roy L. Draper

March 3, 1936 - April 7, 2024

September 14, 1936 - April 3, 2024

Euna Mae Alexander

July 21, 1948 - April 13, 2024

Funeral services for Mr. Billy R. Shaw, age 64, of Hughes Springs, was held at 2:00 p.m.

Services for Mr. Larry Gene Wheat, 77, of Hughes Springs, were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Hughes Springs.

Recipe Of The Day

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