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Atlanta HC/AD Matt McClure has accepted a new role within the Atlanta ISD Administration. Coach McClure, an Atlanta graduate of 1986, has been coaching at his alma mater since 2011.


Ted Thompson

Former Atlanta Rabbit football standout and Packers general manager Ted Thompson -- who drafted Aaron Rodgers, and built the team that won Super Bowl XLV -- passed away Wednesday.

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Everyone is invited to participate. Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Cass County Fitness is off and running

Some people adhere to the three C’s of life which are choices, chances and change.

You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.

Vaccine remains limited

Texas will receive 333,650 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine for the week of Jan. 18.

Grant opens hearts for foster children

Six years after the doors closed for good, the vacant hospital at 404 Kaufman in Linden is finally getting a facelift.



Columns & Opinions

City Administrator UPDATE

Linden is moving forward in the new year! Mark your calendar for Jan 30 11a - 1 pm for a downtown block party, hosted by Linden Together. Vendor spaces are still open at no cost.


Ben Milam was an average man who traveled the early frontier. But the course of events would place him in the middle of the fight for Texas independence and into legend.

Observers welcome quiet opening to Legislature

The Texas Legislature opened quietly, which delighted everyone after the violence inside the U.S. Capitol the previous week.

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced that that State of Texas has administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine—making Texa

For those in Cass County looking to take a day trip to the Texas Capitol for your homeschoolers, field trips or sightseeing should know that the capitol will be closing for a few days.

Cass County CLOSE-UPS

If ever there was a young man that epitomized the ideal of “country boy” it is Austin Swedoski.


Daimion Collins tabbed to Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

Kentucky basketball signee Daimion Collins has been named to the Naismith Trophy High School Player of the Year midseason team, just one of 25 players to make the list.


Atlanta 91, DeKalb 49

Atlanta hosted DeKalb Jan. 15, for a district match.

Atlanta Boys Baseball Association is now accepting bids for mowing and field maintenance. Sealed bids must be received by February, 19, either to P.O.

Atlanta High School

Jan. 21 – Atlanta Iron JV Meet (Powerlifting)

Jan. 22 – Hallsville Invitational (Tennis) – 8 a.m.

Jan. 22 – vs. Spring Hill (Soccer) – 5:30 p.m.

The powerlifting landscape looks different this year due to COVID-19. The number of schools competing at meets has been whittled down.

Young Rabbit ballers sweep Redwater Dragons

Atlanta Middle School’s boys’ basketball program sits at 6-0 for every team after the young Rabbit ballers swept Redwater Jan. 14.


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is announcing an upcoming Transportation Alternatives (TA) call for projects for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure!

Christmas rifle won at raffle

Robert Lawson, owner of Hooked Barbershop in Atlanta, was recently gifted a rifle won in a VFW raffle by his uncle.

J.K. Hileman Christmas

Fourth grade students at J.K. Hileman Elementary presented “A Very Different Christmas” last week under the direction of music teacher, Mrs. Hackleman.

Polar Express Day

First grade classes at J.K. Hileman Elementary searched all over campus for the first gift of Christmas and finally found it hiding in plain sight back in their classrooms.

Hughes Springs Reverse Parade

Hughes Springs’ Annual Christmas Parade was cancelled, so several determined business people decided to get together and plan a Reverse Parade where all along First Street was decorated and traffic



Dale Charles Tischhauser of Atlanta, Texas, passed away on Jan. 7, 2021 at the age of 89.


Evelyn Spears Jester of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2021 after a lengthy illness.


Warner Finlayson, age 74, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Morris E. Hamilton

Morris E. Hamilton was born on November 8, 1919 in the Center Grove community just north of Linden, Texas. He passed away on December 19, 2020 at a long-term care facility in Linden.

Wanda Lee “Susie” Thomas Lummus

Wanda “Susie” Lummus, 79, of Texarkana, Texas, passed from this life to the next on January 10, 2021.


Jackie Louise Icenhower, age 57, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, December 21, 2020, in a local hospital.

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