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On June 12 the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce will have the honor of hosting the Bessie Coleman Fly-in at Hall-Miller Municipal Airport.

What is it that makes a man great? Is it when he does great things for his community? Is it when he builds great and fast machines? Or is it when he is humble in his endeavors in his life?

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Renee Rosser, Valerie Mason, Clay Fant, and Jagger Dyer are pictured with U.S. Congressman Pat Fallon. See story on page 10. Courtesy Photo

The East Texas Republican Women will present a public forum June 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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The Atlanta Senior Class of 1956 celebrated their 65th class reunion on June 5. While they celebrate every five years, this year they added in something extra special.

The first colored school was built on March 3, 1890, under contractor W.A. Steger. The cost was $41.00 to build, and it was forty by sixty feet. Harrison G. Goree donated $20.00.



Columns & Opinions

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Doing the right thing is easy when it is popular and everyone supports it, but doing the right thing is very different when fighting people who have a vested interest in letting evil prevail or whe

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released is sub-county population estimates from April 2010 to July 2020. That includes population estimates for the 1,200 incorporated places in Texas.

Budget headed to governor’s desk

The Texas Legislature sent a $248 billion two-year state budget to Gov. Greg Abbott after the House approved the measure last Thursday.

Special session coming this fall

Texas lawmakers will adjourn the regular session on Monday — Memorial Day — but Gov.

House passes several important measures

Last week, the House hit an important deadline, the last day to debate House bills. With things moving fast and furious this week, the House passed several important measures.


In Texas, 76 men have been awarded the Medal of Honor for their courage above and beyond the call of duty since the inception of the medal.


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By all accounts high school teams set goals each year with hopes of fulfilling each one as they march towards a state championship.

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The 2021 Cass County Championship Rodeo was held this past weekend. See more photos on page 13. Photo by Amber Pond

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The Linden-Kildare Tennis team had a very successful campaign in 2021.

After COVID-19 cancelled tennis a year ago, the players were determined to make the most of this season.

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Success can be measured in many different ways.

Queen City senior showman Daniel Hardin has reaped benefits from his success in showing livestock.

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Atlanta Rabbit turned Kentucky Wildcat Daimion Collins has been named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Texas.

The Atlanta High School Accounting Team has been named the National Winners of the 18th Annual Capitol Hill Challenge. U.S.


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American Legion Post 258 gave the annual Memorial Day presentation on the square in Downtown Atlanta, Texas Monday morning May 31. Photo by Raydeen Edwards

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The Cass County Hope 4H Forestry Team ended their season with a bang!

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Will Porterfield takes a final bow on the Atlanta High School auditorium stage at the conclusion of the Tammie Duncan School of Dance 2021 Recital.

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Jairy Medina is the 2021 Valedictorian for Atlanta High School with a GPA of 4.0.

Jairy is the daughter of Rafael Medina and Teresa Ruiz.

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Linden-Kildare’s faculty and staff enjoyed food, fellowship and fun during Teacher Appreciation May 28.

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Club District 2 X2 Governor Sheila Donnelly presided over the officer installation ceremonies.


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Thomas Garfield Stone, 83, of Linden, Texas passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 25, 2021. Mr. Stone was born October 4, 1937 in Cass County to Horace Stone and Edith Clark Stone.

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Baker Harrold Bledsoe, 80, of Linden, Texas passed away on May 30, 2021 in Texarkana as a result of injuries sustained in a recent fall at his home.

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On Thursday, May 6, 2021, Lou Ella Compton White passed away at the age of 97.

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Joe was a truck driver for 30 years and everyone knew him as “Choo Choo”. He was a jack of all trades but a master of none.

John Pierce Ellis

John Pierce Ellis, recently of Kilgore, Texas, and formerly of Atlanta, Texas, died on May 25, 2021, in Atlanta, Texas, after a prolonged illness.

Bobby R. Hale

Bobby R. Hale, age 87, of Bloomburg, Texas, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 28, 2021, at his residence surrounded by family.

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