COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, Nov. 20, Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports six new cases since Thursday, November 19, 2020 for a total of 2,491 positive COVID-19 cases, with 93 deaths.

McLeod Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system.

Grand opening for Impact Nutrition

While the day may have dawned grey with clouds, Mother Nature saw fit to clear the way for a bright a beautiful afternoon befitting of a celebration.

Bars have again been given the green light to dust off their bottles and gets the records spinning.

Local author introduces new genre

Most authors would get their feelings hurt if their own parents told them they couldn’t finish reading their breakthrough published novel.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that House Bill (HB) 1399 assisted in the closure of more than 250 unsolved criminal investigations during its first year of implementati



Columns & Opinions

Morris Upchurch Middle

School in conjunction with the Atlanta and Queen City VFW sponsored the Patriot’s Pen essay writing contest.

Students in Mrs. Sutton’s

Students in Mrs. Sutton’s 3rd grade math class wrapped up a unit on 3-D Shapes with “Show & Tell” and 3-D snacks on Thursday.

Members of the QCHS

Members of the QCHS Interact Club and GT program assisted the staff of the Runnin WJ Ranch on Wednesday.

He told me to tell you that...

Happy Thanksgiving or if you are reading this after Thursday, I hope you had a great holiday?!

I like Thanksgiving. It gives us the opportunity to take an inventory.

Gathering safely this Thanksgiving

When we think of Thanksgiving, we think about gathering together with family and friends overeating and watching the Cowboys on TV.


Atlanta’s Cole Hanner, age 10, shot his first buck, a 9-point, on Nov. 7, which was opening day for deer season.


Roaring Band from Tigerland advances to area

Linden-Kildare’s Roaring Band from Tigerland advanced to the UIL area competition after scoring a 1-1-2 at the regional contest in Sulphur Springs last week.

Fishing America

Maine was my first stop on a 5 state ice fishing trip but easily ranked last in satisfaction. My target fish was the burbot AKA cusk.



Atlanta’s Lady Rabbits’ basketball squad hosted Daingerfield Nov. 17. The Lady Rabbs jumped out to a 9-point lead in the

QC boys’ basketball action shots vs. Daingerfield


Queen City baller Derrick Alexander posts up over a Daingerfield defender.

QC trio compete at 4-H classic livestock show

Queen City HS FFA students Micah Whittington and Mason Campbell and Jr. FFA member, Jeremiah Turner competed in the 2020 Bowie County 4-H Ark-La-Tex Classic Livestock Show on Saturday, Oct.

Atlanta High School

Dec. 1 - VB, JVB at Tenaha - 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 1 - VG, JVG at Jefferson - 4:30 p.m.

Atlanta Middle School


The Copper Pine

The Copper Pine Kitchen and Home, formerly known as The Kitchenette, in Price Hardware at 302 N. Williams Street held their Grand Opening Thursday, Oct. 22.

Jerry Porter and Commander

Photo by Kate Stow

The Amity Study

The Amity Study Club delivered donations of household products to help the Domestic Violence Shelter community service group.

Michelle Valentine, Kimberly

Michelle Valentine, Kimberly Mennie and Terri Gaston presented the Atlanta Lions Club last Thursday with information about the BLAST Program and its positive affect on children on all Atlanta IS

Atlanta’s Fall Makers Market

The weather was perfect – slightly chilly but sunny – Saturday, Oct. 17, for the Fall Makers Market.

Atlanta graduate receives doctorate

Deborah Louise Rhoads, a 1973 graduate of Atlanta High School, received her Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) in Higher Education and Learning Technologies Friday, Aug.



John E. Stewart age 76, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 12, 2020, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.


We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle, Barrett Porter.


Teri went to be with Jesus on November 18, 2020.

Theresa “Teri” Gail Sanders Dotson of Atlanta, Texas was born on December 2, 1960 to Edna and the late Sonny Sanders.


Jasen Anthony Montoya passed through the pearly gates Monday, October 12, 2020.

Joanna Bell Thompson, of Atlanta, Texas, died, Wednesday, November 11, 2020. She was 90.

Joanna was born January 26, 1930, in Prescott, Arkansas, to Joe A. and Ruth Benton Bell.


Wayne McIntosh, Jr., 54, of Rogers, Arkansas, died November 11 in a Bentonville, AR hospital.

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