Bowie County

I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, widening highway. Reconstructing and widening highway. Motorists should watch for trucks and equipment pulling onto the interstate.

Another big three enter Atlanta Athletics HOF

Prior to kickoff this Friday night (Sept. 24th) three of Atlanta’s most prominent athletes from the past will be enshrined in the Atlanta Athletics Hall of Fame (HOF).

Linden PD receives training for life-saving devices

Chief Eric Lee announced that on September 14th, 2021 Linden Police Department Officers received training at Christus St. Michael Hospital Atlanta for CPR and AED.

Local church helps with Hurricane Ida

Several members of GT Church left Texarkana on September 9 with four pallets of water and supplies to Louisiana in order to assist the Cajun Navy & Hope community church from the damage caused

Drug dropbox placed at APD

Disposing of prescription and over the counter medications just got easier in Atlanta.

Constitution Week

September 17th marked the two hundred and thirty fourth anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.



Columns & Opinions


Not long after graduating from Atlanta High School in 1992, Melody Maxie Cranford discovered her calling and works to promote education as part of her ministry.

Psalm 100:1-5 - Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness, come before his presence with singing.

How many of you know that God is Faithful?

He keeps His promises! He meets our needs! He carries us through! His mercy endures forever! His compassions are new every morning!


“An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure,” is a popular English proverb. It has also become an important idea in medicine, to avoid major health crises by preventing them.

Disaster declaration follows Nicholas

Seventeen Southeast Texas counties have been declared disaster areas after Hurricane Nicholas came ashore, dumping more than a foot of rain and cutting off power to a half-million customers in Texa


Oversight and Reform Committee Member Congressman Pat Fallon (TX-04) sent a letter to Chairwoman Maloney requesting a hearing on the reopening of physical locations of certain United States Federal


Atlanta Royalty

Atlanta’s De’Korian Parker and Destinee Wells were crowned Homecoming King and Queen last Friday. Photos by KENISHA WEBSTER

Atlanta hosted rival Liberty-Eylau on Homecoming night last Friday.

Both of the teams’ defenses played lights out in the first half as L-E only had a 7-0 lead at the half.

Queen City had the opportunity to go 4-0 for the second straight year, but back-to-back heartbreakers have the Bulldogs sitting at 2-2.

Linden-Kildare hosted James Bowie last Friday night at Jack Hetherington-Tiger Stadium.

The CISD closed down last week and that included the Tigers’ matchup with DeKalb.


Atlanta’s varsity volleyball team has been on a roll.

Football Preview Week 5

Atlanta vs. White Oak

Atlanta plays its second straight home game this Friday night as the Rabbits host White Oak.


4-H receives grant

National Constitution Day

Friday, September 17, was National Constitution Day Mr. & Mrs.

Bloomburg ISD is bringing back Home Economics

Mrs. Shannon Peacock has taken on the task of teaching Bloomburg’s talented students the world of hospitality.


Artist of the month winners and where their work is displayed are:

Nadia Westbrook - State Bank

Debbie Preston - Atlanta City Hall

Kay Reynolds - Atlanta ISD Admin Building

Jeremiah Bobo Family

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Lions Club

Steven Hays, fellow Lion member, Media and Associate Pastor at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church was the guest speaker for the Atlanta Lions Club today. Steven is the owner of AVL.


Virgil Neal Peacock

Virgil Neal Peacock, passed away in a Vivian, Louisiana hospital Friday morning, September 17, 2021.

Jesse Benjamin Worrell

Jess B. Worrell, age 95, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, September 17, 2021, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

Jessie Lee Ragsdale Phillips

Jessie Lee Ragsdale Phillips died on Wednesday Sept. 15. She was born on July 22, 1969 to George Ragsdale and Margrite Denman Ragsdale of Linden, Texas.

Martha Jo Cherry Coats

Heaven seems a little brighter today, Martha Jo Cherry Coats, age 74, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 14, 2021 after a short illness.

Rebecca Jean “Beckey” Turner

Rebecca Jean “Beckey” Turner was born September 5, 1954. She passed away September 18, 2021 at her home in Linden.

James L. Knox, Jr.

James L. Knox, Jr, 82, of Atlanta, Texas, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, in Texarkana, Texas, St. Michael Hospital from complications of the Covid virus.

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