Atlanta, Texas’ very own Charles “Chaz” Roquemore is competing on the global stage on Netflix-Squid Game: The Challenge for a stunning $4.56 million.

Atlanta ISD - First Six Weeks

Teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

Detectives with the Atlanta Police Department arrested Jaylen Juanye Green on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, on the multiple active warrants that had been issued for his arrest.

Local performers in 2023 Nutcracker

Cass County dancers will be participating in the performance of the Nutcracker again this year for the Community Ballet of Texarkana, “returning for its 56th year of entertaining and educating.” Th

Santa makes an early visit to the area

Leighton Farmer, 6, has the ear of Santa Claus. Santa looks as if he might know Leighton.

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New Colony Baptist Church

New Colony Baptist Church is almost at the center of Cass County, and recently the church put on a major effort to be the center. It brought Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus to church.

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James Walker Fannin, Jr., had arrived in Texas only in 1834. The 30-year-old planter brought his wife and two daughters with him.

Abbott: Battle continues over vouchers

As time runs out next week on the fourth special session, Gov.

HOUSTON, TX – Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released the following statement: “Some members who voted against school choice attended private schools themselves or send their kids or grandki

Some men live only a short life, but one moment can be remembered for generations. James Fannin was a planter, businessman, solider, and family man.

Bill passes to allow undocumented migrants arrests

A sweeping border security bill that allows state and local police to arrest undocumented migrants is headed to Gov. Greg Abbot’s desk, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Lege gets to work in fourth special session

The Texas Legislature, conceived as a part-time body to meet every other year for 140 days, is now in its record fifth session (counting the regular session).


McLeod at Avery

On Nov. 20, McLeod’s basketball program visited Avery.

Atlanta High School Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 – Redwater Tourney (VB) – TBA Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 – Hughes Springs Tourney (VG) – TBA Dec. 5 – vs. Sabine (JVB, VB) – 5 p.m. Dec.


On Nov. 13, the junior high basketball program traveled to Harleton.

On Monday, Nov. 13, the Rabbits were off and running as they opened their season with three wins versus the DeKalb Bears.

Oden sisters sign with Southeastern Oklahoma State

Queen City standout student-athletes Serenity and Trinity Oden signed their letters of intent to play softball for Southeastern Oklahoma State University recently. 

Linden-Kildare’s varsity volleyball program had an excellent season which culminated with a district championship and a bi-district championship.


‘Come and take it’

This is Todd Kight with his wood crafted flags being shown at a recent downtown Atlanta festival.

Retired TxDOT employee honored by TAPA

n Dennis Berryhill recipient of Bob M. Gallaway Award

AUSTIN – The holiday season gets its official start next week as many Texans gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner.

Join us at Christ Way Fellowship, 1116 E. Main St., Atlanta, Texas on Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. for a “Give Thanks Celebration”.

Linden Lions Club

Lyle McBride, O’Farrell Country Vineyard. Speaker at the Linden Lions Club.

Atlanta Lions Club

Kelsey Knox the new Atlanta Tourism and Visitor Center Director spoke at the Atlanta Lions Club.She talked about her new job and responsibilities as director.There will be no meeting for the week o


Sawyer Robert Wimberly, Jr.

November 12, 1926 - November 20, 2023

Angelika (Angel) Thomas

August 2, 1946 – November 19, 2023

Funeral services for Ms. Whitnee Anjanette Treadway, 54, of Atlanta, Texas were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2023 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs, with Bro. Dan McGuire officiating.

Graveside services for Velvia Jane Fitts, of Linden, were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder- Davis Funeral Home in Linden.

Funeral services for Mr. Max Redmond, 69, of Avinger, were at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2023 at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Funeral services for Mr. Frank S. Hopkins, Jr. will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Reeder- Davis Chapel.

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