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Winnsboro blood drive this Saturday
Friends in and near Winnsboro: Please help us get the word out about this Saturday’s blood drive via your Facebook page and other social media outlets. Below are details for the drive, and attached...
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lifesaving drives such as Upshur Rural Electric, Robroy Industries ensure right blood ‘at the ready’ in moment’s notice
Carter BloodCare issues Texas-sized thank you, urges blood donation as way to salute fallen Blue, unite communities GILMER, Texas (August 22, 2016) – In the aftermath of chaos and lives lost in Dal...
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Three area authors to celebrate the release of new books
Three area authors, two from Upshur County, will celebrate the release of new books this Saturday, August 27 from 2-5 p.m. at The Captains Castle Bed & Breakfast in Jefferson. There will be refresh...
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Meet the Buckeyes - Aug 6, 2016
"Meet the Buckeyes" is an annual community pep rally held at Jeff Traylor Stadium on the campus of Gilmer (Texas) High School to get fired up for the fall sports and generally celebrate being Bucke...
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Josh Manck, formerly of Gilmer, named Director of Athletics Communications at Texas A&M-Commerce
COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce director of athletics Tim McMurray has announced the addition of Josh Manck to the Lions' athletics administration as the Director of Athletics Communicatio...
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If Northeast Texas were a state, it would rank 45th in mortality rates, new report shows
AUSTIN - If Northeast Texas were a state, it would rank among the worst in terms of mortality for three of the top four leading causes of death in the U.S., finds a new report from The University o...
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Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic August 27
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic, August 27 , 12-4, Best Little Hound Hound Hound House, Highway 80, near Silver Falls Road Low-Cost vaccination clinics will be held the last Saturday each month thr...
Debut author thanks mother in inspiring memoir
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
New book chronicles how Freddie Elliott’s mother provided her children ‘A Way Out’ of lifelong struggles   WOODBRIDGE, Va. – First time author Freddie Elliott shares an inspiring story of how their...
Fire Academy No. 98 graduation ceremony set for Aug. 24
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Kilgore College Fire Academy No. 98 will hold its graduation ceremony 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center Auditorium in Kilgore. There are eight students wh...
Game Warden Field Notes
by TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Stranded during the Storm During a late June storm, a Val Verde County game warden responde...
Food Handlers Course to be held in Gilmer
by JULIE YORK
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” was revised and updated and effective last October 11, 2015. A major change in the revision requires all food employees to complete an accredited food ha...
Shame Shaming!
by JIM "PAPPY" MOORE
Aug 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
There's a new thing in American culture.  It's identifying any kind of criticism as "shaming." For example, if your apartment is a pig sty and the landlord tells you that you need to clean it so ev...
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This 1998 image released by NBC shows actor Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff in a scene from "Law & Order." Hill died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Mount Sinai hospital in New York. He was 94. (Jessica Burstein/NBCU Photo Bank via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV's long-running "Law & Order," died Tuesday. He was 94.


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Lt. Col. Frank Rosenblatt, left, and Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leave the court room for the lunch break on Monday, Aug 22, 2016, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Attorneys for Bergdahl are scheduled to argue Tuesday that decision-makers with power over the soldier's prosecution were improperly swayed by negative comments from U.S. Sen. John McCain. (Raul R. Rubiera/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case "off the judicial cliff" by arguing that U.S. Sen. John McCain improperly swayed military decision-makers with public comments on the case, prosecutors said Tuesday.


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