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Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 12:00am

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Canton Police Department along with EMS and the Canton Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at Interstate 20 and Highway 64. Upon arrival they found a Cadillac SUV and a Chevrolet pickup truck both with major front end damage. Reports at the scene indicate that the drivers sustained minor injuries. The driver of the pickup truck had a small puppy who appeared to be in distress and was later taken by a friend to the veterinarian clinic to be examined. Reports on the scene indicated that the driver of the pickup did not see the oncoming vehicle in the problematic intersection. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Canton Police Department. The accident occurrence at the location (next to Duke’s) marks one of many, and citizens are pushing for TxDOT to make changes to the flow of traffic in the area. Photo by Nick Gibbons

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 12:00am

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, Van Zandt County Sheriff Hendrix and members of his CID Team arrested Brent Lee Smith in Henderson County. Smith was on three recently obtained warrants out of Van Zandt County.

Sports

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 12:00am

The third week of the 2021 football season proved to be less than kind to county football programs with Canton, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Grand Saline and Wills Point all coming up short in their respective games. With those setbacks, Van became the last team to retain its perfect early season record.

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 12:00am

The Van Lady Vandals hit the court twice last week, continuing their preparations for the start of District 14-4A play with matches against both Whitehouse and Paris.

Columns

Sep 12, 2021 - 00:00

At the outset, let me put the record straight. I’m a dog person. Always have been, and always will be. Fact is, I’ve had a life-long aversion to felines of the ‘domestic’ variety. And that likely stems from an incident that occurred about my fourth year on planet Earth. I recall lying beside a kitten on a bed. Growing intrigued with its antics, I eased my head toward the sweet kitty’s whiskered face for a closer look. Thinking, I’m sure, my blinking eyelid was a plaything, the kitten struck out at it. Luckily, the scratched eyeball healed with no lasting damage, except perhaps to my psyche.

Sep 12, 2021 - 00:00

“C’mon, Daisy, you ain’t sick, and ya shore ‘nuff ain’t old, so jest keep movin’.”

Sep 12, 2021 - 00:00

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports.

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend. The Texas Highway Patrol will be increasing enforcement from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, looking for people not wearing their seat belts, speeders, people driving while intoxicated and drivers who fail to follow the state’s Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations.

Obituaries

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Paul David Copeland passed away on Sept. 10, 2021. He was born in Pine Bluff Arkansas on Oct. 16, 1943.

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Ronald Eugene Knox, 74, of Edgewood, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at his home. He was born on July 28, 1947, to parents Floyd Eugene Knox and Eva Cecilia Beauregard Knox

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Services for Virginia “Ginny” Durbin Crickman, 83, of Grand Saline, were held Sept. 18, 2021, at Bartley Funeral Home with Dave Johnstone officiating.

Sep 19, 2021 - 00:00

Services for Hollis Ray Griffin, 89, of Forney, were held Sept. 11, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Dustin Deaton officiating. Visitation was one hour prior. Interment was in Haven of Memories.