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News

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 12:00am

Van Zandt County Precinct 1 Constable Mickey Henson was involved in social media controversy this week, as a video on Facebook surfaced depicting Constable Henson and Daymon Jackson of Edgewood involved in an altercation.

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 12:00am

Early voting for the 2020 General Election will begin Oct. 13. Voting will be at Old Canton City Hall, 290 E. Tyler St., Canton. According to VZC County Clerk Susan Strickland, the following hours are subject to change. The last to register to vote is Oct. 5. Absentee/mail voting deadline for the General Election (received) is Nov. 3.

Sports

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 12:00am

Van Zandt County football programs had found themselves in an all too familiar pattern throughout the first three weeks of the season as Canton, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Grand Saline, Van and Wills Point had combined to go just 1-5 each Friday night of the season heading into play Sept. 18.

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 12:00am

The Van Lady Vandals launched their bid for a third consecutive playoff appearance last week, taking on rival Wills Point and Mabank in consecutive district matches. Van would go on to earn a split, sweeping the Lady Tigers before falling in a five-set heartbreaker against the Lady Panthers.

Columns

Sep 20, 2020 - 00:00

Everybody brings food when someone dies. It’s the one thing the grieving family needs that others can provide. Since there is so little one can do at a time like that, food is always welcome. Funeral food is always comfort food – casseroles, cakes, wonderful stuff like that. And the smart people provide it in throw-away containers!

Sep 6, 2020 - 00:00

Since Spring, America has witnessed the pursuit of social justice that seems to rival that of the 1950s and the 1960s. The magnitude of the unrest is hard to ignore. The only way to not know what is going on is to intentionally not pay attention to it. Ignoring the response to injustice in this case may be worse than ignoring injustice in the first place. The injustice being sought in the streets is important and requires and deserves attention. There is another level of injustice occurring every day in America that we are largely quiet about. Illiteracy.

Sep 6, 2020 - 00:00

Dear editor,

Sep 6, 2020 - 00:00

Hurricane Laura is behind us now – but the memory will not soon be forgotten.

Obituaries

Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of Dr. Bob Gilbreth. Dr. Bob peacefully entered his eternal rest at home surrounded by family. A celebration of his life will be held at a future “post-COVID” date. Please keep Fritz and the Gilbreth family in your prayers. Services will be under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.

Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

In October 2016, a bright little star entered the Van Zandt County Therapy Dog group with her sweet doggie mom/handler Sherri Rowe of Wills Point.

Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

A funeral service will be held for Clara Jo Jackson, 90, of Murchison, at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020 in the chapel at Eubank Funeral Home with Chaplain Dennis Richardson officiating.

Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

A graveside service was held for Daphnell “Dot” Wilson, 87, of Kemp, at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Old Bethel Cemetery in Van Zandt County, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Woodard officiating.