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Shop Small: Spending money here at home is good for our community

Well, it's here. Thanksgiving was Thursday and yesterday was "Black Friday," a day that some dread and others welcome with anticipation. We know some of our readers were out shopping on Friday and took full advantage of the bargains available in Texarkana stores. Others stayed far away from the traf

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-25 01:40:34

Little revenue to fix streets in Arkansas

A city official recently made clear how little funding is available to spend on Texarkana, Ark., streets. Public Works Director Jeff Whitten told a Nov. 14 meeting of the Joint Texarkana Community Committee that all the resources now available to him would pay to replace only a few miles of roadway

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-25 05:54:12

Area children can write to Santa Claus

Main Street Texarkana and the Texarkana Gazette are sponsoring Letters to Santa for area youngsters. "Letters to Santa" gives children a chance to write to Santa and get a letter back. Santa's Express Mail box can be found in the lobby of the Gazette and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-25 05:54:01

Delay not bad, director reasons

The delay of a feasibility study to determine if the water level could be raised on Wright Patman Lake could be a positive thing, according to Liz Fazio Hale, executive director/CEO of Riverbend Water Resources District. "I'm not surprised," she said of the pause in the study being performed by the

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 04:24:57

Device lets rescuers fire on all cylinders

This promotional photo shows a thermal imaging camera. (Photo courtesy MSA) Seeing the invisible is now a lot easier for Texas-side firefighters, thanks to a recent equipment donation. Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department recently bought 11 thermal imaging cameras with grant funding from the ArkLaTex

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 04:24:52

Four States exhibit up at A&M

The many talented artists involved with the Four States Regional Art Club show their work at an exhibition now up at Texas A&M-University's John F. Moss Library. Displayed through Dec. 15, the exhibit features member work in several different categories, including animal, abstract, floral, genre, la

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 02:32:17

Nutcracker: Christmas dreams brought to life

Roughly 200 local dancers will be on stage as they re-create "The Nutcracker," the timeless ballet about a girl's Christmas Eve dreams, with four shows on Dec. 1-3. (Submitted photo) A beloved classic for the Texarkana Christmas season, "The Nutcracker" presented by Texarkana Community Ballet brin

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 02:32:15

Feed store an active business with touch of nostalgia

In its 79th year, Atlanta's Newkirk Feed Store is saying Merry Christmas and showing Santa Claus arriving on a tractor-all in bright red, green and white LED lights on the side of a huge feeder tank. John and Jocilyn Newkirk have always enjoyed putting holiday lights somewhere on the business their


Oconee deputies looking for help finding missing police dog

Oconee County Sheriff's Office deputies called off a Thanksgiving Day search for missing police dog Jak. The Belgian Malinois has one eye, is 10 years old and is a reddish blond dog with some graying on the snout. Jak was discovered missing Thanksgiving morning around 8:30 a.m. He was last seen on O

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2017-11-24 07:50:51

Toddler dies after closing neck in window of Ford F-350

A Laurens County toddler was killed in a freak accident after the power window of a Ford F-350 closed on his neck, Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said. McCarson Allen Porter, 2, of Clinton, died in the hospital Wednesday night despite efforts to revive him, Addis said. McCarson's father had been

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-11-24 21:09:21

Toddler killed after power window of father's truck closes on his neck, coroner says

A toddler from Laurens County was killed when the power window of his father's work truck closed on his neck, Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said Friday. The incident, which happened Wednesday night in Seneca, was ruled an accident, Addis said. McCarson Allen Porter, 2, of Clinton, was pronounced

WYFF4.COM - 2017-11-24 20:00:00

A tax plan from hell, or somewhere close to it

First, an announcement: My buddy Allen Senn and I have decided to drop the term "Redneck" from the name of our two-man think tank, as it doesn't seem like quite the right image for us. We were thinking maybe "Southern-Fried" would be better but have decided for the time-being just to call it the Pi

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-11-24 12:00:06

Holiday Hope Fund chasing daunting goal, again

The numbers don't lie. With a $100,000 goal to be met in just 31 days, there is a lot of work to be done. 3,600 toys need to be received or bought for children to open on Christmas morning. More than 1,200 names on 1,200 red tags are spread throughout Hamblen County on 10 trees. Most importantly, hu

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 16:57:00

Central police officers to get raises next month

CENTRAL - Effective Dec. 1, Central police officers will be getting a bump in salary that town officials hope will entice them to stay on board. Justice Town council approved a pay increase last week from $12.50 per hour to $13.50 per hour for uncertified officers, while certified officers will star

DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-11-25 05:49:13

Blue Ridge boys basketball team strong on offense

CASHIERS -- Blue Ridge Early College's boys basketball team has a new head coach this year -- Ben McCrickard -- but he has worked his way to the position serving as an assistant coach the previous two years. While last year's squad finished 4-19 overall and 2-4 in the Little Smoky Mountain Conferenc


Westminster native debuts in new MTV reality show

Last week, Codi Butts was just a 25-year-old Westminster native and former bartender going out hunting and fishing with his family and friends. On Nov. 27, however, that might change a bit when hundreds of thousands of viewers see him on MTV for the premiere of "Floribama Shore." Staying close to MT


Greenfield takes first Thanksgiving win in seven years over Turners Falls, 22-18

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) - Turners Falls hosted Greenfield in their historic Thanksgiving football rivalry. Greenfield fans are celebrating their first Thanksgiving football win in seven years. Thursday's game began at 10:30 Thursday morning at Turners Falls High School. Fans were excited for thi

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-11-24 02:14:26

Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Buckley Healthcare Center

Buckley HealthCare Center provides a full range of extended health care services designed to maximize the well-being and independence of their patients, and they also have a delicious restaurant for both residents and visitors! Buckley Healthcare Center's Seasons Restaurant Head Chef Mike Harrison s

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-11-24 17:41:04

Toy Fund donor remembers Christmas at Grammy’s

AMHERST — Glenn Meakim remembers that as a boy, eager to get to his grandmother’s home for Christmas,  he would run up the flight of stairs to her apartment over the A.J. Hastings store in Amherst. Stairs always seemed so big to him when he was a small child.  When he opened the door, the smell of f

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Area Religious Services, Nov. 25-26

ADAMS First Baptist: 15 Commercial St. Bible Classes at 9 a.m. Sunday; Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.; Midweek worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.First Congregational: 42 Park St. Worship: 10:15 a.m. followed by coffee & fellowship; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Nursery. St.John Paul II Parish: 21 Maple St. Mass

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-11-24 16:45:19