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Whitehouse community to form support team for fire, police

2 days ago

Whitehouse Fire Chief Madison Johnson has been encouraged by the attendance at the first two community meetings held in regards to forming a CERT team. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team and is a federal program organized under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program trains volunteers to prepare for a variety of disasters a community may face.

City of Troup supporting county road, bridge bond

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Commissioner Cary Nix presented the details of the Smith County road and bridge bond election at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Troup city council. A brief video was shown and then Nix answered questions posed by the council. (The video can be viewed at www.smith-county.com.)

Troup CDC planning Holiday in the Country

2 days ago

Plans for promoting Troup’s Holiday in the Country are already being implemented and are ongoing according to the Troup Community Development Corporation (TCDC) discussions at their Oct. 16 meeting. A billboard has already been placed and arrangements are being considered for radio and television spots to announce the event.

Whitehouse library bi-annual fundraiser set Oct. 21

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You can read, view and support your library, too. The Whitehouse Community Library will host its bi-annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21. Though the library usually has items for sale at the front entrance, the bi-annual fall sale will be much larger with a greater selection of adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs. The prices of the sale range from 50 cents to $2. Arrive early enough and you might even be able to snag one or more of the limited homemade baked goods that will also be for sale.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church hosting blood drive Oct. 22

2 days ago

October brings out the pranks and parties, in addition to the vampire jokes directed at blood-collections staff with Carter BloodCare. While it is all intended for fun, some blood donors do feel uneasy anticipating the needle sticks. One suggestion for those donors is to consider the person who might receive your donated gift of blood.

    • John Stanton: His legacy lives on

      Wednesday, August 2

      In July, nearly 200 former Stanton School students, friends and family gathered to celebrate the 13th All School Reunion. While the doors were closed in 1969 with the integration mandate, the memories of this school, the educators and its namesake live on.  John Stanton, the son of the late Josephus and Fannie, was born March 18, 1878 in Crockett. Later he moved to Bullard, settling in the New Hope Community.