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Mon
26
Nov

Thank You, my Father

 

 

 

I hope it’s no secret that I’m a grateful man. The reason this column’s title includes “Thank You” is because I know what I have, and that I don’t deserve it.

Tue
09
Oct

You’re our ace in the hole, Carol

I started working at Van Zandt Newspapers in mid-2013, setting my proofreading skills on what was then all the copy that went into the paper. My efforts helped a little, but I distinctly remember overhearing my publisher telling my past editor, “We really need to have a retired English teacher come in and help us proofread.” Hearing those words, the wind was taken out of my sails, but I realized it wasn’t exactly my grammar and spelling that needed improvement rather it was a lack of refinement of age. Refinement as in was I old enough to understand things that happened before I was born? Or understand politics, past cultural events or things they don’t teach you in six years of college?  No, I was not.

Tue
09
Oct

This Week in Canton History

 

 

 

CANTON HERALD: October 4, 1962-Cool weather is still with us. Another rain fell in part of the county on Tuesday, Sept. 25. It measures 3 inches in Canton. The most Ben Wheeler and Martins Mill received was about a 1/2 inch.

Mon
24
Sep

Judge Plaster releases JP Pct. 2 court stats

 

 

Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Judge Sandra Plaster released stats for the court from Aug. 1-31, 2018.

Actions by Judge Plaster in the JP Pct. 2 Court:

Magistrated 29 cases; conducted one inquest; issued 12 felony warrants; seven AB warrants; heard five administration hearings; heard two appeals; held 19 pre-trials; three evictions; 20 debt claims; two small claims and two show cause hearings.

Mon
24
Sep

Stop! Don’t flush this stuff

 

 

The city is always trying to hold down expenses and you can really help out your city sewer/waste water budget.   Here’s a quick list of things you should toss in the trash—not flush  Warning!  This “ do not flush,“ list is a bit gross but important. 

 

Thu
30
Aug

Holly Everitt 1961-2018

 

 

 

Services for Holly Janice Everitt, 57, of Canton were held Saturday Aug. 18, 2018 at Canton Church of Christ. Interment was at Holly Springs Cemetery.

She passed away peacefully in her home after a long battle with cancer on Aug. 15, 2018 in Canton.

She was born on March 31, 1961 in Dallas to Olen “Buck” Odom and Shirley Whitton.

Thu
30
Aug

Things will happen in time

I had to have my driver's license renewed a few months ago.  It was an awful experience.  Not only did I have to have my photo taken again, which is always problematic, but the line was out the door, literally.  Seems there were some driving tests being conducted and one of the employees had called in sick or something, so there were probably 30 of us waiting.  It took nearly all day.  Tempers were frayed and some verbal abuse took place.  All in all, not the best day for any of us.

Thu
30
Aug

September Mom

 

 

 

September is here, you just can't wait, you'll have so much spare time.

Wed
08
Aug

This Week In Canton History

 

Van Zandt County Genealogical & History Library

 

 

 

Thu
24
May

This Week in Canton History Van Zandt County Genealogical & History Library


 

 

CANTON HERALD: May 24, 1962-several cases were disposed of last Thursday in District Judge Thomas Crofts court and 20 cases are set for trial for July 9, according to Criminal District Attorney James S. Grisham Wednesday.

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