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Wood County schools to close another month; first case confirmed

6 hours ago
Wood County school districts announced Tuesday afternoon they would not resume classes until Monday, May 4, extending the current break by four more weeks.

Local impacts of coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, March 25
Local impacts from the concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus are continuing to expand.
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Wood County had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 as of March 31.

Information concerning COVID-19

Thursday, March 19

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Quitman Development Corp. considers emergency business funds

5 days ago
The Quitman Development Corp. will hold a special meeting Sunday at 6 p.m. to consider emergency funds to assist businesses impacted by the coronavirus limitations.

County judge issues disaster declaration

Wednesday, March 25
Wood County joined a growing list of Texas counties to declare states of emergency Friday in response to the spread of the virus causing COVID-19.

Schools remain shuttered into April as at-home learning the new norm

Wednesday, March 25
All Wood County public school districts are closed until at least April 6 to comply with the governor’s order to try to stem the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus that originated in China in late 2019.

QISD trustees grant Turner power to act in board’s place

Wednesday, March 25
The Quitman ISD school board met in special session last Friday and passed a resolution delegating Superintendent Rhonda Turner to act in place of the board during an emergency closure.

MISD develops plan to educate students from homes

Wednesday, March 25
“We’re finally getting to a point where we feel good about what our plan is,” MISD Superintendent Cody Mize said of the schools adapting to educate students with campuses closed by the virus outbreak.

Corner Column

Wednesday, March 25
With an abundance of caution. It’s a term we’ve seen multiple times a day.
Obituaries

Bethany Lynn Bailey, 1990-2020

Wednesday, March 25
Bethany Lynn Bailey, 29, of Quitman passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Mount Pleasant. Bethany was born on July 16, 1990 in Tyler. A graveside service was to be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Lena McCann, 1941-2020

Wednesday, March 25
Lena McCann, 78, of Mineola, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Tyler. She was born on July 15, 1941 in Tyler to the late Charlie McCuin and Helen McCuin. She was a homemaker and a member of East Chapel CME. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmor McCann.

Vicki Lee Nelson, 1948-2020

Wednesday, March 25
Vicki Lee Nelson, 71, born on Dec. 23, 1948, gained her eternal wings on Sunday March 15, 2020 where she went to her permanent home with our Lord and Savior.

Julia Ledesma Cerrito, 1950-2020

Wednesday, March 25
Julia Ledesma Cerrito, 69, of Alba, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Tyler. She was born on Dec. 20, 1950 in Knox City to Elpidio Ledesma and Lorenza Ledesma. She was a retired seamstress …
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