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Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

A two-vehicle accident along FM 751 resulted in the death of an individual after his vehicle came to rest submerged in a portion of Lake Tawakoni shortly before 10 a.m. Sept. 21.

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

The Terrell Volunteer Fire Department and Terrell Fire Department were kept busy Sept. 19, responding to multiple accident scenes along Highway 80.

Sports

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers had their hands full last week, hosting an explosive Athens squad that entered play with a perfect 3-0 record. Athens would go on to tally another win against the Tigers, holding Wills Point scoreless for a second consecutive game in a 41-0 shutout win.

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers hit the court just once last week, tangling with Quitman in a contest at home Sept. 14.

Columns

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

We tend to pull for the underdog team. Is that why some teams that consistently lose have some rabid fans? The question of why some school athletic programs are always at the top of their district as compared to a perennially losing team is a million-dollar question. There are some programs that traditionally win and others that traditionally lose.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

Tom and Katie were in love. After two years of courting, Tom finally worked up his courage to pop the question. No, not the “Will you marry me?” to Katie. The real question back in those years was the one asked of the bride’s father, “Do I have your permission to ask your daughter to marry me?”

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

I stop for turtles. I know it’s crazy, but often I do. At least when it’s safe to pull over. And usually I carry the lumbering testudines off the road lecturing them the whole while about the other side not being the least bit better. “Why do I do this?” you’re apt to ask. Well, unlike deer, squirrels, and runny babbits (a spoonerism for ‘bunny rabbits’) that simply succumb if hit by a speeding F-150, turtles tend to e-x-p-l-o-d-e when run over. Enough said.

Like most educators across the nation, Tyler Junior College government professor David McClendon was in his classroom on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Obituaries

Dorothymae “Dottie Mae” Groves, wife, mother, entrepreneur, author and award-winning quilter, moved to heaven Aug31, 2021. Born Nov, 29, 1940, in Pierceton, Indiana, Dorothymae clung to her favorite hymn’s message, ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ throughout her life. Her father Noble Rouch, a teacher and bookbinder, and mother, Dorothy, were both graduates of Manchester College and raised her on a peppermint farm in Lakeville, Indiana, near South Bend. Her spiritual life grew beginning as a young child when she accompanied her Aunt Nettie to vacation Bible school at Indiana Chapel, once exclaiming, “Oh how I wanted to sing and sing my favorite song that I learned there, ‘O, Be Careful Little Eyes What You See.’” In high school, her favorite sport was track where she received many ribbons.

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Funeral services for Juan Espinoza, III, 21, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

Sep 24, 2021 - 00:00

Ronald Eugene Knox, 74, of Edgewood, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at his home. He was born on July 28, 1947, to parents Floyd Eugene Knox and Eva Cecilia Beauregard Knox

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Anna Marie Bynum, 66, of Seagoville, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Anna was born on May 5, 1955, in Weaverville, California, to parents, Virgil Leon Bynum and Annie Joy Kirbie Bynum.