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In honor of National County Government Month, Smith County is hosting two events for the public on Wednesday, April 25. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., job seekers are invited to the “Setting Yourself Up for Success with Smith County” Job Fair. more
Whitehouse Meals on Wheels and Philadelphia Blessing were among those served during the first Mission Day of Dayspring United Methodist Church. The event involved church youth from 6th- through 12th-grades providing community service in the Whitehouse and South Tyler areas. Forty teens worked in teams of 4-5 along with an adult, according to Chad King, associate student ministry director in charge of mission and student outreach projects. The intent was to help non-profit organizations and individuals who either cannot afford or are not physically capable of doing repair work themselves. more
Jeff Austin III, Vice Chairman of the Board, recently announced the promotion of Austin Bank employees Karrie Fields and Glenna Searcy. The promotions were approved at the March 2018 Board of Directors meeting at the Austin Bank corporate office in Jacksonville. more
Early Tuesday, April 3, Troup city officials were alerted about a collapsed sewer main in the 1400 block of West Duval near Dairy Queen. The problem was first discovered when water was found seeping through a manhole cover located near Braden Street and West Duval. By mid-morning, crews had located the area of pipe that had collapsed, dug up the roadway and were searching for the ends of pipe to ascertain the length of pipe to be replaced. The City of Tyler had sent a large sewer cleaning truck and tried to clear the blockage in the pipe, according to Troup city manager Gene Cottle. Though they were unable to clear the blockage, they did locate the exact position of the collapse. more
Only 200 tickets will be sold to the Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce reverse raffle, the annual fund-raiser of the chamber, and not many remain. Once sold out, additional tickets will not be available at the door. more
The county wide cleanup program, which runs throughout April, allows residents to take bulky items to the landfill for free. Available vouchers will be good to use from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday … more
The annual banquet hosted by the Troup Chamber of Commerce begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Troup High School. Tickets prices were reported for members and non-members, but are actually a single rate of $15 each or two for $25. Non-members will not be charged more to attend the event. more
Who could beat the King of Rock and Roll with his song, “Suspicious Minds”? Not many. But there is one man who comes close, and his name is Travis Powell. This 34-year-old North Carolina native has traveled the nation as an Elvis impersonator for years. With his whiskey-smooth vocals most people can’t tell the difference. more
Whitehouse Mayor Charles Parker addressed the members of the Whitehouse Sports Commission during their initial meeting Tuesday, April 3. “I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for volunteering,” Parker stated. “Serving your community in any way you can is certainly a great thing for all of us and I appreciate you stepping forward to do that.” more
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