COVID-19 cases have continued to spike in the county as testing reveals new numbers of the virus in the Monday through Tuesday testing.

There may be as many definitions of college and career readiness as there are colleges to attend and careers to pursue.


Respect still has a place in today’s society

A wise man once said, “The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection of yourself.” As I look at today’s world, there seems to be a lack of respect within a lot of peop

Soccer teams ready to open new seasons

The RHS soccer season is set to unfold in a few weeks and both teams are fired up to play.

Roundballers off to slow beginning

The Tiger basketball program is off to a slow start as they have begun their season with two losses.

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Are you a disciple?

like Twitter. I’m not a big fan of its evil twin, Facebook.

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We had a very nice Thanksgiving, if a little smaller than usual. I got my once-peryear turkey fix and if I don’t see a roast turkey again until next Thanksgiving that’ll be just fine with me.

Al-Anon in-person meetings canceled

The Rockdale Just for Today Al-Anon meetings have been discontinued until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Holiday meal

Above, Kathy Morris and Pastor Kenneth Morris of New Hope Baptist Church in Rockdale help Kathy Jordan with her turkey meal complete with dressing, corn and green beans during the 20th annual Commu

Tiger Tough Welding Competition

Above, Lane Wallace (L) won first and Hayden Smith won second place in the cutting competition Nov. 17.

High school can be a difficult time for students as they stare at the gateway to the “real world.” There are a lot of choices to be made that will directly affect a student’s future.


MILANO—Louise Carpenter, 82, of Milano died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at her home in Milano.


Vester Lowell Crocker, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Temple.

CAMERON—Arthur Tommy Peel, 71, of Milano died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in a Temple hospital. Private family services will be at a later date.

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Milano and Gause firefighters responded to this residence

One person died around 8 a.m. Wednesday after a fire gutted her rural residence on in the 1700 block of County Road 355 Loop.

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Five inches of rain overnight Thursday triggered flooding in Rockdale's "low places" including Meadow Drive. Numerous streets were closed.

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