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June 24, 2017

Harrison County

Update from SWEPCO – 4pm 5/30/17

As of 4 pm today, SWEPCO has restored power to approximately 74,000 customers, down from a peak of 103,000 customers after Sunday’s storm. Approximately 29,000 customers remain without power. Sunday night’s storm packed winds of up to 60 miles per hour and downed power lines and trees across SWEPCO’s East Texas and Louisiana service territory.

US 59 to be resurfaced in Harrison County

ATLANTA – A section of US 59 in southern Harrison County will receive new riding surface during the coming year according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be resurfacing a 4.2-mile section of US 59 from Farm-to-Market Road 1186 to the Panola County Line,” said Paul Wong,

More than a two dozen attend prayer vigil

By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – In lieu of the tragic event that has rocketed the core of our country, Marshall Against Violence (MAV) held a prayer vigil at the Harrison County Historic Courthouse Friday, June 17 at  6 p.m. Balloons of various colors, banners stating Pray for Orlando and candles representing the lives of

Sister recalls her brother’s memory and murder

Demetria McFarland talks about her brother, his murder, becoming a voice for others who have lost their lives like her brother and shares about Marshall Against Violence. By Becky Holland pineywoodnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – As Demetria McFarland sits in a booth at McDonald’s on Victory Drive, her thoughts are on the upcoming trial date of the

Marshall rehab facility born out of woman’s jail ministry

By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – ‘From Bondage To Freedom House in Marshall’ is a second chance home for referrals from rehab centers, detox centers, halfway houses, local judges, probation officers and parole officers in the Ark-La-Tex area. According to Marilyn Philips, executive director, “We also accept walk-ins, probationers and CPS cases. Our program is

Twelve Way Foundation director says volunteers are welcome

By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – The Twelve Way Foundation in Marshall has a simple but profound purpose. From the website, www.twelveway.org, the mission statement is as follows: “Twelve Way Foundation is a faith based, non-profit organization providing a residential, Christ centered recovery program and support services to men seeking recovery from addiction to alcohol

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