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May 21, 2020


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 Against Violence plans Orlando prayer vigil

From Staff Reports pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – The mass fatal tragedy that took lives and severely injured others at the Pulse Club in Orlando has sparked numerous reactions – including here in Marshall, Texas. Demetria McFarland, president of Marshall Against Violence, has responded as a Christian and community leader. “We need to pray.” So, Friday night,

Doc Halliday: Ambiguity and Coincidence

It is interesting how much trouble can be created when people or documents are not precise. I remember reviewing a loan once that called for bi-annual payments, when clearly the intention was to have semi-annual payments. A couple of years ago I wrote about a dispute that hinged on the difference between permanent and in

MHS assistant choir director heads to Ukraine

By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – During the school year, Stephanie Allison can be found wrangling music, playing music, directing, helping with costume changes, planning programs, chaperoning, driving buses and even calming nerves of students in the Marshall High School choir program. For the past 12 summers, the 16-year teaching veteran trades in that teaching

Six-year-olds honored by Marshall Fire Dept. for brave act

Three-year-old doing fine after ‘near-drowning’ By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – Battalion Chief and Emergency Services Supervisor  for the Marshall Fire Department, Randall Jeans, is an advocate for people of all ages knowing First Aid and CPR. And after an event that could have ended tragically on June 5, Jeans is an even stronger proponent

Former Marshall baseball star to be head coach in Huntsville

By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com HUNTSVILLE – Marshall native Jackson Hood was named the head coach of the Huntsville High School baseball team. Hood has been the assistant coach for the baseball team for the past two seasons. He will take over for former head coach Brad Bohannon who resigned after the most current season. Prior

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

Editorial: Not all reporters are like Geraldo or Maury

By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com Ever since the ‘first newspaper’ was said to have been published in Boston in 1690 by Benjamin Harris, journalists have been viewed as both ‘bad’ and ‘good,’ by, well, anyone. Funny thing is, Harrison’s publication, called ‘Public Occurrences – Both Foreign and Domestic’ was put to rest after only one edition

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