Dec

09

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : December 9, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

ATHENS – The message was clear Friday morning at a meeting that saw more than 70 Christian church leaders from across the county join to discuss holding a rally next week: We want to do this, but we want to do this right.

“This is not about defending a symbol of our faith, this is about defending our faith,” said pastor Nathan Lorick of FBC Malakoff.

“The reason is to unite believers for a spiritual awakening and rally,” he added.

Lorick is one of four pastors to initiate the rally movement.

The rally is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, on the west side

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Dec

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : December 8, 2011

Like always, Santa will take time away from his busy schedule to be in the Christmas parade in Malakoff Saturday.

From Staff Reports

When parade floats hit the streets of Malakoff this weekend, things are going to be different.

The Malakoff Chamber of Commerce, area businesses, the Historical Society, residents – well, just a big group of people – have been working to make sure this Saturday, Dec. 10, is a day to remember.

Things will kick off with the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade at 10 a.m.

The parade will feature a new route this year. Floats will line up on the First Baptist Church parking lot by 9:30 a.m. The parade will go down Melton to State Highway 31, turn north on State Highway 198 (Terry St.), turn right on Jackson Street, turn right on College Street, cross over State

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Dec

02

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : December 2, 2011

From Staff Reports

It looks like Malakoff will be the place for some Christmas cheer Saturday, Dec. 10. The day will feature a parade, a celebration downtown with raffles and giveaways, and special displays at the Malakoff Historical Society & Museum.

The parade will start at 10 a.m.

The parade will feature a new route this year, according to organizers. Floats will line up on the First Baptist Church parking lot by 9:30 a.m. The parade will go down Melton to State Highway 31, turn north on State Highway 198 (Terry St.), turn right

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Dec

02

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : December 2, 2011

Community Calendar is published in each issue free of charge. Deadline for publication is 5 p.m. Monday. To place an item in Community Calendar, call 903-489-0531 or fax items to 903-489-2543. Items may also be dropped off at The Malakoff News office, or e-mailed at malnews@ embarqmail.com.

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Nov

23

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 23, 2011

Community Calendar is published in each issue free of charge. Deadline for publication is 5 p.m. Monday. To place an item in Community Calendar, call 903-489-0531 or fax items to 903-489-2543. Items may also be dropped off at The Malakoff News office, or e-mailed at malnews@ embarqmail.com.

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Nov

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 17, 2011

Community Calendar is published in each issue free of charge. Deadline for publication is 5 p.m. Monday. To place an item in Community Calendar, call 903-489-0531 or fax items to 903-489-2543. Items may also be dropped off at The Malakoff News office, or e-mailed at malnews@ embarqmail.com.

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Nov

16

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 16, 2011

The Trinity Valley Community College Crimson Players will present their production of “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” Nov. 17-20. The comedy, written by Mitch Albom, is an uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck, but think they shot an angel during a hunting trip. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don’t believe any of it-until feathers, wings, and a tiara are discovered along the way. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the TVCC Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for Students/TVCC Faculty and Staff/Seniors and $10 for the general public.

 

 

Nov

11

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 11, 2011

Community Calendar is published in each issue free of charge. Deadline for publication is 5 p.m. Monday. To place an item in Community Calendar, call 903-489-0531 or fax items to 903-489-2543. Items may also be dropped off at The Malakoff News office, or e-mailed at malnews@ embarqmail.com.

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Nov

10

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 10, 2011

Cletus Haning’s little house in the woods.

Special to The News

Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1-4 p.m., the Greater Malakoff Garden Club is hosting a program called “A Step Back in Time,” which celebrates octogenarian Cleatus Barkley Haning’s contributions to the communities in which she’s lived and the replica of a turn-of-the-19th century house she built on her property (just west of the Malakoff High School). She has spent the last six months planning and constructing the house to teach her great grandchildren what life was “really” like without electricity or running water. She hopes they also will learn the lessons and values that the hardship and involvement with nature and fundamentals

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Nov

09

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : November 9, 2011

SFC Benny Don Rogers, killed in the Korean War, will be laid to rest in Athens

From Staff Reports

SFC Benny Don Rogers is finally coming home.

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced this week that the remains of the U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War for 61 years, have been identified and will be returned to his family.

Rogers will be laid to rest Saturday at Willow Springs Cemetery in Athens.

Rogers was 20 years old in November 1950 when he and almost 600 other 8th Cavalry Regiment

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