Apr

06

Posted by : admin | On : April 6, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

It is livestock show time in Henderson County, when area residents celebrate the passing of a farming tradition on to youth.

But this year’s show comes in the shadow of worry over federal bureaucracy and possible changes to a way of life.

In September 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to child labor regulations for kids under 16.

“Children employed in agriculture are some of the most vulnerable workers in America,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis when the proposal was announced. “Ensuring their welfare is a priority of the department, and this proposal is another element of our comprehensive approach.”

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Feb

17

Posted by : admin | On : February 17, 2012

Malakoff residents will be seeing an increase on their Allied Waste bill following Monday’s Malakoff City Council meeting.

Residents will see a .48-cent increase and businesses .69 cents.

The city did not have a choice in approving the rate increase because of the current contract.

Council member Pat Isaacson said: “Every council member said the same thing. ‘We don’t want to vote for this, but we don’t have a choice.’”

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2012

Malakoff basketball is going to the playoffs – boys and girls.

The Malakoff Lady Tigers finished the season last Friday with a 52-43 loss in Leon, but earned its second consecutive playoff appearance for Coach Emily Martinez a week earlier.

The Lady Tigers will face Dallas Life in bi-district action 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Ferris High School.

(READ MORE IN THIS WEEK’S PRINT EDITION OF THE MALAKOFF NEWS, ON STANDS NOW.)

Feb

09

Posted by : admin | On : February 9, 2012

Filing for municipal and school board elections in Henderson County opened this week and will run through March 5.

Voters will go to the polls in Malakoff, Log Cabin, Gun Barrel City, Chandler, Athens and Athens ISD.

(READ MORE IN THIS WEEK’S PRINT EDITION OF THE MALAKOFF NEWS, ON STANDS NOW.)

Jan

31

Posted by : admin | On : January 31, 2012

Jan

20

Posted by : admin | On : January 20, 2012

The Henderson County Black History Committee held its annual candlelight event in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday night at New Hope Corinth CME Church in Malakoff. The guest speaker was the Rev. Marcus Jones of Mt. Providence Baptist Church of Athens, who preached on “turning the world upside down.” The event brought community leaders such as (above from left) the Revs. Joey Baggett, Bill Burton and Derryl Jackson.

Jan

02

Posted by : admin | On : January 2, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan

The final 2011 edition of The Malakoff News is on the stands, the traditional time we release the Top 5 Stories of The Year.

I select the stories based on three factors: the number of people impacted, the amount of media coverage, and the amount of discussion generated in the community.

Every year I put together this list, and every year I am amazed at the type of stories that come out of our small community. There are two stories on the list this year that received not only state, but national attention. One was even picked up overseas.

But the top spot didn’t go to either of those stories. Instead, the top story was the resolution of a long-running controversy.

1. ROCK BUILDING REOPENS

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Malakoff ISD’s Old Rock Building has been on this list, and that in itself makes it worthy of the top spot. There have been more stories written, more arguments between

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Dec

21

Posted by : admin | On : December 21, 2011

Dec

17

Posted by : admin | On : December 17, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

I will be posting live updates from the nativity rally on the Henderson County square today on our Facebook page. Please feel free to follow. I probably will not interact as much with readers as I normally do because I am on my phone, but will try and update often.

Dec

07

Posted by : admin | On : December 7, 2011