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College News

Jennifer Settle named to Dean's List Nacogdoches - Jennifer Dee Settle of Chandler received a MED in education leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 10, in William R. Johnson Coliseum. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eva Naomi Hancock

Graveside services for Eva Naomi Hancock, 94, Dayton, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edom Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Meadow officiating, under direction of Hilliard Home, Van. Mrs. Hancock died July 1, 2008 in Houston. She was born Sept. More...

Sports

Two hole-in-one shots at Echo Creek Golf Club

Gerald Gale on #17 on 6/20/08 - Witnessed by Andy Anderson, Joe Cantrell and Mike Sutter. Tony Volentine on #13 on 7/5/08; 9-iron from the gold trees - Witnessed by Trey and Trent Volentine, Jarrod Bragdon, Bill Parham and Bobby Richards. More...

Athens native named first Pump Jacks player

Athens native Andrew Nettune, son of Dr. Robert Nettune and Jane Nettune, of Athens, was the first player signed by the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League. More...

Little League tournament play

Twisters shake up Athens

This district tournament was double elimination and concluded Wednesday. First and second place teams will go to State Tournament in Axtell the week of July 21. The Twisters went 12 and 0 in regular season. More...

Under Construction - Shikoku, Matsuyama

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories showcasing local resident Dick Jarrett's committment of donating his time and labor for around 26 years of building churches. More...

Statesman introduces new staff members

One of the hardest jobs for the publisher of a small newspaper is to find good staff to replace good staff. More...

News

High School Blood Drive Marathon set for July 30

Save lives ... then see a movie! Blood drive organizers ask teens to lead communities Carter Blood Care Stewart Center and ETMC Athens are hosting a High School Blood Drive Marathon on Wednesday, July 30. More...

Cook of the Week

Editors Note: We are taking a look back to Wednesday, August 23, 1978 for our cook this week, written by Jo Ann Perry. More...

McGill-Dobrinski to wed

The engagement of Megan Elizabeth McGill of Chandler, Texas and Jonathan Thomas Dobrinski of Thomas, Oklahoma is announced. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kyle and Jill McGill of Chandler. More...

Writer's Corner

Writers' Corner

If you have a poem, song lyrics or a short story and you would like to share it with the readers of The Statesman now is your chance. Email or mail us your submission and look for it in an upcoming issue of The Statesman. More...

Historical

The Legend of Bone Hill

Bone Hill, a landmark standing about four miles northeast of Center, reportedly got its name from a herd of cattle who died atop the mill, leaving their bones to whiten in the East Texas sun. But, as with all legends, there's more to the story. More...