Obituaries

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Joyce Gay (Moody) Holt of Center Texas passed away on June 23, 2022

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Roy Gene Weeks 73 of center Texas was born September 16th 1948 to Pr

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Gordon Davis Jr.

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Douglas Coody, 79, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2

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Donald W.

News

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The Reader’s Choice Be

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A ribbon cutting and open house for Johnstone Brokerage Services is set for today, Thursday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m.

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Monday May 30 is Memorial Day, and the Light and Champion offices will be closed in observance. We hope you have a wonderful long holiday weekend with family and friends.

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Congratulations Shelby County Seniors Class of 2022!

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Shelby County First Responders were honored with a luncheon Friday, May 20.

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Watlington & Shires Productions are excited to provide a live stream of tonight's CHS Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. The stream is presented by Shelby Savings Bank.

Sports

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The Bi-District Champion Roughriders will play Connally Cadets at Athens High School on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults; $4 students.

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Dec. 27 - The 2021 Center Roughriders Football and Cheer Banquet will be held Monday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center.

Braden Courtney heads to the endzone. (File photo by Colton Bragg)

The Timpson Bears season has come to an end yet again in the State Semifinals. One year ago, the Shiner Comanches sent the Bears home on a 49-7 loss.

The Tenaha Lady Tigers and Zavalla Jingle Bell Jubilee winners. Standing (left to right) Addy Duncan, Moore, Lataejna Steadman, Christina Sparks, Lucy Giles, Lillunna Horton, Olivia Ford. Sitting, (left to right) Alisa Dodd, Kadence Polley, Jasmine Dodd. (Mickenzie Murry photo/The Light and Champion)

The Tenaha Lady Tigers brought home first place in the high school girls bracket competing in the Zavalla Jingle Bell Jubilee Tournament last weekend, December 9-11.

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The Joaquin JV/V basketball games vs. Mt. Pleasant scheduled for tonight (12/14) have been canceled. The Joaquin varsity team will play a game at Joaquin tonight at 6:30 pm. vs.

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The Tenaha Tigers girls JV and varsity games with Center scheduled for Tuesday, Dec 14 has been changed to the Tenaha Tiger Gym at 5:00 p.m.

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Nov. 26, 2021 - The No.

Photo Galleries

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The 2020 Center Alumni Association Homecoming Parade was held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19, with a route starting at Center Elementary School and winding around the Center High School campus.

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At least part of the work going on Monday, April 27, for downtown Center's Streetscape revitalization project included installation of paver in one of the circle featu

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The historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse and much of the rest of the county was shrouded in fog Friday morning.

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Center High School Fish Camp was held August 8 from 9:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. 

Pictures by Celeste Gibson, Reporter/Intern. 

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Sideline scenes from last week's Roughriders vs. Tatum home football game with the CHS Chaparrals.

Light and Champion photos by Mike Elswick

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Sideline scenes from 2018 season opening game for the Center High School Roughriders against Tatum featuring the CHS Roughrider Cheerleaders. Check out cheerleader photo gallery....

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