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The rock of the Hughes Family, LaRea Hughes (86) of Longview, passed on to her home in heaven on Satur

Coleman L.

Funeral service for Mrs.


On May 18, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Griffin was dispatched to FM 2975 and FM 417 West for an unresponsive driver stopped in the roadway.

Joaquin High School Project Gr

President Helen Collard welcomed members and guests to the May 21 meeting of the Golden Harvest Ministries Club at Fellowship 





LUFKIN, TEXAS (May 21, 2018)… “I watched him day after day study and become a paramedic. Little did I know what he was doing would save my life one day.”

Fairview Cemetery, established in 1901 as the second cemetery in the City of

Dickie Dixon will discuss "The Excavation of Sheffield's Ferry" when he speaks to the Deep East Texas Archeological Society at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Ce

Russell Lynn Ma


4A Regional Quarterfinals 

Kilgore Bulldogs vs Center Roughriders 


Game 1: Thursday 5/17 - Driller Park, Kilgore @ 6pm 

4A Regional Quarterfinals 

Kilgore Bulldogs vs Center Roughriders 


Game 1: Thursday 5/17 - Driller Park, Kilgore @ 6pm 

Senior Keanna Osby of Shelbyville returned as the 2018

The Joaquin Rams traveled to Austin for the State Track and Field Meet this past weekend. Here is a list of results detailing the events Joaquin medaled in.

Click the files below for access to CISD Summer Athletics Programs signup sheets and information. 

The Light and Champion is seeking sports correspondents to assist in our coverage of Shelby County and Logansport High School Sports. 


Photo Galleries

Mark, Jill and Lindsey Carpenter

Mark Carpenter, his wife Jill, and daughter Lindsey, would like to thank everyone for coming out to The Lily Far

Here are some of the photos taken by Light and Champion photographer Alexis Fountain at the UIL 2A boys basketball semifnal game between Shelbyville and West TExas on Friday, March 9, 2018. 

Here is a collection of game action photos from the UIL 2A-Div. II football championship game between Tenaha and Muenster played Dec. 21, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Timpson ISD honored local Veterans this past Veterans Day!

On Veterans Day we honor all,

Who answered to a service call.

Soldiers young, and soldiers old,

Fought for freedom, brave and bold,

The Pinecone & Mistletoe Christmas Market is in full swing!

Here are a few photos from Saturdays events at Excelsior's Annual Halloween Carnival. There were a lot of people, both young and old, participated in this years event.