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NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF PITTSBURG

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Dog lovers are needed to volunteer and donate to ‘Titus County Shelter Friends’

by DEBBIE KNOX

If you’re an animal lover, you will not want to miss an opportunity to help our four-legged homeless friends in Titus, Pittsburg and Gilmer. The second annual Casino event is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Titus County Civic Center and will help area homeless dogs and kitties, not only find homes but keep them alive and well.

Shelia McKelvey is the chairperson of the event and tickets are available at Bruechner Animal Clinic, First National Bank of Gilmer, Guaranty Bank and Trust (in main bank Mount Pleasant location), Mount Pleasant Pet Resort and Animal Clinic and Titus County Veterinary Clinic. (The Pittsburg Veterinarian Clinic was inadvertently left off this story as a sponsor and where tickets may also be purchased.) All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward transferring the dogs to their forever homes and any vet bills for the injured dogs that are abused or dumped. Funds also help spay and neuter animals as well.

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‘Shop local campaign’ is designed to help local business owners

Pittsburg is kicking off Mayor’s Cash this month. A shop local initiative, Mayor’s Cash will reward one lucky winner $100 each month for simply shopping in Pittsburg. The premise is simple:

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Cooper charged with burglary at church

by SUSAN TAFT

A church on County Road 3510 has been the site of two separate burglaries in the last three weeks.

“Deputies Calvin Lamont and Bo Tucker were dispatched to that location at 9:10 p.m. July 24. The complainant advised them he went by the church that morning to pick up his tools from a new classroom building that was being renovated, and the tools were missing,” Sheriff Alan McCandless said. “He said no one had worked in the building in more than a week. The deputies found where someone had forced their way into the building.”

Some of the tools that were taken were a Rigid 18-gauge pin nailer, a Rigid pancake air compressor, a staple gun, a miter saw and skill saw, an air hose, a six-foot level.

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10
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New Peach Queen

James Wallace, vice president of the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce congratulates Sydney Waldrep, as the 2017 Miss Peach Queen winner. Also pictured is last year’s winner, Kaycee Parker. Miss Waldrep will be crowned in a ceremony Miss Peach Queen Pageant Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. at the Pittsburg High School Auditorium.

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One sister remains in serious condition; family, friends ask for help in her recovery

By DEBBIE KNOX

One of the things Pittsburg does very well is take care of its children, in good times and bad. They say, “It takes a village.”

A wreck last Wednesday night, Aug. 2 sent two former honor students/sisters to East Texas Medical Center Tyler after hydroplaning on U. S. Highway 271. Sisters, Cindy and Jennifer Rodriquez, sustained injuries after flipping their vehicle three times over an embankment during a rain storm. Both had on seat belts.

Mandy Hobbs, Elizabeth Reynolds-Lawton, and LeAnn Brown three Pittsburg Independent School Teachers, have partnered to help the Rodriquez family with financial expenses.

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Pittsburg DECA offers unlimited opportunities

By ELLIS KNOX

DECA is an opportunity offered by Pittsburg High School to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. President Herbert Hoover once said that, “the business of the United States is business.”

DECA provides opportunities to the chapter members to learn the basics of business, how to get a job, how to dress for success, how to start on the road as an entrepreneur and opportunities to solidify these abilities in competition.

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization that was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in Virginia in 1947. The DECA website states there are 3,500 high school chapters, of which PISD is one, and there are 200,000 high school students involved. There are 5,225 high school advisors. DECA is recognized and endorsed by all 50 state departments of education and the U.S. Department of Education.

Thu
03
Aug
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A mother’s journey: “Loves for Lily Ruth”

By DEANNA ROBERTSON

Many days stand out in a person’s mind—their first day of college or a new job, the day they said “I do”, or the day their child was born-just to name a few. A day that will be stamped into my internal calendar for years to come is August 31, 2017. That day, my husband Nick and I received the news that our second child was a girl! We were ecstatic, but other news was also delivered. I was told that the blood test that had been performed on me had also indicated that our daughter was at high risk for Down syndrome.

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Solar eclipse to be seen in Pittsburg Aug. 21

By CHARLIE WILSON

(Editor’s note: On July 5, 2017, the Pittsburg Rotary Club heard a presentation by Charlie Wilson about the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21. What follows is a written version of that presentation, edited for clarity.)

You’ve likely already heard more than a few reports on television, the internet, and elsewhere about the solar eclipse coming up on Aug. 21, just a few weeks from now. I’d like to tell you more about the eclipse: what an eclipse is, what you’re likely to see during an eclipse, and how far you have to go to actually see the eclipse.

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