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The Rotary Club of Kilgore’s quarterly blood drive hit their goal of collecting at least 25 units of blood Saturday, Jan. 25 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Kilgore.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The team that would eventually take the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years was under construction long before general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid finally laid the cornerstone.

KNH Advertising Representative and Chit-Chat columnist Linda Ballard attended a Black History Month presentation at Greater Saint Chapel’s Church Saturday, Jan. 18. Her Chit-Chat column last week covered the event and KNH is printing some photos from the event which we didn’t have room for i…

“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”

The City of Kilgore is announcing its plans for the year ahead while sharing information with the community about its accomplishments in 2019.

On Friday, January 24, the Kilgore High School Academic Team competed in the SFA Invitational in Nacogdoches, Texas. Kilgore students competed against 30 schools and 650 students in preparation for the district contest on March 25, 2020.

GILMER —The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Upshur and Gregg Counties and Upshur-Gregg Soil and Water Conservation District No. 417will hosttheir FY21 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at the USDA Service Center in Gilmer.

Kilgore News Herald took home the top honor at the Texas Press Association Awards ceremony Saturday, Jan. 18, by winning first place in the Sweepstakes category in Division 5 with 550 points. The Panola Watchman in Carthage, another member of the M. Roberts Media family, won second place in …

SHREVEPORT — Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, has reached a settlement agreement with the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) General Staff, the Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Walmart, Inc. regarding SWEP…

City of Kilgore will host a retirement reception for Kilgore Fire Department Chief Johnny Bellows. Bellows announced his retirement recently after 8 years of service at KFD. The reception will be held in Council Chambers at Kilgore City Hall Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4-6 p.m.

A Texas-based sports organization is seeking athletes from Kilgore and surrounding areas that played in a historic league during segregation in order to honor them at an upcoming awards ceremony.

The City of Kilgore will present a “State of the Community” event Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kilgore College Devall Student Center Ballroom. The event will include a review of the city’s accomplishments and achievements in 2019 while also offering a look ahead to planned …

“Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.”

It’s not uncommon for consumers to fall victim to email survey scams. Paid online surveys have become a haven for Internet scam artists who use the surveys to steal personal and financial information from their victims. While there are legitimate online survey companies, they generally do no…

Austin-Round Rock was the fastest growing large metropolitan area in the United States over the past decade. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently looked at the percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a 2010 population of at least one million, and Austin-Round Rock topp…

On Friday, Jan. 17 to Saturday, Jan. 18, "2020 Vision: A Call to Prayer in Kilgore" was hosted in the Texan Theater. Organized by Jody and Courtney Clements, the event included prayer groups, Scripture readings and sessions of prayer dedicated to Kilgore community leaders, first responders, …

With voices raised in song, men, women and young people marched through the streets of Kilgore Monday morning to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”

The City of Kilgore will present a “State of the Community” event Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kilgore College Devall Student Center Ballroom. The event will include a review of the city’s accomplishments and achievements in 2019 while also offering a look ahead to planned …

City of Kilgore Tourism Manager holds up a copy of the Texas State Travel Guide to show to Kilgore Lions Club members at their Thursday meeting. Polk delivered a presentation about the ways in which he and his department promote Kilgore as a destination for tourism and visitors. The travel g…

Civic Garden Club ushered in the new year with a full agenda at its January meeting. President Marilyn Martin conducted the meeting with Wanda Bittick giving the invocation. Thanks were expressed to hostesses Judy Wilkins, Joy Jordan and Jill Conley, for the festive New Year’s decorations an…

Southwestern Electric Power Co., (SWEPCO) presented Kilgore College with a $121,368.90 check on Wednesday “in recognition of the college’s energy-saving upgrades to its indoor and outdoor lighting.”

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and the Rotary Club of Kilgore, in connection with The Blood Center East Texas, are hosting their 26th Quarterly Kilgore Community Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at 713 Florey Street in Kilgore.

TravelCenters of America Inc. (TA), nationwide operator of the TA® Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® travel center network, has opened a new TA Express in Kilgore through a franchise agreement with Gateway of Kilgore, Inc. The site, formerly Gateway Travel Plaza, is on Interstate 20, e…

Kilgore Lions Club hosted their annual chili luncheon on Friday, with dozens of Kilgoreites turning up for a heaping bowl to warm their bones on the chilly, rainy day.

E. Lantrip St. will be closed from the intersection of Henderson Blvd. to Thompson St.beginning Monday, January 13, 2020. The road is being widened to improve existing conditions and accommodate the additional traffic expected with the proposed Dairy Queen that will be built on the northeast…

Ted Huffhines, member of the Marshall Rotary Club, speaks to Kilgore Rotary Club Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Kilgore. The subject of Huffhines’ presentation was the “magic” ways in which Rotarians fund philanthropic projects around the globe, including shoes for local chi…