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Arp Heritage Festival

BUDDING TROUPER! Live music at the Heritage Festival May 14 came from Arp City Park Pavilion courtesy of Brett Westbrook, singing “Running for our Lives,” a composition by his own hand. Westbrook was performing in only his second live concert. He is a freshman at Troup High School. J. M. Jones/Press photo ARP …

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City Wide Garage Sale

SPRING CLEANING TIME! – It’s almost time for the city-wide garage sale sponsored by the Overton-New London Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, May 28, is the day of the sale. Anyone in the Overton, New London or Sexton City area can list a garage sale in The Overton Press for just $5 and let shoppers know […]

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Rain, rain. Welcome back!

RUSHING RAIN – A downtown customer runs for her vehicle during Monday evening’s downpour which blessed Overton with 9/10s of an inch of rain. Below: two spouts near an Overton alley gush with water. J. M. Jones/Press photos

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Sexton City Trade Days

by J. M. Jones Press writer   SEXTON CITY – Motorists approaching the four-way where Highways 42 and 135 and County Road 918 meet have likely spied the little businesses there on the fourth weekends of each month. That little beehive of independent activity is the Sexton City Flea Market and Trade Days.   And […]

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Trash Off Day

TOO LIVE CREW – A cleanup crew meeting Saturday morning at the Overton City Cemetery for the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off Day included, front, Chad Phelps, David Magouirk, Daniel Magourik, Aaron Warwick, Noah Kenrick, Joshua Warwick, Logan Kelley, Jonah Kenrick; back, Justin Grubbs, Jason Magouirk, Stephen Kelley, Brandon Jackson and Bud Jackson. See […]

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West Rusk student’s community clean-up

   “Count us in” is the theme for the Rusk County Trash Off Day scheduled for this Saturday. Attending the planning meeting last Thursday at the London Museum and Tea Room were New London City Councilwomen Stephanie Hawkins and Glenda Fleming; West Rusk High School National Honor Society members Lucas Furguson, Levi Wingate, Chelsey Arterberry, […]

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