Russell Lynn Ma


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.


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

SHELBY COUNTY, TX - On May 19, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash on FM 139 about five miles south of Joaquin.

Check out our latest photo galleries for events all over Shelby County and Desoto Parish for the month of May.


The Shelby County Shooters Club, Inc. will have a shotgun skeet shoot at the club range on Saturday, June 2. 

Hope Community Medicine invites you to their ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 22nd at 12 p.m.

Please drop by and meet the staff at the San Augustine Hope Clinic.

The West Hamilton Cemetery will host its annual Homecoming on May 27 at 11 a.m.


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.