Lady Rams Take Bi-District Title

Considering most of the current team were still in diapers the last time the Joaquin Lady Rams made the state basketball playoffs, one had to wonder if there might be a bit of “stage fright” at their first postseason appearance in 17 years. Those worries were put to bed here at the Tenaha ISD Special Events Center Tuesday night, as the Lady Rams muscled their way past a scrappy Alto squad by a final score of 58-44.

HUXLEY SHOOTING - Stutts arrested and charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony 2

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Shelby County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding a shooting incident that had occurred on FM 3172 in the Huxley area. The victim identified as an Anthony Salas and a Leslie Workman were located traveling West bound on FM 417E in a Ford Explorer SUV with notable damage to the vehicle.

House fire in Lone Cedar community claims life of young child

At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17th, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a mobile home fire on FM 3082 in the Lone Cedar community, about 10 miles from downtown Joaquin. Desoto Parish Fire District #1 was dispatched per their automatic mutual aid agreement with Joaquin VFD. Units arrived to find a mobile home fully involved with fire, and learned that a two-year old girl was still inside.