Clinton S. Thomas, Th.D.

Clinton S. Thomas, Th.D.

A published writer of  poetry, fiction and non-fiction in both the digital age and the pre-digital age of publishing.  Currently serving as editor and writer for the Four States News all while living life across the four states region from Texarkana, USA.

Recent Articles

Texas City of Mount Pleasant and Titus County Expands Restrictions

Titus County, TX- This afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m. an emergency notification went out for Mt. Pleasant and Titus County in Texas. The notification explained to citizens that expanded restrictions to the 4-1-2020, Local Disaster Declaration, originally published on 3-20-202, had been added. In addition, a new informational chart was added today. Updates for the area are being published on the city Website at http://mpcity.net. Continue Reading →

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Constitutional Rights and Common Sense

Opinion- Lately there have been a lot of posts on social media about Constitutional Rights and the violation of those rights by government entities across the country and even locally. It seems that we Americans do not like to be told what to do…surprise. I don’t think there has ever been a time that Americans have “liked” being told what to do. We are a nation of independent thinkers and a nation of strong-willed people. We know our rights, we expect those rights, and we darn sure will not be silent when those rights are trampled on whether by a local government entity or a national government entity. Continue Reading →

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God is with US!

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Opinion – This morning as I reviewed the updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, looked at the facilities I work with in Texas, and listened to reports, I heard the first report of a death in the Texarkana area. Like many others in the area, while not surprised as we expected this would happen, I was certainly struck at the heart. I felt a sense of loss for the family, our nation, and for our area. This loss was not someone from New York or another place, it was someone here in our hometown area. This person died right here in Texarkana, USA from COVID-19. Continue Reading →

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First COVID-19 Related Death in Texarkana Area Reported

Texarkana, USA- Reports are starting to circulate that the Texarkana area has had its first death related to the COVID-19 virus. Reports at this time indicate that a 70-year-old female has died at Wadley Regional Hospital from the virus. Reports indicate that the victim had been sick for a few weeks with pneumonia. Several online sites and news outlets are already reporting additional information. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas Freemasons Extend Suspension of Meetings

Arkansas- Earlier this month the Grand Lodge of Arkansas Freemasons (Grand Lodge on Facebook) (Grand Lodge online) suspended all Masonic functions in the state. This suspension included all related organizations in the state as well. On March 18th, the Grand Lodge of Arkansas issued an extension of the suspended meetings until April 20, 2020. Under the extension, there will be no related Masonic functions until after that date. The Grand Lodge stated that should issues with the COVID-19 virus remain, the April 20th date may be extended again. Continue Reading →

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The Most Powerful, Overlooked Tool Against COVID-19

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Opinion – We see a lot on television and the Internet right now about ways to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even today a postcard arrived with information from the CDC and the White House on how to slow the spread. The postcard is titled “President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America” and it clearly outlines things like what to do if you feel sick, working from home, and keeping social distance. The many suggestions we see are powerful and helpful guides as America and the world face a pandemic like never before. But, in my opinion, it seems that a lot of people are forgetting the most powerful tool we have against this virus…prayers to God. Continue Reading →

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First Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Miller County, Arkansas

Miller County, AR- A few moments ago Miller County Judge Cathy Hardin-Harrison informed me that Miller County, Arkansas has the first “Presumptive” case of COVID-19. Judge Harrison was in the process of providing the information to the public on her Facebook page at the time. She stressed that confirmation would still be needed from Tyler, Texas. Results will be reviewed and a final diagnosis will be sent to the Arkansas Department of Health. Harrison said that by all indications this will be the first case in Miller County. Continue Reading →

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