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Four States News Expands Social Media Reach

The Four States News (FSN) is proud to announce we have added additional Facebook Groups online. The FSN is a “Community Journalism site.”  We focus on events in communities such as church happenings, school events, and other issues often not covered by mainstream media.  We are not looking to cover the latest wreck or the latest Congressional issues.  Instead of a broad focus, we might focus on a Congressional leader who visits the four states area, or we might focus on the impact someone had on others who happened to pass away from injuries of a wreck.  We want stories based on what’s important to you and your community.  Anyone can write that a great citizen passed away at a certain age and left behind a list of relatives, but we want to know and share how that great citizen changed his family, his or her friends, and touched the lives of those she may have known.  Community Journalism is driven by two factors – contributors or people taking time to write something and submit it, and the community’s desire to know more, understand what’s happening on a deeper or more “hometown” level. We also recognize that we can not possibly cover all the stories.  In our area we have several outstanding, online publications.  You may have seen Texarkana Today or Jeff Easterling’s outstanding Texarkana FYI  .   You have also likely seen the long-standing, now-online also publication for the Texarkana Gazette .   It also seems like new publications are popping up daily like the new  ArkLaTex Post. Because we focus not just on Texarkana, but on the surrounding area of the four states, we thought it was time to allow those areas to have a reference point for articles directly related to them and to share articles.  These new groups will allow people to easily share post from any news outlet with links back to the original publication.  Together we can share news not only published from FSN, but also from any major or minor publication touching on important events or happenings. Currently we have Four States News Community Post  our first set up to allow sharing of news from around the Texas and Arkansas.  We have just added Oklahoma Four States News Community Post  and Louisiana Four States News Community Post. Continue Reading →

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Annual Hometown Christmas Tickets On Sale

ATLANTA, TX- On Friday, December 16th, 2016 the streets of downtown Atlanta will transform into a Christmas wonderland for families and friends to enjoy. For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta Area Young Professionals Network will host Hometown Christmas, a festival event meant to encourage local families and visitors alike to make holiday memories in their hometown.  Raegan Rice, a middle school English teacher at Atlanta ISD, was a founding member of the Atlanta YPN.  “We want to give people who might have grown up in Atlanta and moved away a reason to bring their families back for Christmas,” Rice said. “The purpose of YPN is to make Atlanta a great place to raise a family. Continue Reading →

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Cass County Patriots Meet US Senate Candidate Dwayne Stovall

Monday evening, Dwayne Stovall, who is running against Senator John Cornyn, met with the Cass County Patriots at Amigo Juan’s in Atlanta. Stovall, who calls himself a “little r” republican, because he is for small government, and a “Jeffersonian”, because he accepts the Constitution as written and amended, gave a detailed explanation about his views, and why he’s running. “For me, the debt is key. I’ll never vote to raise the debt ceiling, and I’ll never vote to increase the size of the government.  The sooner we’re forced to quit borrowing money, the sooner we’ll be forced to start making the hard decisions demanded of us to stop the enslavement of future generations of Texans in chains of debt,” he said. “My core principal is: I want to be free. Continue Reading →

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