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Valerie Reddell

News Director for Polk County Publishing Company Inc., a family of six community newspapers in East Texas.

Former Corrigan police officer found dead in Cleveland

A Corrigan patrol officer has been was fired from the police force after being charged with theft by a public servant and official oppression, according to an announcement issued by the Corrigan Police Department on Friday. On Monday, Cleveland Police Department confirmed that the officer, Joe Marvin Robertson […]

29 The USS Eastland Tragedy

The S.S. Eastland, known as the “Speed Queen of the Great Lakes,” was part of a fleet of five excursion boats assigned to take Western Electric employees, families and friends across Lake Michigan to Michigan City, Indiana, for a day of fun and fellowship. But the festivities were […]

Pct 4 Constable jailed

At about 11:22 p.m.Thursday, Aug 1, a 911 phone call was received by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch Center. The caller was requesting help. Dana “Bubba” Piper The Polk County Sheriff’s Office dispatched several units, to the Old Israel Rd. area in an attempt to locate the caller. Responding units located […]