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Whitney fire chief set to retire after 46+ years of service

Reporter: Ellie Mahan August 25, 2022 Whitney Fire Chief Wayland Price Wayland Price was introduced to the world of firefighting when he was just a toddler. His father was a volunteer firefighter for 15 years, so at two years old, Price began growing up around the camaraderie, the late nights and the risks of the … Continue reading Whitney fire chief set to retire after 46+ years of service

Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Editor: Shannon Cottongame June 30, 2022 The Whitney City Council met in a regular session Tuesday, June 21, to hear monthly reports and consider agenda items. In open forum, resident Alan Ellis told the council that he would like to donate $10,000 toward the effort to create a better park for children and the community. … Continue reading Whitney City Council holds June meeting

Historic church picking up the pieces after fire

Editor: Shannon Cottongame Photo by: April Sanders May 26, 2022 Pastor Shane Metcalf delivered the message to members of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and guests during an outdoor service held on the church grounds Sunday, May 22. A week earlier, the historic church was destroyed in a fire that authorities are calling suspicious. Pastor … Continue reading Historic church picking up the pieces after fire

Fire department seeks volunteers

Reporter: Ellie Mahan March 30, 2022 The Whitney Fire Department has 12 volunteers and would love to welcome about six more to the team. For information about how to become a volunteer firefighter, call the fire station at 254-694-2444. Other fire departments throughout the area are also facing an increase in calls and a shortage … Continue reading Fire department seeks volunteers

Family loses home in fire that burns three structures

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 Multiple fire departments responded to three structure fires off of FM 2604 north of Whitney Friday afternoon, March 11. At 2:18 p.m., volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the 100 block of Cedar Hill Drive. Just moments later, firefighters arrived to find a two-story home fully engulfed in flames. … Continue reading Family loses home in fire that burns three structures