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When John D. Anderson reached his battle station in the USS Arizona's No. 4 turret that morning, he realized the gigantic guns could do nothing against the swarms of attacking Japanese airplanes. But his twin brother, Delbert "Jake" Anderson, was manning an antiaircraft gun out on deck, and was in the thick of the action.

Commissioners approve resolution supporting U.S. Route 271 expansion

Smith County Commissioners joined an effort to speed up the state’s timeline for making improvements to U.S. Highway 271. The roadway runs from Tyler to Paris, Texas - specifically from Texas Highway 31 and Texas Highway 155 down to Loop 286 and U.S. Highway 82 in Paris. The state has scheduled various improvements and upgrades to the road,

Board approves zone change for second Aldi location

A zone change was approved to bring a second Aldi grocery store to Tyler. On Tuesday, the Tyler Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zone change on a 3.85-acre property at 2626 and 2660 E. Front St. to build a second Aldi Grocery store, along with restaurants and other retail. The property is northwest of the intersection of South Southeast

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