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Marion County officials implemented a response plan to COVID-19, this week, outlining mitigation activities to help combat the global outbreak.

Arrests made by the Marshall Police Department

Arrests made by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department

Local businesses have had their fair share of surprises as of late, most of them not good, relating to COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus.

Over 3.3 million people filed for first-time jobless claims last week according to the Labor Department. Jobs that are being deemed non-essential are shutting down while essential employees’ hours are being cut, to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in communities.

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Today at 11:30 a.m., City of Marshall Mayor Terri Brown issued a Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency Related to Communicable Disease as a positive test of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Harrison County, Texas.

Some Marshall ISD students got some special deliveries this week as Price T. Young Elementary School’s Communities in Schools (CIS) representatives dropped off free hot and sack lunches to students stuck at home due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic.

Arrests made by the Marshall Police Department

HALLSVILLE — Hallsville Mayor Jesse Casey on Tuesday offered help to his town’s elderly and physically or mentally handicap residents as they seek to shore up their food and supplies.

Even in the midst of a global crisis one thing never changes, people need food. While local shelves are cleaned out immediately after being stocked, organizations like Mission Marshall are working to adapt to the situation, to ensure every family in Marshall is able to eat.

Jury duty service for 8:30 a.m. April 6, has been canceled, the Harrison County District Clerk’s Office recently announced.

Arrests by Harrison County Sheriff’s Department

From social media engagement to YouTube videos, online reading challenges and more, Marshall ISD schools are going the extra mile to provide distance learning opportunities to keep students engaged while away from the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JEFFERSON — The Marion County Commissioners Court convened in a special-called meeting on Monday to renew the county’s local state of disaster declaration, due to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be an accidental shooting that occurred Saturday night on Pope City Road.

The Marshall News Messenger is launching a new free app for anyone who owns a smartphone or tablet like an iPad. The News Messenger is rolling out the app for your phone as part of our expanded news coverage of receiving your news anywhere you go as you wish.

During this time of heightened usage of disinfectant, anti-bacterial wipes, and personal hygiene wipes, be reminded that the city of Marshall sewer lines cannot process many of these items.

Marshall Police Department Chief Cliff Carruth announced new procedures in the daily operation of the City of Marshall Police Department Animal Control and Shelter at 607 East End Blvd South in Marshall.

“Get On Board, East Texas” region-wide transportation event “Get OnBoard, East Texas” Day, a recently-announced, region-wide public transportation event, sponsored by EasTexConnects regional transportation committee and the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG), has been postponed from i…