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Strong Winds Damage Panola County Home
Bernie Tiede Final Pretrial Set for December 2015
Shelby Co. Authorities Make Drug Arrest
Carthage and Henderson Make Top Towns to Live in in Texas List
Carthage Band to Honor Raymond Thomas


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Strong Winds Damage Panola County Home
Posted May 24, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Strong winds brought down several trees and left at least one home damaged on Sunday afternoon in northeast Panola County. Shortly before noon, dispatchers with the PCSO received a report of a tree on a mobile home … Continue reading


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Bernie Tiede Final Pretrial Set for December 2015
Posted May 21, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Judge Diane DeVasto has granted a motion for continuance in the new sentencing trial of convicted Carthage murderer Bernie Tiede. In an order signed on Tuesday, Judge DeVasto rescheduled the final pretrial hearing for December 1, 2015, … Continue reading


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Shelby Co. Authorities Make Drug Arrest
Posted May 20, 2015
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Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell would like to report that on the May 12th at around 12:00 A.M., Sergeant Michael Griffin while on routine patrol made a traffic stop on a vehicle for an expired registration on Martin Luther King … Continue reading


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Carthage and Henderson Make Top Towns to Live in in Texas List
Posted May 19, 2015
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A national ranking website has released a list of the top cities to live in the Lone Star State. Several East Texas cities made the list including Carthage which was ranked #52. The rankings are based on livability using grades … Continue reading


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Carthage Band to Honor Raymond Thomas
Posted May 19, 2015
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On Thursday, May 28th, the Carthage ISD Bands will present the Spring Concert beginning at 6PM at the Carthage HS Gymnasium. The bands will perform in the following order: Baker-Koonce Beginner Band, Junior High 7th Grade Band, JH 8th Grade Band, and the … Continue reading


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Massive power outages in Carthage caused by animal
Posted May 18, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge It wasn’t the storms that rolled through Carthage this morning that caused a massive power outage, but an animal that got into a transformer at a sub station that caused the lights to go out in most … Continue reading


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Shelby Co. Teacher Arrested for Improper Relationship with Student
Posted May 15, 2015
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On Friday, May 15th, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that Johanna Vickers, 36, was arrested for the offense of Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student and the offense of Sexual Assault of a Child, both 2nd degree felonies. The … Continue reading


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Panola College President Addresses Thursday Protestors
Posted May 14, 2015
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A small group of peaceful protestors could be found on the campus of Panola College on Thursday morning. The demonstrators carried signs that read “Panola College Discriminates in Hiring Practices” and “Black Lives Matter.” Listen to the full story below…


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Unoccupied SUV Recovered in Sabine River
Posted May 13, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Officials have now determined the origin of a white SUV that was discovered in the Sabine River on Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff Kevin Lake, around 11 o’clock work crews with the Texas Department of Transportation spotted … Continue reading


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Cleanup Efforts Underway in Van, Texas
Posted May 12, 2015
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Residents in the small East Texas town of Van are now working to clean up the destruction caused by Sunday night’s F-3 tornado. KGAS News Reporter Blake Holland traveled to Van on Tuesday and spoke with one of the homeowners … Continue reading


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Grand jury indicts man with murder in December fatal shooting
Posted May 12, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge A Panola County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges in the death of a Carthage man in December. The grand jury handed down an indictment for John Guy Tucker, Jr., on April 30th. Tucker … Continue reading


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One-Vehicle Rollover Sends One Person to Carthage Hospital
Posted May 9, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS News One person was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Carthage after being involved in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday afternoon. It happened around 5: 30 on Highway 149 near Beckville Sunset Elementary. According to Beckville … Continue reading


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CISD Bond Election RESULTS
Posted May 9, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS UNOFFICIAL FINAL RESULTS 8:15 P.M. 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Prop. 1 For-566 Against-198 Prop. 2 For-520 Against-223 Prop. 3 For-482 Against-282 Voters are deciding on three separate propositions: Proposition 1: $8.57 million for maintenance bond, including renovations … Continue reading


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Carthage Restaurant Set to Reopen on Saturday
Posted May 8, 2015
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After being closed for several weeks Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant will reopen Saturday at 10:30 a.m. According to Owner Alex Peralta, the restaurant was closed after an electrical issue caused them to fail required inspection. Peralta tells KGAS News Reporter … Continue reading


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Carthage Man Arrested in Harrison Co. Cattle Theft Case
Posted May 8, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A fourth suspect has been arrested and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after helping three other suspects steal twelve head of penned yearling cattle from a Harrison County ranch in September of 2014. All … Continue reading


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Accident Involving Motorcycle Sends Two People to the Hospital
Posted May 8, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Two people were transported to a local hospital after being involved in an accident on Thursday afternoon. It happened around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Dixie Lake Road and the loop in Carthage. According to police, … Continue reading


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Panola County residents observe National Day of Prayer
Posted May 7, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Thursday was the National Day of Prayer, and Panola County residents observed the event surrounding the courthouse steps. Aaron Bequette, and other pastors representing the Panola County Ministerial Fellowship lead the prayers. Residents gathered under the trees … Continue reading


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Equipment Issue Causes Cell Phone Service Outage
Posted May 6, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Carthage customers served by Verizon Wireless have been with little to no service for most of the day. According to Verizon’s Audrey Lundy, the outage was caused by an equipment issue that occurred around 10 a.m. The … Continue reading


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Early Voting Wraps Up for CISD Bond Election
Posted May 5, 2015
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Early voting for the Carthage ISD Bond Election concluded on Tuesday night. According to Kathy Ballard, around 400 voters came out during the early voting period. The final day to vote will be on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. … Continue reading


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Carthage Education Foundation honors Century Club donors
Posted May 5, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Today was a special day at Carthage Junior High School. It was the Carthage Education Foundation’s Century Club dedication. To be in the Century Club, a person or business has to donate $10.000 in one lump sum … Continue reading


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