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M.P. Baker Library to Exhibit Once Upon A Playground
Log Truck Overturns on FM 31 in Deadwood, No Serious Injuries Reported
Panola County Home Destroyed in Sunday Fire, Family of Three Displaced
Texas Schools Receive Preliminary Letter Grades, Carthage ISD Responds
DeBerry Woman Sentenced to 40 Years for Murder of Waskom Man


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M.P. Baker Library to Exhibit Once Upon A Playground
Posted January 13, 2017
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The classic metal and wood structures that have populated playgrounds for most of the twentieth century—towering metal slides, giant jungle gyms, whirling merry-go-rounds, bouncing seesaws—have become beloved artifacts of childhood. They are part of the personal histories of most Americans … Continue reading


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Log Truck Overturns on FM 31 in Deadwood, No Serious Injuries Reported
Posted January 11, 2017
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An overturned log truck blocked traffic for nearly two hours on Wednesday afternoon in Deadwood The accident happened around 2 p.m. on the Farm-to-Market Road 31, just north of the Farm-to-Market Road 2517 intersection. DPS Trooper Daniel McBride says the … Continue reading


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Panola County Home Destroyed in Sunday Fire, Family of Three Displaced
Posted January 9, 2017
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A Panola County family of three is without a home following a Sunday fire. The blaze broke out around 11:15 a.m., on County Road 459 in eastern Panola County. Homeowner Fan S. Stephens says he was sitting in his living … Continue reading


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Texas Schools Receive Preliminary Letter Grades, Carthage ISD Responds
Posted January 6, 2017
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The Texas Education Agency debuted a new controversial letter-grade accountability system on Friday. The new report rates districts in four different domains. D1: Student Achievement D2: Student Progress D3: Closing Performance Gaps D4: Post-secondary Readiness The preliminary report shows Carthage … Continue reading


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DeBerry Woman Sentenced to 40 Years for Murder of Waskom Man
Posted January 5, 2017
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A DeBerry woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Thursday for the 2015 murder of a Waskom man. According to KMHT in Marshall, Marilyn Marche Kirkland, 26, of Deberry, plead guilty earlier this week to the December 2015 … Continue reading


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Panola College Receives $20,000 Donation from Chevron
Posted January 5, 2017
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News Release: On December 8, 2016 Mike Milliorn, Chevron Operations Supervisor and Kim Smith, Operations Assistant, presented Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College and Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President of Instruction with a $20,000 donation for Panola College’s School … Continue reading


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Carthage VFD Releases Number of Calls for 2016
Posted January 5, 2017
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The Carthage Volunteer Fire Department recently released their 2016 summary of calls. In total, the department responded to 197 alarms. The report shows that 120 of those calls were in the city limits, while 77 were out of the city … Continue reading


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Pilot Escapes Without Injury in Nacogdoches Co. Plane Crash
Posted January 4, 2017
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The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating a plane crash that occurred in Nacogdoches County on Wednesday evening. According to Texas DPS spokeswoman Stephanie Davis, the crash happened around 4 p.m. in a wooded area on Terry Crawford Road. Preliminary reports indicate that a … Continue reading


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Center Police Arrest Shooting Suspect
Posted January 4, 2017
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News Release: On January 2, 2017 at approximately 9:15 p.m. Center Police Department Officers were conducting a traffic stop at the baseball field located on County Road 1000 in Center. While out with the vehicle Officers heard rapid gun shots … Continue reading


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TxDOT Pretreats Highways Ahead of Winter Weather Threat
Posted January 4, 2017
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TxDOT News Release: With winter precipitation being predicted for Friday, TxDOT’s Atlanta District has trucks out Wednesday and Thursday spraying local major highways, bridges and overpasses with a brine solution. The solution is a mixture of salt and water that … Continue reading


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Texas Country Music Association, Inc. Appoints New Executive VP
Posted January 3, 2017
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News Release:  (Carthage, Texas) – The Texas Country Music Association, Inc. is proud to announce Nathan Hunnicutt as their new Executive Vice President. Hunnicutt is the founder of the already established ETX Music Awards, which just had it’s own fifth … Continue reading


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UPDATE: Motorcycle Pursuit Ends with Two Arrests
Posted January 3, 2017
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Two people were jailed on Sunday night after leading authorities on a motorcycle pursuit across Panola County. It started in the city limits of Carthage, when a police officer attempted to pull the motorcycle over for a traffic stop. The … Continue reading


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Boss Hog BBQ and Restaurant Set to Open in Carthage
Posted January 3, 2017
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A DeBerry barbecue restaurant will soon open a second location in Carthage. Owner James Peloquin says he first opened Boss Hog BBQ and Restaurant in September 2015 on Highway 79 in DeBerry. Peloquin recently sealed the deal on opening a … Continue reading


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Authorities Investigate Hit-and-Run Accident near DeBerry
Posted January 3, 2017
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Local authorities spent Tuesday morning investigating a hit-and-run accident in northeast Panola County. The crash happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Farm-to-Market Road 31, about five miles north of DeBerry. Witnesses say a white Dodge van struck the trailer of … Continue reading


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Waskom PD Investigating Death, Awaiting Autopsy Results
Posted January 3, 2017
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(KMHT Radio, Marshall) The Waskom Police Department is investigating the death of a 47-year-old Waskom man, found dead on Monday, January 2, by a family member. “A family member found him with a knife embedded in his chest, but he … Continue reading


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Panola Co. District Clerk Warns Residents of Jury Duty Scams
Posted December 29, 2016
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Submitted by District Clerk Debra Johnson: Jury duty scams are spreading across Texas, with counties reporting recent attempts of scammers calling individuals and accusing them of missing jury duty. They then demand that the victims pay a hefty fine over … Continue reading


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Police: No Injuries Reported in Thursday Afternoon Crash
Posted December 29, 2016
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A two-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon temporarily snarled traffic on the Carthage loop. According to Carthage Police Chief Jim Vanover, the accident happened around 12:40 p.m. at the intersection of the loop and South Market Street. Vanover says a 2003 … Continue reading


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Carthage Firefighters Respond to Grass and Brush Fire
Posted December 29, 2016
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A report of a fast-moving grass and brush fire sent Carthage Firefighters out on Thursday morning. The blaze broke out shortly before 11:30 a.m. in a pasture at 442 County Road 408. Officials say the property owner was burning some … Continue reading


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Carthage Native Selected as Naval Walter Reed Medical Center 2016 Sailor of the Year
Posted December 29, 2016
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Submitted by Ricky Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs (PORTSMOUTH, Va.) Navy Medicine East (NME) Portsmouth, held its annual regional Senior Sailor or the Year (SSOY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY), and Bluejacket of the Year (BJOY) … Continue reading


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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Animal Cruelty Case, No Charges Filed
Posted December 28, 2016
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News Release: On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 the Panola County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an animal complaint on Santa Fe Trail in Gary, Texas. The caller reported that there was a dog who needed medical attention … Continue reading


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