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ETX CLOSINGS/DELAYS
WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SUNDAY-MONDAY
Funeral Services Set for Charles D. Holmes
Timpson ISD evacuated after gas leak on Wednesday
Carthage ISD Adopts Order Calling for May Bond Election


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ETX CLOSINGS/DELAYS
Posted February 23, 2015
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SEND YOUR CLOSINGS/DELAYS TO INFO@KGASRADIO.COM  WEDNESDAY CLOSINGS/DELAYS: According to County Judge Lee Ann Jones, the Panola County Courthouse is CLOSED for the rest of the day. According to County Judge Lee Ann Jones, the Panola County Courthouse is CLOSED for … Continue reading


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WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SUNDAY-MONDAY
Posted February 22, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS News The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of the area from 9 p.m. this evening until 6 p.m. on Monday. Precipitation will transition to a wintry mix beginning Sunday night as temperatures … Continue reading


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Funeral Services Set for Charles D. Holmes
Posted February 21, 2015
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Funeral services for longtime Carthage ISD Board member, Charles D. Holmes will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21st at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of the Gary Masonic Lodge … Continue reading


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Timpson ISD evacuated after gas leak on Wednesday
Posted February 18, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Timpson ISD evacuated school students Wednesday after a gas leak. School officials tell KGAS News, construction crews hit a gas line and caused a leak, forcing the evacuation of students. Shortly before noon Wednesday, students were evacuated … Continue reading


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Carthage ISD Adopts Order Calling for May Bond Election
Posted February 16, 2015
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Carthage, TX- A May bond election for Carthage ISD has now been approved. The election was set for Saturday, May 9th, with early voting in both April and early May. The approval of the election was just one of the … Continue reading


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Longtime ETPA instructor dies after battle with cancer
Posted February 16, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge A longtime instructor at the East Texas Police Academy in Kilgore has died after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Timothy Young passed away this morning. Tim had a hand in educating most every peace officer … Continue reading


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KGAS Spring Gospel Concert To Feature The Tribute Quartet
Posted February 16, 2015
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Carthage, TX – Radio station KGAS  will present The Tribute Quartet live in concert on Friday March 20, 2015.  The event will be held at the Carthage Civic Center and will feature special guest:  The Calvary Boys and The Grounded … Continue reading


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Sam Johnson 1937-2015
Posted February 13, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS Funeral services have been set for former Inter-Community Fire Chief Sam Johnson. Memorial services will be Thursday, February 19th at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Carthage. Listen to current Fire Chief Nick Morton’s comments here… … Continue reading


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Crews Search Sabine River for Woman Who Allegedly Jumped
Posted February 12, 2015
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Post by KGAS. Crews have concluded their search for a woman who reportedly jumped into the Sabine River Wednesday night off of the FM 1794 bridge. Panola County Chief Deputy John DePresca tells KGAS News reporter Blake Holland that at … Continue reading


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State Rep. Chris Paddie named Legislator of the Year
Posted February 12, 2015
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State Representative Chris Paddie has been named Legislator of the Year by the East Texas Council of Governments at their annual reception held on February 11th. “I am honored that our local leaders have selected me as the Legislator of … Continue reading


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One person injured in two-vehicle collision in Carthage Wednesday
Posted February 11, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge One person has been injured in a two-vehicle collision that happened Wednesday afternoon in Carthage. KGAS owner Jerry Hanszen responding to the scene says it appeared that a Direct TV vehicle collided with another vehicle on South … Continue reading


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Anonymous tip lands Rusk County man in jail on felony drug charges
Posted February 11, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge A Rusk County man, who was arrested on a failure to pay child support warrant, wound up being slapped with felony drug charges. Sgt. David Roberts with Rusk County Sheriff’s Office says an anonymous tip lead authorities … Continue reading


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It’s the roaring twenties at Panola College Gatsby Gala fundraiser
Posted February 10, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge The Panola College Foundation held its first annual gala fundraiser on Jan. 31st with a Gatsby inspired theme. The Gatsby Gala brought in almost 100 Panola College supporters dressed in 1920′s attire and raised over $12,000. The … Continue reading


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Panola College Plans 5K Run/Color Run
Posted February 10, 2015
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On Saturday, March 28th, Panola College will host its annual 5K run to benefit the Panola College Foundation Endowment. This year the college will feature a color run, along with its traditional 5k, to commemorate the fifth year of community … Continue reading


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Fair Play/Clayton Boil Water Orders Lifted
Posted February 9, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS Two Panola County water systems have lifted their boil orders. On Saturday, the boil water notice issued for residents in the Fair Play community was lifted, along with a 2nd order issued by the Clayton Water Supply. … Continue reading


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One-Vehicle Accident Sends Beckville Teen to Longview Hospital
Posted February 9, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS News A 17-year-old Beckville boy was transported to a Longview hospital on Sunday night after he collided with a power pole on FM 124. According to Beckville Fire Chief Robert Fite, the young man had swerved to … Continue reading


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Ray Price exhibit to be unveiled at Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
Posted February 6, 2015
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The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage is getting ready to unveil a special Ray Price exhibit on Saturday, February 28th. “We’re just so excited to have this exhibit and to be able to honor Ray Price because … Continue reading


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Henderson man dies in 2-vehicle crash on US 259
Posted February 5, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge A 33-year-old Henderson man has died after a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning near Henderson. Tyler DPS Trooper Jean Dark tells KGAS News the accident happened at 5:45 Thursday morning on US 259 north of Henderson. Trooper Dark … Continue reading


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Rep. Paddie Files Bill to Enhance Child Porn Penalties
Posted February 5, 2015
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State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed a bill to increase punishments for felony convictions for the possession or promotion of child pornography. House Bill 1123 will elevate penalties for the possession of child pornography, with or without the intent to … Continue reading


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Panola College Student Government Visits Austin
Posted February 5, 2015
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Student Government Association (SGA) officers and members traveled to Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 3 to represent Panola College for Texas Community College Day. State Representative Chris Paddie met with the Panola College delegation to discuss some of the major issues … Continue reading


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