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One-Vehicle Accident Sends One to ETMC, Two to Jail
Panola County Clerk Not Issuing Any Marriage Licenses At This Time
Williams Sentenced To 13 Years For Throwing Brick at CPD Officer
Two-Vehicle Accident Sends One Person to Carthage Hospital
Three Arrested Following Sunday Afternoon Pursuit


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One-Vehicle Accident Sends One to ETMC, Two to Jail
Posted June 30, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A one-vehicle accident sent one person to the hospital and two others to jail on Monday night. It happened shortly after 9 o’clock, on Highway 149 at Farm-to-Market Road 959, near Beckville. According to witnesses, the vehicle … Continue reading


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Panola County Clerk Not Issuing Any Marriage Licenses At This Time
Posted June 29, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Statement from the Panola County Clerk: “We are not able to issue ANY license at the present time to anyone. We will follow the law and will be issuing them as soon as possible. We are sorry … Continue reading


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Williams Sentenced To 13 Years For Throwing Brick at CPD Officer
Posted June 29, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Jacorey DeWayne Williams, 23,  has been sentenced to 13 years in the state penitentiary by Judge Charles Dickerson for throwing a brick at a Carthage police officer in 2014. Judge Dickerson sentenced Williams for the first degree … Continue reading


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Two-Vehicle Accident Sends One Person to Carthage Hospital
Posted June 29, 2015
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One person was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Carthage on Friday evening, after begin involved in a two-vehicle accident. It happened shortly before 6 o’clock at the intersection of West Panola and Davis Street. According to Police Chief … Continue reading


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Three Arrested Following Sunday Afternoon Pursuit
Posted June 29, 2015
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On Sunday afternoon, authorities managed to stop a vehicle on Lawrence Street that had evaded officers and led them on a short pursuit. According to a deputy on scene, three people were arrested.   Officers could be found searching for … Continue reading


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Storage Building Destroyed in Saturday Morning Fire
Posted June 28, 2015
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A small storage building was completely destroyed in a Saturday morning fire. Shortly before 7 o’clock, Carthage Firefighters were dispatched to the fire on County Road 273, off of County Road 279. According to Assistant Fire Chief Gene Giles, the … Continue reading


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Mash Bash bet pay off time; McCool, Price wash Lake’s truck
Posted June 26, 2015
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Harrison County Sheriff Tom McCool, along with Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Price made good today on a lifesaving bet they made last summer. In 2014, Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake challenged McCool and Price during our annual three city competitive … Continue reading


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Texas DPS Troopers out in force for Fourth of July holiday
Posted June 26, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Texas DPS troopers will be out in force this Fourth of July holiday. In fact, the beefed up enforcement is already underway Friday. DPS Sgt. Lonnie Haschel says people are looking forward to getting out after having … Continue reading


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Surratt Receives Community Builders Award
Posted June 26, 2015
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Sharon Ivey/Blake Holland KGAS Thursday night, the Carthage Masonic Lodge presented CISD Athletic Director and Head Coach Scott Surratt with the Community Builders Award. Listen here>Surratt  


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Short Pursuit Ends In Wreck, One Suspect On The Run
Posted June 26, 2015
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Authorities are now searching for a suspect who fled from a Panola County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on Thursday night. Blake Holland reports…Listen below.


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Panola College Hosts Kids’ College 2015
Posted June 25, 2015
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Press Release: This week Panola College’s Workforce and Continuing Education department hosted Kids’ College 2015. The camp was a great success and all participants had a great time. This year participants took part in learning art, music, animal science, technology, … Continue reading


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Farm Service Committee Nomination Period Now Open in Panola County
Posted June 25, 2015
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NEWS RELEASE: Panola County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director Ralph Jordan, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on June 15, 2015. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Panola County FSA Office … Continue reading


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Murvaul Woman Charged with Husband’s Murder Will Undergo Mental Evaluation
Posted June 24, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A Panola County woman charged with the fatal shooting of her husband will soon undergo a mental evaluation by a Longview doctor. On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson granted a motion for Sarah Gilpatrick Venable, 49, … Continue reading


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One-Vehicle Accident Sends Local Man to ETMC Carthage
Posted June 23, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A 55-year-old man has been transported to an area hospital after being involved in a one-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon. It happened shortly before five o’clock on Highway 59 North near the Sabine River at the Harrison … Continue reading


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TxDOT Project Creates Traffic Delays on SW Loop
Posted June 23, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS The Texas Department of Transportation is now in the final stages of the repaving project on the southwest loop in Carthage. According to TxDOT’s Marcus Sandifer, the additional turn lanes have been added and rehabilitation work is … Continue reading


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Game Wardens Prepare For July 4th Holiday Weekend
Posted June 23, 2015
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Mark Bownds KGAS With the busy July 4th holiday weekend rapidly approaching, Panola County Game Warden Jacob Philley is reminding area boaters to be safe and prepared while out on the water. Click here to listen…. Find more about boating … Continue reading


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Commissioners Court Approves Judicial Center Safety Upgrades
Posted June 23, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS On Monday, the Panola County Commissioners Court approved a proposal for new locks to help secure the Panola County Judicial Center. The change comes after a recent incident involving a man who made his way to a … Continue reading


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Local Officials Consider “iWatch” Mobile Crime Tipping App
Posted June 23, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS On Monday morning, local law enforcement officials gathered at the Carthage ISD Administration Building for a meeting organized by CISD Police Chief Chris Hardy. The purpose of the meeting was to hear a proposal for the use … Continue reading


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Panola Co. Unemployment Rate Increased Slightly in May
Posted June 22, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Texas gained 33,200 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in May bringing the over-the-year total to 286,400 jobs added. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate saw a slight increase in May and now stands at 4.3 percent up from … Continue reading


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President Powell Celebrates 15 Years at Panola College
Posted June 22, 2015
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On Friday, Panola College Board of Trustees, employees, and members of the community celebrated President Dr. Gregory S. Powell’s fifteen years as the college’s leader. At the event, Mr. William Goolsby, Chair of the Panola College Board of Trustees, presented … Continue reading


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