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Boil Water Notice LIFTED
Update on Longview Shooting, Carthage Student Among Dead
SEVERE WEATHER: Sunday April 6th
Deadly Panola County Intersection Set To Become a Four-Way Stop
2014 Senior Show Set For This Weekend


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Boil Water Notice LIFTED
Posted April 16, 2014
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The boil water notice issued by the Rock Hill Water Supply has been lifted. Samples of the water were tested and came back clear. ORIGINAL POST: BOIL WATER NOTICE: Rock Hill Water Supply has experienced an electrical outage and is … Continue reading


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ICE Arrests 40 Criminal Aliens in East Texas During 3-day Operation
Posted April 15, 2014
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TYLER, Texas — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) officers arrested 40 convicted criminal aliens during a three-day operation which concluded Saturday.  The operation was conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Click For Audio Fugitive Operations Teams in … Continue reading


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Update on Longview Shooting, Carthage Student Among Dead
Posted April 7, 2014
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Story by: Blake Holland  KGAS News has confirmed that 22 year-old JaCorey DeWayne Williams of Carthage has been arrested in relation to a Sunday night shooting in Longview. Among the victims, was Carthage High School student Joey Hollister. Sunday evening, … Continue reading


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SEVERE WEATHER: Sunday April 6th
Posted April 6, 2014
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Radar Image: 4-6-15 1:05pm Warnings/Watches Severe T-Storm Watch until 2pm SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 63 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 2 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN LOUISIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 17 PARISHES IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA CALDWELL GRANT JACKSON … Continue reading


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Deadly Panola County Intersection Set To Become a Four-Way Stop
Posted April 2, 2014
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Story by: Blake Holland The intersection of Farm-to-Market Roads 699 and 2517 will become a four-way stop beginning on Friday. According to TxDOT, stop signs, pavement markings and warning signs will be placed on FM 699. The stop and stop … Continue reading


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2014 Senior Show Set For This Weekend
Posted April 2, 2014
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Story by: Blake Holland The Class of 2014 invites you to attend the “C-Town Senior Revue” this Saturday, April 5 @ 7pm and Sunday, April 6 @ 4pm. All performances will take place at the Junior High Auditorium. Adult tickets … Continue reading


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Entrapped Worker Freed at Tyson Foods; Recovering from Surgery
Posted April 1, 2014
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Story by: Blake Holland One victim was transported to ETMC Carthage by ambulance after being caught in a piece of equipment. The incident happened shortly after 6:30 am at Tyson Foods on the loop. According to Asst. Fire Chief Gene … Continue reading


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Major Accident Sends Two To ETMC Carthage
Posted March 31, 2014
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Story by: Blake Holland At approximately 6:35 pm Monday, emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 149 in the Riderville community. According to Firefighter Mike Johnson, both drivers were transported to ETMC Carthage by ambulance. The extent of … Continue reading


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Panola County Fails to Apply For TxDOT Grant
Posted March 31, 2014
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Story by: Blake Holland TxDOT is reporting that 191 Texas counties applied for their County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant program. Although, Panola County is not one of them. According to the Texas Association of Counties, The 83rd Texas Legislature appropriated … Continue reading


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Stanger Presented with Key To The City
Posted March 23, 2014
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Friday afternoon, pilot Dianna Stanger was a guest at the Panola County Airport. Carthage Mayor Lynn Vincent was on hand to present Stranger with a key to the city. According to the Angel Flight organization, Dianna is strongly motivated by … Continue reading


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Beckville Boil Water Notice Lifted
Posted March 23, 2014
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Beckville Mayor Gene Mothershed tells KGAS News that the boil water notice has been lifted. The water is now safe to consume.


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Benefields Body Recovered; Webster Charged With Murder
Posted March 16, 2014
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UPDATE: On March 18 at approximately 10:20 PM, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Coke Solomon’s office recovered the body of Alicia Benefield after alleged suspect Rodris Webster led investigators to that location. Webster was booked into the … Continue reading


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Gary Mayor Jean Heaton Passes Away
Posted March 14, 2014
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A longtime Panola County mayor has passed away. Jean Heaton began her term as mayor of the city of Gary in 1996. She had previously served on the Gary City Council from 1991 to 1995. Heaton was also a member … Continue reading


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Carthage Man Pleads Guilty In Federal Court
Posted March 14, 2014
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A 39 year-old Carthage man is facing 10 years to life after pleading guilty to trying to convince a a police officer posing as a minor to have sex with him.Sammy Mosely, of Carthage, appeared in a federal courtroom on … Continue reading


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Panola County Man Shoots Self in Hand
Posted March 14, 2014
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Gun safety is certainly not something that should be taken lightly. One Panola County man found this out the hard way on Thursday when he shot himself in the hand. Panola County Chief Deputy John DePresca tells KGAS News that … Continue reading


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Safe to Plant? Spring Freeze Possible?
Posted March 13, 2014
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As temperatures warm up and the days get longer, folks are preparing to plant. Mid-March is the time of year when we normally see the last freeze of the season. The National Weather Service is not predicting a freeze anytime … Continue reading


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Six-Year-Old Boy Found Safe After Brief Search
Posted March 9, 2014
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Shortly before noon on Sunday, the Panola County Sheriffs Office received a call from a mother on FM 699 in the Old Center Community. The mother reported that her son had ran into the woods and she had failed to … Continue reading


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17-Year Old Kills Step-Father in Defense of his Mother
Posted March 8, 2014
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Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake says his office has made no final determinations into the shooting death of Leonard Digiliormo, 43, who was shot and killed by his 17-year-old step son, Koby Michael Yoder, on Wednesday evening following a domestic … Continue reading


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Panola County Local Primary Election Returns
Posted March 4, 2014
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Panola County Contested Races 9pm ALL FINALS/ NO RUNOFFS County Judge 1551-   Mary Ella Davis Sherman 331-  Scott Jones 1885-  LeeAnn Jones County Clerk 1813-  Rhonda Birdsong 1857-   Paul Brevard County Treasurer 2570- Joni Willis Reed 1177- Katy Julian … Continue reading


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Accident Blocks Traffic on Loop Near Panola Jr. Livestock Show
Posted February 27, 2014
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Emergency crews were called to the scene of a major accident that occurred Wednesday morning on the southwest loop in Carthage at the entrance to the County Expo Hall and ballpark. Carthage Fire Chief Brodie Aikens told KGAS News that … Continue reading


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