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Center Crimestoppers Offering Reward for Wanted Timpson Man
Center PD Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
Traffic Stop in Marshall Leads to Big Drug Bust
Bernie Appeals Re-Sentencing
Marshall Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Early Friday Morning


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Center Crimestoppers Offering Reward for Wanted Timpson Man
Posted April 15, 2017
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By Elaine Etheridge Center Crimestoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of 42-year-old Rick Eugene Warren, of Timpson, who has an active felony warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Warren is described as white, five feet, 9 inches … Continue reading


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Center PD Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
Posted April 13, 2017
L to R: Karen Shields, Bailey Lee, Tiffany Ryals, Communication Supervisor Donna Dugger
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This week marks the annual National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW). Held every year during the second week of April, NPSTW is a time to recognize telecommunications personnel in the public safety community for their service and commitment to the … Continue reading


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Traffic Stop in Marshall Leads to Big Drug Bust
Posted April 10, 2017
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By Elaine Etheridge A traffic stop in Marshall has resulted in two arrests and the seizure of of more than 87 grams of Methamphetamine. On Saturday at around 1:45 am, Marshall Police conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford … Continue reading


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Bernie Appeals Re-Sentencing
Posted March 22, 2017
BERNIE TIEDE, 2016 MUGSHOT

An appeal on behalf of Bernie Tiede has been filed in the 6th Court of Appeals in Texarkana. The filing was submitted by Houston attorney Jonathan Landers on March 15 and accepted on Tuesday morning, March 21. Tiede was re-sentenced … Continue reading


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Marshall Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Early Friday Morning
Posted March 4, 2017
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By Elaine Etheridge Marshall Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead. At around 1 am Friday, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Paula Street in the Belaire Manor Apartment complex regarding a possible shooting. When … Continue reading


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Carthage Junior High Cheerleaders Announced for 2017-18
Posted March 4, 2017
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Carthage Junior High held cheerleaders tryouts Friday afternoon. April Bagley announced the 2017-18 cheerleaders. They are Emily Anderson, Melissa Salizar, Alissa Parker, Destiny Haso, Kaylie Heathernack, Chandler Glaze, Lydia Foley, Latasha Sanchez, Haley Smith, Sadie Smith, Heaven Ingram and Maki … Continue reading


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Carthage High School Announces 2017-18 Bulldog Belles
Posted March 3, 2017
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Carthage High School held tryouts for Bulldog Belles on Thursday. Roberta Collinsworth, director of Carthage High School Bulldog Belles, announced the new line for 2017-18. They are: Tabitha Atkins, Constance Barber, Taylor Barton,  Crosbey Beatty, Brooke Cabello,  Kailee Dowdy, Lissed … Continue reading


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Carthage ISD Announces Changes in Administration
Posted February 22, 2017
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Carthage ISD has announced changes in campus leadership effective for the 2017-18 school year. Jason Harris has been named high school prinicipal. Wade Watson is now junior high prinicipal. Clarinda Collins is principal of Baker-Koonce and Mike Baysinger is the … Continue reading


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Beckville Man Charged with Trying to Run Over Sheriff’s Deputy
Posted February 21, 2017
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By Elaine Etheridge A Beckville man is charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer after fleeing police in a chase that ended in Tatum early Tuesday morning. Panola Co. Sheriff Kevin Lake says Steven Mullican, 28, was driving on … Continue reading


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Police Chase Ends in Tatum, Suspect Shot
Posted February 21, 2017
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Rusk County officials and the Texas Rangers are currently investigating an incident after a police chase involving two Panola County deputies ended in Tatum. Shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the … Continue reading


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Panola County 71st Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Posted February 17, 2017
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The 71st Annual Panola County Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Thursday night at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients: Ambassador of the Year — Debbie Allums Chairman’s Award — Doug … Continue reading


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Panola County Chamber Ambassadors Hold Tuesday Ribbon Cutting
Posted February 14, 2017
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Panola County Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting today at Foley Rentals Tire Shop.


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Carthage Police Initiate Big Drug Bust, Net Illegal Drugs, Money, Arrest
Posted February 14, 2017
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By Elaine Etheridge Carthage Police, Panola County Sheriff’s deputies and Constable Bryan Murff conducted a raid on a house on Tribble Alley on Thursday, Feb. 9, and busted a man on a variety of drug charges. Justin Bernard Gilstrap, 30, … Continue reading


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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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