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Carthage Man Injured in Friday Accident near Blanchard, Louisiana
City of Beckville Receives $10K Grant from Sabine River Authority
Houston Woman Killed in Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident near Center
Grand Jury Hands Down 72 Indictments
SPCA Rescues 116 Neglected Animals from Rusk County Home


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Carthage Man Injured in Friday Accident near Blanchard, Louisiana
Posted July 29, 2016
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A Carthage man was injured on Friday in a two-vehicle crash near Blanchard, Louisiana. According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened near the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 173. Deputies say James Pierce, 40, of Carthage … Continue reading


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City of Beckville Receives $10K Grant from Sabine River Authority
Posted July 29, 2016
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The Sabine River Authority presented a $10,000 community assistance grant to the City of Beckville on Friday morning at Beckville City Hall. SRA Manager of Environmental and Information Resources Mary S. Vann says the city applied for the grant to … Continue reading


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Houston Woman Killed in Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident near Center
Posted July 29, 2016
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News Release: Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers stationed in Shelby County responded to a fatal auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash on July 28, at approximately 12 a.m. The vehicle striking the pedestrian fled the scene without notifying law enforcement, … Continue reading


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Grand Jury Hands Down 72 Indictments
Posted July 29, 2016
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The Panola County Grand Jury met this week and handed down a total of 72 indictments, 36 of them sealed. Unsealed indictments in the County Court at Law include: Leon Hawkins– Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1<1G Elvis Lee Berry … Continue reading


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SPCA Rescues 116 Neglected Animals from Rusk County Home
Posted July 28, 2016
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The SPCA of Texas removed a total of 116 cruelly treated animals from a home in Rusk County on Wednesday. SPCA Spokesperson Maura Davies says the SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit assisted the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office with serving a … Continue reading


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Three Injured in Thursday Afternoon Crash near DeBerry
Posted July 28, 2016
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Three people were transported to a Shreveport hospital on Thursday after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 79 North, just south of DeBerry. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. involving two white GMC Sierra pickup trucks. Officials says … Continue reading


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Panola College Announces Men’s Basketball Recruiting Class
Posted July 28, 2016
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News Release: Panola College head men’s basketball coach Grant McMillan has announced their 2016 recruiting class. This past year the Panola men won the most games in school history registering 24 wins. Last year’s squad made it to the Region … Continue reading


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Marshall City Commissioner Arrested for Disrupting Public Meeting
Posted July 28, 2016
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Harrison County Sheriff’s officials confirm that Marshall City Commissioner Michael Mitchell was arrested Wednesday on a class B misdemeanor charge of disruption of a public meeting. Mitchell was captured on Facebook Live disrupting, then being escorted away from a joint … Continue reading


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Marina Move-Out Begins Following Lake Board’s Decision to Evict Operators
Posted July 27, 2016
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The move-out process is underway at the Lake Murvaul Marina following a decision to evict the current operators due to an unspecified ‘conflicting interest.’ The decision to evict the current operators of the marina and bait shop was made Tuesday, … Continue reading


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Panola College Forms Committee to Examine Campus Carry
Posted July 27, 2016
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The Texas campus carry law goes into effect for colleges and universities across the state on Monday, but for junior and community colleges the law does not take effect until August 2017. Panola College President Dr. Gregg Powell says this … Continue reading


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Northside Christian Center Breaks Ground on New Facility
Posted July 26, 2016
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Northside Christian Center broke ground on Tuesday morning for the new Billy and Betty Shoffner Christian Education Center. Pastor Aaron Bequette says the 12,000 square foot facility will include five classrooms, a gymnasium, and also a kitchen. The Northside Christian … Continue reading


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Panola Co. Commissioners Court Meets in Special Session on Monday Morning
Posted July 25, 2016
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The Panola County Commissioners Court met on Monday morning at 9 o’clock in a special session. Judge LeeAnn Jones reported that certified values are now available. Jones says the values were only $300 million more than the preliminary numbers. Jones … Continue reading


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Carthage Man Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation Charges
Posted July 22, 2016
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On Thursday, Allen Lee Metcalf, 40, of Carthage appeared before 123rd District Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson and entered guilty pleas to 12 felony cases related to molestation of a child. According to the District Attorney’s office, Metcalf was sentenced to … Continue reading


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Panola College Named “Great College to Work For”
Posted July 22, 2016
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News Release: Panola College was once again named a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. This is Panola College’s fifth consecutive year … Continue reading


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Lake Board Votes to Close Murvaul Marina
Posted July 21, 2016
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On Tuesday night, the Panola County Fresh Water Supply District voted to close the Lake Murvaul Marina due to an unspecified ‘conflicting interest.’ A letter delivered to Marina operators on Wednesday read: “The Board of Panola County Fresh Water Supply … Continue reading


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Citizens Gather for Discussion on Police-Community Relations
Posted July 20, 2016
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On Tuesday night, community members of different races and backgrounds gathered in a vacant lot at the corner of MLK Jr. Boulevard and Cook Street for a discussion encouraging positive behavior. Carthage resident Omowali Lumumba organized the gathering to have … Continue reading


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Chamber Ambassadors Welcome East Texas Professional Credit Union
Posted July 20, 2016
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The Panola County Chamber of Commerce welcomed East Texas Professional Credit Union to the community with an official ribbon cutting on Wednesday. Grand opening festivities included special account offers, prizes, and refreshments. The new Carthage branch is located at 1925 … Continue reading


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Marshall PD Obtains Handheld Translators
Posted July 20, 2016
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News Release: The Marshall Police Department recently requested and received four Voxtec Phraselators and four SQUID Handheld Translators. These translators were provided, at no cost, to the police department through the Federal Government Surplus Property Program. These handheld translators are … Continue reading


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Panola College Men’s Basketball Program Offering Summer Camps
Posted July 19, 2016
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News Release: The Panola College men’s basketball team will be conducting two separate summer camps next week. Both camps will be held on July 25th and 26th. Youth skills camp will begin at 9:00 AM and go until Noon each … Continue reading


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East Texas Professional Credit Union Celebrates Grand Opening
Posted July 19, 2016
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News Release: East Texas Professional Credit Union will celebrate the grand opening of its new branch facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include special account offers, prize … Continue reading


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