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State Historian to Present at UT Tyler Longview University
Carthage ISD Cancels Board Member Election
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Announced
Major Accident Sends Three to Longview Hospital
One Person Sent to Hospital Following Wednesday Accident


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State Historian to Present at UT Tyler Longview University
Posted March 24, 2015
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The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center will host a lecture featuring Texas State Historian, Dr. Bill O’Neal at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 26. “Texas During World War II” will examine the remarkable contributions made by Texans to … Continue reading


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Carthage ISD Cancels Board Member Election
Posted March 23, 2015
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The Carthage ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday night. Items on the agenda included the adoption of an order cancelling an election for board candidates who are running unopposed. The board then declared those board members … Continue reading


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2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Announced
Posted March 22, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Singer Tracy Byrd will be inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame this upcoming August. Museum Director Tommie Ritter Smith made the announcement on Saturday afternoon in Orange, Texas. Byrd was presented with his official … Continue reading


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Major Accident Sends Three to Longview Hospital
Posted March 21, 2015
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Three people have been transported to a Longview hospital after being involved in a major accident on Friday night. It happened just before nine o’clock in the southbound lanes of Bird Drive near Panola College. According to witnesses, one of … Continue reading


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One Person Sent to Hospital Following Wednesday Accident
Posted March 19, 2015
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The Carthage Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday night involving a Ford SUV and a Key Energy 18-wheeler. It happened shortly after 10 o’clock on the Carthage loop between Dixie Lake Road and Ball Park … Continue reading


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Fair Play Boil Water Order Lifted
Posted March 19, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS UPDATE: The Fair Play Water Supply has lifted a boil water order that was issued on Tuesday morning. According to Debbie Allums, the water has tested safe once again for customer consumption. The boil order was originally … Continue reading


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Judge Denies Parker’s Motion For New Trial
Posted March 18, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS News It’s been over three decades since the parents of Shane Caskey locked eyes with the man who gunned down their son on October 22, 1980. On Wednesday, William Robert Parker appeared in a Panola County Courtroom … Continue reading


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Convicted Murderer Seeking Release; Hearing Set For Wednesday
Posted March 17, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS News In 1981, William Robert Parker of Tenaha was sentenced to life in prison for the 1980 shooting death of his 21-year-old brother-in-law, Shane Caskey, in the Old Center community. Parker and Caskey allegedly had a running … Continue reading


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St. Patrick’s Day celebrated differently all over the world
Posted March 17, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge. St. Patrick’s Day is being celebrated all over the world with parades, parties, wearing green and drinking green beer. But the holiday has religious origins. St. Patrick was born around 387 C.E. in Scotland, and turned to … Continue reading


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Sabine River Flood Warning Could Return Following Rain Storms
Posted March 17, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS A flood warning issued last week for the Sabine River is set to expire on Thursday morning, but rain in the forecast could change that. As of 2 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, the Sabine River near Beckville was … Continue reading


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CHS Softball Team Prepares for District Opener
Posted March 17, 2015
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The Carthage High School softball team will open district play on Tuesday night against the Henderson Lady Lions. The Lady Dogs are going into tonight’s game after grabbing a win over Jasper on Monday night, with a final score of … Continue reading


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2015-2016 CHS/CJH Auxiliary Tryout Results
Posted March 14, 2015
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2015-2016 CHS/CJH Auxiliary Tryout Results 2015-16 HS Twirlers Kelsey Weidner, Captain Cassie Tinkle, Lieutenant Grace Andrews Peyton Jones Callie Lawrence Kelli Sandidge 2015-16 HS Flags Macy Isbell, Captain Morgan Nicklas, Lieutenant Meosha Brown, Lieutenant Isabella Berns Ashonti Burroughs Zakayla Cooper … Continue reading


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Kelly Arrested Following Wednesday Pursuit
Posted March 14, 2015
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Blake Holland-KGAS KGAS News has learned more about a short foot pursuit that had many Carthage residents concerned on Wednesday afternoon. According to Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake, Deputy Richard Mojica had observed a vehicle fail to stop at a … Continue reading


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UPDATE: Flood warning remains in effect for Sabine River near Beckville
Posted March 13, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge The National Weather Service’s flood warning continues for the Sabine River near Beckville, Texas. At 7:45 am Friday, the stage was 27.8 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 26 feet. … Continue reading


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Karnack ISD Board Votes To Close High School
Posted March 12, 2015
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UPDATE: Karnack ISD board members voted unanimously on Thursday night to close Karnack High School at the end of this school year. There are currently only 27 students enrolleds at the school, and the district can no longer afford to … Continue reading


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Flood Warning Issued for Sabine River
Posted March 12, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for the Sabine River near Beckville. NWS Meteorologist Mario Valverde says that as of Thursday morning, the river was nearly two feet above the flood stage. LISTEN HERE…River … Continue reading


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Carthage Main Street to Host 7th Annual Clean-Up Carthage Day
Posted March 10, 2015
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The City of Carthage and Carthage Main Street is sponsoring the 7th annual Clean-Up Carthage Day on Saturday, April 11, 2015. This is a day that the community can join together to make our city more appealing not only to … Continue reading


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Karnack High School Facing Potential Closure
Posted March 9, 2015
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Blake Holland- KGAS News An East Texas school district is facing the tough decision of closing down a campus due to low enrollment. Karnack ISD held a public forum on Monday night discussing the possible closure of Karnack High School. … Continue reading


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Weekend Garage Fire Under Investigation
Posted March 8, 2015
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According to Carthage Fire Marshal Duane Baushke, the cause of a Sunday night fire involving a vehicle inside a garage is still under investigation. The fire broke shortly after nine o’clock in the 200 block of Cassity Street. Listen to … Continue reading


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Carthage Fire Chief Brodie Akins: “There was only one Bob Davis.”
Posted March 7, 2015
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Funeral services have been set for longtime Carthage volunteer fireman Robert “Bob” Davis. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 9 at The First United Methodist Church of Carthage with Rev. Keefe Cropper officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows … Continue reading


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