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TxDOT Roadwork Report
Driver Uninjured in Early Morning Crash on Highway 315
Panola County Jury Finds Kilgore Man Guilty of Indecency with a Child
Two-Vehicle Crash on HW 149 Slows Traffic on Wednesday
Forecasters Predicting Rainy Holiday Weekend


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TxDOT Roadwork Report
Posted May 27, 2016
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Crews with the Texas Department of Transportation will by busy next week with several projects across Panola County. Below is this week’s roadwork report. FM 31 from US HW 79 to FM 123, repairing and resurfacing pavement. Highway is closed … Continue reading


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Driver Uninjured in Early Morning Crash on Highway 315
Posted May 27, 2016
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The driver of a logging truck was uninjured in an early morning crash on Highway 315 near County Road 104 on Friday. The driver of the truck says he was attempting to avoid a horse that had already been hit … Continue reading


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Panola County Jury Finds Kilgore Man Guilty of Indecency with a Child
Posted May 26, 2016
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A Kilgore man has been found guilty of molesting an 11-year-old child and is set to be sentenced to time in prison next week. On Monday, a jury was selected for the State of Texas vs. Lewis Lavon Jones. Jones, … Continue reading


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Two-Vehicle Crash on HW 149 Slows Traffic on Wednesday
Posted May 26, 2016
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A two-vehicle crash on Highway 149 in Beckville sent several people to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened around 4 o’clock in front of the Beckville Sunset Elementary involving a maroon Ford Escape and a silver Nissan Altima. … Continue reading


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Forecasters Predicting Rainy Holiday Weekend
Posted May 26, 2016
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Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Shreveport are predicting several inches of rainfall across the area through Monday. NWS Meteorologist Davyon Hill expects the scattered showers and storms to begin moving into the area on Thursday afternoon. Rain chances … Continue reading


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Primary Runoff Election Results
Posted May 25, 2016
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Unofficial final totals from both Panola and Shelby counties in the race for 123rd Judicial District Judge: Leann Rafferty –2,285 Mike Parker –1,961 Unofficial final totals in the race for Panola County Commissioner Pct. 3: Craig M. Lawless — 306 … Continue reading


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UPDATED: Shelby County Authorities Capture Escaped Inmate
Posted May 25, 2016
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UPDATE: Suspect captured at 11:12 a.m, in the area of Highway 7 East in Center. Authorities in Shelby County are actively searching for a jail trusty who escaped earlier this morning. According to a news release, at approximately 6:08 a.m. … Continue reading


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City Commission Approves Speed Limit Reduction
Posted May 24, 2016
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Monday evening, the Carthage City Commission got together in regular session. Items on the agenda included the administering of the oath of office for City Manager Steve Williams and City Secretary Dana Clark. The commission also approved an agreement with … Continue reading


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Local Law Enforcement Sponsoring Church Safety Presentation
Posted May 24, 2016
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Safe to Worship: Protecting Your Congregation June 7th from 6 until 8 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage. Reservations can be made by calling the Panola County Chamber of Commerce at 903-693-6634. The presentation will be … Continue reading


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City of Carthage Steps Up Mosquito Spraying in Response to Zika Virus
Posted May 23, 2016
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Health officials on Governor Abbott’s Zika task force have recently expressed concerns about a possible Zika outbreak across Texas. Carthage City Manager Steve Williams says that this year’s spraying for mosquitoes started earlier than usual in an effort to help … Continue reading


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Carthage Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Roadside Grassfires on Saturday
Posted May 23, 2016
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A report of multiple grass fires along Highway 59 North sent out emergency crews on Saturday afternoon. According to Carthage Firefighter Clint Lawhorn, the call went out around 2:30 p.m. Upon arrival, crews discovered four different fires on the shoulder … Continue reading


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I-69 Supporters Press for Federal Grants
Posted May 23, 2016
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Last week, more than twenty representatives of Texas communities and a member of the Texas Transportation Commission were on Capitol Hill urging federal officials to continue and accelerate ongoing development of Interstate 69. Local leaders participating as members of the … Continue reading


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Fatal Crash Shuts Down Highway 315 Near Carthage, Four Confirmed Dead
Posted May 21, 2016
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Four people are dead and several others are seriously injured following a major crash on State Highway 315 at Deer Crest Drive near Carthage. The crash happened around 10:15 a.m, involving a blue GMC Savana, a maroon Chevy Tahoe, and an … Continue reading


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Carthage ISD Honors Retirees
Posted May 20, 2016
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On Wednesday afternoon, Carthage ISD honored staff members retiring at the end of this school year. Staff members retiring include: Brian Caver-Teacher/Coach, 27 Years of Service Kaylee Godwin-Teacher at Baker-Koonce, 25 Years of Service Rebecca Godwin-Custodian at CHS, 30 Years … Continue reading


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Gary Woman Arrested After Leading Deputies on High-Speed Pursuit
Posted May 20, 2016
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A Gary woman was arrested on Thursday after she led local authorities on a high-speed pursuit through the city of Carthage and onto Highway 79 South. According to jail records, Rachell Rae Long was charged with evading arrest, possession of … Continue reading


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Carthage Book Club Year-End Meeting
Posted May 19, 2016
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News Release: The Carthage Book Club met on Friday, May 13th for lunch. Hostesses Jackie Rodriguez and Adelyn Duke welcomed the ladies to Cafe Barron’s in Longview. Members enjoyed a delicious meal of Tomato Basil or Onion Soup, Maple Roasted … Continue reading


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Two Arrested Following High-Speed Pursuit in Panola Co.
Posted May 18, 2016
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Two men have been arrested after being involved in a high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that started in Carthage and ended near Gary. According to Carthage Police Chief Jim Vanover, the pursuit started when an officer attempted to pull over … Continue reading


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Beckville ISD Board Swears in New Member
Posted May 18, 2016
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On Wednesday, the Beckville ISD Board of Trustees met in a special session to swear in a new board member and also reorganize the board. According to Superintendent Devin Tate, newly elected board member Justin Davis was sworn in to … Continue reading


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Panola College Foundation Receives $10K Donation
Posted May 18, 2016
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News Release: On Tuesday, Harley Wilson and Nat Lankford presented Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, and the Panola College Foundation with a check for $10,000 towards the Charlie Woods Memorial Scholarship. Charlie was an avid fisherman. His love … Continue reading


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Chamber Ambassadors Welcome Comer’s BBQ and Catfish
Posted May 18, 2016
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On Wednesday morning, the Panola County Camber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed Comer’s BBQ and Catfish to town with an official ribbon cutting. Comer’s is located at the former location of Daddy Sam’s BBQ on West Panola Street. The restaurant has … Continue reading


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