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Two-Vehicle Accident Sends Child to ETMC Carthage
Lake Wind Advisory Issued Until 7PM Saturday
Carthage Man Receives Maximum Prison Sentence for Child Porn
Two Prosecutors Appointed in Tiede Case
Easter Sunday 2000 Tornado Outbreak: 15 years later


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Two-Vehicle Accident Sends Child to ETMC Carthage
Posted April 25, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS One child was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Carthage on Saturday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident at Highway 79 North and the loop. The accident happened just after 3:30 in the southbound lanes of Highway … Continue reading


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Lake Wind Advisory Issued Until 7PM Saturday
Posted April 24, 2015
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NWS: Lake Wind Advisory Issued from 9 a.m until 7 p.m. for most of the Arklatex. URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA 431 AM CDT SAT APR 25 2015 …A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT … Continue reading


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Carthage Man Receives Maximum Prison Sentence for Child Porn
Posted April 24, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS On Friday, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks sentenced 40–year-old James Randall Farmer of Carthage, to a maximum 50 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing and possessing child pornography. According to … Continue reading


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Two Prosecutors Appointed in Tiede Case
Posted April 24, 2015
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Two new prosecutors have been appointed in the Bernie Tiede case, after District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson recused himself last month. According to documents obtained by KGAS News Reporter Blake Holland, Texas Assistant Attorney General Jane Starnes and Lisa Tanner … Continue reading


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Easter Sunday 2000 Tornado Outbreak: 15 years later
Posted April 24, 2015
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April 23rd, 2000. Easter Sunday. Twenty-eight tornadoes touched down across the Arklatex, leaving a path of destruction. One of those storms first touched down in Panola County just before 5 pm, and would later redevelop into a destructive F-3 twister. … Continue reading


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Emergency Crews Respond to Residential Gas Leak
Posted April 23, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Crews with the Carthage Fire Department responded to 406 Overland Street on Thursday afternoon to a report of a residential gas leak. Upon arrival, crews discovered that a gas line had been hit while workers were demolishing … Continue reading


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Stolen Panola County Vehicle Recovered in Shelby County
Posted April 23, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Authorities in Shelby County have recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen recently in Panola County. Chief Deputy John DePresca says that DPS Troopers in Shelby County were attempting to stop a black 2013 Ford Expedition on … Continue reading


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Funeral fundraiser nets more than $8,000 for Ponce family
Posted April 23, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Organizers of the funeral fundraiser for the Ponce family say the Panola County community raised $8,148.06 to help offset funeral expenses for 33-year-old Josefa Ponce and her 11-year-old daughter Eliannette. The two were killed in a four-vehicle … Continue reading


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Pony Express ribbon cutting in Carthage on Thursday
Posted April 23, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge The Panola County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed a new business in Carthage Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting at the new Pony Express, located at 1206 West Panola Street. Dennis Landtroop, president of the chamber ambassadors, … Continue reading


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Carthage Civic Center dedication and ribbon cutting set for Monday
Posted April 22, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge The Carthage Book Club invites the community to a reception at the Carthage Civic Center to view the new additions that have been made to the inside of the lobbies. A dedication and ribbon cutting is set … Continue reading


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Carthage High School Pitcher Signs With Panola College
Posted April 21, 2015
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Carthage High School senior pitcher Cole Clinton signed with Panola College on Tuesday morning. The future Pony was joined by his parents, Don and Amy, and sister, Cooper. Clinton’s father is a former Panola player and coach, and currently serves … Continue reading


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Carthage ISD Changes Food Service Providers
Posted April 20, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS News Carthage ISD will have a new food service provider for the 2015-2016 school year. The change comes after several board members brought forward concerns from the community such as food quality and isolated shortages. Over the … Continue reading


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CHS Journalism Students Receive Awards at Statewide Conference
Posted April 20, 2015
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Carthage High School journalism students traveled to the University of Texas at Austin over the weekend for the Interscholastic Press League Conference spring convention. Awards received include: The 2014 Pine Burr yearbook was awarded the second consecutive Bronze Star award. … Continue reading


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Panola College Rodeo Update
Posted April 20, 2015
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Bareback rider Wyatt Denny continued his strong push for a National title this week at the NIRA rodeo in Hillsboro, TX , with a second place finish. Wyatt has held on to the lead all year with no signs of … Continue reading


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New details in accident that killed a mother and her daughter
Posted April 20, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge DPS Troopers in Tyler have released details of the four-vehicle accident that killed a Carthage mother and her 11-year-old daughter on Friday afternoon. The accident happened at US Hwy. 79 South and County Road 104 about a … Continue reading


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AUDIO: Two people dead, others injured in crash on Hwy. 79 Friday
Posted April 17, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Two people have died after a crash on Highway 79 South and County Roadd 104 late Friday afternoon. Carthage Firefighter Tim Snow tells KGAS News four vehicles were involved in the accident with seven victims. The accident … Continue reading


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Ray Price’s fiddle player wowed by Hall of Fame exhibit
Posted April 17, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Ray Price’s fiddle player, Bobby Flores, stopped by the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage today to check out the new Ray Price exhibit. Flores said just looking at the pictures of Ray, his clothes, … Continue reading


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Fire destroys house on FM 1186 Friday Morning
Posted April 17, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Several fire departments responded to a call of a house fire Friday morning on FM 1186 near the intersection with Hwy. 79. Intercommunity Fire Chief Nick Morton tells KGAS News reporter Elaine Etheridge the fire broke out … Continue reading


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Beckville students view mock crash scene
Posted April 17, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Texas DPS and local fire, police and sheriff’s departments get together during prom season and put on dramatic presentations depicting DWI crashes with teenage victims. Friday morning, a mock crash was displayed at Beckville High School, complete … Continue reading


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Panola College hires new men’s head basketball coach
Posted April 14, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Panola College has hired Grant McMillan as its new men’s head basketball coach, according to Don Clinton, vice president for student affairs. McMillan is from Northwest Florida State College, where the Raiders recently won the 2015 NJCAA … Continue reading


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