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Marshall police investigate Monday night homicide
Grass Fire Burns Approximately Ten Acres Near Gary
Grand Jury Hands Down 29 Indictments
Carthage Firefighters Battle Storage Building Blaze
Truck Carrying 18,000 Pounds of Ice Involved in Rollover


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Marshall police investigate Monday night homicide
Posted August 4, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Marshall police are investigating a homicide after a man was found Tuesday morning having been shot several times. Anton Christopher Colton, 33, was found in the roadway just after midnight at the intersection of Ralph and Stanley … Continue reading


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Grass Fire Burns Approximately Ten Acres Near Gary
Posted August 3, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A large grass fire near Gary sent out two Panola County fire departments on Monday afternoon. It happened at approximately 4:30 p.m., on County Road 129, east of Gary. Upon arrival, approximately ten acres of grass was … Continue reading


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Grand Jury Hands Down 29 Indictments
Posted August 3, 2015
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The Panola County Grand Jury met last Thursday and handed down a total of twenty-nine indictments. Of the twenty-nine, fifteen indictments were sealed. Unsealed indictments included: Cody Ryan Bright- Manslughter x3 (Indicted for three charges) Bright was the driver of … Continue reading


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Carthage Firefighters Battle Storage Building Blaze
Posted August 3, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A report of a storage building fire sent out Carthage Firefighters on Monday morning. It happened shortly before 9:30 at a residence on County Road 303, north of Carthage. Upon arrival, crews discovered a storage building fully … Continue reading


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Truck Carrying 18,000 Pounds of Ice Involved in Rollover
Posted August 3, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A box truck carrying about 18,000 pounds of ice was involved in a rollover at around 9:45 a.m., Monday morning. It happened at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1970 and FM 2260. According to DPS, the truck’s … Continue reading


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One-Vehicle Accident Sends Two People to ETMC Carthage
Posted August 3, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Two people were transported to a Carthage hospital on Monday morning after the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a metal fence. The one-vehicle collision occurred at around 11:45 on County Road 301 near the loop, … Continue reading


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Marshall intersection to receive improvements
Posted August 3, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Marshall motorists will see some improvements at a major intersection. This after the Texas Department of Transportation approved plans to improve the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Loop 390, north of Marshall. They will be replacing … Continue reading


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Brush Fire Scorches Approximately Twenty-Three Acres Near DeBerry
Posted August 2, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Two Panola County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service worked to contain a large brush fire off of Farm-to-Market Road 1794, Sunday afternoon. According to Inter-Community Firefighter Jason Barnett, approximately twenty-three acres of grass and brush were … Continue reading


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SFA Alumni Hosts Panola County Student Send-Off
Posted July 31, 2015
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Each year, hundreds of Panola County students further their education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Thursday night, the Panola County SFA Alumni Chapter hosted a send-off for freshman and transfer students headed to the campus this fall. … Continue reading


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Police Release New Details on Rollover Involving Vehicle on Test Drive
Posted July 31, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Police have released new details on a Thursday afternoon rollover that involved a vehicle that was out on a test drive. Updated: A vehicle belonging to Excel Ford in Carthage was involved in a rollover on Thursday … Continue reading


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Panola County Man Arrested For Misusing 911
Posted July 31, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A Panola County man was arrested on Monday for misusing 9-1-1, after he falsely reported that three individuals were burglarizing his residence on Farm-to-Market Road 699. Deputies with the Panola County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene … Continue reading


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Bridge Rails, Guard Rails to be Upgraded on Two Panola Co. Bridges
Posted July 30, 2015
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Two Panola County bridges will soon have new guardrails, according to plans approved by the Texas Department of Transportation. “We will be replacing the guard rails on the bridges and the metal beam guard fences leading up to the bridges,” … Continue reading


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TxDOT: Super Load Part 2 Hitting the Road This Weekend
Posted July 30, 2015
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The second “super load” being transported from the Port of Caddo-Bossier to Eastman Chemical in Longview hits the road at 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and is expected to roll into Texas Sunday morning. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) … Continue reading


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Vehicle Involved in Rollover was on a Test Drive
Posted July 30, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A vehicle belonging to Excel Ford in Carthage was involved in a rollover on Thursday afternoon while out on a test drive. The accident happened shortly after 2 p.m., near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard … Continue reading


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Two-Vehicle Accident Temporarily Blocks Traffic
Posted July 30, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A minor two-vehicle accident blocked traffic for a short period of time on Thursday morning. It happened just after 11 o’clock at the intersection of Wellington and South Saint Mary Street, involving a white Chevrolet Silverado hauling … Continue reading


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Funeral Services Set for Carthage Native Jack B. Strong
Posted July 30, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS Funeral services have been set for former democratic state senator and Carthage native, Jack Boynton Strong. Strong was born on February 18th, 1930 in Carthage. His father, Jack Garrison Strong, served as the county judge from 1926 … Continue reading


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Center man wanted for burglary surrenders to authorities
Posted July 30, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge A Center man wanted for burglary of a habitation has turned himself in. Authorities say Tony Pernell McCollister, Jr., 21, surrendered shortly after 6 pm Wednesday.   Authorities say he gave himself up to Sgt. Investigator D.J. … Continue reading


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Beckville High Marching Band at band camp at ETBU this week
Posted July 30, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Beckville High School Marching Band members are at band camp this week on the campus of East Texas Baptist University. Band director James Bogs says the students are learning and practicing and will give a special concert … Continue reading


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Harrison County deputies searching for suspects wanted on warrants
Posted July 30, 2015
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By Elaine Etherdge Harrison County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two people wanted on warrants. Cecillia Williamson, 46, is wanted for burglary and Deldrine Sanders, 28, is wanted for burglary of a habitation. Williamson’s last known address was in Harleton. … Continue reading


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Some Texas counties implementing burn bans due to hot, dry weather
Posted July 29, 2015
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  From TSN Burn bans are in effect in some Texas counties even with all the rain and flooding Texas had early in the spring and summer. Travis County now has an outdoor burn ban in place – the first … Continue reading


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