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Search Underway for Suspects in Cherokee County Equipment Theft Case
Bernie back behind bars, jury gives him 99 year to life in prison
Former Tatum teacher indicted for improper relationships with students
TSCRA Operation Cow Thief Hotline Tip Assists in Arrest of Suspect
Samford Honored as ETCOG Regional Citizen of the Year


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Search Underway for Suspects in Cherokee County Equipment Theft Case
Posted April 27, 2016
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Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson and authorities with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information on the theft of a skid steer worth approximately $45,000 from Kiepersol Enterprises located in Bullard. According to … Continue reading


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Berri O’Neal Announced as Panola College 2016 Alumna of the Year
Posted April 25, 2016
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April 25, 2016 Carthage, TX – The Panola College Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Berri O’Neal as the 2016 Panola College Alumna of the Year. Dr. O’Neal will be recognized by Dr. Greg Powell, President … Continue reading


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Attorney General Paxton Statement on Bernie Tiede Verdict
Posted April 23, 2016
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Friday, April 22, 2016 Austin – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement regarding the verdict reached in Bernie Tiede’s second sentencing trial, which was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office: “Our office is on a mission to … Continue reading


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Bernie back behind bars, jury gives him 99 year to life in prison
Posted April 23, 2016
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Bernie Tiede is back behind bars after a Rusk County jury delivered a 99 year to life in prison sentence late Friday evening in his re-sentencing trial. Tiede was escorted from the court room to the Rusk County Jail to … Continue reading


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Panola College Recognized in Top Tech-Savvy Community Colleges
Posted April 12, 2016
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Carthage, TX – Panola College earned a spot in the top 10 ranking of Digital Community Colleges in the most recent survey and competition. Panola was awarded ninth place in the small college category of schools with under 5,000 students. … Continue reading


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2016 Panola College Academic Excellence Award Nominees Named
Posted April 12, 2016
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Carthage, TX – The 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipients are nominated by faculty members. Bobby Phillips, a member of the Panola College Board of Trustees, will speak, and the Panola College Chamber Singers will perform at the ceremony. Nominees include … Continue reading


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Shelby, Harrison Counties Among Those Eligible For Disaster Assistance
Posted April 11, 2016
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AUSTIN, Texas – Many Texas residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from March 7-March 29, may have registered for assistance with state or volunteer agencies. State and federal recovery officials want survivors to know this is not the … Continue reading


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USDA To Host Housing Workshop In Henderson
Posted April 11, 2016
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Henderson, TX – The USDA, Rural Development Henderson Area Office will be hosting a Housing Workshop on Tuesday, April 19th from 10:00am to 1:00 p.m. It will be held at the Rusk County Library, located at 106 E. Main Street … Continue reading


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Former Tatum teacher indicted for improper relationships with students
Posted April 9, 2016
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A Rusk County Grand Jury has indicted a former Tatum Middle School science teacher for allegedly having multiple improper relationships with students. Kallie Lynn Boxell, 24, of Tatum, turned herself in to the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and was released … Continue reading


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TSCRA Operation Cow Thief Hotline Tip Assists in Arrest of Suspect
Posted April 8, 2016
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Marvell Galloway, 60, of Carthage, Texas was arrested Tuesday in Sandusky, Ohio after Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand received an anonymous tip on Monday through the TSCRA Operation Cow Thief Hotline on where the … Continue reading


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Carthage Book Club Literary Spring Event
Posted April 7, 2016
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Carthage, TX – The Carthage Book Club’s Literary Spring Event will be held on April 21st at 10:00 AM at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Featuring Author Gae Lynn Woods with music by jazz guitarist Martyn Popey. This … Continue reading


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Bryan Anthony Performs To Packed House
Posted April 7, 2016
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Carthage, TX – Entertainer Bryan Anthony and his band performed before a packed house in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium at Panola College on Tuesday, April 5. Presented by the B.F. and Mary Payne Fund for the Preservation of Texas Culture, … Continue reading


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Med Safe Now Available To Carthage Residents
Posted April 7, 2016
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Carthage, TX – Carthage residents can now safely dispose of medications they no longer need by taking them to a Med Safe that’s located in the lobby of the police station. The Med Safe was provided by Sharps Environmental Services … Continue reading


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Carthage City Commission Names New City Manager
Posted March 28, 2016
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Carthage, TX – The Carthage City Commission met in regular session Monday evening and named Steve Williams as Carthage City Manager, effective May 2nd.  Mayor Lynn Vincent commented, “Brenda Samford, who has worked for the city for over thirty years … Continue reading


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Samford Honored as ETCOG Regional Citizen of the Year
Posted March 18, 2016
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Carthage City Manager Brenda Samford has been named the  Regional Citizen of the Year by the East Texas Council of Government. According to a news release, this award is designed to honor a citizen of East Texas who has contributed … Continue reading


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One Person Injured in Thursday Afternoon Accident on Highway 149
Posted March 17, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS A one-vehicle accident on Highway 149 sent one woman to the hospital on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened south of Beckville shortly after 2:30. According to DPS Corporal David Tompkins, the accident involved a white 2013 Cadillac … Continue reading


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Panola-Harrison Electric Warns Customers of Planned Outages
Posted March 17, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS Panola-Harrison Electric customers will be temporarily without power over the weekend due to construction work. According to a letter from General Manager Kathy Wood, the Blocker Road, Gill, Elysian Fields, DeBerry, and Deadwood areas in Texas and … Continue reading


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Tiede Trial Set to Begin Next Month, Despite Defense’s Request for More Time
Posted March 16, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS Convicted Carthage murderer Bernie Tiede was back in a Panola County courtroom on Wednesday ahead of his re-sentencing trial next month. The hearing was set to begin at 10 a.m, but did not get underway until nearly one hour … Continue reading


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ACE Hardware Donates Utility Trailer to Center PD
Posted March 15, 2016
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The Center Police Department is proud to accept a much needed donation from ACE Hardware. ACE donated a utility trailer to the police department after learning that in the past, the department has had to borrow trailers in order to … Continue reading


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Gov. Abbott Declares State of Disaster in Several Texas Counties
Posted March 15, 2016
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News Release: As flooding continues to impact parts of East and Southeast Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in the following counties: Angelina, Erath, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, … Continue reading


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