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Weekly Roadwork Report from TxDOT Atlanta District for Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Panola County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report for Friday, Aug. 28
Panola County and DPS work 2-vehicle accident with injuries on 315
Alleged gang member turns himself in on Rusk County warrants
Carthage fire fighters knock down mobile home fire on North Sunset


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Weekly Roadwork Report from TxDOT Atlanta District for Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Posted August 29, 2015
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Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2015 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing new bridge. IH 30 – From SH 8 to Anderson Creek, repairing pavement … Continue reading


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Panola County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report for Friday, Aug. 28
Posted August 29, 2015
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PANOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARREST REPORT FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 WILSON, BERNARD, JR. – 41 – ARRESTED BY – PANOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTY ADAM JONES – CHARGE: PURSUANT TO LOCAL WARRANT MOTION TO REVOKE/ HARASSMENT BY PERSON IN CORRECTIONAL/DETENTION. … Continue reading


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Panola County and DPS work 2-vehicle accident with injuries on 315
Posted August 28, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Panola County Sheriff’s deputies and Carthage DPS Troopers worked an accident on State Hwy. 315 about 3 miles outside of Carthage Friday afternoon. The accident happened after 3 pm, when a small white Toyota car slammed into … Continue reading


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Alleged gang member turns himself in on Rusk County warrants
Posted August 27, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge One alleged gang member, wanted by Rusk County authorities, has turned himself in to authorities. Rusk County Sgt. David Roberts tells KGAS News Jamarion Miguel Houston, 20, surrendered to deputies late Thursday afternoon. He will be booked … Continue reading


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Carthage fire fighters knock down mobile home fire on North Sunset
Posted August 27, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Carthage fire fighters responded to the scene of a mobile home fire on North Sunset across from Baker-Koonce Intermediate School Thursday afternoon. Aiesha Bryant, who lives at the house, said she’s lucky she made it out safely … Continue reading


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Rusk County deputies searching for known gang members
Posted August 27, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Rusk County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men they say are known gang members.             Deputies say 21-year-old Taurus Trevion Roberson has 13 warrants out of Rusk County for Theft of … Continue reading


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Fair Play Water Supply boil water advisory
Posted August 27, 2015
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Here’s a copy of the Water Boil Advisory from Fair Play Water Supply: Due to (1), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our public water system (2), PWS ID (3), to notify all customers to boil their … Continue reading


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Henderson chosen Best Rural Community in Texas by Best Of
Posted August 26, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge The City of Henderson has been named the Best Rural Community in Texas for 2015 by the Official Best Of. Tourism Coordinator Suzannne Cross says it’s a video company that does extensive research for destinations that they … Continue reading


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Rusk Co. Sheriff’s deputies searching for wanted sex offender
Posted August 26, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Rusk County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a wanted sex offender who they say fled from law enforcement. Deputies are searching for Jamie Dale Walker, who is a registered sex offender. According to a statement released by … Continue reading


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Carthage police investigating single vehicle rollover on Hwy. 79 South
Posted August 25, 2015
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Carthage police are investigating a single vehicle rollover accident that happened on the on-ramp of Hwy. 79 South near Walmart Tuesday afternoon at around 3:15. There were no injuries reported, but traffic was backed up due to the accident and … Continue reading


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TxDOT and Panola County Coalition to hold impaired driving demonstrations
Posted August 25, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge TxDOT and the Panola County Community Coalition TEAM&PD are getting together to conduct impaired driving demonstrations this Saturday in Carthage. It’s all to bring awareness that if anyone is planning to drink and travel during their Labor … Continue reading


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Blue Bell’s second flavor hits store shelves
Posted August 25, 2015
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Blue Bell Creameries has announced its second flavor to hit the shelves since a listeria outbreak temporarily shut the company’s ice cream plants down. Ice cream lovers will soon be able to add Blue Bell’s Dutch Chocolate to their freezers. The reveal follows a … Continue reading


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Panola County burn ban lifted after Tuesday rain
Posted August 25, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Rain falling over Panola County Tuesday morning helped ease dry conditions and caused the county’s burn ban to be lifted. Panola County Judge LeeAnn Jones tells KGAS News the burn ban was lifted at 9 o’clock Tuesday … Continue reading


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Panola College students arrive Saturday to begin new semester
Posted August 24, 2015
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Panola College students began arriving on campus Saturday to move into their residence halls to begin the new semester. With an enrollment of more than 2300 students and the residence halls filled to capacity, numerous Panola College faculty and staff … Continue reading


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Carthage police investigate two shootings in same neighborhood
Posted August 24, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge Carthage police are investigating two shootings that happened Sunday morning on Turner Street and Cook Street. One person suffered minor injuries in the first shooting that happened at around 10:30 Sunday morning. Chief Jim Vanover said police … Continue reading


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Panola County Commissioner’s Court appoints new county clerk
Posted August 24, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge The Panola County Commissioner’s Court met in special session Monday morning and after about an hour behind closed doors, the court reconvened in public to nominate and appoint Bobbie Davis as the new county clerk. Judge Lee … Continue reading


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Report: New Overtime Rule Would Help Texas Women, Families
Posted August 22, 2015
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Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Single mothers and women of color stand to gain the most from the Obama administration’s new overtime rules. That’s the conclusion of a new study by MomsRising and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The … Continue reading


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Cypress Junior Women’s Club donates to Harrison County charities
Posted August 22, 2015
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Cypress Junior Women’s Club this week is distributing $6,000.00 in donations to Harrison County charitable organizations and other worthy causes. This year, the club, which has been in Marshall and Harrison County for decades, is donating $2,000 to the Pet … Continue reading


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Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District for Aug. 23-29
Posted August 22, 2015
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Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing new bridge. IH 30 – From SH 8 to Anderson Creek, repairing pavement and installing new guard rails. Various lane closures. US 82 – From IH 30 … Continue reading


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Tenaha clinic offers reduced prices for school vaccinations
Posted August 21, 2015
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By Elaine Etheridge State law requires students to have several vaccinations on file in order to start school. For many that means Monday morning. Back to school immunizations can be expensive for some families, but a clinic in Tenaha is … Continue reading


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