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Samford Honored as ETCOG Regional Citizen of the Year
One Person Injured in Thursday Afternoon Accident on Highway 149
Panola-Harrison Electric Warns Customers of Planned Outages
Tiede Trial Set to Begin Next Month, Despite Defense’s Request for More Time
ACE Hardware Donates Utility Trailer to Center PD


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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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Mobile Home Destroyed in Monday Night Fire
Posted March 15, 2016
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A single-wide mobile home was destroyed in a Monday night fire, despite the efforts of two Panola County fire departments. According to Inter-Community Fire Chief Nick Morton, the fire happened just after 10 p.m, on Farm-to-Market Road 31 South. It … Continue reading


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Carthage Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Monday Afternoon Brush Fire
Posted March 15, 2016
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A grass and brush fire sent out members of the Carthage Fire Department on Monday afternoon. The fire happened just after 5:30 p.m., on Madison Street near Jacobs Street. According to Rescue Captain Randy Liedtke, upon arrival crews found approximately … Continue reading


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Shelby County Authorities Issue Warning Concerning IRS Phone Scam
Posted March 15, 2016
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Shelby County authorities are warning folks about a phone scam that involves a caller requesting taxpayers to pay up or face penalties and even potential jail-time. Listen here>>>>Phone Scam News Release: A Shelby County viewer reported receiving a call from … Continue reading


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EXCLUSIVE: Aerial Photos of Flooding in Panola County
Posted March 15, 2016
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EXCLUSIVE: The fight against flooding continues for many across Panola County. These photos were captured by KGAS News Reporter Blake Holland during a flyover of the Sabine River on Monday afternoon. Special thanks to Pilot Cliff Todd, who is a … Continue reading


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Panola County Roads Damaged by Flooding, Repair Efforts Underway
Posted March 14, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS Several Panola County roads were severely damaged in last week’s record-setting flood event. According to the Panola County Road and Bridge Department, roads still closed due to damage are CR 455 (Yellow Dog Road), CR 401 (Hills … Continue reading


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Tiede Pre-Trial Set for Wednesday Morning
Posted March 14, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS Convicted Carthage murderer Bernie Tiede will be back in a Panola County courtroom on Wednesday morning. Tiede will appear before Judge Diane DeVasto at a pre-trial hearing that’s set to get underway at 10 a.m. Trial for … Continue reading


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Flooding Continues Along Sabine River in Deadwood, Residents Begin Cleanup
Posted March 13, 2016
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Editor’s Note: Story contains video, audio, and a photo gallery at the very bottom. Flooding along the Sabine River in Panola County continues to cause problems for those living near it, and although the rain is gone the high water … Continue reading


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Former CHS Student Killed in Oklahoma Crash
Posted February 22, 2016
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Blake Holland- KGAS News A former Carthage High School student was killed on Friday night after being involved in a rollover accident in Oklahoma. Police say the crash occurred around 9:20 p.m., about six miles east of Rush Springs, Oklahoma. According … Continue reading


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Panola County Home Destroyed in Thursday Night Fire
Posted January 15, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS Two Panola County fire departments worked on Thursday night to contain a fully-involved house fire. The fire broke out around 8:15 p.m, at a home on County Road 150, off of Highway 79 South. According to Assistant … Continue reading


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Homeowner Catches Burglary in Progress, Holds Suspects at Gunpoint
Posted January 14, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS The Panola County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals on Wednesday after they were caught burglarizing a vacant home near the Panola-Rusk county line. According to Sheriff Kevin Lake, dispatchers received a 911 call from the homeowner on … Continue reading


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Texas Rangers Rule Center Jail Death a Suicide
Posted January 14, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS The Texas Rangers have ruled the death of inmate at the Center Police Department Jail a suicide. According to DPS Spokesperson David Hendry, the inmate was found dead in in his cell back on December 28th. The … Continue reading


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Four-Year-Old Child Involved in Four-Wheeler Accident
Posted January 14, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS A four-year-old girl involved in a four-wheeler accident on Wednesday evening suffered only minor bumps and bruises, according to her mother. The accident happened at a residence on County Road 212, off of FM 124 around 5:45 … Continue reading


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Emergency Crews Respond to One-Vehicle Crash on FM 123
Posted January 13, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS A one-vehicle accident in the Centennial community sent out emergency crews on Wednesday. The accident happened just before noon on Farm-to-Market Road 123 near the state line. According to DPS Trooper Joey Pace, the driver of a … Continue reading


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New Year, New Ride for CISD Police Department
Posted January 13, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS Carthage ISD Chief of Police Chris Hardy is excited to announce that the district’s police department has a new way of getting around. Hardy tells KGAS News that the department recently began using a new Campus Response … Continue reading


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