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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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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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Former Shelby County Hospital Operator Sentenced to Prison
Posted April 14, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS A 63-year-old Dallas County, Texas, physician, has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud and identity theft violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. Tariq Mahmood, 63, of Cedar … Continue reading


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Numerous Departments Battle Panola County House Fire
Posted April 13, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS News It took several East Texas fire departments over three hours to contain a house fire on Monday near Beckville. The fire happened just before noon on Farm to Market Road 1794 near County Road 285. Upon … Continue reading


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Carthage Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Equipment Fire
Posted April 9, 2015
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It didn’t take Carthage Firefighters long to extinguish an equipment fire on Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out just after four o’clock at Carlos Tree Service on County Road 3032. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a Bobcat steer loader that was … Continue reading


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Tornado Watch Issued Until 10 PM
Posted April 9, 2015
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From the National Weather Service in Shreveport: A BROKEN LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS…ACROSS THE TYLER AND LONGVIEW PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS…EXTENDING INTO MUCH OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS…WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR PRODUCING LARGE HAIL OF QUARTER SIZE OR LARGER…DAMAGING … Continue reading


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Carthage High Prepares For “Gatsby” Themed Prom
Posted April 9, 2015
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This Saturday, Carthage High School will be transformed into a 1920’s party scene for this year’s junior/senior prom. According to Prom Coordinator Lee Anne Sharpe, this years prom theme is “Glitz, Glamor, and Gatsby.” LISTEN TO THE AUDIO FULL STORY … Continue reading


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Bobby Flores to Perform at Panola College
Posted April 6, 2015
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Whether you’re dancing the night away in true Texas fashion or enjoying an evening at a sit-down performance, don’t miss the opportunity to hear Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band, the best country music band in the state! Spend … Continue reading


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Two-Vehicle Accident Snarls Traffic on Highway 79 South
Posted April 5, 2015
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A two-vehicle accident temporarily blocked traffic this Easter Sunday. The collision occurred just after 1 p.m. on Highway 79 South near County Road 104. A preliminary investigation reveals that a black Toyota SUV with Louisiana license plates struck a maroon Chevrolet Suburban, which … Continue reading


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Two Injured In Head-On Collision
Posted April 1, 2015
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 Blake Holland KGAS News Two people were transported to area hospitals on Wednesday evening, after being involved in a head-on collision. The accident happened shortly before 6 o’clock on Dixie Lake Road/County Road 108 near County Road 106. Crews with … Continue reading


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CPD Investigating Fatal Shooting
Posted April 1, 2015
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Blake Holland KGAS News Police are investigating a Tuesday night shooting that left a Carthage man dead. According to Police Chief Jim Vanover, around 11:14 pm. dispatchers received a report of shots fired at a residence in the Hope Village … Continue reading


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