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Carthage Man Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation Charges
Panola College Named “Great College to Work For”
Lake Board Votes to Close Murvaul Marina
Citizens Gather for Discussion on Police-Community Relations
Chamber Ambassadors Welcome East Texas Professional Credit Union


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Carthage Man Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation Charges
Posted July 22, 2016
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On Thursday, Allen Lee Metcalf, 40, of Carthage appeared before 123rd District Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson and entered guilty pleas to 12 felony cases related to molestation of a child. According to the District Attorney’s office, Metcalf was sentenced to … Continue reading


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Panola College Named “Great College to Work For”
Posted July 22, 2016
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News Release: Panola College was once again named a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. This is Panola College’s fifth consecutive year … Continue reading


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Lake Board Votes to Close Murvaul Marina
Posted July 21, 2016
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On Tuesday night, the Panola County Fresh Water Supply District voted to close the Lake Murvaul Marina due to an unspecified ‘conflicting interest.’ A letter delivered to Marina operators on Wednesday read: “The Board of Panola County Fresh Water Supply … Continue reading


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Citizens Gather for Discussion on Police-Community Relations
Posted July 20, 2016
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On Tuesday night, community members of different races and backgrounds gathered in a vacant lot at the corner of MLK Jr. Boulevard and Cook Street for a discussion encouraging positive behavior. Carthage resident Omowali Lumumba organized the gathering to have … Continue reading


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Chamber Ambassadors Welcome East Texas Professional Credit Union
Posted July 20, 2016
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The Panola County Chamber of Commerce welcomed East Texas Professional Credit Union to the community with an official ribbon cutting on Wednesday. Grand opening festivities included special account offers, prizes, and refreshments. The new Carthage branch is located at 1925 … Continue reading


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Marshall PD Obtains Handheld Translators
Posted July 20, 2016
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News Release: The Marshall Police Department recently requested and received four Voxtec Phraselators and four SQUID Handheld Translators. These translators were provided, at no cost, to the police department through the Federal Government Surplus Property Program. These handheld translators are … Continue reading


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Panola College Men’s Basketball Program Offering Summer Camps
Posted July 19, 2016
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News Release: The Panola College men’s basketball team will be conducting two separate summer camps next week. Both camps will be held on July 25th and 26th. Youth skills camp will begin at 9:00 AM and go until Noon each … Continue reading


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East Texas Professional Credit Union Celebrates Grand Opening
Posted July 19, 2016
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News Release: East Texas Professional Credit Union will celebrate the grand opening of its new branch facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include special account offers, prize … Continue reading


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Marshall Police Seek Community Help in Locating Missing Person
Posted July 18, 2016
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The Marshall Police Department is requesting the community’s help in locating a missing person. Police say Frank Ellis Jr., 27 of Marshall was reported missing on Saturday by his girlfriend. The last time anyone spoke to Ellis was by telephone … Continue reading


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Carthage Man Killed in Crash Near Mount Enterprise
Posted July 18, 2016
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A Carthage man was killed last week in a two-vehicle collision near Mount Enterprise. According to DPS Trooper Jean Dark, the accident happened on Thursday, July 14th just before 10 p.m. on State Highway 315, two miles outside of Mount … Continue reading


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Shreveport Man Leads Harrison County Authorities on High-Speed Chase
Posted July 17, 2016
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A Shreveport man was arrested on Sunday after robbing a Marshall EZ Mart and leading authorities on a high-speed chase. Police say at approximately 12 p.m. dispatchers received a report of a robbery  at the EZ Mart on West Pinecrest. … Continue reading


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Two-Vehicle Crash at HW 59 and HW 84 in Timpson
Posted July 15, 2016
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A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 84 in Timpson slowed traffic on Friday afternoon. Timpson Police Officer Jake Metcalf says the crash happened just before 6:30 p.m. involving a silver 2011 Nissan Sentra and a silver 2015 … Continue reading


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‘Super Load’ Expected to Move Through Panola County
Posted July 15, 2016
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Another ‘Super Load’ is expected to cause traffic headaches across Panola County starting on Sunday. On Friday, Edwards Moving and Rigging began moving a Cold Box from The Port of Caddo-Bossier to Eastman Chemical in Longview. Officials say the convoy … Continue reading


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Two-Vehicle Collision Snarls Traffic on Friday
Posted July 15, 2016
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A two-vehicle collision at Highway 149 and the Carthage loop snarled traffic on Friday morning. The accident happened just after 11:15 a.m. involving a red Chevy Camaro and a black Cadillac sedan. Officials say the driver of the Chevy was … Continue reading


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Youth Advisory Council Hosting Homecoming Street Dance
Posted July 15, 2016
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The Carthage Main Street Youth Advisory Council announced this week that they will host a Homecoming Street Dance in September. The dance will take place the day after Carthage High School’s homecoming on Saturday, September 10th in downtown Carthage. Main … Continue reading


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Carthage VFD Receives Donation from XTO Energy
Posted July 15, 2016
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On Thursday, XTO Energy announced that the company had given over $57,000 to 35 fire departments across East Texas. According to XTO Spokesperson Suann Guthrie, $4,000 was donated to the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department. Other area departments receiving donations include … Continue reading


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Two-Vehicle Crash Sends Teen to ETMC Carthage
Posted July 14, 2016
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A two-vehicle crash sent a 17-year-old boy to the hospital on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened around 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 315 and Farm-to-Market Road 1970. Witnesses say a Chevy Malibu was traveling on FM 1970 and … Continue reading


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Helicopter Used to Move AC Units at Two CISD Campuses
Posted July 14, 2016
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Carthage residents woke up Wednesday morning to the sound of a helicopter hovering over two CISD campuses. The chopper spent nearly two hours lifting rooftop AC units at both Carthage Primary and Baker-Koonce Intermediate. Superintendent Dr. Glenn Hambrick says using … Continue reading


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Northside Christian Center Prepares to Break Ground for New Building
Posted July 14, 2016
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Northside Christian Center will break ground later this month on the new Billy and Betty Shoffner Christian Education Center. Pastor Aaron Bequette says the 12,000 square foot facility will include five classrooms, a gymnasium, and also a kitchen. The Northside … Continue reading


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TxDOT Hosting Meeting in Carthage on Future Road Improvements
Posted July 14, 2016
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News Release: The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting on Thursday, July 21 at 9 a.m. at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage to gather input on priorities for future road improvements within the energy … Continue reading


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