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Police: 2-Year-Old Child Dead in Friday Afternoon Drowning
Beckville Man Arrested Following High-Speed Pursuit
Keithville, La Man Found Guilty of Theft from XTO Energy
Grand Jury Clears DPS Trooper in Shooting Death of Tatum Man
Missouri Fugitive Arrested in Panola County


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Police: 2-Year-Old Child Dead in Friday Afternoon Drowning
Posted November 25, 2016
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Blake Holland KGAS News Carthage Police confirm that a child is dead following an accidental drowning Friday afternoon on Hayden Street. Police say the 2-year-old child apparently slipped out of a residence without the babysitter knowing, and then fell into … Continue reading


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Beckville Man Arrested Following High-Speed Pursuit
Posted August 19, 2016
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A 20-year-old Beckville man was arrested on Thursday evening after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit. According to Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake, the chase started when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on Highway 79 North near … Continue reading


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Keithville, La Man Found Guilty of Theft from XTO Energy
Posted August 18, 2016
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A Keithville, Louisiana man was found guilty of felony theft this week by a Panola County jury. According to the district attorney’s office, Ronnie Harrell Garcia, 34, was charged with felony theft of pipe, straps, angle iron, and tubing from … Continue reading


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Grand Jury Clears DPS Trooper in Shooting Death of Tatum Man
Posted August 18, 2016
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A Panola County grand jury cleared a DPS Trooper on Thursday for the February shooting death of an unarmed Tatum man. The grand jury returned the “no bill” decision after considering the evidence this morning, according to District Attorney Danny … Continue reading


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Missouri Fugitive Arrested in Panola County
Posted August 17, 2016
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On Tuesday, Panola County Sheriff’s Office investigators received notification from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force that they had information that a man wanted by their agency was in Panola County. The fugitive had warrants from Missouri charging him with … Continue reading


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Panola College to Host Lunchbox Lecture Remembering 9/11
Posted August 17, 2016
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The M.P. Baker Library will host Remembering 9/11 with special speaker Dr. Alex Korniyenko on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Murphy-Payne Community rooms of the library. Dr. Korniyenko is a cardiologist with Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants. He is affiliated with … Continue reading


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OSHA Fines Tyson Foods in Center for Multiple Safety Violations
Posted August 17, 2016
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OSHA News Release: A gruesome employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation’s largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide and peracetic acid without providing personal … Continue reading


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Panola Co. Republican Party Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters
Posted August 16, 2016
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Members of the Panola County Republican Party celebrated the grand opening of their new campaign headquarters on Monday morning. The new office is located inside the former Carthage Office Supply building on the downtown square. The building is operated by … Continue reading


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CISD Board of Trustees Adopt 2016-2017 Tax Rate, Budget
Posted August 16, 2016
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The Carthage ISD Board of Trustees have adopted the tax rate and budget for the 2016-2017 school year. On Monday night, board members adopted the rate of $1.14 per $100 valuation. This rate is composed of a maintenance and operations … Continue reading


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Gary Woman Arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Posted August 15, 2016
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A Gary woman was arrested on Saturday night after allegedly firing a shotgun at another woman during an argument. According to PCSO Chief Deputy John DePresca, around 8:40 p.m. on Saturday dispatchers received a 911 call stating that there was … Continue reading


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Fresh Water Supply District Board Set to Meet on Friday
Posted August 10, 2016
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The Panola County Freshwater Supply District Board of Directors are set to meet on Friday, August 12th at 4 p.m. Items on the agenda include a look at remodeling the Marina building for an office. The board will also consider … Continue reading


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City of Carthage Announces Sewer and Water Improvement Project
Posted August 10, 2016
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News Release: The City of Carthage has entered into a contract to begin construction of much needed sewer and water improvements along West Perry Place from Davis Street to Daniels Street, along Stadium Street north of Perry Place and along … Continue reading


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Comptroller Distributes $769 Million in Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments
Posted August 10, 2016
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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced on Wednesday that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $769.3 million in local sales tax allocations for August, 1.2 percent more than in August 2015. These allocations … Continue reading


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County Judge Addresses Proposed Budget/Tax Rate Concerns
Posted August 10, 2016
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Many Panola County residents are voicing their opposition to a proposed raise in the county’s tax rate. The proposed increase is a result of a budget deficit caused by the declining oil and gas industry. The proposed tax rate is … Continue reading


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Carthage City Commission Approves Speed Limit Change, Sets Budget Hearing
Posted August 9, 2016
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The Carthage City Commission met in a regular session on Monday afternoon at Carthage City Hall. According to City Manager Steve Williams, commissioners set a public hearing on August 22, 2016 for the approval of the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget. … Continue reading


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Center Police Seeking Information on Car Dealership Thefts
Posted August 9, 2016
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News Release: The Center Police Department is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred at Ray Jones Chevrolet and Wright Dodge last week. Police say sometime between the hours of 5 pm and 9 pm on Friday, August … Continue reading


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Monday Morning Car Fire Caused by Improper Cigarette Disposal
Posted August 8, 2016
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A report of a car fire sent Carthage Firefighters out on Monday morning around 10:40 a.m. According to Fire Marshal Duane Baushke, the fire happened in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen on East Sabine Street. The fire was … Continue reading


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Panola College Announces Roy Monk Building Ribbon Cutting
Posted August 8, 2016
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News Release: On August 18, 2016, Panola County Chamber of Commerce, Panola College Board of Trustees and community members will gather to enjoy refreshments and perform a ribbon cutting at 10:00 am for Panola College’s newly renovated Roy Monk Building. … Continue reading


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DPS Investigating Fatal Accident Involving TxDOT Vehicle in Sabine Co.
Posted August 8, 2016
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The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash involving a Texas Department of Transportation dump truck. According to a news release, on Monday at approximately 7:30 a.m., troopers responded to the scene of the commercial vehicle … Continue reading


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VIDEO: Governor Abbott Addresses Zika Virus In Texas
Posted August 7, 2016
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Information provided by the The Office of Governor Greg Abbott: The Office of Texas Governor Gregg Abbott released a video on Sunday updating Texans on the state’s efforts to combat the Zika virus and ensure that communities across the state … Continue reading


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