First Baptist Church in Carthage will host Marriage Night, a simulcast event by RightNow Media, in the church’s activity center on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Carthage’s annual Potlatch Festival will not take place this October like it has in years’ past thanks to COVID-19.
Jesus Christ is confronted by a Gentile woman, whose daughter is ill, in this miracle story in Matthew 15:21-28. “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs,” Jesus said, in v. 26. The “children” are God’s people, the Jews. The “dogs” are the pagan gentiles. The Cana…
Just as the summer is starting to really heat up in Texas, it is time for children to go back to school. This year with COVID-19, going back to school will look a bit different. For those children who will be going back to in-person classes, it will be important to take precautions to make s…
Mission Carthage normally serves 500-600 people indoors at the Carthage Civic Center at its annual Back to School Bash supply giveaway.
Brenda Giles, representing the Panola County Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni, presented the group’s 2020-21 scholarship to Peyton Bickham, a junior majoring in history, on Wednesday after that day’s Panola Pride broadcast. KGAS Host Jerry Hanszen aired a program about Stephen F. Au…
Debbie Rowe is retiring after a 45-year career in teaching dance. She’s been dancing since the age of 3 and said it’s what she’s always loved.
For the past three years, Amber Lynn Loven and her family have walked Carthage ISD's schools ahead of the first day so that they can pray for the students, teachers and staff.
A back to school neigbhorhood clean-up is planned Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
One thousand people will be fed for free Saturday, Aug. 8 at Carthage High School between 12 and 4 p.m.
In Romans 9:1-5, Paul agonizes over the Jews’ rejection of Jesus as the Messiah. He does not separate himself from them but longs for their conversion to faith in Christ. Paul expressed concern for his Jewish “brother” by saying that he would willingly take their punishment if that could sav…
A prayer walk for Carthage ISD schools ahead of the new year is planned Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
A group of Panola County organizers are planning a free event Saturday, Aug. 8 to feed 1,000 people.
The Country Music Hayride and Dusty Boots will present a Texas Country Music Hall of Fame tribute show on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
A new bathroom facility was delivered to Davis Park on Wednesday, with most of the building already built and ready to go.
The Sammy Brown Library’s summer reading program looked a little different this year, but Library Director Kim Turner said they still accomplished their main goals for the program.
This account from the Gospel of Matthew is about hunger. But even before the story gets to the obvious bodily hunger that Jesus satisfied with loaves and fish, we see another hunger. Large numbers of people, driven by hungers of the heart, followed Jesus across the lake to a wilderness. They…
Marshall Place, formerly the Marshall Mall on Pinecrest Drive, has become a home for the artistic as a new art gallery to showcase paintings and other art forms.
Love free arts and crafts? Look no further than a group on Facebook called ETX Stash An Dash.
While attending Elysian Fields High School, Rob Griffing found his calling to coach.
James Wall Jr. remembers his father, James H. Wall Sr., as a good man who loved people.
City Manager Steve Williams said Monday the next restroom facility for Davis Park is set to be delivered this week.
How serious is a lack of patience? We generally write it off as inconsequential. It’s often seen as a weakness rather than a sin—after all, it’s not as bad as adultery, theft or murder. But have you ever considered what your impatience reveals about your attitude toward God?
The Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show gave Panola County kids a chance to see chemistry in action with fire, smoke and chemical reactions out at the Panola County Expo Center Wednesday afternoon.
For years, the staff at Caldwell Zoo had planned to breed another endangered reticulated giraffe. On June 7, the zoo got its wish, and welcomed a new female baby giraffe into the world.
What does God’s love mean for us, as indicated in Romans 8:26-39? Paul suggests three remarkable promises that are ours because of God’s awesome love for us. We can see that God loves, because he was willing to send his only begotten Son to die on the cross for the world’s sins.
The Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show will come to Carthage for the Sammy Brown Library’s summer reading program on Wednesday, July 22 at 2 p.m. at the Panola County Expo Center.
A group of people are working to raise funds to repair a public access boat ramp on the Sabine River at Grand Bluff.
God repeatedly calls to His children, but the condition of each heart determines the result. Those with soft and tender hearts hear His voice and yield to Him in obedience, but those with hard hearts resist His warnings and instructions. Surprisingly, upon hearing the same voice, believers w…
New Gary ISD Principal Chris Price wants to use his role as principal to make things better.
The 2020 East Texas Horticultural Field Day was not open to the public due to COVID-19, but a series of videos provide a virtual tour of highlighted ornamental plants.
The Carthage FFA Chapter is celebrating after five of its students earned Lone Star Farmer Degree honors at the 2020 Texas FFA State Convention.
The Carthage Music Club will host a performance of “God Bless America: A World War II Radio Hour” this Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative-leaning faith leaders and their allies, outspoken in recent years about what they consider infringements on religious liberties, cheered Wednesday as the Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that protected certain rights of religious employers.
It’s summertime, and like it or not, snakes are out.
Scripture says that “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). Effective — that is precisely what we want our prayers to be, especially in a crisis. When we meet God’s requirements, we can be confident that He’ll not only hear our concerns but will also act …
Carthage Mayor Lin Joffrion’s first interactions with the Black community came in 1971 when the schools integrated and he went to the Turner School for junior high.
Outdoors: Six Texas lakes listed among tops in the nation
Two Panola County pastors are hoping to keep the missing persons cases of Joe Roy McMillian and Bettie Smith in the forefront of people's minds.