In recognizing his recently-retired boss on Tuesday, Carthage Police Chief Blake Smith said Jim Vanover was a hard act to follow.
JEFFERSON — The paranormal, scientific and historical will collide for a supernatural good time next month during the 30th History, Haunts and Legends Paranormal Conference in downtown Jefferson.
Ready. Set. Spell.
Ephesus was home to a tremendous ministry. Despite opposition and harsh persecution, the church planted by Paul spread the gospel and was quick to challenge false prophets. But 30 years after the apostle left, John’s revelation included a stern warning for those believers (Revelation 2:1-7).
“If you’ve ever had the flu, it’s a terrible thing to have,” says UT Health East Texas Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Cummins.
Mission Carthage is gearing up for its annual Christmas Blessings program and will be accepting toy and monetary donations through early December.
Carthage High School students participated in Fields of Faith on the football field last Wednesday.
The annual Shake the Can! fundraiser benefitting Mission Carthage is taking place Friday, Oct. 23.
The Pharisees, in Matthew 22:15-22, sought to trap Jesus by asking “Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not?” (v. 17). Jews who supported Herod collaborated with the Romans. The Zealots refused to pay. Jesus answers, “show me the coin... Whose head is this, and whose title?” (vv. 19-…
The Panola County Historical Commission will unveil a new state antiquities landmark medallion at the Old Jail this upcoming Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Panola Watchman is accepting submissions for its annual Veterans Day section honoring local residents who have served in the military.
At some point, you’ve probably been hurt. Maybe a person you loved and trusted did something unthinkable—something so devastating it changed your whole perspective on that individual. When this happens, we have a choice either to wallow in self-pity or to forgive (Ephesians 4:30-32).
Balancing a career as a photographer while going to school and taking care of children and families is second nature to Carthage women who spend their days capturing the perfect images. Erin Phillips, owner of EB Photography, Courtney Ritter, owner of Courtney Ritter Photography, and Hookum …
Though Confident Curves Showroom has only been open three weeks, for hometown gal Marredia Roberts, the dream of owning her own business began a lifetime ago.
Two new double-sided, 20-foot billboards of Panola County African-American historical events, both past and present, are being added to the outdoor museum in Cook’s Quarters.
When the annual Carthage Christmas parade was cancelled last week due to COVID-19 concerns, a lot of people were disappointed. David Britt decided to do something about it.
Parishoners of St. William Catholic Church gathered Saturday in Anderson Park in Carthage for a public prayer of the rosary. The prayer event sought to solve America's key problems by turning to God. The national event organized by America Needs Fatima sponsored rosary rallies at noon on Oct…
God’s call on our life extends beyond the moment we receive salvation. He wants to develop Christlike character in us through the Holy Spirit’s presence and power. Every believer is given this call to sanctification.
Still Waters Cowboy Church in Carthage is hosting several events in the coming weeks.
Kevin East wants to share a different perspective on leadership — one that’s rooted in following and learning from the Bible and Jesus.
Carthage’s annual Halloween on the Square won’t be taking place this year because of COVID-19 — but a community trick-or-treating event is being planned by Love Well.
Jesus, in Matthew 21:33-43, told Jewish leaders the parable of the wicked tenants. A landowner sent servants to collect his share of the grape harvest (today known as share cropping). The tenants beat and stoned and killed the servants. Finally, the owner sent his son to collect his share of…
A East Texas resident’s company is hosting a virtual women’s leadership conference in honor of October’s representation as “Women’s Month.”
St. John's Episcopal Church in Carthage held a blessing of the animals on the lawn in front of their church building Saturday afternoon.
A new exhibit will be displayed at the Marshall Place gallery, which will be a joint show between Panola College Art Professor Amanda Clements and Executive Director of the Marshall Regional Arts Council Claudia Lowery, kicking off with an artist reception this Sunday.
Do you ever think of God as being up close and personal? Instead of being distant and unapproachable, the Creator of the universe has constantly sought to come near us. In order to save us, He chose to identify with us by sending His Son Jesus to live on earth.
Two Texas Baptists representatives Jane Wilson, Discipleship Specialist, and Gus Reyes, Director of the Christian Life Commission, visited the East Texas Baptist University campus in September. Wilson was the keynote speaker during chapel and special guest lecturer during the “Empowering Women” Student Leadership Luncheon Wednesday, Sept.16, where she had the special opportunity to extend her conversation and personally encourage female students to embrace their spiritual leadership to positively impact people for God.
As Christians, we live in the tension of Jesus’s presence and absence. We are Christ’s people, His body in fact, and Jesus has commissioned us to do His Work in Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spiri…
Dozens showed up Saturday at the Panola County Cattlemen's Association Arena for the East Texas Prayer Gathering, an event for people to come together and pray for their community and nation. The prayer coincided with a national Day of Prayer and march hosted in Washington, D.C. by Franklin Graham.
The Sammy Brown Library will host a book club at 10 a.m. every Thursday during the month of October for kids in first through sixth grade. It begins Oct. 1.
The sky was overcast, but students at Carthage High School still gathered beneath the flag pole to pray together for the annual See You at the Pole event.
Southern Impact will perform at the Country Music Hayride on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.
For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time.
The Lake Murvaul Northside Community Park got a tremendous boost from the American Heritage Girls of Carthage when they took on refinishing the pipe fence surrounding the park.