Scott Yarnell was “totally shocked” to be named 2020 firefighter of the year at Inter-Community Volunteer Fire Department’s annual banquet Jan. 8.
The planned all-ages, all-abilities park on Bird Drive officially has its name: College View Park.
The Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, under the direction of Pastor James H. Walls Jr., and the Carthage Courtesy Club presented a donation to Edward Laird, a Deadwood man who lost his wife in the March 27 tornadoes. The two groups have also set up a benefit account in Laird's name at C…
The Life Code Mentoring group will be hosting a free gardening program called “Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities” at the A.L. Turner Community Center Mondays at 6 p.m. starting April 12 and ending May 24.
If you remember my column about making soup, I said something to the effect that, in most instances, a recipe is just a guide. One exception to that, though, is jelly. If you don’t want to end up with a big mess of overly sweet juice that didn’t set, then go precisely by the recipe. If it sa…
Texas Comedies is coming back to Carthage with a musical comedy all about Prohibition on Saturday, April 17 at the Esquire Theater in Carthage.
A total of 1,156 jars of peanut butter and jelly were delivered to Mission Carthage Monday after a communitywide drive for donations.
Early in the morning on the first Easter Day, three women came to the tomb with spices, revealed in Mark 16:1-8. They intended to complete the rites of burial of Jesus Christ. A heavenly messenger, dressed in white, addressed their overwhelming awe and fear with the words, “Do not be alarmed…
An Easter egg hunt at the Turner Community Center in Carthage drew several dozen families for bingo, music and egg-huntin' fun. It took roughly four minutes for the younger-kids group to find all of the brightly-colored Easter eggs hidden in front and around the building while the older kids…
Ask Americans if they believe in God and most will say yes. But a growing number have lost faith in organized religion.
Carthage resident Yolanda Brown was recently recognized by the Texas Mass Choir for her service on the Board of Directors for the organization.
Jesus is not only the most important person who ever lived, but He’s also the most controversial. Throughout history, people have hated Him, ignored Him, loved Him, and died for His sake. Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked out of a carpenter’s shop to begin His ministry, and since then, an…
The cavalry is here.
The Carthage High School welding class worked all year to build guardrails for the Davis Park bathrooms, and on Tuesday morning they installed them.
The passion narrative begins, in Mark 14:1-15:47, with the anointing of Jesus at Bethany and the question, “Why was the ointment wasted in this way? (v. 4). The last supper, the agony in Gethsemane, the betrayal and arrest, the trial before Caiaphas, Peter’s denial, Pontius Pilate’s offer to…
At least four Easter Egg Hunts are being planned for the community’s children this weekend.
Panola Orchards in DeBerry will open once again for picking sometime in early April, beginning with strawberries. Other fruits will be available for picking later in the season.
Dannah Miller got her hair cut recently for a cause.
When looking back through Texas History many famous trees make their appearance. One such tree existed in Marshall, with many memories tied to a famous Oak tree, known as the Houston Campaign Oak, located on the northeast corner of West Burleson and North Franklin streets.
Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know — Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, ha…
Project String Power will perform the music of George Frideric Handel April 2 at noon in a Good Friday concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carthage. There is no charge for entrance.
Several area students have been named to honor lists at the University of Texas at Tyler, the school announced.
The Country Music Hayride will present Southern Impact on Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
The Esquire Players’ director Michael Powell is proud to announce a casting call for their second show, “I Am Grock” by Amanda Rogers.
Every high priest is chosen by God, Hebrews 5:5-10, and is also one who can sympathize with the weak. Christ is shown as one whom in Gethsemane, “learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation” (vv 8-9). Hebrews compares the…
The Charles C. Matthews Foundation has given $215,000 to the City of Carthage for the planned All-Abilities All-Ages Park on Bird Drive, the city announced Tuesday.
The Texas Country Music Association has come home to Carthage, with President Linda Wilson and her husband Richard taking over a lease at the old Alamo Bar — now rechristened the TCMA Events Center.
Tragedy struck last November when the community build playground in Beckville burned down, but community organizers are preparing to rebuild it.
America’s worst school tragedy was remembered in New London Thursday afternoon as relatives, descendants and supporters gathered for a memorial of the London School Explosion that took place 84 years ago.
As people turn their clocks forward for daylight saving time this Sunday, the American Red Cross Serving East Texas encourages everyone to also test their smoke alarms.
Gary Playfest is this week, and students from three classes will be performing Thursday through Sunday at the Esquire Theater in Carthage.
When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” (Matthew 8:10).
Carthage and Gary theater students have advanced in the UIL’s One Act Play competition, the schools announced.
The Panola College Foundation is excited to announce Drive-In Designer Purse Bingo as its spring fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carthage Civic Center on Friday, April 16. This event has been adapted from the annual Designer Purse Bingo that is always a sell out with 550 attendees …
The Sammy Brown Library will host a come-and-go STEAM camp for kids ages 3 to 10 during Spring Break, March 15-19.
Why fruits and vegetables are in different colors?
East Texas Baptist University celebrated its annual Spiritual Renewal activities on campus with worship services and through prayer and reflection with the extended ETBU family the week of Feb. 15.
We are impatient and want to get there now! In some respect, we are like God’s people in today’s scriptures, Numbers 21:4-9. The Jews are moving from Mount Hor to the Red Sea. They are still very much a pilgrim people, not sure of their destination but anxious about the journey. Their grumbl…
JR Royce said he has never in his life met one man who has it all together. He said it is important to feed the spirit just as it is important feed the body.
Volunteers fanned out in the community to pick up trash and help beautify neighborhoods as part of Clean-Up Panola County on Saturday.
Two friends of long-standing passed away last month before the winter storm and both internments were planned on the same day in Carthage. Both were Navy veterans including a 96-year-old World War II pilot.
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13).