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Waste Connections, the City of Carthage’s solid waste collection service, donated 13 bicycles to be used in conjunction with the Angel Tree at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday morning. “We like to give back to the communities we service and help less fortunate families, plus we l…

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Several Panola County organizations are collecting donations of money and toys through “Angel Tree” programs to benefit local children and families this holiday season.

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The Carthage Book Club gathered at the historical Garrison Hotel on Nov. 5 in Garrison. Hostesses were Pat Reeves and Becky Jones. Members enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, complete with chicken and dressing, yams, fresh green beans, and assorted desserts.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Carthage Service League approved monetary donations for several local non-profit organizations at their Nov. meeting held at the Sammy Brown Library. These include the Panola College Veterans’ Day dinner, Panola County Veterans’ Relief Fund, Samaritan House…

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Panola College will host its annual Veterans Day Dinner on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom on the Carthage campus. The event is free of charge for any East Texas service member and one guest.

A witch lost her way in front of Dean and Jane Jeffress’s home, while Tammy Peel's home has been overrun with ghosts and ghouls and spiders during the Halloween season. We've been running photos from our readers of their Halloween decorations.

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James Bogs, Panola College alumnus, former Beckville band director and certified musical therapist, shared his journey from music educator to music therapist with the Carthage Music Club in the First Methodist Church Parlor at the club’s October meeting.

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Carthage TOPs 1677 attended the Athens TOPS rally. Congratulations to Ella Sherley for her Recognition on two years KOPs status and to Carolyn Moore being recognized for weight loss between Jan. 1 and Sept. 1, 2021. Thanks to all for willingly participating in reading the walking off candy c…

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The Carthage Book Club gathered Friday, Oct. 8 at the beautiful Stillwood property located at 133 County Road 490 in Carthage. It is both a home and a venue, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Ladd Hoffman and family. Dr. Hoffman is a practicing surgeon in Carthage and Henderson. Mrs. Hoffman and her mot…

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Carthage Service League members donated a variety of canned goods for Samaritan House during the October meeting at the Sammy Brown Library hospitality room. This annual collection helps with the meals during the holiday season.

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The Panola Country Retired School Employees Associations met on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the board room of the Carthage ISD administration building. President John Ray welcomed everyone and introduced some of the new retirees who were in attendance for the first time. As per September meeting, ch…

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The inaugural Beers & Brats Music Festival was held in downtown Carthage Saturday evening in front of the Esquire Theater. The Country Music Hayride and The Giving Garage Foundation teamed up to host the fundraiser.  Both The Southern Impact Band and The Dusty Boots Band performed as gue…