The Panola County Girls Softball Association hosted a benefit tournament in memory of the late Chris Dickerson on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
The Carthage Music Club, affiliated with the National and Texas Federation of Music Clubs, held its meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
Editor’s Note: This story was reported before city and county officials closed the Sammy Brown Library as part of a wider effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Check-outs of the American Girl dolls will resume when the library re-opens.
Methodist churches throughout Panola County have kicked-off the second annual Book Blessings project, which distributes free summer reading books to Panola County children.
Even when closed, the Sammy Brown Library can still offer digital check-outs of audio books and e-books through the Overdrive program.
Update: Monday, March 16. The Sammy Brown Library says it has cancelled both its planned storytimes on Wednesday in light of health guidelines that encourage people to practice social distancing measures.
Caddo Lake had 1,300 new residents swimming its waters Wednesday after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released more paddlefish as part of an ongoing effort to establish the threatened species in the East Texas lake.
Prospective Texas producers and those interested in industrial hemp production can attend a “First Things” meeting to learn about potential opportunities and pitfalls of regional hemp production. The program will be conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It will be held March 23 at the regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1710 North F.M. 3053, Overton, Texas. Registration will begin at 2 p.m., the program 2:30 to 5 p.m.
The Carthage Noon Lions Club welcomed Panola County Ag Extension Agent Lee Dudley at their program on Feb. 27. Pictured is Lee Dudley and Benjamin Wooten, program director.
The ETX Innovation Center in Beckville hosted a pop-up childrens' museum on Saturday. The event was centerered around Legos and was designed to teach science- and math-related themes.
Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian spoke to the Carthage Rotary Club on Thursday, Feb. 27. Christian spoke about the oil and gas business here in Texas and around the world.
Emma Pellham, 10, was standing in a pen and talking about the difficulties of getting her pig, Squealer, to move when he apparently took offense at her description.
As Panola College plans for its 75th anniversary, the Alumni Association asks former students, employees and their families to share photos to be used in the celebration.
Two donations from the Carthage Service League will fund the purchase of protective gear for both the Carthage Police Department and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office.
The Epsilon Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority met Monday, Feb. 17 in the Sammy Brown Library meeting room, which was decorated in red, white and blue. Hostesses for the evening meal were Pam Allison, Nancy Gregg and Debbie Jernigan.
To say that Dr. Sevetri Moore-Guillaume (Dr. M-G to many who know her) wears many hats would be an understatement. As Chief of Staff at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport she oversees several areas. In addition to her role on the executive leadership team, M-G serves as the chief physician, responsible for the performance of hundreds of health professionals. But this chief medical officer comes with many firsts.
The Rev. J.T. Harris, background, delivers the program on Black History Month at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Panola County Democrat Club at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The club’s next meeting will be March 9 at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce building. The public is invited.
The Carthage Rotary Club hosted the six high school juniors they sponsored to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Institute (RYLA) at their Feb. 13 meeting. RYLA was held last weekend at Clements Scout Ranch outside of Athens. Panola County students who attended are pictured: Kennedy Stanley,…
Hundreds of special guests and volunteers joined others across the globe as they partied the night away on Friday at Marshall Convention Center as Immanuel Baptist Church hosted what will now be the annual Night to Shine Marshall event, hosted by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Those in charge of the Loblolly, Gary High School’s publication, made efforts recently to include younger students in their publication.
Organizers had a hard time getting an exact number of soup cans that the good people of Panola County donated to Mission Carthage as part of a January collection drive.
The North & East Texas Press Association (NETPA), in conjunction with the Texas Press Association will award two $1,500 scholarships, one to a graduating high school senior and one to a currently enrolled college student.
There were jokes about prominent Carthage citizens and officials at the annual Lions’ Club variety show, but it was all in good fun.
The Carthage Service League has hosted a prom dress sale for girls of the community to get nice dresses for a low price annually for the past six years.
Members of Carthage Book Forum gathered at the Sammy Brown Library on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. Seventeen members arrived at the library meeting room to the wonderful aromas of chicken spaghetti and garlic bread. Hostesses, Jennifer Myers, Annette Powell and Patsy Meck also served spinach sa…
Derek Wayne Johnson has won awards for his work in filmmaking, and he encourages anyone who wants to make movies to do so — even if they live in East Texas.
Southside Baptist Church in Carthage will host a “cochon de lait” feast Saturday, Feb. 15 as part of their wider revival services.
Beta Sigma Phi, a chapter of Texas Preceptor Epsilon Tau, brought in the new year with their January meeting, held at the Sunflower Mercantile on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Conner Alexander, a member of the Carthage FFA, caught a calf during the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards.
A 2007 Carthage High School graduate was announced as the 2019 Military Instructor of the Year in the junior enlisted category for Naval Education and Training Command at a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on Jan. 23.
The Carthage Main Street Youth Advisory Council is excited to announce the finalists and finalist judges for their first annual Mainstreet Short Film Festival at The Esquire Theater, taking place Friday.
Update: The Lions Club's variety show's performance location has been moved to the Carthage Civic Center, 1702 S. Adams St. in Carthage, the club announced. The show is still scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.
Students from Beckville and Carthage have received awards at the district level for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy essay contests.