Amanda Tucker, second from left, therapist at the Rusk-Panola Children’s Advocacy Center in Carthage, accepts checks and quilts from members of VFW Post 5620 from the combined efforts of three local organizations to support the CAC. Members of the Panola Squares Quilt Club and Busy Bee Quilt…
The Carthage Book Forum met Monday, Sept. 26 in the conference room of the Sammy Brown Library. Karen Stanley, vice-president, distributed yearbooks and revealed this year’s program theme, women authors of Texas. Stanley said, “Each of these authors were either born in Texas or have lived he…
A large group of students, staff and parents gathered in front of Beckville High School prior to the start of classes on Wednesday for the annual See You At the Pole event.
When the doors opened for Tuesday’s book signing event for author and historian Bill O’Neal’s “75 Years on the Pony Trail,” there was already a long line.
Omowali Lumumba has announced that free Black Classic Movie showings will continue on Friday and Saturday evenings through October at Cook’s Quarters.
The Carthage Book Club heard a report on the importance of volunteering at their meeting on Friday, Sept. 24 in the Murphy Payne Room at Panola College.
Pitting teams of high school students against one another in competition may be more reminiscent of sports like volleyball, football or basketball, but Gary High School drama instructor Michael Powell sees benefits of that competitive spirit for his theater students.
The story of the rich man (Dives) and the poor beggar (Lazarus) is portrayal of the reversal roles, as indicated in Luke 16:19-31. The reversal of the fortunes of the rich and the poor is a primary theme of this lesson. Success stories that tell about someone’s move from rags to riches aboun…
Children’s storytime resumed at the Sammy Brown Library in September, but that is just one of many outreach, learning and reading engagement programs on tap, according to Director Kim Turner.
A new initiative to renovate the interiors of the Panola County Chamber of Commerce offices at the historic Hawthorn Clabaugh Patterson House is taking shape.
The ninth annual Panola County Senior Expo will be held Sept. 27, with a major change this year from past years in that lunch will be provided free to attendees.
Most parents think they are using their car seat correctly, but unfortunately, most car seats are used incorrectly. For a car seat to best protect your child, it must be the one that fits your child, your vehicle, and one that you will use correctly every time you travel.
Members of Panola County’s Busy Quilters Guild donated approximately 40 quilts to HeartsWay Hospice of Northeast Texas last week for use by local residents in hospice care.
The following are the last 30 inductees to the Panola County African-American Wall of Fame to be honored and added in 2022, organizer Omowali Lumumba said. The named inductees will fill the wall’s capacity at 350. New inductees won’t be named until February 2023.
God wants all persons to be saved, as revealed in 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Christ gave himself as a ransom for all. Paul was appointed to be “a teacher of Gentiles.” The lesson calls us to be universal in our prayers. The mercy of God leads us to include everyone in our prayers for salvation. It pro…
Demolition work began Monday on the Davis Park playground equipment, with contracted crews on the scene taking down monkey bars, slides, swings and other components.
Carthage Service League members celebrated the beginning of another year of service with a catered dinner in the Activities Building of First Baptist Church.
Shop Local Week is being hosted this coming week by the Panola County Chamber of Commerce to encourage residents to frequent local businesses to help make the community stronger.
Members of the Carthage Service League Executive Board experience the fun of making music at the Concert Garden in the College View All-Abilities Park. The Concert Garden was made possible by a donation from the League. Jo McMillin, Debbie Jernigan, Harriet Huff, and Kay Williamson entertain…
On Friday, Sept. 9, the Carthage Bulldog family and those from Gary ISD, among others, wore orange to honor and remember 4-year-old Bristell Andrews. The daughter of Russell and Kaylie Smith Andrews died on Sept. 7 after a leukemia battle.
Beckville ISD Band Director Joshua King said the Bearcat Band had a great 2021-22 school year racking up numerous honors, and members look forward to the coming school year.
Scams and how to avoid them were the main topics at the first Panola County Seniors meeting held Sept. 1 at the Panola County Chamber of Commerce.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Panola County is offering the Walk Across Texas! Challenge this fall and everyone is welcome to participate. Walk Across Texas! is an eight-week physical activity challenge for adults and children alike. Anyone can walk, jog, swim or even dance…
Panola College’s 75th anniversary celebration ramps up into high gear in coming weeks with special commemorative events scheduled nearly weekly or more often, according to Jessica Pace.
The annual Save a Life Today (S.A.L.T.) Suicide Prevention Walk is returning to in-person activities again in Carthage after a hiatus due to COVID-19.
Beckville High School's Haley Hester was named Band Sweetheart, Sophie Elliott Homecoming Queen and Amber Harris Football Sweetheart last Friday before the Homecoming game against Joaquin.
The life of Carthage resident George Wolf Sr. was celebrated with a surprise birthday party on Tuesday for his 94th birthday, the presentation of a key to the city of Carthage, a special U.S. Postal Service delivery of dozens of well wishes and in-person recognition by fellow retired U.S. Na…
A dramatic rise in mowing costs has Carthage city officials and several youth sports organizations trying to figure how they will keep the playing fields at the Carthage Sports Complex maintained.
The guitar belonging to legendary songwriter Cindy Walker came back home to Texas with a donation to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame by Alabama entertainer and songwriter Jacky Jack White.
The Epsilon Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma recently awarded three $500 scholarships to future educators. Bruce Hawkins, center, UT Tyler/Panola College partnership recruiter, field supervisor and instructor, accepts the checks from Kay Mauritzen, president, right, and Brenda Giles, vice p…
Our elders are essential to our communities, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension celebrates National Senior Citizens Day by encouraging them to stay active and strong.
Buddy Holly, David Frizzell and the Texas Tenors were inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in August during the hall’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Caption: Carthage Service League members Linda Howard, Kay Williamson, Harriet Huff and Debbie Jernigan present a donation for benches at the Footprints in the Sand Matthews Pavilion to Brenda Giles.
Over 99 percent of Texas is under drought conditions, creating negative impacts to our landscape — especially to trees. With no end in sight, how do we protect our trees under extreme heat and dry conditions?
First Baptist Church Carthage recently welcomed the Panola College Fillies Volleyball Team with gift bags. The church is looking forward to supporting these girls and coaches for the 2022-2023 season.
Buddy Holly, David Frizzell and the Texas Tenors will be inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in August during the hall’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The next few days will be filled with more activity than usual focused on the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame as it hosts its 25th anniversary induction ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 13.
It takes a village to raise a community’s children, and Monday’s 11th annual Haircut-A-Thon hosted by stylists at Village Salon offered a prime example of that.
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and The Tex Ritter Museum started with humble roots but rapidly took on a life of its own.