Trick-or-treaters packed downtown Carthage on Thursday, Oct. 31 for the annual Halloween on the Square event, where downtown businesses pass out candy to children.



Carthage native Meredith Shamburger has worked for the Panola Watchman since 2018. Before that, she worked at sister papers in Longview and Marshall; the Dallas Morning News; and The Daily Voice, a hyperlocal news company in Westchester County, New York.