Parishoners of St. William Catholic Church gathered Saturday in Anderson Park in Carthage for a public prayer of the rosary. The prayer event sought to solve America's key problems by turning to God. The national event organized by America Needs Fatima sponsored rosary rallies at noon on Oct. 16 across the country. It's an annual event held each year since 2007.


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.