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The parents of three Boy Scouts electrocuted at an East Texas lake in 2017 were celebrating news Monday that regulations were coming to help prevent a similar occurrence again.

Carthage city officials hosted a somewhat hastily-arranged groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the planned splash pad at Davis Park — with city officials saying they were excited for the project to get underway.

Note: The Arrest Report is submitted by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office. The persons named here have been charged with a crime but have not been convicted.

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AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, and 23 House and Senate members joined Gov. Greg Abbott in Houston on June 13 as he signed four disaster preparedness and relief bills into law.

McKenzie Gibson has loved to bake since she was a little girl, and at age 21, she’s made this passion into a career, opening a new bakery called Kenzie’s Cakes and More in Carthage.

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Editor’s note: This is a schedule of work being planned for June 16-22. Weather conditions and unforeseen problems can cause delays or cancellation of work.

A Carthage nursing was found to have put one of its patients in immediate jeopardy last year, one of several issues identified that put it on a list of facilities with a “persistant record of poor care” as of April.

Note: The Arrest Report is submitted by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office. The persons named here have been charged with a crime but have not been convicted.

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Panola County Commissioners voted Tuesday to move the countywide early voting polling place that was previously at the Panola County Courthouse Annex (the old Sammy Brown Library building) to the Panola County Courthouse kitchen on the first floor.

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Branson star Shoji Tabuchi, a fiddler and entertainer who performs with his daughter Christina Lingo-Tabucho, has cancelled a planned show at the Carthage Civic Center because of a lack of ticket sales, officials said.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Martin B. Metcalf and U.S. Air Force Airman Brannon T. Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

State Sen. Bryan Hughes acknowledges disappointment that the recently ended legislative session didn’t tackle red-meat conservative issues, but he was delighted overall that lawmakers accomplished the trio of bipartisan goals they set for themselves when the 140-day session started.

The East Texas Baptist University School of Natural and Social Sciences traveled to China as a part of the Global Study and Serve Program from May 13-30.

In January 2016, Houston police took $955 from a man they said was a gang member with a criminal history because they suspected he was selling painkillers that were found in his car during a traffic stop. When prosecutors discovered he had a valid prescription for the drugs, they dropped the possession charge.