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Panola College is proud to announce the establishment of the Mark Allums Endowed Scholarship. Ramona Allums established this scholarship in honor of her son, Mark Allums. Allums is a Panola College alum, as were his parents, Bob and Ramona Allums.

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As the national opioid epidemic continues to rise throughout the nation, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Social Work is partnering with Texas Health Institute in Austin to implement an initiative to crack down on the crisis, particularly in Harrison, Panola and Gregg counties.

Waste Connections, the City of Carthage’s solid waste collection service, donated 13 bicycles to be used in conjunction with the Angel Tree at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday morning. “We like to give back to the communities we service and help less fortunate families, plus we l…

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Electronic giant Samsung announced last week that it will build a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in the Central Texas town of Taylor, about 40 miles northeast of Austin. The $17 billion investment will be the largest foreign direct investment in Texas to date and brings the company’s total investment in the state to $35 billion.

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It’s been more than 10 months since the first COVID-19 vaccines became available in the United States. As of late November, more than half of all Texans have been fully vaccinated against the virus and, despite two spikes in cases and hospitalizations this year — the first during the winter months and the second triggered by the highly contagious delta variant during the summer — the vaccination effort has been pivotal in mitigating the pandemic.

AUSTIN — There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely. Texas Highway Patrol troopers will increase enforcement on the roads from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28. DPS troopers will be looking for people not wearing seat belts, driving while intoxicated, speeding and failing to follow the Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations.

Several Carthage Junior High School students were recently selected to the TMEA All-Region Choir and performed in the All-Region concert. Picture are, back from left, Bailey Bjorgaard, Hope Williamson, Micaelah Burns, front row from left, Davy Cawthorn, Andrew Gwinn and Jaxon Douglas.

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Several Panola County organizations are collecting donations of money and toys through “Angel Tree” programs to benefit local children and families this holiday season.