Mission Carthage hosted its annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 3, handing out thousands of school supplies to area students ahead of the new academic year. The annual event is put together with school supply donations and volunteers from area churches and organizations.


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.