Town's stance on famed convict changes over 15 years

Feb 10, 2014
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CARTHAGE — Fifteen years ago, when tall, dark-haired, golden-piped Bernie Tiede was awaiting trial for murder, there seemed to be a constant stream of admiring locals — primarily older widows — heaping their support on him.

The women brought treats to the jail for Tiede, a former assistant funeral director. They praised him as a sweet, young, churchgoing community volunteer and pleaded with the Panola County prosecutor, Danny Buck Davidson, not to send him to prison.

Staff photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review


On Jan. 27, Cody Maxwell, Delta County CEA-ANR and Lindsey Yeager, Delta County CEA-FCS explained the Delta County AgriLife Extension Service to county elected officials, accompanying them was Sally Chambliss, Delta 4-H President, and Rilee Purviance, Delta 4-H Vice President to deliver the 4-H interpretation.

“The Delta County AgriLife Extension Service values the support that we receive from local and state stakeholders,” Maxwell said.


A federal appeals court today will review the recently passed Texas law regulating abortion providers.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is set to hear arguments over a ruling declaring parts of the 2013 law unconstitutional.

A coalition of Texas abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, has sued to block two provisions. One requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges near where the abortion is performed. The other restricts how doctors administer abortion-inducing drugs.