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Kilgore to be honored tonight at SPFP Strikeout for Cancer

Kilgore to be honored tonight at SPFP Strikeout for Cancer By Myra Bean Pastor Larry Kilgore knew he was weak but the pancreatic cancer diagnosis was totally unexpected. “September 25 (2016) we were vacationing in Arkansas and I had to go to the ER for another reason. That’s when they found it,” the 69-year-old Crowder…

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Deputies accused of using excessive force during arrest

Deputies accused of using excessive force during arrest By Ashley Crutcher and Rupert Howell A Woodruff Road resident reported that Panola County Sheriff Deputies used excessive force while attempting to arrest her son, Jarmarvis Banks, for a third offense of domestic violence Wednesday, March 23 just after midnight, according to reports. Raynell Wright, mother of…

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Sardis Aprilfest to include perfect weather, nice cars and good food

Sardis Aprilfest to include perfect weather, nice cars and good food By Rupert Howell The 9th annual Sardis Aprilfest Open Car Show this weekend is more than a car show according to Cris and Debbie Fletcher who serve as the Sardis Chamber of Commerce’s president and secretary respectively or interchangeably. But with a 139 cars…

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Child OK after accident

Child OK after accident By John Howell A three-year-old child struck by a vehicle on Sardis’ Dewberry Street Sunday afternoon is “bruised up” and apparently a little shaken, but otherwise okay, Sardis Police Chief Chris Martin said. “The kid ran out in front of the guy,” Martin said, about 3:15 p.m. The driver stopped and…

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Jones to play in All-Star basketball game today

Jones to play in All-Star basketball game today CLINTON – The Mississippi Sports Medicine All-Star Girls and Boys Basketball Games will be played on Friday, March 24, at the A. E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton. Jamarcus Jones of North Panola will play for The 53rd annual girls game will…

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SPHS may get block schedule

SPHS may get block schedule By Rupert Howell South Panola High School may well be on a block schedule this coming school year after school district trustees heard Principal Rodney Flowers and Asst. Principal David Odom explain advantages they have learned while doing research for the proposal. The high school administrators took up most of…

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Reward offered for help locating Strong

Reward offered for help locating Strong By John Howell Authorities are stepping up efforts to locate 16-year-old murder suspect Condarius D. Strong, offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction and issuing a warning to anyone who might be helping him avoid arrest. “Somebody’s providing him with food and shelter,” said…

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Azzy’s finder gets praise from city

Azzy’s finder gets praise from city By John Howell Everybody loves a good dog story, especially when there is a happy ending. Azzy’s story came to the end of an interesting chapter Tuesday when Batesville’s board of mayor and aldermen commended George Dickson of Courtland for his role in reuniting the trained police dog with…

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Lady Tigers win 3 of 4 at weekend tournament in Meridian

Lady Tigers win 3 of 4 at weekend tournament in Meridian By Myra Bean The South Panola Lady Tigers went 3-1 over the weekend at the Spring Fling tournament in Meridian. The third game against Raleigh was a 5-0 shutout by eighth grader Rebekah Cook. South Panola also recorded victories over Northeast Lauderdale 3-1 and…

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Stolen engine dragged down highway

Stolen engine dragged down highway By Rupert Howell Burglary and grand larceny charges have been filed against someone who is accused of stealing an engine from a business on Highway 6 West and dragging it down the highway until being stopped by Batesville Police Sergeant Scott Cagle according to weekend incident reports released by Batesville…

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