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Friday night basketball

 North Delta North Delta girls lost to Manchester by one in overtime in the north state tournament. That threw them into the consolation round against Leake Academy today at 2 p.m. Leake lost to Kirk Academy. Kirk and Manchester will play for the championship at 4 p.m. North Panola The North Panola teams lost Friday…

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Sardis mayor faces challenger

Sardis mayor faces challenger By Rupert Howell Former Sardis alderman Lula Palmer has qualified for  another run for mayor of Sardis and incumbent alderman-at-large Roy L. Scallorn will run for re-election to that post. Palmer faces incumbent mayor Billy Russell whom she lost to four years ago in a primary runoff after she led the…

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BJH Merit Class receives grant for recycling program

BJH Merit Class receives grant for recycling program By Ashley Crutcher The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) last Friday awarded Batesville Junior High School one of its Mississippi School Recycling Grant Awards for the 2016-2017 school year. The MRC is a non-profit organization that works to promote and grow recycling efforts in the state by giving…

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Valentine Coloring Contest

Enter your child in The Panolian’s Valentine Coloring Contest. First place winners and runner-ups from each age group will receive a Valentine Goody Basket and Certificate, plus have their pictures appear in The Panolian. The coloring contest entry form can be found in The Panolian or ADvantage until Friday, February 10. Contest Rules Two age…

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Returning Coach Woods commends players’ work ethic

Returning Coach Woods commends players’ work ethic By John Howell South Panola Head Football Coach Ricky Woods, speaking to the Exchange Club on Wednesday, discussed his decision to return to Batesville. “I’ve never back-tracked,” Woods said, referring to his 2000 to 2007 tenure at South Panola where he compiled a 74-1 record. Woods was accompanied…

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Man dead following shootings Fri. night

Man dead following shootings Fri. night Four other men injured; 60 spent shells found By John Howell and Rupert Howell The Panola County Sheriff’s Department continued through Monday its investigation into a Friday night shooting that left one man dead and four injured near Como. Lead investigator for Panola County Jason Chrestman was meeting with…

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Panola Sheriff Investigators seek answers in deathly shooting

Panola Sheriff Investigators are questioning witnesses in the shooting death Wednesday morning of Alfred Nicholson of 350 Greenbriar near Courtland according to Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby. Darby said a juvenile suspect has been questioned stating the incident may well be considered domestic. Nicholson was killed with a .16 gauge shotgun shot to the chest…

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