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Tourism tax can go toward library repair

Tourism tax can go toward library repair By John Howell Como librarian Alice Pierotti made a request for the town’s board of mayor and aldermen to consider a new roof for the library building paid from tourism tax funds. “We sort of act as the chamber of commerce for the town, so it’s just asking…

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Lady Tigers soccer gets first win of season

Lady Tigers soccer gets first win of season By Brad Greer Sidney Medina’s first half goal propeled the South Panola Lady Tiger soccer team to their first victory in two years with a 1-0 win over Independence Saturday afternoon. The Lady Tigers later fell to Strayhorn 3-0 in a rescheduled match from November 28th. The…

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SOUTH PANOLA SCHOOLS CLOSED

From Jeff Eubanks @ SP School District: All South Panola School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 6, due to the possibility of dangerous road conditions associated with inclement weather in the area.

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Obituaries

Obituaries Charles Lamar Barnett Charles Lamar Barnett, Sr., age 89, passed away Sunday morning, December 4, 2016, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. Mr. Barnett was the widower of Dolores W. “Dr. B” Barnett. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 8, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church near Batesville.Reverend Wes Sherman will officiate…

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Woods returns as SP coach

Woods returns as SP coach By Myra Bean and Jeff Eubanks Ricky Woods is “former” coach no more. Thursday, Woods agreed to return to South Panola as head football, pending South Panola board approval. “It has been on my mind all the time,” Woods said in a Thursday morning telephone interview. Word spread late Wednesday…

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Upcoming play to focus on serious issues, benefit Safe Shelter

Upcoming play to focus on serious issues, benefit Safe Shelter By Rupert Howell A stage play, “These 4 Walls,” that focuses on domestic violence, wasted teen talent, parental neglect, drug abuse and attempted rape, will be presented at Batesville Civic Center Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. The production is being sponsored by Batesville Safe…

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ND ladies claim 1-3A District Championship

ND ladies claim 1-3A District Championship By Myra Bean The North Delta Lady Green Wave will travel to Columbus tomorrow for North State action after defeating Marshall Academy 8-3 Monday to go undefeated in the district and claim the 1-AAA District Championship for the third straight year. The Lady Green Wave (14-6 overall, 9-0 district)…

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Partnership terminates director

Partnership terminates director By John Howell The Panola Partnership terminated its Director Sonny Simmons Wednesday. The action is believed to have been triggered by Simmons’ criticism of District Three Supervisor John Thomas for his vote against increased funding for the Partnership. Simmons published the statement in his column “From the Director’s Chair” in the Partnership’s…

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Local team to manage ‘Express’

Local team to manage ‘Express’ By John Howell Sheila Pounders and Don Clayton of Court Street Patio LLC will provide local management for the Polar Express Train Ride’s 2016 Batesville season. “We were hired by Iowa Pacific to run this show from the ground up,” Pounders said Tuesday, speaking to the city’s board of mayor…

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