Headlines – 5/10/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 10, 2002

Panolian : May 10, 2002

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Miss Hospitality 2002

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Retiring Panola County Miss Hospitality Ashley Reed (right) crowns the 2002 Miss Hospitality Ava Drake.

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The Panola County Miss Hospitality 2002 contestants were presented during the Panola Partnership Annual Meeting and Dinner Tuesday, April 30. They included (front, l to r) second alternate Parker Smythe, Miss Hospitality Ava Drake, first alternate Elisabeth Wren, retiring Miss Hospitality Ashley Reed and Panola Partnership community coordinator Susan Wingert; (back, l to r) Christie Moore, Felicity Flint, Emily Broome, Ashley Lewis, Louisa Riddick, Dana Lambert, and Karon Davis. 

Building Permits Halted

BATESVILLE – Homeowners from the College and Golf Street area asked city officials to temporarily stop issuing building permits on any lots not properly subdivided and had no approved subdivision plat. Clarksdale attorney Hunter Twiford, who represented the homeowners, made the request of the Batesville Board of Aldermen Tuesday, May 7.

Bradford signs with Tennessee

VANDERBILT – Five Commodore seniors, including record-setting quarterback Greg Zolman and 2001 captains Nate Morrow and Antuian Bradford, have inked free agent contracts with National Football League (NFL) teams.

Former Commodores with free-agent deals include Morrow and Bradford, both with the Tennessee Titans. Morrow and Bradford parlayed excellent conditioning workouts three weeks ago at the Titans’ Nashville complex into deals with Tennessee, becoming the first Commodores to sign with the Titans since the franchise relocated to Nashville in 1997.

The Titans are expected to give Bradford a look at linebacker roles. Bradford also is projected as a potential special teams standout. When Bradford signed to play in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans, Monday, April 22, that put four former South Panola players in the NFL. Bradford joins Dwayne Rudd of the Cleveland Browns, Deshea Townsend of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and newly signed Josh Bright of the Baltimore Ravens. Bright and Bradford were teammates and graduated in 1997. They played in the state championship game.


Panola Partnership Awards

Batesville Intermediate School principal Betsy Ferguson receives the James Hal Moore Excellence In Education Award.
Polly Gordon (left) accepts the Citizenship Award from Rupert Howell, Partnership Executive Board Member.
Western Auto owner John Mothershed was presented with the Business of the Year Award.
Left, new Panola Partnership president David LaVergne (right) is congratulated by outgoing president Fred Carter.
Batesville Main Street Manager Colleen Clark (left) congratulates Lloyd Turner, who received the Batesville Main Street Outstanding Design Award.
Above, Glenda Bailey (right) accepts the Batesville Main Street Volunteer of the Year Award from Batesville Main Street Manager Colleen Clark.