Headlines – 8/2/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 2, 2002

Panolian : August 2, 2002

For complete stories, pick up the 08/02/02  issue of The Panolian

Elizabeth Potts of Pope had a "large" surprise waiting for her when she uncapped her bottle of Pepsi Thursday, August 1. She clutched in her hands a cap bearing the letter "M" – the only letter missing in the caps she had collected in Pepsi’s Cool Million Cash Caps contest.

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Contestants tried to collect Pepsi bottle caps spelling the words "Cool Million" to win the right to try for the $1 million prize. The winning cap was purchased at Crowson’s Grocery in Batesville.

Seven New Fire Trucks Purchased By County
Fire Protection Enhanced

BATESVILLE – It was like Christmas in July for seven rural fire departments Tuesday, July 31, when seven brand new fire trucks arrived at the South Panola High School parking lot.

The trucks, manufactured in Florida by Sunbelt Fire Apparatus, were driven to Panola County from Pearl, after being inspected and tested at the State Fire Academy there.

A virtual gift from the Panola County Board of Supervisors at a cost of about $124,500 each, paid for through a lease plan, county fire coordinator Son Hudson expressed his gratitude for the supervisors.

World Series Champs!

For the first time in history, a Batesville softball team has won the Dizzy Dean World Series.

The 14 and under Batesville All-Star softball team brought home the big banner and trophy Tuesday, July 30.

The World Series was played in Southaven. The Batesville team was 4-1 in this series. They split games with Eupora to win overall. Eupora and Batesville played back-to-back games Tuesday. Eupora won the first game 6-4 and handed Batesville its only loss of the All-Star season.

Batesville came from behind to tie and defeat Eupora 8-7 in the seventh inning of the championship game.

Blues Exhibit
Portraits Displayed in August
An exhibit featuring portraits of famous Blues men will be on display at the Como Public Library.

The exhibit, called "Face the Blues 2002," is sponsored by the library and Como Friends of the Library.

The exhibit will feature portraits of famous Blues men, such as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, R.L. Burnside and Mississippi Fred McDowell.

Local artist Brent Harding has created these realistic portraits using pastel, graphite and colored pencil as his media.

Post your emergency 911 address now


BATESVILLE – Is your emergency 911 address visible from the road? Do you have your E-911 address posted on your home or in your yard?

If not, then you could delay emergency personnel – firefighters, paramedics, ambulance service, law enforcement officials – from locating you when you place an emergency call for help.

"People are still not putting them in their yards," said Panola County Det. Mark Whitten of the signs bearing E-911 addresses commonly posted in yards. "This is especially a problem when there are many houses grouped together.

"This is not for our benefit," Whitten said. "This is for your benefit if you should need emergency care."

Whitten said the sign doesn’t have to be fancy, it just needs to be large enough and written clearly so it can be seen from the road.