Headlines Cont. – 2/7/2006

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 7, 2006

The Panolian: INSIDE STORIES – February 7, 2006


Voting precincts will see handicap improvements
By Billy Davis

Communities across Panola County will learn this week about coming changes to their voting precincts.

The state has allocated about $19,000 to Panola County to help improve the precincts’ handicap accessibility. The changes are mandated by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Panola County road manager Lygunnah Bean advised supervisors about the expected improvements at their "first Monday" meeting in Sardis.

Eleven sites are listed for improvements. Nine of the 11 will have a handicap parking space built, which entails the county road department forming and pouring a concrete slab.

The affected precincts are:
Enon Locke Station water building: 10 yards concrete for handicap parking space, add ramp, $2,000;
Pleasant Grove fire station: eight yards concrete for handicap space, $1,600;
Courtland fire station: eight yards of concrete for handicap space, $1,600;
Curtis fire station: remove rocks, pour concrete for handicap space, add ramp, $2,000;
Mt. Pleasant fire station: 10 yards concrete for handicap space, add ramp, $1,800;
Patton Lane Community Center: eight yards concrete for handicap space, $1,600;
Eureka Community Center: 10 yards concrete for space, add ramp, $1,800;
Blackjack Community Center: eight yards concrete for handicap space, $1,600;
Macedonia-Concord Community Center: eight yards concrete for handicap space, $1,600;
Old Crenshaw City Hall: add ramp, $900;
Pope City Hall: add ramp, $900.

Bean asked supervisors to quickly communicate with the appropriate citizens, such as a community center board, so the work can start quickly.

"We’ve got to have this done by March. It can be done," Bean said.

Girl Scouts Cookies
     Girl Scout cookies arrived in Batesville Friday. Robin Ridge (left) of St. Mary’s Catholic Church was on hand to receive the shipment of 327 cases from the Girl Scout Council of the Mid South. Joycelyn Robinson (right) is field executive for the council.
     Anyone who wants to order cookies may call Scout Leader Betty Shows at 563-2126.
Panola Playhouse to present hit comedy ‘Social Security’
The Panola Playhouse, at 212 S. Main Street in Sardis, will present "Social Security," a comedy set in New York in the 1980s. The play is slated for March 30 – April 2.

This Broadway hit was written by well-known writer Andrew Bergman and is directed by Victor Henson of Sardis.

Some of the cast members include Tom Womble of Batesville, Deby Klyce and Jimmy McClure of Sardis, Betsy Kelly of Charleston, Ashley Hawkins of Hernando, and Phillip Frazier of Senatobia.

The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday matinee is at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $5 to $12 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. Call 662-487-3975 for more information.



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