Headlines Cont. – 8/18/2006

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 18, 2006

The Panolian: INSIDE STORIES – August 18, 2006


Man injured in altercation
     at Timber Ridge Apartments
By Jason C. Mattox

A Batesville man was hospitalized at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford from wounds he received as a result of an altercation at the Timber Ridge apartment complex on Tubbs Road in Batesville Tuesday night.

Jason McClay was transported to Tri-Lakes Medical Center after being cut during an altercation with Lewis Roby, manager of Timber Ridge Apartments, according to Batesville police.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

McClay was transported from Tri-Lakes to Baptist Memorial. He was in stable condition on Wednesday, a family member said, and was recovering from three stab wounds on his left side.

"At this point all we know is there was an altercation between the two men," BPD Col. Tony Jones said. "We know one man was injured, and we are looking into the matter further."

No arrests have been made. The case remains under investigation.

Suspects charged in ice cream truck robbery
By Jason C. Mattox

Law enforcement officers with the Panola County Sheriff’s Department and Sardis Police Department got a double dip when they arrested a pair of suspects in the robbery of the Ooh Wee Ice Cream Truck near Sardis.

C.J. Poole, Highway 315 West, Sardis, and
Marlo Renix, 329 Greenhill Circle, were taken into custody on August 9 and charged with the June 27 armed robbery, according to investigator Barry Thompson of the Panola County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspects allegedly pulled a small caliber handgun on the female driver of the truck and took $56.

A third suspect is still at large.

Sardis board considers bid from county
     for garbage pick up
By Jason C. Mattox

The City of Sardis moved one step closer to getting out of the garbage collection business.

During a special called meeting Tuesday night, the mayor and board of aldermen opened bids for garbage collection.

They received one bid.

That one bid came from Panola County Solid Waste who recently took over garbage collection for the City of Batesville.

"We are the last municipality in the county who handles our own garbage pick up," Mayor Alvis "Rusty" Dye said.

"We are putting 140 gallons of fuel in that dump truck each week," he said. "If we get that thing off the streets it will be a significant savings for the city."

The county’s bid is $8.25 per can, for once-a-week pick up. It also includes a 40 cubic yard dumpster that will be located at the city shop.

"It’s going to take our people a while to get used to trash pick up being once a week, but once they do, it won’t be a major problem," Ward 1 Alderman Joseph "JoJo" Still said.

Panola County Solid Waste Department manager Dean Joiner said the county could begin offering services to the city in October.

"We can do this later if you need to, but I just wanted you to know that October was the soonest we could start," he said.

Both Joiner and city officials acknowledged the city’s need to sell a garbage truck they purchased last year.

"There are people out there that will guarantee a price for your truck," Joiner said.

No action was taken on the matter. It is expected to be addressed again at a later meeting.


Copyright 2005-2006 by The Panolian, Inc..  All rights reserved
Copyright 2001-2004 by Batesville Newspapers, LLC.  All rights reserved
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission  is prohibited.