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Published 12:00 am Monday, December 6, 2010

Catherine Shegog embraces newly installed Panola County Sheriff Otis Griffin shortly after he was sworn in by Circuit Judge Andrew Baker in the Panola County Courthouse in Batesville on Thursday. Baker said it was a “historic occasion” for Panola County. Griffin is thought to be the first county-wide African American elected official. The Panolian photo by Rupert Howell

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