Land Commission allows exceptions

Published 4:20 pm Monday, November 26, 2018

Jeremy Weldon

The Panola County Land Development Commission, at a regular monthly meeting at the Batesville Courthouse, allowed two special exceptions and denied one.

Cecil Ingram was given permission to sell portable buildings at his property at 49 Central Academy Rd., located on the southwest corner of Hwy. 6E and Hwy. 315.

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Ingram said he intends to keep about 8-10 small sheds and similar buildings at the location and sell them by appointment. There was no one at the meeting to speak against the proposed exception, but commissioners did read a letter from David and Susan Sullivan who said they were in opposition.

The letter said the couple believes having the buildings for sale at the location will increase traffic and disturb neighbors. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the matter.

Richard Pinkston asked to have a permit to sell  “yard sale” items at property he has rented for that purpose at 21937 Hwy. 6E, which is adjacent to Terza Store. Pinkston has in the past offered his wares two or three days a week in the parking lot on the east side of Terza Store, but has moved his set-up.

Commissioners spent considerable time talking about the difference in yard sales and flea markets. They agreed that a distinction should be made between the types of sales and who should be licensed.

Pinkston was approved to have his sales for one year and the board will revisit the application at that time.

Anthony Harris was denied permission to open a pool hall at 12083 Curtis Road, the location of the old skating rink. He rents the property from Lawrence Hoskins and asked the board for a license to open a club that would be restricted to people 30 years and older.

Board members denied the request after Harris told them he intended to have a dance floor, live music,, and a bar with beer sales. Liquor would be allowed to be brought in, he said. The board said the application was for a pool hall, and not a club, and told him to make another application.