Two-sport athletes can thrive in both

Two-sport athletes can thrive in both There are a lot of athletes who are two-sport athletes. It is the sign of a good athlete who can juggle different jobs at once. I personally was a two-sport athlete running track and field and playing football. I used track to get me faster for football so I…

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Enid to host weekend Crappie tournament

Enid to host weekend Crappie tournament The Magnolia Crappie Club (MCC) will hold its final tournament before the Championship Saturday. Enid Tournament registration is today at Cafe Ole in Batesville from 5 to 8 p.m. The owner extended the registration hours so all MCC Members could register and enjoy a great meal. There is no…

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It’s Friday

Plant sales reserved first Saturday in May The first Saturday in May is the date for the University of Tennessee Area Extension Center’s Annual Plant Sale. DW, Mack and I went in the rain. I’d been looking forward to it for months. We got up early, forgoing our normal breakfast of pancakes, to Mack’s dismay,…

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Eight plead guilty in court

Eight plead guilty in court By Ashley Crutcher Judge Charlie Baglan accepted eight guilty and three not guilty pleas during Wednesday’s session of Batesville Municipal Court. Madyson Rowsey, 566 Herron Rd., Courtland and Robert T. Porter, 5211 Nash Rd., Batesville, pleaded guilty to simple possession of marijuana and face the $443 fine due in 30…

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Sports betting decision will have large impact

Sports betting decision will have large impact STARKVILLE – Mississippians have been talking about a state lottery for more than 25 years and still don’t have one – a decision that studies and industry estimates claim keeps between $100 million to $150 million out of the state’s general fund revenues and continues to send state…

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Sheriff: Deputies respond to four calls of shots fired

Sheriff: Deputies respond to four calls of shots fired By Ashley Crutcher Panola County Sheriff Deputies responded to five calls where residents reported shots were fired into residences and vehicles. Deputy Harold Lewis responded to Alonzo Gipson Rd. in Sardis on May 3 where the suspect advised that he told the resident “not to come…

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Obituaries

Obituaries Jim Cutberth Jim Cutberth, two weeks shy of his 86th birthday, passed away on May 10, 2018 at Methodist Germantown Hospice care. Known to many as the “candy man”, Jim never met a stranger. Whether it be the store, bank or doctor’s office, he would greet you with a Werthers. Jim was born on…

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School taxes will decrease

School taxes will decrease By Jeremy Weldon Panola County taxpayers will fund the building of a new football fieldhouse and an indoor training facility rivaling those at Division 1 colleges, and make a few other school district property upgrades with the proceeds from the sale of $3 million in tax notes. Servicing the debt created…

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School closing one day earlier

School closing one day earlier The emergency closing for Jan. 19 was forgiven by the South Panola School District Board of Trustees on May 15, making the last day for students May 25, and the last day for teachers May 29, leaving the total number of student days for the 2017-18 school year at 179,…

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Garbage collection fees going up in city

Garbage collection fees going up in city By Jeremy Weldon The Panola County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to increase garbage collection fees for Batesville residents, and also raised dumpster pick-up rates $10 across the board. Solid waste department manager Jennifer Jackson made the recommendation that all four, six, and eight yard receptacles have the…

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