Editorial-Opinion

Captain Underpants is strange superhero

Captain Underpants is strange superhero Cosmic forces recently intersected on Laurel Street in New Orleans. Grandson Eli, now seven, came from Milwaukee with his mother, later to be joined by his dad, for the annual spring break visit. And we got a Firestick – Fahrstick – an Amazon device that connects to the television and…

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Hosemann no longer poking on President Trump

Hosemann no longer poking on President Trump By Jeremy Weldon, Editor I had been itching to talk to Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann, and was glad to catch him last week at the Panola Partnership annual  get together. He graciously gave me a few minutes, even suggesting we step outside to have a better conversation.…

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Women should not put up with disrespect at board meetings

Women should not put up with disrespect at board meetings By Myra Bean, News Editor “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Remember that for a little later on in this piece. Going to some of these city and county board meetings I have seen and heard about some things happening on a regular basis.…

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Late dinner with Darmi lots of fun

Late dinner with Darmi lots of fun The boys were off playing ball and Lillian had headed back to college early on Good Friday leaving the nest temporarily, but peacefully, empty. We took the chance to visit Sardis Steak and Seafood, one of our favorites. We arrived kind of late because we couldn’t stop watching…

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What about all those black panther sightings lately?

What about all those black panther sightings lately? Hunting for help and fishing for answers on the home front. Q. People tell me that you don’t believe in black panthers. How in the name of common sense can you not? We hear them out here all the time. True Believer A. We know dogs exist.…

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City has jewels if you just know where to look

City has jewels if you just know where to look This and that about this and that… I hope everyone takes the chance to read the front page story about Mrs. Janie Armstrong, the senior saint who averted a fire disaster in Batesville this week by getting a neighbor to safety. More than just a…

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Barney Fife belongs on T.V., not Como

Barney Fife belongs on T.V., not Como Comes now Earl Burdette, chief of police in Como, that great bastion of law and order in north Panola County. The good chief is angry with the newspaper’s coverage of the killing in his humble hamlet on the 18th. Says we don’t have the facts all straight and…

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Remembering glitter and all things shiny

Remembering glitter and all things shiny Claire’s is going bankrupt. I think I know why. The mall jewelry chain has filed for Chapter 11 protection, hoping to avoid huge debts that are weighing down its ability to thrive in the dog-eat-dog world of retail. I suspected Claire’s decline started around May four years ago. Sure…

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Better system needed for dealing with mental illness

Better system needed for dealing with mental illness The latest news from last month’s Florida school massacre is yet another disturbing piece of a horrific saga. Some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused in the shooting that killed 17 and wounded 17 in Parkland that they had recommended he…

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Youthful energy a plus for Panola

Youthful energy a plus for Panola I listened with interest to a talk given by Batesville attorney Ryan Revere at a breakfast meeting one day this week. It was encouraging to hear the ideas one of our county’s young movers and shakers has for the development and economic progress of our fair city and county…

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