Editorial-Opinion

Among highlights for Macedonia alum: old school day pictures

Among highlights for Macedonia alum: old school day pictures The weekend of programs surrounding the unveiling of the historical monument at the Macedonia Rosenwald School site had its lighter moments along with solemn remembrances of the Panola citizens who brought the school to fruition in 1925 and kept it going for almost 40 years. There…

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Corrections

Correction In a photo caption in the Tuesday, September 12 edition of The Panolian, the name of Paul Smith was inadvertently omitted. Smith (above) constructed the wooden cross installed Monday in a small garden at the Panola County Courthouse in Batesville as a memorial to Deputy Joe Cosby. Correction: Wrong mayor named A news story…

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Financial moguls skate when caught defrauding clients

While disaster experts in Texas and Florida tally the cost of rebuilding and replacing after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the tally for damage from the seismic data breach at Equifax will be more difficult to assess. The theft of the vital personal financial information of almost every adult in the U.S. makes earlier data breaches…

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Mexican quandary: deportations could stall storm recovery

Mexican quandary: deportations could stall storm recovery Irma could not have been kinder to New Orleans. The hurricane’s wind circulation has pulled cooler, dry air into the city for days. Elsewhere, the storm has been anything but kind. Following so closely on the heels of Harvey, the southeast is left reeling as it contemplates recovery.…

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Cruisers port of debarkation yet uncertain in Irma

Cruisers port of debarkation yet uncertain in Irma Watching Hurricane Irma’s deadly swath through the Caribbean more closely than most are the kith and kin of about a dozen Batesville folks who left Port Canaveral, Florida last Sunday with a few thousand close friends on a cruise to the Bahamas. Of course, the ship was…

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Harvey, Irma, the Wall and thinking about the Who

Harvey, Irma, the Wall and thinking about the Who This and that about this and that: Harvey’s gone. By the time these lines are read forecasters will know more about Irma’s course. The trouble with hurricanes is that most of the time, and every time one gets into the Gulf, they are going to make…

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With hurricane, flooding comes scam season

With hurricane, flooding comes scam season With the devastation in Texas and Louisiana, scams created by false charities are sure to follow. They will accept your donation and then deliver no relief to the flooding victims. A donation to the American Red Cross will make sure your donation gets to the right place. Another good…

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Christians urged to unite in prayer to heal divisions

Christians urged to unite in prayer to heal divisions Intuitively, I think most Christians know that something is terribly wrong in our country, and for many of us that “something” is like a cancer eating away at the heart and soul of our country. The foundation of our democracy, upon which Democrats, Republicans, and Independents,…

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Budget crunch hits home with city, county

Budget crunch hits home with city, county My brother and I have spent many hours this month in budget meetings with county supervisors, municipal officials and school trustees. That’s part of what we do as a newspaper. In some ways it’s rather mundane for us and for the elected officials who are preparing the budgets,…

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