Editorial-Opinion

Panolian errors

Due to some internal miscommunications, the service guide did not run in The Panolian printed edition today. There are also some stories which jumped to that page and will be available on our website in their entirety. The Panolian staff apologizes for the inconvenience.

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Trump should closely watch gas prices – voters do

Trump should closely watch gas prices – voters do OXFORD — On the day Donald Trump was elected, a 20-gallon tank of gas cost a Mississippi driver $36. Today, The American Automobile Associations says that same 20 gallons costs $52. A 44 percent increase. Does anybody care? In the past, voters have cared – a…

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Life, like baseball, sometimes offers second chances

Life, like baseball, sometimes offers second chances Lots of people have asked my opinion on the hiring of Greg Davis of Southaven for a tourism and marketing position in Sardis. Well, here’s what I think. One of the things I really like about baseball (I could fill these pages and more about everything I like…

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Customer questions garbage bill In The Friday, May 18, edition of the Panolian under the subject headline I have the following comments: The article states that the City of Batesville garbage customers will have their monthly fee of $8.75 for weekly can pickup increased to $10. This bill I receive from…

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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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Garbage situation going to be a mess

Garbage situation going to be a mess Veteran journalists, along with observers of city and county politics, all know that much of the business conducted by elected boards for the people of said cities and counties, is generally boring. Routine matters of maintenance and planning and most other business the boards attend to is simply…

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Football project good for the city

Football project good for the city By Jeremy Weldon, Editor This and that about this and that… A big “thank you” to everyone who has called and dropped by to offer condolences in the passing of our columnist Ronny Oswalt. His close friends have spent the week telling and re-telling Ronny stories and it’s clear…

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Another view of the Cross

Another view of the Cross By David A. Ball, M.D. To say this is not a Christian community because there are some who live here beside Christians is like saying it is not an educated community because some who live here are not educated; or saying it is not a loving community because some who…

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String trimmers remind us of advancements

String trimmers remind us of  advancements At breakfast on Wednesday this week I enjoyed a good conversation with Billy Downs, and was once again reminded of the remarkable advancements made over the past century. We all long for the “good old days” occasionally, but we learn those days were often not as good as we…

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Oliver the pig victim of politics?

Oliver the pig victim of politics? Politics, we all know, is a nasty business. Political history and the campaigns of the candidates in some of this country’s memorable elections are fascinating reads. Often, state and local politics can be just as interesting. Such is the case of the pot-bellied pig named Oliver in the hamlet…

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