Editorial-Opinion

Time change controversy returns

Time change controversy returns We lost an hour late last week, thanks for the arrival of Daylight Saving Time 2018. Some are happy, some are not. Depends on who you ask. Candy makers like the spring forward. Dairy farmers might like to leave well enough alone. In other words, there are two distinct camps in…

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Storm brewing on the horizon

Storm brewing on the horizon Covering city and county board meetings is generally a boring task, but there’s always little nuggets that can be gleaned that give some insight on how individual aldermen and supervisors are thinking on certain issues that will shape and direct the future of our little piece of the map. These…

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Ladies, keep hands off cast iron skillets

Ladies, keep hands off cast iron skillets By Ronny Oswalt Hunting for help and fishing for answers on the home front. Q. My husband cooks most of his fish and game in his collection of cast iron skillets. He seems to have a weird fetish for these ghastly pans and won’t let me touch them.…

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US Senator Cochran announces retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today announced his intention to resign from the U.S. Senate effective April 1, 2018. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge.  I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through…

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What we need is a lottery

What we need is a lottery GE Aviation last week hosted an informal get-together for plant supervisors, and human resource managers, at its Batesville facility, and I was glad to attend with the Panola Partnership folks. People from Winchester, INCA Presswood Pallets, TVEPA, both school districts, and others took part in open discussion, then we…

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Pimento cheese paradise

Pimento cheese paradise Many thanks for the warm welcome of the new editor. The service club visits have been terrific, and there seems to be a general excitement about The Panolian, and the direction we hope to head. For certain, part of the nice welcome stems from different folks and groups wanting to secure their…

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Internet ads follow shopper for weeks

Internet ads follow shopper for weeks By John Howell, Publisher Emeritus With all the personal information that circulates in cyberspace about us, the Parkland shooting contrast how ineffectively the collection, evaluation and sharing of personal data can be in identifying a potential mass shooter before he shoots, yet how effective it can be used for…

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SP basketball score brings forth other game stories

SP basketball score brings forth other game stories When the sports reporter told me about South Panola’s lopsided loss to Columbus 48-15 Tuesday in high school basketball action, it made me wince. Nobody really likes to see that kind of trouncing at any level of youth sports, and especially on your home court. But, it…

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Mardi Gras coincides with Bourbon Street project construction

Mardi Gras coincides with Bourbon Street project construction My brother and sister-in-law, Rupert and Rita, paid us a visit on Laurel Street last weekend — their first trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras. That always makes the festival more interesting, to hear the observations of people seeing it for themselves the first time. The…

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Time to get rid of embarrassing fieldhouse

Time to get rid of embarrassing fieldhouse The idea that South Panola could have a new football fieldhouse is pretty exciting. In past years, the Tigers have been ranked nationally. During this time, the national news people picked the topic of looking at what those nationally-ranked teams’ field houses looked like. Needless to say, South…

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