Area Featured Stories

C-Store proposed for Como

Jody Thind presented his plan for a C-Store at I-55 in Como. By Myra Bean The Como Town Board of Aldermen meeting was moving along pretty smoothly and routinely Tuesday night until Jody Thind made his announcement. Thind is the owner of 24-Hour Tanker out of Pearl and also numerous C-Stores in the state. He…

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1 dead, 3 hurt in Batesville shootings

By Jeremy Weldon Police continue to investigate a string of shootings in southwest Batesville during the past week that have left one person dead, another in serious condition in a Memphis hospital, and at least two others with gunshot wounds. George Douglas Mister III, 23, died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head while…

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Father/son Fishing

  Mac Manning shows off his catch with his dad Bill Manning at the Caravan’s fish pond in Enid. Hosanna Family Worship Center hosted the father/son fishing day last weekend with many father/son duos attending, including step-fathers, fathers-in-law, and church fathers. A good time was had by all. Photo submitted by Hillari Cobb

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June 1 storm not disaster grade

  By Jeremy Weldon The June 1 thunderstorm and heavy rainfall that damaged more than 30 homes and businesses in Panola County did not produce enough monetary loss to qualify for state or federal relief supervisors learned Monday. Daniel Cole reported that while 28 homes and six businesses were damaged by either fallen trees, straight…

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National Garden Week

National Garden Week was celebrated by the Batesville Garden Club at Batesville’s Square Market on June 6. Gardening educational materials, recycling information and plants were given away to encourage others to nurture the beauty and resources of the earth. Pictured are (from left) Pat Ross, Linda Holland (Garden Club president), Becky Meacham, Rhonda Amis, and…

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Climate controlled storage needed for documents per state Archive Dept.

By Jeremy Weldon The Panola County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to use two buildings the county owns on Hwy. 35 South for storage of files and other paperwork that has accumulated from offices of the Chancery and Circuit clerks. The buildings currently house the Panola County Task Force, but that department doesn’t need all…

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Area counties joining opioid litigation; Panola studying options

By Jeremy Weldon The Panola County Board of Supervisors will soon hear options for joining one of many class action lawsuits currently being built and filed by various groups of attorneys and law firms seeking to sue the makers and distributors of prescription opioids. Board attorney Gaines Baker said last week he will begin informing…

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South Panola school registration dates

Parents/guardians may register their child for the 2018-19 school year at the school the student will attend at the dates below from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. School grades and addresses are listed below. Anyone who is unable to register their child during the dates below, may do so anytime throughout the summer, but office…

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SP online adult education program marks first year

South Panola educators Josie Mathis (left) and Mary Catherine Toliver helped celebrate the one year anniversary of the online adult education program offered by the school system.                                                        …

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Library Summer Reading Program kicks off

Last Friday, Batesville Public Library held its sign up for the summer reading program, Rock Out! Youth Specialist Amanda Tutor (left) helps new signee Destinee Henderson to pick out a free book. More photos can be found in the photo gallery under the photos link. The Panolian photos by Myra Bean

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