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BPD arrests teen on kidnapping charge

BPD arrests teen on kidnapping charge By John Howell Batesville police charged a man arrested at Springfest Friday night with kidnapping after an 18-year-old victim signed an affidavit against him. Kwincy Quarles, 19, was charged with kidnapping and simple assault after his victim contacted a BPD officer on the Public Square. The victim told BPD…

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Woman’s Club celebrates 80th birthday Wednesday

Woman’s Club celebrates 80th birthday Wednesday Batesville Woman’s Club is turning 80 and members will celebrate Wednesday by serving cake at the Downtown Memorial Park beginning at 2 p.m. The civic club was organized in May, 1937. “Please come by, have some cake, and help us celebrate our anniversary,” said Jackie Sergi, club president.

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SP third graders beat state average

SP third graders beat state average By Rupert Howell South Panola School District’s 3rd graders scored above the state average on the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment (gateway reading test). Statewide, 92 percent of 3rd graders passed the test. The initial pass rates for the previous two school years was 85 percent in 2014-15 and 87…

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2017 Batesville SpringFest

Batesville’s downtown square was buzzing this past weekend during the 2017 SpringFest where individuals from all over came to gather in the fun whether it was riding rides, running the 5k or enjoying the music. The Panolian Photos by Glennie Pou.

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Panolian launches online Sports Roundtable

Panolian launches online Sports Roundtable Commentary By Myra Bean I am proud to announce The Panolian sports department has launched the Sports Roundtable. The online only videos can be seen at www.panolian.com and on various Facebook faces. Brad Greer, De’Issac “Ike”  House and I tackle up-to-date issues dealing with what is happening in the sports…

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Civil rights organization leader questions teen’s murder charge

Civil rights organization leader questions teen’s murder charge By Rupert Howell Wendol Lee who is who is president of Operation Help, a civil rights organization, according to his business card,  said Tuesday that 17-year-old Kabrja Kearriel Wortham, charged with murder in the death of Laterick Dunlap in Sardis last week, was acting in self defense.…

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Tree cutting accident claims Tommy Camp

Tree cutting accident claims Tommy Camp Thomas Lynn Camp, 56, 685 Lake Susie Road, Batesville, died Wednesday when a tree he was removing from Highway 51 right-of-way “kicked back,” Deputy Panola County Coroner Jeffrey Bean said. Camp, owner of TC’s Tree Service, was working as a contractor with the Mississippi Department of Transportation south of…

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