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Flu epidemic hits Panola County hard

Flu epidemic hits Panola County hard By Myra Bean Along with the rest of the state, Panola County has been hit hard by the flu and strep throat epidemic. The Panolian staff took to the phones and streets to find out from medical personnel how this strain has affected job and school attendance since before…

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MLK 50th Commemoration to be celebrated this weekend

MLK 50th Commemoration to be celebrated this weekend “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration acknowledging 50 years of his voice, his vision and his virtue” is the theme for this year’s commemoration services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The South Panola Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs, along with the Sardis District pastors and ministers division…

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Land Commission says “no” to Rolling Hills

Land Commission says “no” to Rolling Hills By Myra Bean The Panola County Land Commission met Monday night to conduct a public hearing on whether to allow Robert Ruby to reopen the Rolling Hill Bar and Grill in Sardis. His application was met in force by members of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church which sits…

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ND girls dominate Lee while boys flounder

ND girls dominate Lee while boys flounder By Myra Bean & Brad Greer The North Delta varsity Lady Green Wave remain in domination role as they smashed Lee Fillies of Clarksdale 68-46 in district action Thursday night. The varsity boys on the other hand got smacked around by Lee to the tune of 71-38. Lee…

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Juneteenth board announced

Juneteenth board announced By Myra Bean Melissa Nelson of Batesville presented and got approved a measure to host Juneteeth for the first time ever in Downtown Sardis, Saturday, June 9, 12 to 4 p.m. The event has been an Oxford annual event for over 10 years. Juneteenth is the oldest African American holiday celebrating freedom…

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Deputy struck during I-55 pursuit which came through Batesville

Deputy struck during I-55 pursuit which came through Batesville By David Howell North Mississippi Herald Editor OAKLAND – A 52-mile police pursuit on I-55 that started in Desoto County ended with a multi-car pileup at the Oakland exit Saturday night after a high-speed trip through Tate and Panola counties. One person was injured in the…

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PC Supervisors open engineering bids and encounter flooding problems

PC Supervisors open engineering bids and encounter flooding problems By Myra Bean The Panola County Board of Supervisors listened to a variety of issues which came before them Monday morning in Batesville. The board opened bids for the Airport Engineering Consultants. There were four: Tice Engineering, Inc., Neel-Schaffer, Garber, and Engineering Solutions, Inc.. Since the…

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NP boys slam SP; SP girls edge NP in tournament

NP boys slam SP; SP girls edge NP in tournament By Ike House North Panola has had a busy schedule including participating in a tournament at South Panola for domestic abuse. There were eight other teams there including Independence Lady Wildcats, Holly Springs Hawks and Olive Branch Lady Conquistadores. Their opponents were South Panola and…

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Cole reports cut in MEMA-funded program

Cole reports cut in MEMA-funded program By Rupert Howell During the brief first meeting of Panola Supervisors Monday in Sardis, Emergency Management Director Daniel Cole advised the county board of a proposed decrease in Emergency Management Performance Grant funding, stating the $7,100 cut could mean the county is spending more than it is getting back.…

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Como police capture suspects

Como police capture suspects By John Howell Two suspects in a fatal Coldwater shooting were apprehended in Como Monday night. Officers arrested Kent Steve Cole and a 16-year-old juvenile at a home in Como after Coldwater’s assistant police chief contacted Como Police Chief Earl Burdette about 5:20 p.m. and identified them as suspects in the…

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