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Tigers fighting for playoff positions

Tigers fighting for playoff positions By Brad Greer With three weeks remaining in the regular season, the Region 1-6A race to the secure a playoff spot begins to heat up tonight as teams start jockeying for position. One game of interest will take place in Southaven as the Chargers of Southaven hosts South Panola in…

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DA will retry Tellis after Pike jury was deadlocked

DA will retry Tellis after Pike jury was deadlocked By John Howell District Attorney John Champion said that Quinton Tellis will be retried when the prosecution has had a chance to catch its breath after Pike County jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision about his guilt or innocence. In a case that attracted…

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School rankings improve

School rankings improve By Rupert Howell South Panola School District raised its “D” rating to a “C” with three of six schools leaping from “D” to “B” ratings, two moving from “D” to “C” ratings and one remaining at “C.” Last year’s overall “D” rating was a gut punch to the administrators and teachers alike…

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Early numbers released in Cutest Kid Calendar Contest

The Panolian Cutest Kid Calendar Contest Top Vote getters as of October 16 1-24 months                          25-48 months Reed Blair – 620                     Tatum Atchison – 560 Rosie Blair – 600                     Katie Beth Capwell – 340 Axl Taylor – 508                        Kylah Sanders – 60 Allie Capwell – 340                   Shay Shinaul – 8 Harlei Holliday – 244 Karson…

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NP remains undefeated in shutout of Holly Springs

NP remains undefeated in shutout of Holly Springs By Ike House North Panola continues its quest for perfection as they add another “W” to the win column. The road to 8-0 was continued with the Cougars (8-0 overall, 3-0 district) rolling over Holly Springs Friday 57-0. The game began with the Cougars defense making a…

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Partnership Fall Forum is Thursday

Partnership Fall Forum is Thursday By Rita Howell The Panola Partnership’s Fall Forum on Thursday at the Batesville Civic Center will focus on workforce education, with opportunities for Partnership members to hear from experts from Northwest Community College and the State Workforce Development Board in the morning sessions. The day will also include a luncheon…

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Sunday shooting blamed on domestic dispute

Sunday shooting blamed on domestic dispute By Rupert Howell A shooting victim remains in the Regional One Trauma Center in Memphis following what Batesville Police Assistant Chief Kerry Pittman described as a domestic issue between family members Sunday afternoon on Patton Lane. No names were released by the Police Department. Batesville Police officers responded en…

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Jury unable to reach verdict; mistrial declared

Jury unable to reach verdict; mistrial declared By John Howell After a six-day trial and nine hours of deliberation, and after several confusing attempts to declare their decision to Judge Gerald Chatham Monday afternoon, the jury in the Quinton Tellis murder trial was unable to agree on a verdict. The judge thanked the jury, who…

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