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DESI, Inc. to take over Job Corps

DESI, Inc. to take over Job Corps By John Howell DESI, Inc. — Dynamic Education System, Inc. — will begin transition take over operation of the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center (FHJCC) on August 1, a center spokesman announced today. DESI will take over operations September 1. FHJCC Business/Community Liaison Roger Givens that the Department of…

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BPD reports theft of two SP ATV’s

BPD reports theft of two SP ATV’s By Rupert Howell Batesville Police Department is looking for information concerning the July 8 BB gun shooting where one person was hit in the leg and five windows were shot out at a residence on Harmon Circle. In a more recent incident, three juveniles were arrested in connection…

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‘Corridor’ planning continues

‘Corridor’ planning continues By John Howell Batesville’s mayor and aldermen will meet with city planning commission members Monday, August 14 to move forward with the Panola County’s efforts to work with Lafayette County on development of the Highway 6 corridor between Batesville and Oxford. The August 14 city meeting will follow a July 14 joint…

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Trustees hope investment pays off in better scores

Trustees hope investment pays off in better scores By Rupert Howell Standardized test scores for South Panola must have improved over the previous year, but South Panola Superintendent Tim Wilder was mum and would not be specific at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the district’s board of trustees. The subject arose as Financial Director David Rubenstein…

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Batesville actor has part in ‘Girls Trip’

Batesville actor has part in ‘Girls Trip’ By John Howell Girls Trip, the Universal picture opening today about four college friends who travel to the New Orleans renew sisterhoods during the annual Essence Festival, includes a Batesville native who recalls first acting in a South Panola High School Leadership Class performing skits to mentor to…

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Como mayor, aldermen rehire most employees and contracted services

Como mayor, aldermen rehire most  employees and contracted services By John Howell Como elected officials rehired all town employees except the court clerk during executive session during its July 11 meeting. The executive session followed the open portion of the meeting, the first of the new fiscal year and new administration. Rehired employees include City…

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Sardis City clerk hired, employee roster nears completion

Sardis City clerk hired, employee roster nears completion By Rupert Howell With a recommendation from the Mayor Lula Palmer, Sardis Aldermen voted unanimously to promote Assistant Town Clerk Jeannie Davis to Town Clerk during a recess meeting Tuesday afternoon. Davis had held the position in interim since the first meeting of the month and had…

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Harris does not want Sardis Police Chief job

By Rupert Howell Thanks, but no thanks. Eric “Buck” Harris will not be the new Sardis Police Chief but he wants to help to the extent he can until they find one. That issue was taken up in a special called meeting Thursday afternoon when aldermen voted to hire officer Steve McClarty as interim chief.…

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New principal hired at Batesville Middle

New principal hired at Batesville Middle By Rupert Howell South Panola School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Chad Lindamood as Batesville Middle School Principal during a called meeting on Wednesday (July 12). Lindamood will begin his role as principal immediately. With 11 years in the education field, Lindamood has served in a…

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