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North Delta rolls over Macon Road

North Delta rolls over Macon Road Will Dickins North Delta traveled to Macon Road Baptist Friday night looking to end the night 5-0 on the season. They succeeded in that by beating the Kingsmen 36-6 after Macon Road forfeited with 6:27 left in the game. When strolling on to the campus of Macon Road Baptist,…

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County: ‘no tax increase’

County: ‘no tax increase’ By Rupert Howell Panola County supervisors expect no noticeable changes to the county’s portion of property taxes for the coming year following last week’s approval of the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget that needs to raise $13,746,426 in ad valorem taxes for the $37,319,115 total revenue needed. Board members approved that budget…

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Alums, friends celebrate school’s significance

Alums, friends celebrate school’s significance By John Howell Weekend events in Batesville celebrating the placement of an historic marker at the site of the Macedonia Rosenwald School brought reunions among old friends and classmates, memories from the 20th Century and a unique community learning and cultural opportunity. The marker was unveiled Friday afternoon at the…

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A big hunk o’ love

Virginia Murphree (left) pieced the quilt designed and embroidered by Patsy Maxey (right) in a tribute to Elvis Presley, straight from Patsy’s heart. The Panolian photos by Rita Howell By Rita Howell With her own passion for everything Elvis, and with help from her fellow Teasdale Quilters, Patsy Maxey has created a striking quilt that…

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Moving on… but not leaving friends behind

By Peggy Walker It’s time for a change.  Seasons change, months change, weather changes, time changes, people change and circumstances change. And DW and I are about to make a big change.  It probably won’t come as a surprise to you, you may have even heard.  We’re moving to Jackson, Tenn.! It’s a good change…

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McLarty named Sardis Police Chief

By Rupert Howell Steve McLarty was named Sardis Police Chief Tuesday after serving as interim in that position since July when a new administration took over and rehired all employees but the Police Chief and Assistant Chief. McLarty was later named interim chief and pledged to police the town in accordance to the board’s wishes…

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City board reluctantly suspends longevity pay increase

By Rupert Howell Batesville is budgeting $1.2 million less or  6.5 percent in revenue for the coming fiscal year in the amount of $17,380,924 and will seek an eight percent increase in Ad Valorem taxes or property taxes to make it work following Tuesday morning’s approval of the budget. The board of mayor and aldermen…

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Two face charges in kidnap of woman

Kedrick Kevon Norwood (left) and Charles Roger Prince were arrested for kidnapping and rape of an Oxford woman.   By Rupert Howell Two Panola County men have been charged with kidnapping and rape of an Ole Miss student who was reported missing and located by local sheriff deputies Sunday night. District Attorney John Champion said…

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SP Tigers in for another big rival game against MUS

Quin Bradford carried the ball for South Panola against Greenville last week. The Panolian photo by Andy Young By Brad Greer Fresh off a 19-14 win over Clarksdale last Friday, the South Panola Tigers look to ride the momentum of a modest two-game winning streak as they host the always tough Memphis University School Owls…

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