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County office using state law for private properties

County office using state law for private properties The Panola County Board of Supervisors, through its Land Development Office, has taken another step in its efforts to clean up the county Chad Meek, who heads the Land Development office, last week oversaw the demolition of a dilapidated house on Sardis Lake Drive – the first…

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Local anglers fishing for third crappie championship

Local anglers fishing for third crappie championship By Myra Bean Panola County fishermen Jeremy Aldridge and Clint Egbert are just 1.94 points away from first place in the Magnolia Crappie Club Angler of the Year Points race. With two tournaments left to fish in the season, the pair is hoping to take the lead and…

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BPD needs helping finding thief

The Batesville Police Department needs the help of the public to find this man. The suspect in the photo has gained debit card information from two different debit cards. He got out of a black car as a passenger and walked up to the ATM at Renasant Bank and made large withdrawals from the two…

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YMCA program started

YMCA program started By Myra Bean The YMCA, or a variation, has finally come to Batesville. Ytalia Shaw, a South Panola graduate, is in charge of the local free teen after school program for ages 12 to 18 as the primary youth coach. The program has gotten off to a slow start. At first eight…

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Como aldermen hear distraught mother

Como aldermen hear distraught mother By Ashley Crutcher “I have nothing left of my son but an obituary. He won’t come to my door again,” said Madra Davis during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Como Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Davis requested the resignation of two Como officers. “They did not close the scene, evidence…

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South Panola to hold Track and Field Day

ZaTylan Reeves, Jaden Webster, and Jemarion Tunson ran in last year’s Track and Field Day.   The 2018 South Panola track and field day will be held today at the South Panola track. Rain date is Friday, April 20. Excitement will fill the air as the athletes parade onto the field. Tim Wilder, Superintendent, will…

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Sardis board calls tourism special meeting

Sardis board calls tourism special meeting Sardis Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Price called a special meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for Monday afternoon to discuss the potential hiring of a tourism project manager for the city. Also scheduled to meet about noon on Monday were the three members of the Panola Partnership’s…

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Local vendors to showcase wares at Sardis AprilFest

Local vendors to showcase wares at Sardis AprilFest By Myra Bean The Sardis AprilFest will draw people from various locations Saturday to the Sardis downtown area. The good thing about festivals like this are the opportunities local vendors are presented to showcase their wares. One of those vendors is Blings and Things. Frank and Joanne…

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Supervisors balk at Judge’s appointment

Supervisors balk at Judge’s appointment A rather mundane meeting of the Panola County Board of Supervisors Monday was highlighted by the board’s apparent opposition of an appointment by Circuit Court Judge Jimmy McClure to fill a public defender position in the county. Most counties in Mississippi have at least two public defenders who are appointed…

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Police, fire upgrading radios

Police, fire upgrading radios The Batesville Mayor and Board of Aldermen handled a variety of matters in its regular meeting Tuesday, including final approval for a new radio system for the police and fire departments. The board had last month agreed to the purchase proposed by Police Chief Jimmy McCloud and Fire Chief Tim Taylor,…

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