Area Featured Stories

Citizens ask supes to fight for librarian

By Jeremy Weldon SARDIS – A group of concerned citizens, mostly from Como, appeared before the Panola County Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Monday, asking the board to intervene in the proceedings of the First Regional Library system, particularly in the matter of the recent firing of Alice Pierotti from the Como library.…

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Law enforcement ready for the holiday

By Jeremy Weldon State and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force during the Fourth of July holiday enforcing speed limits, watching for distracted drivers, and trying to keep drunk motorists off roads and highways. The extra patrol effort began at midnight Monday and will last through midnight Wednesday. During 2017, the Highway…

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Pop-Up Choir makes debut, more planned

Various community members showed up to sing at the first ever Como Pop-Up. The Panolian photo by Glennie Pou Pop-Up Choir makes debut, more planned In honor of Como community superstars Ernestine Bridgeforth and Martha Frances Garrison, and sponsored by Ole Miss’s McClean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, locals and visitors came together…

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Runoff election Tuesday

Panola County voters will participate in the Democrat primary on Tuesday (June 26). The only contest on the ballot is for U.S. Senate where David Baria and Howard Sherman are competing with the winner advancing to the November general election where he will face the incumbent Republican Sen. Roger Wicker. Tuesday’s runoff is expected to…

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Aldermen discuss rental property

By Jeremy Weldon Several landlords and rental property owners and managers attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Batesville Mayor and Board of Aldermen hoping to learn more about the city’s plans to regulate the rental business and tighten building codes governing that type of housing. Alderman Stan Harrison, who has led the charge to clean up…

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C-Store proposed for Como

Jody Thind presented his plan for a C-Store at I-55 in Como. By Myra Bean The Como Town Board of Aldermen meeting was moving along pretty smoothly and routinely Tuesday night until Jody Thind made his announcement. Thind is the owner of 24-Hour Tanker out of Pearl and also numerous C-Stores in the state. He…

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1 dead, 3 hurt in Batesville shootings

By Jeremy Weldon Police continue to investigate a string of shootings in southwest Batesville during the past week that have left one person dead, another in serious condition in a Memphis hospital, and at least two others with gunshot wounds. George Douglas Mister III, 23, died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head while…

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Father/son Fishing

  Mac Manning shows off his catch with his dad Bill Manning at the Caravan’s fish pond in Enid. Hosanna Family Worship Center hosted the father/son fishing day last weekend with many father/son duos attending, including step-fathers, fathers-in-law, and church fathers. A good time was had by all. Photo submitted by Hillari Cobb

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June 1 storm not disaster grade

  By Jeremy Weldon The June 1 thunderstorm and heavy rainfall that damaged more than 30 homes and businesses in Panola County did not produce enough monetary loss to qualify for state or federal relief supervisors learned Monday. Daniel Cole reported that while 28 homes and six businesses were damaged by either fallen trees, straight…

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National Garden Week

National Garden Week was celebrated by the Batesville Garden Club at Batesville’s Square Market on June 6. Gardening educational materials, recycling information and plants were given away to encourage others to nurture the beauty and resources of the earth. Pictured are (from left) Pat Ross, Linda Holland (Garden Club president), Becky Meacham, Rhonda Amis, and…

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