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Cutest Kid Contest Calendar 2019

Cutest-Kid-web-promo2 It’s that time again. The Panolian is preparing for its 2019 Cutest Kid Calendar. Children ages newborn to 48 months (as of Dec. 31, 2018) are eligible to be included. See attached form to enter you child(ren) at no charge. Parent or guardian must sign waiver. Children 1 year and older require copy of…

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Sheriff: Deputy Smith working burglaries

Darby says investigator will halt Hwy. 35 S. break-ins By Jeremy Weldon Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby said this week that Investigator Terry Smith has been assigned to work full-time on solving a rash of burglaries in the southern portion of the county between Hwys. 35 and 51. Darby said in the past month there…

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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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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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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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Juneteenth enjoyed for its history, meaning

The ladies showing their Juneteenth support are ( left-right) North Panola School Board member Verna LaSha Hunter, Miss. Dist. 11 Rep. Lataisha Jackson, and Panola County Dist. Two Supervisor Vernice Avant. Other photos by Donna Taylor for Juneteenth are located under the photos link. By Donna Kaye Taylor Columnist All my adult life, I have…

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Climate controlled storage needed for documents per state Archive Dept.

By Jeremy Weldon The Panola County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to use two buildings the county owns on Hwy. 35 South for storage of files and other paperwork that has accumulated from offices of the Chancery and Circuit clerks. The buildings currently house the Panola County Task Force, but that department doesn’t need all…

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Area counties joining opioid litigation; Panola studying options

By Jeremy Weldon The Panola County Board of Supervisors will soon hear options for joining one of many class action lawsuits currently being built and filed by various groups of attorneys and law firms seeking to sue the makers and distributors of prescription opioids. Board attorney Gaines Baker said last week he will begin informing…

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South Panola school registration dates

Parents/guardians may register their child for the 2018-19 school year at the school the student will attend at the dates below from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. School grades and addresses are listed below. Anyone who is unable to register their child during the dates below, may do so anytime throughout the summer, but office…

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