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School taxes will decrease

School taxes will decrease By Jeremy Weldon Panola County taxpayers will fund the building of a new football fieldhouse and an indoor training facility rivaling those at Division 1 colleges, and make a few other school district property upgrades with the proceeds from the sale of $3 million in tax notes. Servicing the debt created…

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School closing one day earlier

School closing one day earlier The emergency closing for Jan. 19 was forgiven by the South Panola School District Board of Trustees on May 15, making the last day for students May 25, and the last day for teachers May 29, leaving the total number of student days for the 2017-18 school year at 179,…

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Enid Lake bridge closure

VICKSBURG, MISS… As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is closing the Enid Lake access bridge on Pope Road adjacent to the visitor center and fish hatchery off Interstate 55.  The bridge is closed until further notice. All Enid Lake boat ramps and camp grounds are open.  Motorists visiting Enid…

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Panolian back to full strength after email/phone outages

The Panolian is pleased to announce all emails, website and phones are back to full strength after outages Sunday and Monday. The Panolian is in a transition stage with our email and website which caused the shutout. We apologize for this inconvenience and that you could not reach us. Our emails are the still same.

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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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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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MDOT to hold Annual Equipment Operators Roadeo April 5 in Batesville

MDOT to hold Annual Equipment Operators Roadeo April 5 in Batesville WHO:               The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). WHAT:             The 2017 MDOT Equipment Operators Roadeo season continues on April 5 in Batesville with the District 2 Roadeo. Roadeos showcase MDOT’s skilled, competent maintenance workforce with the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from experience working…

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SP games cancelled for today

All South Panola School District athletic games/matches have been cancelled today (April 3) due to the threat of severe weather in the area. Make-up dates will be announced once finalized.

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Deputy under investigation

Deputy under investigation By Jeremy Weldon The Mississippi Attorney General’s office declined comment Monday when questioned about news reports of a possible rape by a deputy of the Panola County Sheriff’s Department. The story surfaced late Friday (March 9) when a Memphis television station reported the deputy had been on administrative leave for several weeks…

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Private road rendered unusable

Private road rendered unusable By Myra Bean The Panola County Board of Supervisors started its Monday meeting on a high note recognizing Robert “Buck” Hamilton with a service award. Board president Cole Flint presented the 87-year-old with the plaque. Hamilton was first hired by the county in 1965 when he worked for DeBowen Wilson in…

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