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Early numbers released in Cutest Kid Calendar Contest

The Panolian Cutest Kid Calendar Contest Top Vote getters as of October 16 1-24 months                          25-48 months Reed Blair – 620                     Tatum Atchison – 560 Rosie Blair – 600                     Katie Beth Capwell – 340 Axl Taylor – 508                        Kylah Sanders – 60 Allie Capwell – 340                   Shay Shinaul – 8 Harlei Holliday – 244 Karson…

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Supervisors vote to widen and improve Panola Road

Supervisors vote to widen and improve Panola Road By Rupert Howell Supervisors voted Monday to purchase additional property on two sides of Panola (Red Hill) Road for improvements and widening Panola from Viney Creek to Curtis Road during Monday’s meeting in Batesville going into executive session to discuss details of the proposed acquisition. The county…

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Corrections

Correction In a photo caption in the Tuesday, September 12 edition of The Panolian, the name of Paul Smith was inadvertently omitted. Smith (above) constructed the wooden cross installed Monday in a small garden at the Panola County Courthouse in Batesville as a memorial to Deputy Joe Cosby. Correction: Wrong mayor named A news story…

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Financial moguls skate when caught defrauding clients

While disaster experts in Texas and Florida tally the cost of rebuilding and replacing after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the tally for damage from the seismic data breach at Equifax will be more difficult to assess. The theft of the vital personal financial information of almost every adult in the U.S. makes earlier data breaches…

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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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Relief is family project on Hwy 6

Relief is family project on Hwy 6 By John Howell Panola County entered its second week of collecting relief supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims with one of the more conspicuous collections points in the Fred’s parking lot on Highway 6 East. That’s where you see Bob Shepard’s daughters and their friends holding hand-lettered “Harvey Relief”…

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Direct Deposit brings bookkeeping challenge

Direct Deposit brings bookkeeping challenge By Rupert Howell City workers won’t be getting longevity pay in next year’s paychecks and some city employees will receive a couple of days’ pay less on their pay stubs for a month or so as the city comes into Federal Reserve compliance needed when issuing direct deposit payrolls. City…

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