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South Panola football documentary to air

By Myra Bean The storied past of South Panola football will be the first documentary aired by Bash Brothers Media out of Jackson in its “Between the Pines” series. The premiere is set for Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 on WMC (NBC) Channel 5. “The University of South Panola (USP)” trailer is located…

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City paying $16k for balcony replacement

Local attorney Gaines Baker was on the agenda again this week as the Batesville Mayor and Board of Aldermen considered quotes for the repair of the balcony removed from Baker’s building on the Downtown Square in 2016 during new sidewalk construction that was part of a city beautification project. The board opened quotes from Brocato…

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County schools show gains

The 2017-18 statewide Accountability Results were released by the Mississippi Department of Education this week, and both South Panola and North Panola School Districts improved a letter grade. South Panola High School has been a B school for the past year, but the district on a whole had a C ranking until this week. North…

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Sardis holding on to EO building..

Emergency Management Director Daniel Cole spoke to the Sardis Mayor and Board of Aldermen in a special called meeting Thursday morning. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean By Myra Bean The Town of Sardis Mayor and Board of Aldermen seemed a little skeptical of signing ownership of the Emergency Operations Center building in Sardis over…

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Contractor clearing land for upscale development

Twenty-two 5-acre mini-farms are for sale in Eest Batesville between Hwy. 6E and Brewer road. The tracts are listed for $62,500. Photo by Jeremy Weldon Local contractor Chris Brocato said this week he is trying to do something that has never been done in Batesville with his ambitious housing development at the corner of Mill…

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The Panolian ADvantage Distribution List

The Advantage free paper will no longer be delivered by mail in Panola County. The shopper paper will continue to be published and will be available free of charge at many stores and business locations in Sardis and Como. For the full list of where you can pick up The Advantage, see below. Copies will also be available at…

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­County nightclub denied, owner will appeal decision

  The Panola County Land Development Commission, by a vote of 7-2, denied a request by Fred Daugherty to reopen Rolling Hills Lodge at its regular meeting last week. Daugherty was seeking a special exemption to open the nightclub, which he owned and operated for more than 20 years until he shut the doors about…

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Go Jim Go

WREG-TV meteorologist Jim Jaggers made his annual “Go Jim Go” bicycle ride through Panola County Friday morning with stops at the Pope and Batesville Schools. The school district participated in the Coins 4 Kids program and Jaggers’ yearly fundraiser to raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Additional photos on page 2. Photo by Jeremy…

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North Panola Homecoming

  North Panala will celebrate 2018 with the theme: Disney: Do you believe in the Cougar Magic. North Panola Homecoming Court for Saturday’s game against Mitchell include (sitting, l. to r.) senior maids Darnessia Watson, Jakevia Goings, Amiracle Love, Malickia Harrell, Zankyria Harrell; (standing) junior maid Paige Ward, sophomore maid Trishanti Pettis, freshman maid Kirson…

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North Delta Homecoming

North Delta will host “Road Trip” for Homecoming 2018 Friday, Sept. 28. Members of the Homecoming Court which will be presented at halftime and the queen crowned from the senior maids. Senior maids include (front row, l. to r.) Taylor Barton, Kenzie Alexander, Erin Douglas, Caroline Parnell; (back row) freshman maids are Taylor Springs, Beckham…

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