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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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US Senator Cochran announces retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today announced his intention to resign from the U.S. Senate effective April 1, 2018. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge.  I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through…

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Panolian delayed until Wednesday

           In what has become one of the most frustrating press days in memory, delivery of Tuesday’s edition of The Panolian will be delayed until Wednesday.      The problem stems from an Internet/server problem that has demonstrated the complexity of the Gordian knot and remains unresolved as of this writing. We hope to start delivering Tuesday’s…

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Howells announce sale of The Panolian

An agreement has been reached in principle for sale of operating assets and real estate of The Panolian by its owners John and Rupert Howell. The sale is expected to close effective January l, 2018. The buyer will be Batesville Newsmedia, LLC (BNL), a subsidiary of Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL)…

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Gas Mart West robbery

  The Gas Mart West in Batesville was robbed early Saturday morning, October 21. The video camera caught the robbery and the suspect in the act. If you know who this is, you are asked to call the Batesville Police Department at (662) 563-5653.

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Cutest Kid Contest Final Update

            The Panolian Cutest Kid Calendar Contest Top Vote getters as of October 24 FINAL UPDATE 1-24 months Reed Blair – 1240 Rosie Blair – 1240 Billy Derl Morrow – 906 Harper Carson – 880 Riley-Kate Durham – 720 Ella Rose Beard – 692 Weston Bolen – 544 Axl Taylor…

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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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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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