Area News

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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ND knocking on 3-0 start; team faces former coach

ND knocking on 3-0 start;  team faces former coach By Will Dickins It is game day in Batesville. Tonight North Delta (2-0) looks to continue their winning ways against Lee Academy (1-1) under first year coach Mac Aldison. The game is at homeand set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. “This is our first district game…

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Community responds to flood victims’ needs

Community responds to flood victims’ needs By John Howell and Rita Howell A first shipment of goods donated for Houston flood victims left Heafner Motors yesterday for Texas. A second shipment will be picked up by Pipeliners of America on Saturday to be carried to Texas Harvey victims. Donations for the second shipment will be…

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Barefoot murder charge dropped

Barefoot murder charge dropped By John Howell and Rupert Howell Prosecutors have agreed to re-indict James Thomas Barefoot who was formerly indicted in the death of his wife, Jennifer Barefoot, in a bizarre shooting at Pope in August of 2016. He was also charged with conspiracy to kidnap Vicki Barefoot Holland and breaking into her…

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Sardis’ new mayor breaks tie, giving herself a raise

Sardis’ new mayor breaks tie, giving herself a raise By Rupert Howell Sardis Mayor Lula Palmer got to vote herself a raise Thursday when four of five aldermen present split their votes 2-2 in a recess meeting giving the mayor a rare opportunity a vote to break the tie. Palmer didn’t get what she asked…

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Tigers rematch Bulldogs in redo of 2012 championship game

Tigers rematch Bulldogs in redo of 2012 championship game By Brad Greer After getting past week one with a victory, the South Panola Tigers road show continues as they tangle with the Brandon Bulldogs tonight in a 7 p.m kickoff. South Panola, the No. 6 ranked team in the latest Clarion-Ledger Super 10 prep poll,…

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Ceremony dedicates Leonard Morris Memorial Highway

Ceremony dedicates Leonard Morris Memorial Highway By Rupert Howell Local and state officials joined family and friends of the late Leonard Morris Friday in a standing room only auditorium Friday to honor his memory with the unveiling of the sign marking Morris’ namesake memorial highway. Leonard Morris Highway is recognized as the portion of Highway…

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Investigation leads to largest meth bust

Investigation leads to largest meth bust By Rupert Howell Local law enforcement were involved last Sunday, Aug. 12 in what is thought to be the largest methamphetamine bust in Panola County ever, amounting to an approximate total of two pounds confiscated. Panola County SO Captain Gray Nickels confirmed a month-long investigation by multiple agencies lead…

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