Area News

Hwy. 6 wreck claims student’s life

A one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 6 W Saturday night claimed the life of a Panola County man, authorities said this week. Jacob David Ray, 18, died from his injuries after wrecking near Wade, Inc. Ray, a 2018 graduate of North Delta School, was enrolled at Northwest Community College in a pre-engineering curriculum at the time…

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Trucking industry struggling with bridges

By Adam Ganucheau Mississippi Today A new state law further complicates the labyrinth large haul truck drivers must navigate while traveling rural Mississippi — a move that key business leaders say harms commerce in the state. The law, which went into effect on July 1, changed how heavy trucks are weighed, forcing the Department of…

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Cutest Kid Contest Calendar 2019

Cutest-Kid-web-promo2 It’s that time again. The Panolian is preparing for its 2019 Cutest Kid Calendar. Children ages newborn to 48 months (as of Dec. 31, 2018) are eligible to be included. See attached form to enter you child(ren) at no charge. Parent or guardian must sign waiver. Children 1 year and older require copy of…

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Time to vote in Pet Contest

These beautiful pets need your vote to win The Panolian’s annual Cutest Pet Contest. All proceeds go to help the Panola County Humane Society.   Just 25 cents per vote.

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Pet Contest deadline today

The Panolian is sponsoring its annual Cutest Pet Contest. Deadline is today at 3 p.m. for entries. If there are not enough entries, deadline will b extended until Wednesday, July 11 at noon. This contest is for any pet the owner deems cute. There is no charge to enter. Just bring by The Panolian or…

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City board considers prayer walk request

By Jeremy Weldon In its regular meeting Tuesday, Batesville’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen heard from Shaniya Moore, who asked board members to allow her to organize and hold a Prayer Walk from Patton Lane to the Square gazebo for Saturday, July 28. The young lady told the board she is concerned about her city.…

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Shooting, break-in reported during holiday

By Jeremy Weldon The City of Batesville enjoyed a relatively peaceful July 4th holiday with only two serious offenses reported by the Police Department. Assistant chief Kerry Pittman said police received a call concerning shots fired from a moving vehicle Tuesday evening on Martin Luther King Dr., and an officer passed a speeding car matching…

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Old Panola Road to be closed for improvements

Old Panola Road will be closed for improvements beginning Monday, July 16, the Panola County Board of Supervisors learned this week. Engineer Stephen Gray told the board the high-traffic road will be closed from Curtis Rd. to Viney Creek Rd., while the work is being complete. Elliot & Britt Engineering has handled the State Aid…

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Panola native heads state association

By Jeremy Weldon Sardis native Walter Armstrong, now serving as police chief in Natchez, was recently named as the 39th president of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police at a conference in Biloxi. Armstrong is a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, spending 25 years with the Highway Patrol before accepting chief of police positions…

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Citizens ask supes to fight for librarian

By Jeremy Weldon SARDIS – A group of concerned citizens, mostly from Como, appeared before the Panola County Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Monday, asking the board to intervene in the proceedings of the First Regional Library system, particularly in the matter of the recent firing of Alice Pierotti from the Como library.…

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