Panola People

Love Joy Cemetery Monument Dedication

Love Joy Cemetery Monument Dedication By Ashley Crutcher Love Joy Church in the southeastern corner of Panola County has sat alongside a cemetery without an official name since the church was established in 1884. But that has all changed after a monument was placed naming the cemetery “The Love Joy Cemetery.” The stone was dedicated…

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Columnist shares Zach’s b-day wishes with 15,000 friends

Columnist shares Zach’s b-day wishes with 15,000 friends Happy birthday Zachary, today is your day! It’s not every day that your mother’s weekly article comes out on your birthday. And when most family and friends post their birthday sentiments on FaceBook your mother gets to post hers in The Panolian for all 15,000 of her…

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Poppy Cat shows way to mothering from the heart

Poppy Cat shows way to mothering from the heart I have this kitty named Poppy.  She’s been with us almost 2 years now. It was late one August afternoon in 2015 when I first heard her meowing.  I followed the sound until I found her.  I fed her and of course she stayed close by. …

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Karr receives top honor for environmental protection work

Karr receives top honor for environmental protection work David Karr of Batesville was honored by the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operator’s Association on April 20 with the Howard K. Williford Special Service Award, the association’s top honor, presented each year to a member who displays “outstanding dedication to the Association.” Tim Rogers presented the…

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Young leaders in training give hope for future

Young leaders in training give hope for future There’s nothing more encouraging than to hear, or read about, young people demonstrating success in academics, sports, community service, art, music, technology, achieving personal goals and leadership. I applaud The Panolian for every week highlighting young people who are doing just that right here in our community…

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Why French musicians are chasing the Mississippi blues

Why French musicians are chasing the Mississippi blues By Karen Ott Mayer For one group of French musicians, playing music isn’t just the end goal. Rather, their pursuit of creating music is intricately tied to a working philosophy that continually drives rich sensibilities about people, places and culture. And lately, right here in Mississippi. But…

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‘V’ is for ‘vegetable’ and you can bet Mack will remember

‘V’ is for ‘vegetable’ and you can bet Mack will remember Last week was “V” week in Mack’s 3-K class.  Pretty much every week since school started the three year olds have studied a letter of the alphabet.    And usually on Friday each child gets to bring something that starts with the letter of the…

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Compliments to Chef, Mr. Cobb and to Caesar

Compliments to Chef, Mr. Cobb and to Caesar For some reason I distinctly remember my first favorite chef salad.  When I was a student at Freed-Hardeman University (college, then) occasionally my roommate and I would find a way to go out for supper.  Neither of us had a car but some of our friends did…

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It’s a good day to plant garden, or go fishing

It’s a good day to plant garden, or go fishing It’s Friday, April 14, and not just any Friday, it’s Good Friday! It’s a good Friday to learn why it’s called Good Friday.  Easter Sunday is considered to be the day of Jesus’ resurrection; therefore, the Friday before Easter Sunday would be the day of…

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