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Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise By Ashley Crutcher It’s been almost ten years since the Como Mamas were “discovered” by record producer Michael Riley, starting them on an incredible journey to share something so beautiful and close to their hearts, the word of God. Next week, their third gospel album will be released. The three sisters, Ester Mae…

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Judges absent; defendants pleaded guilty or sought trial

Judges absent; defendants pleaded guilty or sought trial By Ashley Crutcher Batesville Municipal Court was without a judge Wednesday as both judges, Bill McKenzie and Jay Westfaul, were unavailable. Defendants either entered a guilty plea or had a trial date set for their case to be heard as court clerk Rene Hubbard handled those arrangements.…

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Tourism tax can go toward library repair

Tourism tax can go toward library repair By John Howell Como librarian Alice Pierotti made a request for the town’s board of mayor and aldermen to consider a new roof for the library building paid from tourism tax funds. “We sort of act as the chamber of commerce for the town, so it’s just asking…

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Lady Tigers soccer gets first win of season

Lady Tigers soccer gets first win of season By Brad Greer Sidney Medina’s first half goal propeled the South Panola Lady Tiger soccer team to their first victory in two years with a 1-0 win over Independence Saturday afternoon. The Lady Tigers later fell to Strayhorn 3-0 in a rescheduled match from November 28th. The…

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SOUTH PANOLA SCHOOLS CLOSED

From Jeff Eubanks @ SP School District: All South Panola School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 6, due to the possibility of dangerous road conditions associated with inclement weather in the area.

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Obituaries

Obituaries Charles Lamar Barnett Charles Lamar Barnett, Sr., age 89, passed away Sunday morning, December 4, 2016, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. Mr. Barnett was the widower of Dolores W. “Dr. B” Barnett. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 8, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church near Batesville.Reverend Wes Sherman will officiate…

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Woods returns as SP coach

Woods returns as SP coach By Myra Bean and Jeff Eubanks Ricky Woods is “former” coach no more. Thursday, Woods agreed to return to South Panola as head football, pending South Panola board approval. “It has been on my mind all the time,” Woods said in a Thursday morning telephone interview. Word spread late Wednesday…

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Upcoming play to focus on serious issues, benefit Safe Shelter

Upcoming play to focus on serious issues, benefit Safe Shelter By Rupert Howell A stage play, “These 4 Walls,” that focuses on domestic violence, wasted teen talent, parental neglect, drug abuse and attempted rape, will be presented at Batesville Civic Center Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. The production is being sponsored by Batesville Safe…

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ND ladies claim 1-3A District Championship

ND ladies claim 1-3A District Championship By Myra Bean The North Delta Lady Green Wave will travel to Columbus tomorrow for North State action after defeating Marshall Academy 8-3 Monday to go undefeated in the district and claim the 1-AAA District Championship for the third straight year. The Lady Green Wave (14-6 overall, 9-0 district)…

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