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Cougars earn big win over Lafayette

Cougars earn big win over Lafayette By Myra Bean It took North Panola a while but after 30 years the Cougars (3-0) defeated the defending 4A State Champion Lafayette Commodores (0-3) 34-21 Friday night. In non-conference action, the Cougars traveled to Oxford and made a statement with an exclamation point. “That was a very good…

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Cougars get big win on back of Jefferson

Cougars get big win on back of Jefferson By Ike House North Panola starts their season 2-0 and had to battle Rosa Fort to do it. They had a rough game on their hands but they pulled out a 20-13 win over their big rival. The first two drives for both teams were stalled by…

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JP Hudson closes out season

JP Hudson closes out season By Brad Greer As the final week of 7-and-8 year-old baseball at J.P. Hudson Park comes to an end, a pair of lopsided games dotted the schedule Tuesday afternoon as Medicap Pharmacy and Sayle Oil came away with victories. Sayle Oil 20, Bobby Vance 7 Levi Land was the hitting…

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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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