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Coronavirus infections less in latest report; county aggregate at 350

Panola County Emergency Management director Daniel Cole, along with other officials closely watching the State Dept. of Health’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Library sponsoring book giveaway

Batesville Library staff members are preparing for the First Regional Library system book giveaway scheduled for the month ... Read more | Add your comment

Largest increase yet for Panola County cases; Love’s posts closed signs

Panola County’s cases of COVID-19 increased more between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon than any one day since ... Read more | Add your comment

With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signs the bill retiring the last state flag in the United States with ... Read more | Add your comment

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Today in History 7/02/20

1776 – The Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:43 pm

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Mississippi Legislature Votes to Take Down Current Flag

History was made in Mississippi this weekend. The state Legislature passed House Bill 1796, which removes the current state flag that features the Confederate emblem ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:47 pm

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Mississippi Legislature Votes on the State Flag

June 27, 2020, is a day that could quite possibly go into the Mississippi history books as the day that change began. Link to story ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:31 pm

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17 new cases in Panola, state up 1,092 in past day

The State Dept. of Health is reporting 1,092 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, and 5 deaths.  Data was collected from Tuesday at 6 ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:18 pm

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Water Valley officially sets new watermelon eating record

By Jake Thompson The City of Water Valley is officially the king of watermelons. Word recently came down from the Guinness World Records office that ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:59 pm

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Supervisors name new county code enforcement officer to address litter, debris

(Links to entire litter/derelict property ordinance, and online complaint form are at end of article.) Hunter Lawrence is on a mission to clean up Panola ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:32 pm

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Panola cases up another 14; state up record 526

The State Dept. of Health is reporting 526 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, and 22 deaths.  Data was collected from Monday at 6 ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:48 pm

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State Health Officer is ‘fearful of the fall’ and virus spread

By Summer Tadlock WLBT   Tuesday, Mississippi saw its highest spike in coronavirus cases with 611 new cases. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs held ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:59 am

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End of Watch 2019 honors Constable Hawkins

Photos by Glennie Pou The End of Watch 2019 touring memorial was in Batesville Monday, June 22. All law enforcement officers killed in the line ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:23 am

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Boyce responds to unrest over Confederate statue relocation plan

The University of Mississippi community celebrated the IHL Board of Trustees’ vote to approve the relocation of a Confederate monument on its campus on Thursday, ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:35 pm

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing available today in Panola County

A mobile COVID-19 testing site will be available to those in Panola County this Friday, May 8, from noon to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the ... Read more

by Anna Guizerix, Friday, May 8, 2020 10:39 am

Batesville News

Mid-South Food Bank locating in Batesville

Mid-South Food Bank has leased 35,000 square feet of warehouse space in Batesville to be used as a satellite location for distributing food to its ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:45 pm

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Panola County ranks 29th in Census response

It’s now time to respond to the 2020 Census. In Panola County, the reported response so far is 48.8 percent. County officials are urging the ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:28 pm

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Bain is STAR student from NDS

Bronwyne Taylor Bain has been named a STAR Student for the 2019- 2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:03 pm

Batesville News

Batesville enjoying gradual reopening

Batesville businesses are enjoying the next step of reopenings made possible through Gov. Tate Reeves’ easing of restrictions on Monday of this week. Dining rooms ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:30 am

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County passes order for mobile homes

Effective this week, the Panola County Board of Supervisors has taken another step in its attempt to clean up debris that litters private property throughout ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:53 am

County Reports

Expiring licenses deadline extended until Aug. 3

News Release The Mississippi Department of Public Safety announces expiration date extensions in accordance with Executive Order 1474 issued on April 20,  to cope with ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:14 am

County Reports

Concourse work beginning; City waives permit fees

Fees for permits associated with the rehabilitation of the Factory Stores outlet mall into The Concourse were waived by order of the Batesville Mayor and ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:01 pm

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Existing biosecurity measures allow poultry industry operations

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE – The strict biosecurity measures already practiced in Mississippi’s $2.7 billion poultry industry allow this “essential critical infrastructure ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:26 am

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Panola Medical takes in first coronavirus patient; hospital ready for surge

A third Panola County person has presumably tested positive for coronavirus and is hospitalized at Panola Medical Center, Batesville officials learned this morning. The information ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:59 am

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County says Stay at Home, city leaders say not necessary at this time

Monday morning at the Batesville Courthouse, the supervisors adopted a Stay at Home resolution. Pictured are (from left) Sheriff Shane Phelps, and Supervisors John Thomas, ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Monday, March 23, 2020 3:58 pm

Crime

Jail Log 3/11/20

This list was taken from the log at the Panola County Jail. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of the ... Read more

by Johnathan Williams, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:00 pm

County Reports

McCarty wins special election for alderman

Richard McCarty won a special election held in Sardis on Thursday to fill the seat of the late Tommy Rayburn, who passed away in office. ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Friday, March 6, 2020 12:18 pm

County Reports

Panola County Jail Log 3/4/20

This list was taken from the log at the Panola County Jail. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of the ... Read more

by Johnathan Williams, Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:21 am

County Reports

Whitetails Unlimited had successful first year

The MS Delta Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited had a successful inaugural year in 2019 and has already begun to make plans for another banner season ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:33 am