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Trump grants full pardon to former Batesville doctor

Former Batesville doctor Robert S. Corkern, once part owner of Tri-Lakes Medical Center, was one of the many ... Read more | Add your comment

Homestead filing deadline April 1

Clerks in the Panola County Tax Assessor/Collector’s office are spreading the word about the changes in this year’s ... Read more | Add your comment

A Better BFD: Fire protection improving in city

The Batesville Fire Department saw growth in 2020 and has major plans for this year, including a new ... Read more | Add your comment

Panola County Covid numbers up; 5 deaths since Monday

As of Sunday afternoon, the state’s data said 3,683 Panola County residents have tested positive for Covid-19 since ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mississippians are drinking at a record pace during the pandemic

By Bobby Harrison Mississippi Today   The COVID-19 pandemic has driven Mississippians to drink. “When COVID hit, apparently everybody started buying toilet paper, liquor, fitness ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:36 pm

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Gov. extends mask mandate in Panola, 74 other counties

Governor Tate Reeves today announced the decision to extend Executive Order 1535 until Wednesday, Feb. 3,  at 5 p.m. The following counties are currently under ... Read more

by Staff reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 5:21 pm

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Mississippi National Guard activated for presidential inauguration

By Justin Dixon and Chelsey Sellars  – WLBT Jackson The Mississippi National Guard is preparing to send service members to Washington, D.C. to provide additional security for President-elect ... Read more

by Staff reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:43 pm

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Panola County Property Transfers 1/4-7/21

Property transfers between Jan. 4-7, 2021, recorded with Panola County Chancery Court: Leslie Bishop to Jerry Bishop, Patricia Bishop Rockette and Denise L. Bishop, A ... Read more

by Davis Coen, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:45 pm

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Veterans at State Home now getting vaccinations

The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but there is a light forming at the end ... Read more

by Staff reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:38 pm

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‘No additional vaccines’ available in state for now

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Mississippi is struggling with supply and demand. Mississippi State Department of Health announced on Wednesday the distribution plan that was ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:23 pm

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Gov. Reeves receives COVID-19 vaccine

From WJTV Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. He stated he received the vaccine in order to ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:05 pm

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MLK Commemoration will be virtual

Batesville’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Celebration committee will present this year’s program virtually Monday, Jan. 18, starting at 11 a.m. The program will ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:12 pm

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Crystal Ball to ROLL ON MISSISSIPPI, virtually, Jan. 16

 The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi invites you to take part in its 21st annual Crystal Ball Gala, a FREE virtual event on Jan. 16,  at ... Read more

by Staff reports, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:56 pm

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CDC: Mississippi second to last in people receiving first vaccine doses

Keisha Rowe Mississippi Clarion Ledger Mississippi is second to last in the nation in people receiving their initial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to ... Read more

by Staff reports, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:10 pm

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Health Dept. begins vaccinations here

Some 214 new cases of coronavirus infections have been officially reported in Panola County, with one death, in the past seven days. Emergency Operations Director ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:15 am

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Be prepared for anything in Jan.

By Steve Norris Weather News Rain becomes likely from Wednesday night through New Year’s Eve with high temperatures in the 60s Wednesday and 50s Thursday. ... Read more

by Staff reports, Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:20 pm

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Sardis students graduate Hinds

More than 1,300 students received credentials from Hinds Community College in December 2020. Credentials include certificates and associate degrees. Of the fall graduates, 187 achieved ... Read more

by Staff reports, Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:16 pm

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Trump’s $2K checks stall in Senate as GOP blocks vote

By LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN Associated Press President Donald Trump’s push for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks stalled out Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:09 pm

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Lost wallet can still be returned

Hearts are warmed, and faith is bolstered when stories of strangers returning lost purses and wallets full of Christmas cash are circulated during the holiday ... Read more

by Staff reports, Thursday, December 24, 2020 7:28 am

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MHP starting holiday enforcement period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has kicked off the 2020 Christmas Travel Enforcement Period with the annual safety awareness initiative titled “Home for the Holidays.” The ... Read more

by Staff reports, Thursday, December 24, 2020 7:26 am

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MHP Initiates Home For The Holidays Traffic Safety Campaign

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will kick off the 2020 Christmas Travel Enforcement Period with the annual safety awareness initiative titled “Home for the Holidays.” The ... Read more

by Staff reports, Monday, December 21, 2020 11:19 am

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Natural decorations can be breathtaking

PYRACANTHA — While Pyracantha has plentiful red-orange berries that resemble tiny apples, it also has painful thorns on almost all the branches. (Photo by MSU ... Read more

by Staff reports, Monday, December 21, 2020 9:50 am

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Mississippi’s ‘education governor,’ William Winter, dies

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, who championed education initiatives, job creation, and racial harmony throughout his life, died Friday Dec. 18, 2020, at age 97. ... Read more

by Staff reports, Saturday, December 19, 2020 9:39 am

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If Congress approves another stimulus, when will checks show up?

 Michael Geheren and Nexstar Media Wire WJTV Stimulus checks of $600 to $700 could be hitting Americans’ bank accounts in the coming weeks. Lawmakers inched closer ... Read more

by Staff reports, Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:43 am

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Gov. declares Dec. 20 a day of ‘prayer, humility and fasting’

By Anthony Warren WLBT On Wednesday, Governor Tate Reeves signed a proclamation to declare Sunday, December 20, a voluntary statewide day of prayer, humility and fasting. ... Read more

by Staff reports, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:56 am

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We Asked: Why Does Oreo Keep Releasing New Flavors?

The brand’s strategy is stunning in its simplicity. By Jonah Engel Bromwich New York Times   The team of people who come up with limited-edition Oreo flavors and ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:54 am

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Walgreens working to distribute vaccine

Walgreens, the second-largest pharmacy store in the United States, is helping to distribute the coronavirus vaccine. The company said it is working with the Centers ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:24 am

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Gift ideas for gardeners on 2020 Christmas lists

Gardens are great places to add personal touches and whimsical items. These also make great gifts for the gardeners on your Christmas shopping list. (Photo ... Read more

by Staff reports, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:44 am

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Ross Retiring from Water Dept.

The City of Batesville held a small reception Tuesday in recognition of the retirement of Water Dept. Superintendent Mike Ross, and his 31 years of ... Read more

by Staff reports, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:38 am