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  1. Lead investigator in Jessica Chambers murder arrested for DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    It has been 10 months since Jessica Chambers was set on fire and left to die on a Panola County road. "It's really embarrassing on behalf of Panola County because a sheriff's deputy is supposed to be setting an example for the county, and that's like provoking others to feel that it's okay to do such," one resident said.


  2. Banks join together to donate $24k to Panola Habitat for HumanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... she said. "These administrative expenses are necessary to operate Habitat, so we may continue to serve the Panola County community." Ms. Hawkins, who is also the chief financial officer, cashier, and executive vice president at First Security Bank, ...


  3. 48 percent turnoutRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 4 | Panolian

    Sheriff Dennis Darby won reelection to a second term as Panola County Sheriff while four incumbent Democrat supervisors and Panola County Chancery Clerk Jim Pitcock all went back into office following Tuesday's General Election. Running independent, Darby led challengers, former sheriff Otis Griffin and Democratic nominee Mark Whitten with 5983 or 52 percent of the vote.


  4. No burningRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Panolian

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's statewide burn ban proclamation signed late Tuesday excludes all outdoor fires including agricultural burning, Panola County Emergency Management Agency Director Daniel Cole said. The governor issued the proclamation at the request of the Mississippi Forestry Commission in the face of extremely dry conditions in much of the state.


  5. City burn banRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2015 | Panolian

    City officials in Batesville have banned outdoor burning of any kind until the current span of extremely dry weather is relieved by rain. At the recommendation of Fire Chief Tim Taylor and in concert with a county-wide burn ban enacted by Panola County, aldermen voted unanimously during Tuesday's meeting to ban burning in city limits.


  6. Polar Express operatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | Panolian

    ... lines were written, Batesville Mayor Jerry Autrey walked into Monday's budget approval meeting of the Panola County Board of Supervisors to report that a rail construction company could begin immediate repair to the rail spur in the W. M. Harmon ...


  7. Investigators search for missing man near Sardis LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    According to Panola County Sheriff Darby, the man, who is in his 50s, was hooking a jet ski up to a boat near the south end of the levee at the dam. Another person was helping him, but left for a little while.


  8. September is sign-up month for library cards 9/1/2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | Panolian

    ... attend a program, or just relax with peers. All fourteen branches of First Regional Library, including four in Panola County, offer access to a variety of print and digital resources, including the Hoopla streaming service, Universal Class, Rosetta ...


  9. Brandon Presley highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | Panolian

    ... serving in Iraq. The Mississippi Legislature passed a measure in March to designate a portion of Highway 51 in Panola County as the "Corporal Michael Brandon Presley Memorial Highway."


  10. Coming Events 8/21/15Read the original story

    Aug 21, 2015 | Panolian

    ... will meet at the Batesville Public Library 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. For more information call 662-609-1598. The Panola County Alumni of Mississippi Valley State University will meet at 6 p.m. at the Batesville Public Library. All alumni are invited to ...


  11. Sid Salter: Gray's win stokes conspiracy theoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 |

    ... later won a seat in the state House of Representatives in 1959 and later was elected district attorney in Panola County. He also ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1971. Finch died in 1986. But what separates the successful Finch ...


  12. Plastic may last forever, but not plastic-assisted jailbreaksRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2015 | Plastics News

    ... but was recaptured July 22, according to a report on's website. He was recaptured by U.S. marshals in Panola County, Miss., more than 200 miles away, according to the website.


  13. Escaped inmate captured in Panola CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The escaped inmate, Jason Mazingo has been captured in Panola County and the stolen GMC Envoy has been recovered. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force apprehended Mazingo just after 5 p.m. in Batesville.


  14. 2 killed in crash with Panola County investigatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Mississippi Highway Patrol said Linda Irwin, 76, and her husband William, 81, both died from injuries sustained in the crash. The Panola County investigator had minor injuries.


  15. The fiery unsolved death of Jessica Chambers is an Internet fascination: Jarvis DeBerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 |

    This undated photograph released by the families of Jessica Chambers and her sister Amanda Prince shows Jessica Chambers taken in Courtland, Miss. Mississippi authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of the 19-year-old woman who was found badly burned on a road near her car that was on fire in Panola County, Miss.


  16. Man charged in connection with fatalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Panolian

    ... not included in the Friday, June 26 story in the printed edition. The report stated that Troopers along with Panola County Deputies were dispatched to a four-wheeler accident that occurred on US Highway 51 near Hentz Road Sunday June 21. "A 2015 ...


  17. Tommy Bryant recovering in The Med after accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Panolian

    By Rupert Howell Former Panola County deputy Tommy Bryant, now a Quitman County deputy who also serves as County Coroner, is recovering in The Med in Memphis following an accident Sunday when he was responding to a call. Panola County Chief Deputy Chris Franklin said Monday that surgery on Bryant's leg, "Seemed to go well," noting that he was banged and broken but expected to recover.


  18. Boil-water alert issued for Quitman and Panola CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a boil-water alert for customers who use water from Norfleet Utilities, Inc. in Quitman County and from the Town of Crenshaw in Panola County. Samples from Norfleet Utilities' supplier, the Town of Crenshaw, contained coliform bacteria.


  19. Woman killed in ATV accident near Pope 6/22/2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | Panolian

    ... said Monday a report had yet to be filed as officers working the accident were up late into the evening. Panola County Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge confirmed Monday morning that Joy Michelle Henry of Oxford was killed during the accident. Another ...


  20. Bell ReunionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Panolian

    ... Bring your pictures to share. There are so many descendants of James M.D. & Lucy Matlida McCracken Bell in Panola County that we would really like to invite and encourage these family members to attend. Descendants include the Bell, Fowler, Walker, ...