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Local Students Speak With Author of “The Hate U Give”

Middle and high school students from Oxford, Lafayette and Batesville got the opportunity to “meet” New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas Wednesday. Thomas appeared to the group of about 75 students at the Oxford & Lafayette County Public Library through a Skype call that was projected ont


Mississippi Roads ‘goes wild’ in premiere episode of new season Jan. 24 on MPB Television

Mississippi Roads with host Walt Grayson will kick off a new season beginning Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television. Episodes will air Thursdays at 7 p.m. and repeat Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the season ending March 3.


Man says fighting Caused him to Shoot into air

A Batesville man who was arrested for discharging a firearm inside the city limits last week said he intends to pleads not guilty at his hearing it City Court on Jan. 16. Dennis Clark Henderson, who lives at the Panola Apartments located at 107 Martin Luther King Dr., said police misreported the fac


Owner Applies Again for Permit to Demolish WV Buildings

The owner of two historic buildings in downtown Water Valley has applied for a second permit to demolish the structures after his permit was denied last week. However, Terry Warren, who owns the buildings as well Rebel Rags and Southern Table in Oxford, said the permit – if granted – would only be h


Mississippi outlet mall could turn into 'Workforce Training Center'

PANOLA COUNTY, Miss - A Mississippi outlet mall could help workers find jobs in the Mid-South. It’s the old Factory Stores of Batesville in Panola County. Even though storefronts are still open in the outlet mall, multiple storefronts are also for rent.


Upcoming Events (January 11th, 2019)

The Como Library will host Lunch with Books at noon featuring local author Patricia Neely-Dorsey, author of Meet My Mississippi. Bring a sack lunch if you wish. Drinks and dessert will be provided.


Reports: Rebel Rags case moving forward

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The Rebel Rags case is moving forward. According to reports, Lafayette County Circuit Court judge Kelly Luther denied all motions to dismiss the case on Thursday.


Ex-Mississippi lawmaker Ed Perry dies at age 76

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi lawmaker known for his skills as a policymaker and his lively interpretation of a speech about legalizing liquor has died. Ed Perry was found unresponsive Tuesday at his home in Oxford, according to Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Bobby Moak. He said


Planning Commission approves variance for new LES building

OXFORD — The Oxford Planning Commission approved a variance request from the Lafayette County School District pertaining to the construction of the new elementary school on Monday during their monthly meeting.


Flu cases on rise in Panola County

Though the world wishes it would go away, the flu season has come around again. A check Tuesday found a local clinic doctor has the flu, but the schools have not seen any effects on the daily attendance in the South Panola District or at North Delta School.


Missing man out of Mississippi Co., MO considered endangered

CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A man well-loved by the community in Charleston, Missouri has gone missing. According to Cpt. Barry W. Morgan with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, Lucas Conyers was last seen on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Sikeston, Mo.


Blast from the Past (January 11th, 2019)

Fire struck Batesville’s Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant on Dec. 31 and Jan. 6 according to the Jan. 8, 1999, edition of The Panolian. Neither fire caused major damage, but Jan. 5 fire at Pizza Hut gutted the rear of the restaurant. Western Sizzlin’ would be destroyed by fire in September of that year a


OPD’s Jeff McCutchen plans to pick up where Joey East left off as interim chief

When Oxford Police Major of Operations Jeff McCutchen was tabbed to be the city’s Interim Police Chief, he went through a plethora of emotions. He was nervous and excited, and wasn’t sure if he threw up, cried and threw up again. Mainly, because he’s tasked with keeping the department’s culture stea


Hogs at No. 18 Ole Miss on Saturday facing their first 4-game losing streak in nearly a decade

LITTLE ROCK -- You have to look back nearly a decade to find the last Arkansas Razorbacks team to suffer a four-game losing streak, and that is exactly what the program is facing Saturday when the Hogs take on No. 18 Ole Miss in Oxford, MS.


Batesville Cops Arresting Random Shooters

BATESVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Batesville Police are cracking down on random gunshots being fired inside the city limits. Dennie Henderson was arrested Saturday; he is accused of discharging a firearm into the air. Henderson said he had fired the gun to scare unruly children in the neighborhood. Bate


Man arrested For shooting Inside city

Batesville Police Chief Jimmy McCloud said this week the department is cracking down on random gunshots being fired inside the city limits One man was arrested Saturday and officers have been instructed to find reportedly violating weapons violations.


Mississippi school bus overturns with 2 children, 2 adults aboard

BOLTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi school bus has overturned in a wreck near Bolton. Maj. Pete Luke, of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, says two children, an adult bus monitor and the driver were aboard when the accident happened Thursday.


Judge Denies Dismissal of Rebel Rags’ Lawsuit Against NCAA

Judge Kelly Luther denied the dismissal of the lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) by Rebel Rags and Plaintiff Terry Warren Thursday morning at the Circuit Court in Oxford. Luther is the judge for the Third Judicial District (Place 2) in Mississippi.


No. 18 Ole Miss Plays Host to Arkansas in Sold-Out Pavilion

The No. 18 Ole Miss men’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday as they welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to the Pavilion for a sold-out game. Tipoff is slated for noon on the SEC Network.


Inmate hangs self at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

A inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility was found hanging in his cell Thursday evening, authorities said. Guards found the 34-year-old man hanging and performed CPR before he was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m, said Lauderdale County Coroner Clayto