December 2017
Partnership News
Giving this Christmas Season

This is certainly the season of giving!  Panola Countians have always been very charitable and supportive of causes and to those in need.  If you have a way for people to "GIVE BACK" this Christmas season, please give the information to us to share in subsequent eBlast and on our Facebook Page.  You may email these to us at

For a list of local charitable organizations, click here.

Mississippi's Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann invites you to #CheckYourCharity with him by clicking here.

Christmas Parades begin TONIGHT

Panola Partnership is not in charge of the parades in our area.  Please use the contact numbers listed below if you have any questions.  

Batesville Mounds

We had a wonderful turnout for the Grand Opening of the Batesville Mounds.  We appreciate all who came and invite everyone to go explore and enjoy this new public space.  More development will be made at the site so visit often.  

If you have time, please take a moment to complete this brief survey.  This will assist an Ole Miss graduate student as she continues research of the site and help make continued improvements.

Batesville Main Street 

Shop Local

Downtown Batesville is hopping this Christmas season.  We have so many offerings in shops, restaurants, and services, you are sure to find what you need for those on your Christmas gift-giving list.

YPP News for December

12/7: Final YPP Meeting for 2017 @ Partnership office.  $5 lunch.

We are adopting 2 children and will supply Christmas gifts for them.  This is an excellent service to our children!  If you'd like to donate, follow the directions below.  You can also donate by dropping off cash/check to the Partnership office.
o    Click on "Money" tab.
o    "Send money to friends and family"
o    Enter email address:
o    Enter your desired amount to donate.
Adopted Children Shopping will be this Friday, December 8.  We can set the time to go at Thursday's meeting.  I'll send a Remind text when we know.   We'll meet in front of Walmart on the Pharmacy side.
12/12: YPP @ Rotary to distribute gifts.  Please contact Chris Smith to RSVP if you haven't already.  (

Membership Report

Welcome to our New Member

Dixieland BBQ
128 Highway 51 North
Batesville, MS 38606

Heaven's Trees Bed and Breakfast
(formerly 201 Oak B&B)
201 Oak Avenue East 
Como, MS 38619

Thank you to these members for continuing your commitment to Panola Partnership!

Batesville Woman's Club
Chickasaw Hills Lodge & Cabins
Dr. Haire's General Practice Clinic
Entergy Mississippi
Lehman Roberts Co./Memphis Stone & Gravel
Magnolia Rental
Panola Medical Center
Performance Foodservice
Ray Nowell Funeral Home
Serta Mattress Co.
Special T's, LLC
Tribecca Allie Cafe
Urgent Team Family Care Clinic

Coming Events
5 (6:30p): Batesville Christmas Parade.

7 (12p): Last 2017 YPP Meeting @ Panola Partnership.  $5 lunch.

7 (1p):  Starting a Business seminar hosted by UM Small Business Development Center @ Batesville Public Library.

7 (6:30p): Crenshaw Christmas Parade.  662.382.5234.

9 (1p): "How to Make Snow Dough" @ Batesville Public Library.

11 (12p): Panola Partnership Executive Board Meeting @ Partnership Office.

11 (6p): Pope Christmas Parade. 662.647.1459.

12 (6p): Sardis Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting.  662.473.7681 or 662.604.0459.

14 (8a): Panola Partnership Ambassadors' Monthly Meeting @ The Bailey's Home.

14 (5:30p): Como Christmas Parade.  662.526.9647.

14 (5p): Knit Together Thursday @ Batesville Public Library.

16: Batesville Lions Club Family Karaoke.

18 (10:30a): Holiday Crafts for Kids @ Batesville Public Library.

21 (2p): Jewelry Making for ages 12+ @ Batesville Public Library.

25-26: Panola Partnership closed for Christmas holidays.

Each Tuesday - Afternoon Stories & Crafts @ 4:30 pm @ Batesville Public Library
Each Wednesday - Baby & Toddler Storytime @ 10:30 @ Batesville Public Library

2017-2018 Executive Board Members
Stephen Whatley, President
Dr. Tom Hodge, Vice President
Dale Hart, Past President
 J.J. Heafner, Treasurer
Nick Bergeron
George "Bubba" Farrish
Justin Hill
Blake Shipp
David Karr, City Representative
Gary Kornegay, IDA President
Kate Victor, County Representative
Brad Robison, Partnership Representative
Flip Phillips & Ryan Revere, Legal Counsel
Panola Partnership, Inc.
150A Public Square |  Batesville, MS 38606 |  662.563.3126