Paper ballots for the 2019 “Best of Panola” awards are shown.

Winners of the Watchman’s annual “Best of Panola” awards will be announced Sunday, July 21.

The annual readers’ choice awards decide favorite restaurants, businesses, services and people of Panola County.

Voting took place throughout May, and Watchman staff have been busy tabulating winners for a special section that will be included in the weekend paper’s edition.

Subscribers will get the special section as part of their regular paper delivery. For non-subscribers, copies of the “Best of Panola” awards list will be available at The Panola Watchman, 109 W. Panola St. in Carthage, in paper copies available at newsstands everywhere and online at

Winners’ certificates are being printed and will be distributed once they are available.