Panola county commissioners

Pct. 2 Panola County Commissioner David Cole presided over the Jan. 31 meeting of the Panola County Commissioners’ Court.

Panola County Commissioners set in motion the opportunity for residents to bid on several items of county property deemed to be surplus at their Jan. 31 meeting.

The following used office equipment was declared surplus property: 12 rolling chairs, five office chairs, three wooden desks, one small table, one wooden folding table, six printers, two laptops, one desktop PC, two fax machines, black law books and miscellaneous electrical supplies.

Pct. 4 Commissioner Dale LaGrone made the motion to declare the items as surplus. Bid specifications are available in the county judge’s office, 110 S. Sycamore, Room 216-A, Carthage. Bids will be opened Feb. 14, during a regular session of the Panola County Commissioners’ Court.

Community Resource Planning

During the public comment portion of the meeting, Panola County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Keri Perot-Vance announced details of a networking and collaboration event for local agencies and organizations serving the community. It is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Frances B. Ross Ballroom in the Charles Matthews Student Center at Panola College, 1109 W. Panola St.

The Panola County Community Resource Planning session is designed to help foster cooperation, collaboration while helping to minimize or eliminate duplication of efforts. For more information email

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“This event is designed to gather all of our organizations into one place to network and better provide for our community,” Perot-Vance said. The theme is “Community Over Competition: Citizen-Led Solutions,” she said.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to bring handouts and marketing materials and set up at provided tables,” she said. Refreshments will be served.

“Please bring any team members that work with Panola County, we want to connect and get to know everyone,” Perot-Vance said.

Other Items

In agenda action items, on a motion by Pct. 1 Commissioner Billy Alexander the court unanimously voted to approve the consent agenda. Among the items grouped in consent items was accepting a donation of 1,503.94 tons of limestone rock valued at $78,551 from Comstock Oil & Gas for use by the Panola County Road and Bridge Department, Precinct 3 on County Road 3101.

Also in the consent agenda was the recording of the retirement of Charles Langford as operator with Panola County Road & Bridge Department, Pct. 4 effective Feb. 23.

In other business, the court:

• Approved a Master Agreement with i3 Verticals, LLC for a one-year computer software annual maintenance contract.

• Approved transferring Unit 1510, a 2014 John Deere 210G LC Trackhoe, from Panola County Road and Bridge Department, Pct. 1 to Pct. 4.

• Approved a BuyBoard Contract from Doggett for the purchase of a 2022 John Deere Excavator for use by the Panola County Road and Bridge Department, Pct. 1.