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Panola County Officials 1846-1936

Elected November 1912: W. P. Anderson, County Judge for his third term, but death came before the close of this term, and George Harkrider was appointed to serve out the unexpired term. W. D. Anderson, Sheriff; T. P. Christian, County Clerk; P. P. Long County Attorney; J. P. Matthews, District Clerk, Ottie Copeland, Tax Collector; J. L. Barton, Tax Assessor, W. D. Hill, Treasurer; R. W. Priest, Surveyor. County Commissioners: George Hemphill, A. T. Sharp, H. B. Ivey and A. A. Alexander; the following Justices of the Peace for Precincts Nos. 1 to 8 inclusive; Geo. Harkrider, S. J. Martin, Cloud Bagley, T. R. Gulley, Erasus Bride, R. C. Lawrence, and R. T. Tyler; Only six Constables recorded and in order given: J. A. Beaty, J. C. Williams, J. M. Shahan, Vernon Adams, Mike Bowers and G. T. Brinkley.

Elected November 1914: George Harkrider, County Judge; I. P. Matthew's, District Clerk; T. P. Christian, County Clerk; J. R. Duran, County Attorney; J. O. Smiley, Sheriff; J. L. Barton, Tax Assessor; Ottie Copeland, Tax Collector; W. D. Hill, Treasurer; R. E. Lawrence, County Surveyor; C. L. Beason, County Superintendent, Public Instruction; R. W. Terry, B. T. Crawford, H. B. Ivy, and John R. Spradley, 'County Commissioners; the following Justices of the Peace, Precincts Nos. 1 to 8, both inclusive, in order listed: D. P. Donovan, S. J. Martin, C. V. Bagley, K. W. Holt, C. P. Woods, R. C. Lawrence, John A. Heaton, and M. S. Steger; and the following Constables in order named: J. A. Beaty, I. N. Metcalf, Sol Oden, C. L. Wynn, Mike Bowers, C. J. Smart, Sam Graves, and Horace Reasonover. Public Weighers; B. J. Anderson, for Precincts Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8; J. C. Philllips for No. 7.

Judge Harkrider died before the expiration of his term and Judge R. W. Priest served out the remaining term.
With the beginning of this new term again we see history repeating itself. Judge J. H. Long, who served his County in a number of capacities is again given the endorsement of the majority voters to again serve as County Judge.

Elected in November 1916 were as follows: J. H. Long, County Judge, Jas. G. Strong, County Attorney; J. P. Matthews, District Clerk; J. L. Fall, County Clerk; J. O. Smiley, Sheriff; D. C. Hill, Tax, Collector; J. R. Pierce, Tax Assessor; W. D. Hill, Treasurer; Robert Lawrence„ County Surveyor; Bob Carswell, County Superintendent, Public Instruction; Commissioners were: E. W. Nation, B. T. Crawford, R. T. Hill, and Jno. R. Spardley; the Justices of the Peace, Precincts Nos. 1 to 8 both inclusive were as named in order; D. P. Dovovan, S. J. Martin, A. W. Harrison, K. W. Holt, G. P. Johnson, Jack Butler, Jno. A. Heaton, and Henry McClendon; the following Constables as named in the same order: L. M. Hunt, I. N. Metcalf, Gill Yates, Marvin Gulley, Mike Bowers, Jack Boyett, No. 7 is not recorded, and J. E. Beckham Public Weigher: B. J. Anderson for Precincts Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. Jesse Ray for Precinct No. 7. By recent election the cotton wagons and more recent cotton trucks were voted a nuisance and unsightly on the square and the growers of cotton were given better protection in weights and care for their crops in providing public cotton yards and: duly elected weighers.

Elected November 1918: J. H. Long, County Judge; J. G. Strong, County Attorney; J. P. Matthews, District Clerk; J. L. Fall, County Clerk; J. O. Smiley, Sheriff; D. C. Hill, Tax Collector; Joe E. Pierce, Tax Assessor; W. D. Hill, Treasurer; R. W. Priest, Surveyor; R. E. Carswell, County Superintendent; Commissioners were: E. W. Nation, M. G. Broome, R. T. Hill and Park Johnson; the following Justices of the Peace, Precincts 1 to 8, both inclusive, in order listed: D. P. Donovan; S. J. Martin, Leonard Ray; Marvin Gulley; G. P. Johnson, Sam Colburn, John E. Heaton, and M. S. Steger; the following Constables in order named: L. M. Hunt, I. N. Metcalf, Gill Yates, Carl Cadenhead, Van Hooker, R. O. Dickerson, Sam Graves and Fired Giles.

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Location

32° 9' 26.568" N, 94° 20' 14.712" W