According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 434.88 square miles (1,126.3 km2), of which 427.71 square miles (1,107.8 km2) (or 98.35%) is land and 7.17 square miles (18.6 km2) (or 1.65%) is water.
The R & B singer and seven-time Grammy winner will kick off the 12-city tour Oct. 21 in Woodlands, Texas, make a stop at the Horseshoe Casino at Bluesville, in Tunica, Mississippi, Dec. 15, and wrap up the tour at the Wagner Nol Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas. Knight got her start in the music business at the age of 4. By the time she was 8, Knight was singing with her siblings who called themselves "the Pips."
By Rita Howell Panola County's unemployment rate increased slightly from June to July, from 8 to 8.2 percent, according to the latest report of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, even as the state's rate held steady at 6.1 percent. The national rate for July was 4.6 percent, up from 4.5 percent in June.