Johnson signs with NWCC softball

Johnson signs with NWCC softball By Myra Bean Following in her big sister’s footsteps, North Delta’s Sarah Johnson signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Northwest Community College Wednesday morning. Sarah signed almost six years from the date her sister Vickie Johnson signed in 2011. While Sarah was trying to make her…

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NP Cougars advance in north state round

NP Cougars advance in north state round By Ike House One phrase fit North Panola’s efforts on Tuesday night and that is a tale of two halves. The Cougars played like two different teams in the first and second half of their first round playoff game against number one seed Nettleton. The Cougars went and…

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Warm February inspires spring cleanup in yard

Warm February inspires spring  cleanup in yard Well DW has brought home another clump of daffodils (jonquils, buttercups) from his grandparents’ place down in Yalobusha County.  More is good, though we do have a pretty good stand going on in our yard right now.  And they’re all blooming at once. I’ve tried to collect a…

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Judge amends simple domestic violence charge

Judge amends simple domestic violence charge By Ashley Crutcher Judge William H. McKenzie amended the charges of domestic violence simple assault to disorderly conduct after hearing the trial during Wednesday’s session of Batesville Municipal Court. Mason G. Allen of 671 Connie Ross Road, Como, was found guilty of disorderly conduct  which reduced the fine to…

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Sheriff’s Report: Resident wakes to a gun in his face

Sheriff’s Report: Resident wakes to a gun in his face By Ashley Crutcher On February 13 Deputy Steven McLarty was called to an armed robbery and kidnapping on Windover Drive, Batesville where a couple reported a man in a gold single cab Dodge truck held them at gun-point in their own home. According to the…

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Church News

Church News Sunday, February 26 The Miracles from The Baddour Center will perform at Sardis United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Persimmon Hill M. B. Church will be having their Annual Black History Program at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bishop Lawrence Vaughn. Pastor is Andrew Fluker. Deliverance Tabernacle Pentecostal Church will be…

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Honoree missed his surprise birthday for good reason

Honoree missed his surprise birthday for good reason It seemed likely to me that a plan by Mark Heafner and several co-conspirators to catch Ricky Swindle in a surprise birthday party was, well, not likely to succeed. The affable host of the Local Yokels radio program just knows too many people who know people who…

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Obituaries

Obituaries James Edwin Brown SARDIS–Mr. James Edwin Brown, 95, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, at North Delta Hospice House in Southaven. Mr. Brown was born on October 17, 1921 to the late Mildred Arnold Brown and James Madison Brown, at his home in the very bedroom where he slept for over 93 years.…

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Pittman named new BPD deputy chief

Pittman named new BPD deputy chief By John Howell Batesville aldermen  during their Tuesday meeting promoted Kerry Pittman to the post of deputy police chief and Sadie Willey as communications supervisor. The promotions were announced following an executive session near the end of the Third Tuesday meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen. Pittman…

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