Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

Scouts and adult leaders who spent last weekend camped at the Batesville Mounds site include (from left) Webb Murphey, Jensen Presley, Jordon McCollins, Tyler Edwards, Joshua Towles, Ta’Darian Woodard, Hunter Morrow, Dalton Hudson, Archer Murphey, Gage Heath, Lofton Pace, Travis Willingham, Wray Willis, Johnny Pace, Jake Broome, Zack McCrite, Doug Hudson, Gabriel Towles, Smith Murphey (with Delta) and Billy Broome. Scout interest has help spur the city to pursue developing access to the site fo

Not many people view the Tallahatchie River from this vantage point on a bluff about 30 to 40 feet above the water over a hairpin bend just downstream from the Grenada Railway bridge. Ancient people lived in this area adjacent to the river from 300 B.C. to 500 A.D, archeologist estimate, building what has become known as the Batesville Mounds, one basket of earth at a time. The City of Batesville and Batesville area Boy Scouts are working to provide better access to the Batesville Mounds area.

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