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Batesville News

City records first homicide of 2024 – Father of six shot at Panola Ave. car wash

The first recorded homicide of the year in the city was the shooting death of a Batesville man, a father of six young children. It ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 3:31 pm


Ronnie Lynn Smith, 55

Ronnie Lynn Smith, beloved husband, son, brother, and uncle, passed away on June 8, 2024 at his home in Batesville. Born on November 11, 1968, ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Monday, June 10, 2024 8:28 am

Batesville News

It’s finally time for our empty nest

By Les Ferguson, Jr.,  Columnist Six. Read ‘em and weep. Between my wife and I, we have raised six young men.  That’s a lot of ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 3:48 pm

Batesville News

Chasing 27 – Coach Jim Tom Copeland & NDS Green Wave baseball

Editor’s Note: This features appeared in the 2024 Profile magazine as Coach Copeland and the Green Wave baseball team were in the running for the ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Friday, May 10, 2024 1:54 pm

Batesville News

Wind Ensemble Wins First Place in Nashville

The South Panola High School Wind Ensemble performed at the Festivals of Music on April 27 in Nashville. The band earned a first place finish ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Monday, May 6, 2024 2:20 pm

Batesville News

1788 book set math course for Americans

By Gene Hays MSgt USMC (Ret) By 1785 Americans were ready for new math. In 1773, the sixth edition of Thomas Dilworth’s classic Schoolmaster’s Assistant ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Monday, May 6, 2024 10:11 am

Batesville News

Why the turtle crosses the road

By Hunter Cloud It is the time of year where drivers encounter all sorts of reptilian wildlife on their drives. Rattlesnakes, copperheads, box turtles and ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 11:20 am

Batesville News

Lady Tigers finish undefeated in region

Cutline: Presley Gammel makes contact for the Lady Tigers last week against Lake Cormorant. South Panola softball finished 11-0 in 6A Region 1 games. (Kendall ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:24 pm

Batesville News

‘A republic, if you can keep it’

By Michael Watson Secretary of State When Benjamin Franklin was once asked what type of government the Constitutional Convention adopted, his cautionary response was, “A ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 9:09 am

Batesville News

North Delta School students earn ribbons at Overall Reading Fair

North Delta School fourth graders Robert Revere and Dean Thompson recently won First Place ribbons in the Overall Reading Fair held in Pearl. The bookish ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 6:14 pm

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