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Southern Soul Rodeo Honors Legacy of the Black Cowboy in Tunica

Zachary White raced out into the arena on his horse, dust swirling around the 10-year-old as the animal’s hooves pounded the red dirt and his hat blew off his head. White swung the rope around his head as he eyed the calf he was chasing. With a swift throw, he tossed the lasso at the calf’s neck. The braided fibers missed and landed in the dirt just short of his quarry. White and his horse trotted back into the stall as the judge called “no time” for the ride.
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Batesville Police Promotions Announced

Batesville Chief of Police Kerry Pittman (right) and Col. George Williford (left) held a small ceremony Friday, May 6, for three officers who recently received promotions. On hand to witness the promotions and officially pin badges reflecting their new ranks were family and friends of the officers. The officers are (from left) Sgt. Andrew Geeslin, K-9 Sgt. Greg Jones, and Sgt. Josh Busby. Not pictured is Capt. Wesley Hawkins. Chief Pittman said the promotion ceremonies are meant to show the families of officers the department’s appreciation for their service, and publicly reward their diligence.
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Sixteen-year-old among 2022 honor graduates

At just 16 years old, Emazjay Smith (center) was all smiles going into her graduation ceremony at PCCUA to receive her AA degree last Friday in Helena. (photo provided) There to congratulate Emazjay Smith for graduating with honors from PCCUA last week were her sister, Kyra Davis (L) and her mother, Sametrious Jones. (photo provided)

Hernando nears another state softball championship

The Hernando High School softball team finds itself one win away from repeating for the second straight year as MHSAA 6A state champion after its 3-1 victory over Petal Wednesday. The Lady Tigers play Petal again Thursday at 5 p.m. in the second game of the best-of-three final series. All...

South Panola graduation Saturday at Civic Center

South Panola School District trustees and administrators will present diplomas to the graduating seniors of the Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 21. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Batesville Civic Center. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Each senior has been given 10 tickets for guests...

Batesville Fire Dept. Log 5/10-16/22

10:44 a.m. – McMahan Dr., True Value, male subject has fallen. 3:41 p.m. – Cole Dr., 50 year old female unconscious, but breathing. 4:37 p.m. – Hwy. 6, in front of Taco Bell, one vehicle crash with possible injuries. 4:54 p.m. – Morningside Lane, fire alarm activation....

Hernando board of supervisors propose plan for medical marijuana program

HERNANDO, Miss. (WMC) - Hernando board of supervisors have outlined a proposed plan for it’s medical marijuana program. During a meeting last night, the board heard from the Medical Cannabis Committee about what it would like to present to the planning committee. Some of the things included, prohibiting dispensaries...

Tigers Finish Spring Football

South Panola High School head coach Brooks Oakley breaks down a play with senior receiver Coya Ford, during the Tigers’ spring football game against Grenada High School last Thursday, May 12 at Robert Dunlap Stadium. (Glennie Pou)

300 new jobs coming to DeSoto County as part of solar project

WALLS, Miss. (WMC) - About 300 new jobs are coming to DeSoto County as part of a solar farm energy project near Walls, Mississippi. Tuesday, Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley signed the official documents to authorize the project. Like most mayors, Walls Mayor Keidron Henderson is his town’s...

Tigers Sign College Intent Letters

South Panola High School has had four student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level. John Blockmon (top) will be playing baseball at Northwest Mississippi Community College, and Tate Anderson will be playing baseball at Mississippi Delta Community College. Ainsley Young and Tylan Boyette will continue their cheerleading careers at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Son calls father’s homicide ‘heinous’ and ‘tragic’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A family is looking for answers after their father was killed while walking home from the store. It happened on April 22 in Senatobia, Mississippi. Police said someone ran over and killed 67-year-old Joseph Alexander, Sr. His family, who called him Papa Joe, remembers him as a kind and gentle man. Officers […]
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$90 million solar power facility approved for Walls

Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley signed an order at the Walls Courthouse that officially approved the construction and operation of a new, $90 million solar energy facility on Tuesday. The facility is expected to create 300 construction jobs in DeSoto County. The facility will be owned and operated by...

Lonnie Andrew Ware, 88

Lonnie Andrew Ware, 88, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the home of his daughter in Enid. He was born on April 19, 1934, in Batesville to Lillie Mae Hollinger Ware and James W. Ware. Lonnie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville. He was a...
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Escaped Tunica inmate recaptured

Escaped Inmate Richard Patrick who walked away from work detail on May 12, 2022 was located Saturday and apprehended by Tunica County Sheriff’s Deputies after an extensive search of a wooded area near Old Highway 61 and Tate. A resident of the Hollywood Community notified law enforcement after he...

PCCUA recognizes 2022 honor graduates, outstanding students

These Phillips College students, who have attended classes on the Helena-West Helena campus, were among those recognized as 2022 honor graduates during a recent reception hosted by the college. They are (front, L-R) Emazjay Smith, LaQuenta Baker, KenTonya Cox, Iyonna Donaby, Tasha Harrell, Nya Kidd, Jakyra Dixon, Ebony Miller, (back) Markese Harris, Yexalen Lopez, Kerri Bevel, Yolanda Burton, Bailey Pickle, and Ethan Smothers. (Marla Riddell photo)

Ronnie Weaver, 63

Ronnie Weaver, 63, passed away Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022, near Batesville. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wells Funeral Home when finalized.

MLT grad completes degree while raising seven children

Extremely proud of their mother and wife, the family members of Aretha Otis (center), of West Helena, showed their support wearing matching t-shirts to her graduation. Pictured are (front L-R) Treyon Steverson, America Scott, Ashanti Steverson, Zykerious Williams, (back) Albert Steverson, Jr., Mrs. Otis, Albert Steverson, Sr., Ebony Steverson, and Breunsha Otis. (Marla Riddell photo)