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Batesville woman dies in I-55 crash

Photo: Both northbound and southbound lanes of I-55 in Southaven north of Church Road were blocked during the investigation and clearing of Thursday morning’s fatal crash. (MDOT Traffic image) One person has died in a three-vehicle wreck Thursday morning on I-55 in Southaven. DeSoto County Coroner Josh Pounder identified...
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Como Man Charged With Stealing a Vehicle

On Monday, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen vehicle in the area of County Road 517. An investigation began regarding the stolen vehicle, and on Wednesday investigators arrested Thomas Ray Gray, 34, of Como for motor vehicle theft. Gray is currently being housed at...

ASPCA rescues 50 dogs from Tate county home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) said they have rescued 50 dogs from a home in Coldwater, Mississippi after a pet owner surrendered them. The organization said the owner realized they were overwhelmed and recognized they could not provide adequate care for all of the dogs and […]

One injured during Hickory Hill shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person was injured during a shooting in Hickory Hill on Friday morning. Officers responded to a shooting at a home on Valleydale Drive off of Hickory Hill. One person was taken to the hospital but police have not released any information regarding their condition. No arrests have been made. This is […]

One killed, one hurt after shooting in Como, Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have confirmed that one person has died after a shooting in Como, Mississippi early Friday. The incident happened on Railroad street where was person was fatally shot and another person was injured. The injured victim was taken to Regional One. No arrests have been made as this is a ongoing investigation. […]

Randell Glen Sullivan, 87

Randell Glen Sullivan, 87, died Monday, June 27, 2022. He was born on April 11, 1935, in Weir, to W.O. And Hazel Sullivan. During his college he worked as a pharmacist for Burnley’s Drug Store in Batesville, MS and upon graduation from pharmacy school in 1957, he purchased Burnley’s Drug Store from Mrs. Burnley, and became the owner of Sullivan’s Drug Store.

50 dogs surrendered to ASPCA from Tate County property

COLDWATER, Miss. (WMC) - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals removed 50 dogs from a property in Coldwater, Miss., earlier this week. The relocation was conducted with support from Mississippi-based welfare groups Pals of Paws Society, the Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter and Mills Mobile Veterinary Services.

Magnolia Heights’ McMinn named National Coach of the Year

Magnolia Heights baseball coach Chris McMinn has been named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) National Coach of the Year for high schools in the ABCA Division III. He is also the Region 6 coach of the year. McMinn, the longtime coach of the highly-successful Magnolia Heights program in Senatobia,...

Batesville, MS – Car Wreck at MS-26 & Macedonia Rd Causes Injuries

Emergency responders were summoned to the crossing of MS-6 and Macedonia Road. The collision was reported at around 5:39 p.m. The injured parties were hospitalized for treatment. The investigation into the cause of the collision is being led by local authorities. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their...

Arkansas PBS adds additional signal to expand coverage area

Arkansas PBS can now be watched on a new broadcast signal in eastern Arkansas. On Tuesday, network executives and political leaders gathered in West Memphis to celebrate the new channel going on the air. With a tower located near Forrest City, the signal extends east to the Tennessee border. Other...

Dollar General may build next to Tiger Drive

The City of Batesville Planning Commission on Monday approved a request to rezone the property located on the north side of the Hwy. 51N and Tiger Drive intersection from residential to commercial. City officials say the Dollar General corporation wants to build a retail store at the location. Larry Montgomery...

Batesville Fire Dept. Log 6/21-27

10:53 a.m. – Dabney St., 93 year old female not feeling well. 12:49 p.m. – Vance St., apartments, 77 year old female unresponsive, subject is breathing. 2:26 p.m. – Gay St., 50 year old female with medical emergency. 6:24 p.m. – I-55 Northbound, vehicle crash with car...

Mattie Imogene Jones Hester, 91

Mattie Imogene Jones Hester, 91, passed away at Panola Medical Center in Batesville on June 28, 2022. A service of celebration will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the interment to follow at Forrest Memorial Park. The family will begin receiving friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Rev. Jim Scruggs will officiate. Those honored to be pallbearers are Gavin Coy Beard, Trevor Pittman, Brent Pittman, Noah Bowles, Austin Redd, and William Cornwell.

What was old is new again – Boothe Event Center hosting open house

Batesville and Panola County residents will be able to tour the Boothe Event Center in a special open house weekend event. Local buzz about the obvious renovations underway at the old Piggly Wiggly and Perry’s Restaurant location on Hwy. 6W and Eureka Street has steadily increased as the extent of the remodeling can be seen by passing motorists.

Reed Gordon places at national landscape competition

Mississippi State students are award winners in a spring national landscape and horticulture competition celebrating 45 years since its inception at the university. Reed Gordon of Batesville, senior landscape contracting and management major, placed fourth, with partner Jared Nelson of Russellville, AL, in Irrigation Assembly. Students were recognized in numerous...