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Panola County fugitive located, arrested after school lockdown

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WMC) - After a brief “soft” lockdown of South Panola Schools, fugitive Markevious Robinson was located and apprehended on Draper Street in Batesville on Thursday afternoon. Robinson was wanted since Tuesday by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated assault, attempted armed robbery, and kidnapping. He...

Panola County shooting suspect captured after manhunt

UPDATE: Markevious Robinson has been taken into custody, according to the Panola County Sheriff’s Office. Robinson was arrested on Draper St. in Batesville Thursday afternoon with the assistance of the Batesville Police Department, Panola County Emergency Operations, and the USMS Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. — A multi-agency search was underway […]

Batesville Man Arrested in Oxford for Possession of a Weapon by a Felon

Tags: Batesville, Henry James Patterson, Jackson Avenue, Mississippi, Oxford, Oxford Police Department, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. Oxford Police Department The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

Dudley D. Mask, 71

Dudley D. “Duke” Mask, 71, of Courtland, passed away Tuesday August 2, 2022, at Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston. A graveside service will be held Friday Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at McIvor Cemetery in Sardis. Duke was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Mask and...

Bobby Gene Pitcock, 77

Bobby Gene Pitcock, age 77, passed away Aug. 2, 2022, at his home in Batesville. Graveside services were held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery Aug. 3. He was born June 14, 1945, to the late Garland Pitcock and Frances Deaton Pitcock. Bobby was a member of Batesville First United Methodist Church.

Lent Ervin (Sonny) Thomas, Jr., 92

Lent Ervin (Sonny) Thomas, Jr, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Panola Medical Center in Batesville from a brief illness. He was 92. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 4, at the First United Methodist Church. A private family interment was at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Lent was born Aug. 3,...

On The Road With Blues Musician Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Twenty-two-year old Grammy-nominated artist, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, known as the defining blues voice of his generation, is on a roll. Kingfish came into prominence in 2019 when he brought out his first eponymous album Kingfish on Alligator Records. He was 19 years old. Since then, from his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi to stages around the world, Kingfish has headlined two national tours and performed with such artists as Buddy Guy. He was interviewed by Sir Elton John on Rocket Hour, released a duet with Bootsy Collins, and recently opened for the Rolling Stones in London. He has been nominated for a total of nine Blues Music Awards and has won them all.

NASA associate manager gives back to her hometown

Growing up in the small city of West Helena, Arkansas, Ruth Jones never dreamed of even knowing – let alone having a career as – a physicist or NASA employee. She went on to become both and has spent her career giving back to her hometown. “I want...

Q&A with Physician Assistant Ashley Roberson

Ashley Roberson joined Specialty Orthopedic Group as a Physician Assistant and just recently started practicing at the Batesville location that opened on July 11th inside of Panola Medical Center. She is from Batesville and is the daughter of Michelle Roberson and Clint & Holly Roberson. She graduated from South Panola...

Evelyne Hyde Waldo

Evelyne Hyde Waldo, 81, of Batesville, MS, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday August 2, 2022 at 2:38pm surrounded by her loving family. The family will receive friends Thursday August 4, 2022 from 12pm until 2pm with the funeral service immediately following at 2pm, all at Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, 360 Hwy 35N Batesville, MS 38606. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, John, at Forrest Memorial Park.

These are Mississippi’s Must-See Music Venues

Click here to read the full article. Far removed from music-industry cities like Los Angeles and Nashville, the seeds of American music were sown in Mississippi soil, where the pioneers of blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll followed dusty roads through forests and flatlands to perform for locals. Today, visitors from across the U.S. and abroad follow the Mississippi Blues Trail and Country Music Trail into the same communities to learn about the land that birthed Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters, and Jimmie Rodgers and experience the roots of contemporary American music culture. Before you join them on your own quest...

Arrest Made in Connection to Shooting

After a shootout at Bennie Gooden Estates in Clarksdale, John Martin was arrested and charged with three counts of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling. This is the second arrest in connection with this shooting. More arrests are expected as the investigation continues.