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Grief recovery group sessions planned

GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Weekly sessions will be held each Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 305 Keating Road in Batesville. GriefShare is a video series which features several of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief...
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Jack’s announces Aug. 22 opening

Final touches to the new Jack’s are underway at the corner of Hwy. 6E and Woodland Road, and Batesville will soon have a new quick service restaurant. The corporation that owns the more than 220 locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi announced this week an opening date of Monday, Aug. 22.
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Lady Green Wave Win Tourney

The North Delta School Lady Green Wave captured first place in the DeSoto (Ark.) Academy softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 6. North Delta (7-1-1) defeated DeSoto 4-3 in the championship game. Team members include (front, from left) Kori Cox, Kaley Ward, Lindy Ward, Addison Willingham, AC Flautt, Lesley Snider, Kadyn Bates, (back) Jessie Griffin, Brylee McCammon, Anna Jade Cox, Gracelyn Snyder, Addie Carvan, Paizlee Woods, Ivy Gibson, Hardy Flint and Harleigh Matthews.

Batesville Fire Dept. Call Log

4:13 a.m – Morningside Ln., fire alarm. 6:02 p.m. – Bates St., lift assist needed. 6:46 p.m. – Covenant Crossing, Home2Suites, commercial fire alarm. 9:27 p.m. – I-55 Northbound at Batesville exit, one car crash, vehicle is smoking. Aug. 3. 1:04 a.m. – Autumn Ave., 81...

LaWanda Gail Franklin Holcomb, 61

LaWanda Gail Franklin Holcomb, 61, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Panola Medical Center in Batesville. LaWanda was born on Jan. 5, 1961 at the Hospital in Batesville. There was a very kind and Godly nurse from the hospital who knew a couple that wanted a child. Three days later LaWanda was laid in the loving arms of her parents, Arthur Leo and Vera Mae Franklin.

Tillatoba News

Kristie Hartley and Beth Deloach, both from Tillatoba, set up a Yalobusha Cattlemen Association booth at the Watermelon Carnival and raised money for the association. Kristie and Beth are on the cattle board – Yalobusha’s finest!. Martha Box has been a busy lady pitching in here and there...

Property Transfers

Property transfers between Aug. 1 – 5, 2022, as recorded with the Panola County Chancery Clerk:. Jimmy and Diana Rudd to Laquinza Cox, Southeast Quarter of Section 27 and West Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 9 South, Range 7 West. FirstKey...

Change of Command ceremony held at Shelby

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (WDAM) - Every day, brave men and women make sacrifices to protect and defend the nation. Two high-ranking officers were recognized for their service Sunday. The Mississippi Army National Guard held Sunday a change of command ceremony at Camp Shelby honoring two men who had gone above...

Geraldine Still Woodard, 91

Geraldine Still Woodard, 91, of Batesville, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi, in Oxford. She was born on July 23, 1931, in Lafayette, to Virgil Ferguson and Christine Tramel. Geraldine was a member of First Faith Baptist Church. She was a...

James Caldwell Webb, Sr., 95

James Caldwell Webb, Sr., 95. of Batesville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Azalea Commons of Batesville. He was born in McComb on April 4, 1927, to Lottie Clyde Mars and Lucious Monroe Webb. Mr. Webb was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, where he served as...
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Prep roundup: Oak Hill Academy softball outlasted in extra innings

CLARKSDALE — The Oak Hill Academy softball team suffered a tough extra-inning, walk-off loss to Lee Academy in Monday’s road game. The Raiders took the lead in the top of the ninth on a Harley Vaughn sacrifice fly but allowed two runs in the bottom of the frame, falling 9-8. With runners on first and second, Alyssa Vassel plated both runs on a two-out, winning hit for the Fillies.

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...

Batesville, South Panola schools went on lockdown during first week of classes

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — It is the first week of classes for students in the South Panola School District, and most of its schools went into a lockdown Thursday just four days into the new school year. The district said Batesville schools went under lockdown along with South Panola...

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.

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 […]

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.