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Pope School students affected by COVID-19 positive tests

Both the 7th and 8th grade classes at Pope School have been affected by COVID-19 positive tests to ... Read more | Add your comment

Chief McCloud announces retirement after 27 years with BPD

Police Chief Jimmy McCloud addresses the Batesville Mayor and Board of Aldermen at a special meeting Friday.   ... Read more | Add your comment

Chief McCloud announces retirement after 27 years

In a special called meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen held Friday morning at City Hall, ... Read more | Add your comment

Main Street planning busy fall for city

Mamie Avery is director of Batesville’s Main Street Program Family fun events and making the Downtown Square a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Hurricane Sally slows, gathering a deluge for the Gulf Coast

Hurricane Sally, a plodding storm with winds of 85 mph (137 kph), crept toward the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday as forecasters warned of potentially ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:45 am

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Pizza Hut closing marks end of era in Batesville

The Batesville Pizza Hut was built in 1978 and was one of the few restaurants on Hwy. 6 between Clarksdale and Tupelo when constructed. The ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:15 am

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B’ville attorney tapped as justice court judge

Michael Darby has been appointed by the Panola County Board of Supervisors as the Justice Court Judge of the Second Judicial District of Panola County, ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:06 am

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Local woman charged after escapee captured in Pope

Richard Willis was found hiding in a shed near Pope on Sept. 7 and taken back into custody. He had escaped three days earlier from ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:03 am

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North Panola to play Tupelo Friday Night

North Panola will play Tupelo on Friday in Tupelo in a schedule change. Tupelo had been scheduled to play Grenada from that game was canceled ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:21 pm

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TVEPA receives $4 million for fiber installation through MS Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act 

BATESVILLE — The Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association Board of Directors is proud to announce TVEPA has received a $4 million grant to expand its ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Friday, July 31, 2020 3:02 pm

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Local experts speak on national coin shortage

By Ana Lauren Martinez | ana.martinez@oxfordeagle.com The national coin supply is experiencing a shortage of coins as a result of the pandemic, and according to ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Monday, July 20, 2020 11:16 am

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792 new cases, 10 new deaths of COVID-19 in Mississippi

Report through July 18th,  792 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 deaths. The total of coronavirus cases since March 11 is now 42,638, ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:54 pm

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Annual yard sale set for July 31

Sardis Lake Baptist Church will host its annual indoor yard sale July 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All are encouraged to wear  masks. ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:55 pm

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Franklin interim chief in Sardis

Former Panola County chief deputy Chris Franklin recently accepted the role of interim police chief for the Town of Sardis. Franklin had been the Sardis ... Read more

by Davis Coen, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:48 pm

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TVEPA receives $16 million ReConnect Grant for fiber installation

First in Mississippi to receive federal funding to expand fiber broadband technology The Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association and its subsidiary, TVIfiber, are the first ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:15 pm

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Former state representative calls for civil disobedience on masks

Former State Representative and Gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster issued the following statement on Facebook. I’ve prayed and thought a lot about this. This is going ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:54 am

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MHP reports stats from holiday period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2020 Fourth of July enforcement period which began Friday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Sunday, July 5, ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Monday, July 6, 2020 8:20 pm

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Library sponsoring book giveaway

Batesville Library staff members are preparing for the First Regional Library system book giveaway scheduled for the month of July. Children were unable to participate ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:55 pm

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Today in History 7/02/20

1776 – The Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:43 pm

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With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signs the bill retiring the last state flag in the United States with the Confederate battle emblem, at the Governor’s ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:33 pm

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Mississippi Legislature Votes to Take Down Current Flag

History was made in Mississippi this weekend. The state Legislature passed House Bill 1796, which removes the current state flag that features the Confederate emblem ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:47 pm

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Mississippi Legislature Votes on the State Flag

June 27, 2020, is a day that could quite possibly go into the Mississippi history books as the day that change began. Link to story ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:31 pm

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17 new cases in Panola, state up 1,092 in past day

The State Dept. of Health is reporting 1,092 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, and 5 deaths.  Data was collected from Tuesday at 6 ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:18 pm

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Water Valley officially sets new watermelon eating record

By Jake Thompson The City of Water Valley is officially the king of watermelons. Word recently came down from the Guinness World Records office that ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:59 pm

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Supervisors name new county code enforcement officer to address litter, debris

(Links to entire litter/derelict property ordinance, and online complaint form are at end of article.) Hunter Lawrence is on a mission to clean up Panola ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:32 pm

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Panola cases up another 14; state up record 526

The State Dept. of Health is reporting 526 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, and 22 deaths.  Data was collected from Monday at 6 ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:48 pm

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State Health Officer is ‘fearful of the fall’ and virus spread

By Summer Tadlock WLBT   Tuesday, Mississippi saw its highest spike in coronavirus cases with 611 new cases. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs held ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:59 am

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End of Watch 2019 honors Constable Hawkins

Photos by Glennie Pou The End of Watch 2019 touring memorial was in Batesville Monday, June 22. All law enforcement officers killed in the line ... Read more

by Jeremy Weldon, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:23 am

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Boyce responds to unrest over Confederate statue relocation plan

The University of Mississippi community celebrated the IHL Board of Trustees’ vote to approve the relocation of a Confederate monument on its campus on Thursday, ... Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:35 pm