The Retail Coach reports findings to City of Batesville board

Joseph Koon, Regional Project Director, The Retail Coach, spoke to City of Batesville officials on Tuesday to report the findings of their study and analysis of the future of retail development for the City. The research phase is behind us, and now we're on to the recruitment phase!  The Retail … [Read more...]

County’s need for information pooled into GIS department

Authored by Rupert Howell, The Panolian Whether it’s geographic information systems or geospatial information studies probably doesn’t matter, but supervisors agreed to establish a new GIS department. They are funding it with a $40,000 budget for the coming fiscal year. That’s not really new … [Read more...]

MDES Means Business

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has a new focus. Now MDES is concentrating on providing better services to the businesses of Mississippi. By improving its services to businesses, MDES is encouraging more employers to post their job openings with the agency. Having more job … [Read more...]

Deadline set for infrastructure of 21st Century

Meredith Fleming, Nick Williams, Tom Womble, & Alderman Eddie Nabors discuss strategies for Batesville's C Spire Fiber Campaign

Batesville has until December 31 to meet pre-registration goals for C Spire’s offer to bring ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet to residential neighborhoods.  After that, “we go to the back of the line,” Mayor Jerry Autrey said Wednesday during a meeting with C Spire representatives Jared Bauman … [Read more...]

Retail sales up in Batesville while state’s collection down

Authored by Rupert Howell, The Panolian Sales tax collections for April increased in Batesville while apparently decreasing statewide according to recently released figures of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. (Sales tax disbursements are issued to each municipality following collections and … [Read more...]

Feed the Speed Update from Alderman Eddie Nabors

During the recent Mississippi Municipal League meeting on the Gulf Coast, C-Spire announced that they have opened the Fiber to the Home initiative to cities statewide.  Fiber to the Home or FTTH for short is a push by C-Spire to install fiber optic cable in residential areas in Mississippi.  Fiber … [Read more...]

Revere among MBJ’s ‘Top 40 Under 40′


Ryan Revere of the Smith Phillips Law Firm located in Batesville has been selected to the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2014. Each year the Top 40 Under 40 program recognizes Mississippi business leaders who have made significant contributions to Mississippi’s overall economic … [Read more...]

Hwy 6 corridor booming with construction

Author: By John Howell, The Panolian Joe Wiseman of Harris and Associates has been placed on the agenda for the Batesville Planning Commission’s April 28 meeting seeking to combine the present McDonalds Restaurant lot with the adjacent lot at the Highway 6/51 intersection. The one big lot … [Read more...]