Batesville, Mississippi is where the Delta meets the soft rolling hills of North Mississippi and the community is as diverse as its landscape. The Panolian has been telling the stories of the community since its beginning more than 150 years ago.
The newspaper was purchased by Hunt and Annie-Glenn Howell, along with two partners, in 1955. The Howell’s sons, Rupert and John, continued as owners of The Panolian until it was purchased early in 2018 by Batesville Newsmedia, LLC., a subsidiary of Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Natchez.
Published on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, The Panolian was a 2018 General Excellence winner in the Mississippi Press Association’s advertising division. It covers all of Panola County, including Batesville and Sardis, the largest communities.
The Panolian’s home is directly across the street from South Panola High School in Batesville, known for its prowess as a 6A power in Mississippi sport.
Situated along I-55 and less than 30 miles from the University of Mississippi, Batesville has a quaint town Square and is known for its industry and agriculture.