Batesville gets canine tradition

A canine tradition is coming to Mississippi. After 25 years in Albany, Georgia, the United Kennel Club announced Wednesday that it’s moving its Winter Classic Coon Hunt to Batesville. Last year, the Coon Hunt brought in more than five-thousand visitors from across the country, pumping about a million and a half dollars into the local economy. The 2013 UKC Winter Classic will be held next January 25th through the 27th at the Batesville Civic Center.