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Benton Academy recently hosted its 2019 Elementary Basketball Camp.

The local city swimming pool is officially open for the season, including swimming lessons.

By JAMIE  PATTERSON

Managing Editor

There is a smiling face waiting to assist every customer who enters Bank of Yazoo’s location on Jerry Clower Boulevard.

Norman A. Mott Jr., whose family guided this newspaper for three generations, died last Thursday.

Technology rules in this day and age, and the Public Service Commission of Yazoo City is changing the way it operates public utilities to keep up with the times.  In his first year as general...

Julie Ann Hopson Hamilton

Julie Ann Hopson Hamilton died May 30, 2019 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on June 1, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. following visitation at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.










Inez B. Clark

Mrs. Inez B. Clark, 91, of Winona passed away at Winona Manor in Winona on Tuesday, May 28.  She was born in Sunflower County on the banks of the Sunflower River on February 27, 1928, to Ingram and Lena Phillips Bailey.  She was a retired hairdresser and a Baptist.


Mary Frances King

Mary Frances King, 83, of Benton died at her residence Sunday May 26, 2019.

Mrs. King was born March 10, 1936 in Yazoo City to Adin Victor and Molly Elizabeth Jones Pharr. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Yazoo City.



Dudley George Norman Jr.

Dudley George Norman Jr. peacefully passed away at his home in Houston, TX on April 25, 2019 surrounded by his current wife, Mary, and sons Dana and Stuart.  He succumbed  from respiratory failure due to pulmonary fibrosis.



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