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Benton Academy's pee wee football team wrapped up the most successful season in recent years this week at Christ Covenant. Pictured is Raiders running back Evan Michael Williams on a first down carry.

Daisy and her owner Clay Ellis listen to Makeelah McCullum read a story at the Boys & Girls Club this week. Daisy has returned to assist young members with reading after a brief hiatus.

Benton Academy fifth grader Emma Middleton holds kindergarten student Lorelai Warmack as they cheer on the Raiders during homecoming Friday night.

Madilyn Manor was crowned the 2018 Homecoming Queen during Benton Academy’s Homecoming celebrations Friday night.

 Anna Riley Kelly flies high during the Manchester Academy vs. Benton Academy Pee Wee football game. 

After dropping their season opener to Holmes County Central, Yazoo City High School has now rattled off three straight wins, including Friday night’s 36-13 win over Crystal Springs, to push their overall record to 3-1.


Annie Ruth Stricklin Ryan

Annie Ruth Stricklin Ryan, 88, of Blakely, Ga., and formerly of Yazoo City, peacefully passed away Monday, July 23, 2018.

Mrs. Ryan was born May 18, 1930, in Yazoo County to the late Herman Stricklin and Louise Jennings Stricklin. She was a homemaker.




Walter Anderson Collins

Mr. Walter Anderson “W.A.” Collins, 78, formerly of West, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at West Cemetery. Rev. Gene Richardson will officiate.









Bill Brown

Willie F. (Bill) Brown made his transition to eternal life, Wednesday, July 18, peacefully at home surrounded by his wife Martha.  He was born, August 13, 1942, the fourteenth child of John Reaver and Rosie Brown.



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