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Members of the Yazoo Delta Area team of the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child are gearing up for National Collection Week, taking place Nov. 12-19.

It may have been the playoffs, and they may have been facing the defending state champs, but Manchester Academy followed a familiar formula on the way to an eleventh straight win Friday.

Manchester Academy quarterback Upton Hitt is pictured on the run in the Mavericks' 42-14 victory over defending state champion Briarfield Friday in the first round of the playoffs.

Dr. Patrick Wright was left scratching his head and had tears in his eyes when Ja’Dan Rucker arrived at his appointment.

Yazoo Country Club hosted Benton Country Club on October 13th & 14th for the annual Yazoo Cup golf matches.

Manchester Academy’s pursuit of regular season perfection reached its pinnacle on Friday night when they defeated DeSoto 30-12 to finish the regular season 10-0.







James Allen Swan

 James Allen Swan passed away at his home on September 5 surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 29, 1956 in Benton, MS to the late Ms. Lizzle H. Swan and the late Mr. Willie C. Swan. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Water Grove A.M.E.


Otho Walker Jr.

Otho Walker, Jr., affectionately known as "JR", was born to Otho Walker, Sr., and Edie Walker on August 6, 1933 in Mt. Olive, Mississippi.  He was one of five boys and five girls.  He received his education from the Simpson County school system.



Bennie J. McCoy

Bennie J. McCoy, 86, died Sept. 9, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Visitation will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.






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