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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.


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.










Thomas C. Dunn

Thomas C. Dunn, 92, of Fulton, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at The Courtyard Nursing Home in Fulton. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Harden.


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