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After 36 years of teaching, Joyce Williams has decided to retire - again. 

Anna Savell gets a hit in a win for BankPlus this week at the Wardell Leach Recreational Complex.

Benton Academy elementary and kindergarten teachers were in good spirits Thursday morning as they began the last day of the school year.

Alicia Ledbetter with the Bank of Yazoo City spends a moment talking to Tamara Mills about employment opportunities with the local bank.

The Manchester Academy tennis team won the MAIS AA boys’ and girls’ state championships on Wednesday at the Ridgeland Tennis Center.

Manchester Academy won the boys’ and girls’ MAIS North State AA tennis championships in Greenville last week and will now play for the state championship.

George Anderson Davis

George Anderson Davis, 87, of Benton went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 .

A lifelong resident of Yazoo County, he was born on January 31, 1932.  He had retired from Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association after 30 years of service.


Estell Burt Smith

Graveside services for Estell Burt Smith, 73, of Glen Allan will be at 11 a.m., Friday, April 5 at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Lexington.  She died Tuesday, April 2 at Delta Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.



William C. "Red" Sharbrough

William C. “Red” Sharbrough Jr. fell asleep peacefully, and awoke in his Lord’s presence early in the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019 at The Cottages Hospice in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Red was born on January 24, 1930 and was the Son of William C. and Velma Sharbrough Sr.







Danny Hassin

Danny Andrew Hassin, 68, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Visitation will be Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 9:30-11 a.m. followed by funeral services.


Bobby Iasigi

Bobbie Iasigi, age 78, of Russellville, Ark., died Monday, March 25, 2019, at Legacy Heights Nursing Home. She was born October 4, 1940, in Greenville to Pete and Edith Mann Hester.




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