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Wins. Losses. Triumphs. Heartbreaks. Legacies. Legends.

A brief moment can change the course of history in an instant, altering how people and moments in time will be remembered forever.

John Riley Poe leaps to escape from a defender in Manchester Academy’s 40-34 loss to Tallulah in the state championship game Saturday at Jackson Academy.

Manchester’s Academy march through 8-man football has reached its final destination: the state championship.

On Friday night, the Mavericks defeated Humphreys Academy 42-6 to make the finals.

Benton Academy held its Beauty Review Saturday.

The crowd of nearly 60,000 roared as Darth Vader led stormtroopers out of the northwest tunnel onto Hollingsworth Field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

The annual Holiday Open House in Yazoo City proved to be another success as visitors began the shopping season with local merchants.





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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