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Yazoo County natives Lake Shipp, Hallie Westbrook and Josie Harris (from left) were honored during the Holmes Community College Goodman Campus Honors Day.

Molly Foster swings hard for a hit as the Rockstars took on the Mud Slingers in youth softball action this week at the Wardell Leach Recreational Complex. See more photos inside this edition.

The Benton Academy Lady Raider Track team took First Place in the MAIS District AA Track Meet held at Pillow Academy on April 17. 

Yazoo County’s Alzavian Shelton won a state title Saturday in the 275 weight class at the 3A Powerlifting Championship at the Coliseum in Jackson.

Yazoo County residents Josie Harris, Bruce Ruschewski and Sarah Hardy took part in the Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony on the Goodman Campus.

The Yazoo County Panthers are now back-to-back district champions after three wins last week.


Sherry Abels

Sherry Abels, 63, died March 31, 2019 at the University Nursing Center in Durant.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Coxburg Methodist Church in Coxburg, MS.  A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in the church cemetery.







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.





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