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The Manchester Academy softball team defeated their rivals at Benton Academy on Tuesday, with a shutout score of 11-0 across five innings.  This improves the Lady Mavericks season record to 11-1 o
JB Middleton on the run in Benton Academy’s 28-0 win at Porter’s Chapel to kick off the 2019 football season. All area high school teams will be in action this Friday.
The annual benefit banquet for the Oakes African American Cultural Center was held over the weekend at the L.T. Miller - H.A. Scott Community Center. Remona Suttlar was the keynote speaker.
Although it’s only the first week of school at Covenant Christian School, learning is already taking a fun turn.
The Manchester Academy Lady Mavericks won their first district game on Monday, shutting out Greenville St. Joe 13-0 in four innings.

Lois W. Pierce

Lois W. Pierce, 86, of Benton, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

She was a retired Supervisor at Henson-Kippernick in Lexington and a member of Crossroads Primitive Baptist Church.









Willie Mae Edmonds

Willie Mae Edmonds, 82, of Benton, died at her son's residence in Yazoo County on Saturday June 1, 2019.

She was a Cook with Clancy's Restaurant and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.





Julie Ann Hopson Hamilton

Julie Ann Hopson Hamilton died May 30, 2019 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on June 1, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. following visitation at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.


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