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The picturesque landscape of Africa is intertwined with settlements of shacks made of wood, cardboard, tin and other scrap material. It is a squatter camp, scattered with families living together in a shack no larger than a garden shed.

Kahyundii Brown was crowned the 2018 Yazoo City High School Homecoming Queen Friday night. Rorecoss Willis was also crowned the 2018 YCHS Homecoming King. Picture from left are Willis, Queen Brown and Principal Isaac Haynes Jr.

Another week, another big win.

That has become a familiar story for Manchester Academy this football season, and there were no changes to the script on Friday night as the Mavericks defeated Delta Streets 52-8.

Ward 2 Alderman Sir Jonathan Rucker (right) donated $500 to Yazoo City High School senior Rorecoss Willis to help cover the cost of traveling to compete in the Tiki Bowl in Hawaii.

Tri-County defeated River Oaks 28-0 Friday night in Monroe, La. The Rebels defense was stout, giving up only 51 total yards. The offense was led by Greyson Smith, Cade Shepard and Trace White.

A new business owner arrives in downtown Yazoo City with the local King family purchasing a historic staple of the community, Webb’s Pharmacy.








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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