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The fire on Old Benton Road that forced firefighters and other emergency responders to work around the clock to contain is now 100 percent contained.  The blaze began with a house fire and quickly spread into the surrounding woods.

Update: At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham said the fire is under control, and the current priority is ensuring that is doesn't flare up again.

The Yazoo Elite 10u basketball team recently competed in the City of Jackson's Spring Basketball league, finishing with a 7-2 record.

An enormous crowd was present Wednesday morning for the grand opening of Walmart in Yazoo City. Among those speaking at the event were former Gov. Haley Barbour and Mayor Diane Delaware. See Saturday's edition for more details. 

Statistics often say that the odds of a teen getting out of a rural, low income community and becoming successful are slim to none.

Blues legend Bobby Rush, who recently won a Grammy award, recently visited Yazoo County Middle School students to stress the performance of staying in school in order to have the ability to achieve your dreams.

Christopher Acey Day

Christopher Acey Day, 56, died March 20, 2017 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are Friday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clint Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.

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