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.
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.
Traffic flow in Yazoo City was significantly disrupted when Canadian National Railroad closed two major crossings for days without notice at the same time that traffic increased due to the new Walmart opening.