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Tyler Davis, a junior at the Mississippi School of the Arts from Bentonia, received a Gold Key in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Creative Writing Competition.

Manchester Academy students Colby Allen Stevens and Cameron Robinson recently served as pages for the Mississippi Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and senate staff. They were sponsored by State Sen. Buck Clarke.

The children at the First United Methodist Church Daycare were treated to a Valentine’s Day story by Lauren Woodliff, children’s librarian at Ricks Memorial Library, and Vay Gregory McGraw.

Baseball season is back in Yazoo with local high schools hitting off their seasons. Manchester Academy’s Blayke Dendy leads off base against Monday’s season opener against Indianola Academy.

Benton Academy hosted a Grandparents Day celebration last week where grandparents of students were treated to a musical performance by elementary and kindergarten students.

Troop 75 participated in Scout Sunday at First United Methodist Church Sunday.

Dr. Harrison Pittman Jr.

Dr. Harrison Pittman, Jr., finished his God given life on Friday, August 21, 2015 at St. Catherine's Nursing Home in Madison. Dr. Pittman was born in Memphis, TN on September 3, 1933 to the late Major H.V. Pittman and Ruth Mauzy Pittman. 

DeWitt Andrew Dixon

DeWitt Andrew Dixon of Benton was welcomed into heaven on August 20, 2015. DeWitt was born on April 21, 1934 to Sim James (Tot) and Vesta (Broadfoot) Dixon in Vaughan, Mississippi.

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