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B.B. King Viewing Friday in Vegas Before Mississippi Burial
May 19, 2015

In this photo taken on Monday, March 3, 2014, Blues legend B.B. King performs for hundreds at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday, at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. ( Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP)

In this photo taken on Monday, March 3, 2014, Blues legend B.B. King performs for hundreds at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday, at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. ( Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP)

B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

Posted by: Associated Press in Arts & Entertainment, MBJ FEATURE, NEWS May 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home.

King died Thursday at home in Las Vegas at age 89.

His business agent, LaVerne Toney, says the viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary West.

Mortuary manager Matthew Phillips says there won’t be a memorial service during viewing, but people will be able see King’s open casket.

Toney and Phillips say a private family funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at a larger Palm Mortuary chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

Toney says she’s still making arrangements for a funeral and burial next week in Indianola, Mississippi.

Guaranty Bank Preparing To Open Two New Offices In North Mississippi
May 19, 2015

               BELZONI – Huey Townsend, President and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, today said that construction was nearing an end on two new offices. Within the coming weeks, Townsend said, the bank will offer its customers new facilities at 1200 Highway 6 East in Batesville and at 5040 Highway 51 North in Senatobia.

            Batesville branch President, Keith Buck, said the plans are unfolding for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 23. The celebration will be well-worth attending, he said, with door prizes, refreshments and more.  The new Batesville office will serve customers in addition to its existing office at 470 Highway 6 East while the new Senatobia office will replace its current branch at 250 Norfleet Plaza.  “We hope that Batesville families and business owners will recognize our long-term commitment to Panola County,” Buck said. “We are proud of the new, state-of-the-art branch and look forward to welcoming friends old and new in that facility. I believe our customers will find it easily accessible with the latest in banking technology.”

            Bailey Meeks, President of Guaranty Bank, Senatobia, said they will celebrate the new Senatobia office with a Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 25. “Our Senatobia Office is progressing very closely with our Batesville Office. Our customers in and around Senatobia will certainly enjoy the new branch,” Meeks said. “It is substantially bigger than our previous location and filled with high-tech banking technology. One area we are excited about is our multi-media kiosk for our customers to learn and explore Online Banking right in the bank.  Guaranty Bank & Trust Company is committed to Senatobia and Tate County.”

           

 

Deadline Today for Summer Youth Employment
May 19, 2015

All applications and corresponding requirements for summer youth employment MUST  be received by 5pm at the City Hall TODAY,  May 19, 2015.

Ole Miss - Alabama Baseball Live From Hoover, Alabama on POWER 107
May 19, 2015

POWER 107 is broadcasting the Ole Miss - Alabama Baseball game live from Hoover, Alabama this morning.  Game time is 9:30 am.  It is a single elimination game so the Rebels must win to continue to play. 

Hazardous Weather Outlook Predicted For Our Area Today
May 18, 2015

BOLIVAR-SUNFLOWER-LEFLORE-
GRENADA-CARROLL-MONTGOMERY-WEBSTER-WASHINGTON-HUMPHREYS-HOLMES-
ISSAQUENA-SHARKEY-YAZOO-WARREN-
543 AM CDT MON MAY 18 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
ARKANSAS...NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...NORTH
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...AND WEST CENTRAL
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

FLOODING
THREAT...ELEVATED
TIMING...TODAY

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE REGION TODAY PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. LOCALIZED RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF UP TO FOUR INCHES WILL RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING IN AREAS
THAT HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS

Summer Driver Education Classes at Manchester Academy
May 18, 2015

 Summer Driver Education Classes at Manchester Academy

Classes will begin on Wednesday, May 27 for grades 9 and above

(2015-2016 school year).

Age requirement is 14.

*If interested, sign up immediately in the office.  

 

According To The Clarion Ledger Two Holmes County Teens Died and One Injured in Fatal Crash Saturday
May 18, 2015

Two Holmes County teens dead, one injured in fatal crash

Therese Apel, The Clarion-Ledger 8:20 p.m. CDT May 17, 2015

The two Central Holmes students were killed when the vehicle they were riding in left the roadway.

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Katelyn Winstead, left, and Payton Netherland

(Photo: Facebook)

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Two Holmes County teens are dead after a one-vehicle car crash on Saturday.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said Katelyn Winstead and Peyton Netherland, both 17, were killed when the vehicle they were riding in left the roadway on Inside Horseshoe Road in Tchula. The wreck occurred around 4 p.m., Howard said.

Sheriff Willie March said it appears that speed could have been a factor in the accident, but at this point the investigation into the cause of the wreck is ongoing.

The two were students at Central Holmes Christian School. A statement on the school's website on Sunday said, "It is with heavy hearts the faculty and staff of Central Holmes Christian School face the coming days. Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Payton Netherland and Katelyn Winstead. Information regarding changes for our final week have been emailed to all patrons and staff."

The third teen in the vehicle, Sarah Matthews, was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with injuries. She was listed in good condition on Sunday. March said Matthews is from Attala County.

Revival Services at First Independant Methodist Church
May 18, 2015

First Independent Methodist Church located at 1440 Jackson Avenue in Yazoo City, invites everyone to their Revival June 8 - 10th.  Guest speaker will be Dr. Matt Friedeman, Author and Professor at Wesley Biblical Seminary.  Services will be at 6:30 pm each night.  Pastor, Jay Trammell invites everyone to come a be blessed and challenged by anointed preaching and singing during their "A Passion For Holiness" revival June 8 - 10th. 

Lynn James Promoted To Senior Operations Specialist at Guaranty Bank
May 18, 2015

Lynn James Promoted At Guaranty Bank, Belzoni

           

            BELZONI – Huey Townsend, President and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bank and Trust, today said that Lynn James has been promoted to Senior Operations Specialist. Ms. James has been affiliated with Guaranty Bank for nine years and is, according to Townsend, “a tremendous asset to our bank with her knowledge of the bank’s operations.”

Ms. James is a graduate of Mississippi School of Math and Science.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi. A native of Belzoni, Ms. James followed her college graduation by teaching in Atlanta for two years and then served two years with Campus Crusade for Christ, Atlanta. In 2006, she returned to Belzoni and joined Guaranty Bank. Ms. James is the daughter of David James and Toni Shannon.

Gretchen McNeal, Vice President and Operation Manager noted, “Lynn has been a mainstay in our Operations Department for a number of years, and her knowledge and experience continue to benefit our entire team.  I am very pleased to announce her well-deserved promotion.”

The King of the Blues Passed Away Last Night
May 15, 2015

The world was saddened to hear the news this morning that  "The King of the Blues" B.B. King passed away last night at his home in Las Vegas.  He was 89 years old. 

Lintonia Garden Club and 4 Season's Garden Club Flower Show Today
May 15, 2015

The Lintonia Garden Club and 4 Season's Garden Club Flower Show will be held today, Friday, May 15th from 3 - 5 pm at the Rick's Memorial Library .  No admission and everyone is welcome.  For more information contact Robbie Montgomery at 601-260-9262.

Manchester Graduation Tonight
May 15, 2015

37 Seniors will be receiving their diploma tonight as the Class of 2015 graduates from Manchester Academy.  Graduation will be at 7pm in the gym.  Congratulations Seniors!