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Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers has been elected District President of The Mississippi Coroners Medical Examiners Association
January 19, 2015

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Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers has been elected District President of The Mississippi Coroners Medical Examiners Association at the Associations Winter Conference in Jackson. Shivers has also been appointed The Legislative Committee Chairman by the outgoing President Sharon Grisham-Stewart, Coroner of Hinds County.

The Mississippi Coroners Medical Examiners  Association  a not for profit organization, established to  support and promote the professionalism of Coroners, Deputy Coroners, and Medical Examiners here in the Magnolia State. We do this through education and training seminars, and the provision of resources to assist in medicolegal death investigations. Additionally, the MSCMEA develops strategies to help prevent the loss of life, and provides support to each Coroner when requested, to aid in the timely resolution of death investigations.

Our mission is accomplished with the support and assistance of a number of associate members. These organizations, comprised of both federal and state agencies, businesses, and private citizens, have all joined with the MSCMEA to provide additional resources necessary to complete what can be a very difficult, but vital task for the citizens of the counties we serve.

Shivers has served as Coroner Chief Medical Examiner/ Investigator in Yazoo County since 1991 and is The Central Team Leader of The Mississippi Mortuary Response Team. There are 3 teams in the state that respond to natural and manmade disasters to assist Coroners in multiple death situations.  The responsibilities of District President are to schedule monthly training classes including speakers and locations. The District President is also a member of the Executive Committee.

As the Legislative Chairman Shivers will keep members of the Association abreast of Legislative bills that may be before the State Legislature that effect Mississippi Coroners.

2015 Yazoo County Livestock Queen Contestants
January 19, 2015

The 2015 Livestock Show will be held Saturday, January 31st at the Livestock Barn on Gordon Avenue.  29 Exhibitors will be showing their animals. 

The Livestock Banquet and Queen's Contest will be held on Friday night in the Benton Academy Gym.   Competeting in the Queen's Contest will be:

Pee Wee Contestant:

  Molly McBride, 5 year old daughter of Lebo and Jennifer McBride.  She attend Manchester Academy and is in the 5K kindergarten class.

Junior Princess Contestants:

Lilly Cotton, 9 year old daughter of Rob and Kari Cotton.   She attend Bentonia Gibbs Elementary.  

Sadie Gibson, 9 year old student at Madison Crossing Elementary School where she is in the 4th Grade.  She is the daughter of Michael and Aynsley Gibson. 

Lindsey Hogue, 8 year old daughter of Nicole Hogue from Benton and she attends Benton Academy where she is in the second grade.

Kaye Louise Purvis, 9 year old daughter of Hardy and Holly Purvis.  She attends Benton Academy and is in the third grade. 

Jewell Vandevere, 11 year old daughter of Bubba and Jana Vandevere.  Jewell attends Benton Academy and is in the sixth grade.  

Gracie Ward, 8 year old daughter of of Bob and Heather Ward.   Gracie attend Benton Academy and is in the third grade.

Senior Queen Candidates:

Kali Cotten, 14 year old daughter of Rob and Kari Cotten.  She is in the eight grade at Yazoo County Jr. High. 

Kayla Jenkins, 17 year old daughter of Bubba and Manda Jenkins of Bentonia.   She is a Junior at Yazoo County High School.

Jordan Langford, 18 year old daughter of Randy and Rhonda Langford.  She is a senior at Benton Academy. 

Kaylea Renfroe, 17 year old daughter of Teresa Renfroe and she is a Junior at Clinton High School.  

Morgan Renfroe. 14 year old daughter of Teresa Renfroe and she is in the eight grade at Clinton Jr. High School.

Lindsey Twiner, 14 year old daughter of Lester and Tammy Twiner.  Lindsey is a ninth grader at Benton Academy. 

  

Benton Academy Raider Signs with Hinds Community College
January 16, 2015

Storm signed with Hinds yesterday. Gonna have another Eagle next year. Looking forward to baseball at the next level.

Benton Academy Raider, Storm Davis signed to play Baseball at Hinds Community College yesterday!   Congratulations Storm!

 

Maverick Basketball Tonight on POWER 107
January 16, 2015

The Mavericks will travel to Oak Hill Academy tonight to face the Raiders.  This is a conference game for the Mavericks.   Game time will be approximately 6pm for the girls and boys immediately following.  POWER 107 will broadcast the game live with "The Voice of the Mavericks" Big Walt Patterson and Brian Dendy bringing you the play by play action.  If you can't attend, listen to the live broadcast of tonights game on POWER 107.

Manchester Beauty Review and Who's Who
January 16, 2015

Manchester Academy will have their Beauty Review and Who's Who tomorrow night at 6:30 pm in the Gym. 

Yazoo County Board of Supervisors Makes Presentation
January 16, 2015
The Yazoo County Board of Supervisors recognized Noah Rush and Hallie Westbrook in the board meeting this morning and presented both with plaques for their representing the county at the 4-H National level.
Photo: The Yazoo County Board of Supervisors recognized Noah Rush and Hallie Westbrook in the board meeting this morning and presented both with plaques for their representing the county at the 4-H National level.
Repair Work Complete on Sunflower River Bridge Between Hollandale and Belzoni
January 16, 2015

Repair Work Complete on Sunflower River Bridge Between Hollandale and Belzoni

Repair work to the truss has been completed on the Hwy 12 Sunflower River Bridge between Hollandale and Belzoni.  Contractors for MDOT are finishing the repair work and painting today and the posting on the Bridge has been lifted. 

Waste Pesticide Disposal Event
January 16, 2015

Waste Pesticide Disposal Event

January 29

Leflore County Civic Center

Greenwood, 8am-3pm

On January 29, the Mississippi State University Extension Service is planning a pesticide collection event at the Leflore County Civic Center in Greenwood. Organizers have invited farmers to drop off leftover pesticide products, triple-rinsed pesticide containers and waste tires at the collection point in Leflore County from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

This pesticide and waste disposal program has been making clean-up on the farm easier since 1994 by providing producers a way to get rid of waste pesticides and potentially hazardous materials. The program is funded by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

This program is a free service to Mississippi farmers who live in the area.

 

Humphreys County School District Closed Monday
January 16, 2015

The Humphreys County School District will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   All regular classes will resume on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at their regular scheduled time.  

Marshall Ramsey Guest Speaker at "Salute To Business"
January 15, 2015

Marshall Ramsey will be the Special Guest at the 2015 Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce "Salute to Business on Thursday, February 5, 2015. The event will be held at the Hampton Inn from 6:00 - 10:00pm. Other highlights of the event will be entertainment by Jazz Trio Le Funch Music, Food, and Silent Auction. Awards will be presented for Spirit of Yazoo, Pioneer Award, Hero Award, President's Award and Leadership Awards. For tickets and information, contact the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce at 662-746-1273.

Today is Deadline to Enter Tri-County Seniors Chili Cook-Off
January 15, 2015

Tri-County Academy Seniors will be having a Chili Cook Off Saturday, January 17th. $15 entry fee. If you would like to enter please email in your name by Thursday Jan.15th-tcrebels@cspire.net fee can be paid Saturday and judging starts at 10:30. Home basketball games against Oak Hill starts at 12.

Clarion Ledger Carrier Injured in Robbery This Morning in Yazoo City
January 13, 2015
According to the Clarion-Ledger,

A Clarion-Ledger carrier was injured in a robbery in Yazoo City Tuesday morning.

Susie Stiff, 45, was delivering newspapers to Mayfield's Exxon in Yazoo City when a man carrying a rifle approached her truck.

The man asked for money. Stiff gave him $20. He then told her to exit her vehicle but she refused.

Stiff says the man began hitting her, first with his fist and then with the rifle.

The gunman fired at her as she sped away in her truck.

Stiff says the man with the rifle got out of a silver or gray Chrysler 300. There were a total of three suspects. One was in the Chrysler and another man had pulled up in a white Nissan Frontier, according to Stiff.

Stiff suffered injuries to her jaw that require stitches inside and outside of her mouth. The latest report on her condition has doctors trying to bring down her blood pressure.