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Museum explains not accepting statue

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta has decided not to accept the Confederate statue that is to be relocated from the Leflore County Courth… Read more

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Loans making a difference

More than 500 entities in Leflore County received loans through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to da… Read more

State’s 5 largest hospitals run out of ICU beds

JACKSON — Mississippi’s five largest hospitals had no intensive care unit beds available for patients by midweek because of a surge in coro… Read more

Election commissioner shared knowledge with others

Perhaps a little-known fact about Leflore County Election Commission President Edward M. Course Jr. was that he was a very active and fairl… Read more

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Sports

MAIS is full steam ahead toward football season, fall sports

High school football in August? Read more

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Elite amateur golfer back to defend title

Belden’s Joseph Deraney is back to defend his title. Read more

Area football coaches in limbo amid virus

This upcoming high school football season is still up in the air it seems. Read more

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Opinion

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Virus will run its course

JACKSON — It’s now six months since COVID-19 became a household word. Let’s breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn’t anything as bad as the … Read more

Success comes with a price

A lot of retail companies have been beaten down by the coronavirus and the shift to online buying. But Dollar General appears to be immune … Read more

NFL must be bullish on future

Need a sign that life has not irreversibly changed, despite COVID-19. Look to the NFL, where the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs jus… Read more

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Obituaries

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Edward McCoy Course Jr.

Services for Edward McCoy Course Jr. of Greenwood will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Read more

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Crawford

Lawrence “Larry” Crawford Jr., 76, died Thursday morning, July 9, 2020, at his home in Carroll County. Read more

Election commissioner shared knowledge with others

Perhaps a little-known fact about Leflore County Election Commission President Edward M. Course Jr. was that he was a very active and fairl… Read more

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