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Congressman Thompson announces $12.6 Million award to Yazoo City

BOLTON, Miss. (WLBT) - United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $12,641,440 million to Yazoo City. The award has been made through the FY22 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grants Program. The press release states the award...
YAZOO CITY, MS
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Mississippi receives $15.4M for infrastructure projects

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) announced $15.4 million was awarded to Mississippi for infrastructure projects in Yazoo City, Tupelo, and Ripley. The three grants are specifically designed for local projects. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with […]
YAZOO CITY, MS
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Abandoned building catches fire in Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (WJTV) – Investigators are asking the public for tips on a recent fire at an abandoned building in downtown Yazoo City. The Yazoo Herald reported crews responded to the fire in the final block of Main Street around 5:19 p.m. on Monday, August 1. Responders said the building was fully engulfed in […]
YAZOO CITY, MS
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Glenn Jerome Waters, Sr., 1943-2022

Glenn Jerome Waters, Sr. passed away on August 5, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 79. Glenn was born in Yazoo City, MS on May 16, 1943, the son of the late Wyatt Smith Waters, Jr. and Ruth Earline Hood Waters. He graduated from Benton High School in 1961 and continued his education at Holmes Jr. College in Goodman, MS. After college he went to work at the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. He retired after 34 years of service. Glenn loved his family and family get-togethers and liked to joke around. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed Sudoku, cross word puzzles, woodworking, he liked the outdoors, gardening and doing yard work. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where he was always involved in whatever he could for the Lord. Over his lifetime he served on many committees, worked with youth, Sunday School director, active and faithful deacon, and always willing to help in any way he could.
VICKSBURG, MS
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2004 SWAC Catcher of the Year catches life’s curveball; runs home in the 9th

Family donates his organs; a ‘no brainer,’ says his mother. It is a known fact that life will throw unexpected curveballs. On July 20, 2022, Rafiel Reshawn Johnson caught an unexpected curveball and then made a homerun. The 2004 SWAC Catcher of the Year and true-to-heart “Thee I Love” Jackson State University alumni succumbed in the comfort of his Atlanta home.
JACKSON, MS
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LOOKING BACK: The McLaurin family home and a fateful duel

The home at 3400 Drummond St., commonly known as the “Cypress House” was built in 1913 by William K. and Willie McLaurin and was designed as a clapboard house with a one-story porch (as seen in the first photograph) by M. J. Donovan and built by H. H. Havis, contractors, for $5,400.
ROLLING FORK, MS
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Once upon a time, in a small Mississippi town called Satartia…there was a catfish race

Satartia is from the Choctaw and means “Pumpkin Place,” but they must have taken the pumpkins with them because I didn’t see a single one. As one of the oldest non-Native settlements in Mississippi, Satartia is also the smallest, according to people who count that kind of thing. The 2020 census lists 41 residents. The town has had a cotton gin for some time but can brag to its jealous neighbors about the country store that opened up recently.
SATARTIA, MS
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Broadband investment bringing excitement, hope to Lake Providence

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (KNOE) - On July 25, Governor John Bel Edwards announced a $130 million investment in broadband internet, including $4 million for services in East Carroll Parish. The prospect of high-speed connectivity is bringing excitement to a place once cited as one of the poorest places in America.
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA
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Former BOP Correctional Officer Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. Jackson, Miss. – A Flora woman was arrested Monday after being indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges related to her alleged fraud scheme involving federal COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program loans, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge James F. Boyersmith of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, Miami Field Office.
FLORA, MS
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Former correctional officer arrested for COVID-Relief fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge James F. Boyersmith of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, Miami Field Office reported Monday that A Flora woman was arrested after being indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges related to her alleged scheme involving federal COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program loans.
FLORA, MS
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