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Grassroots Blues draws a crowd


This past weekend’s Grassroots Blues festival in Duck Hill attracted a sizable and diverse crowd.

There were the young, the old, those who were new to Blues and, of course, the Blues veterans in attendance. No matter who you were, though, it was impossible not to be wooed by the warm air, the delicious barbeque, and the great music.



John M. “Jimmy” Fancher III

John M. “Jimmy” Fancher III, 68, of Grenada, formerly of Greenwood, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at his residence. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood. Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Williams and Lord Funeral Home. Rev.


Clara “Bea” Parker

Clara “Bea” Parker, 86, of Carrollton went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2018.  Bea was born March 22, 1932, in Black Hawk.  Bea met Alton Randall “Randy” Parker when they were both children in Vaiden, and became great friends and playmates.  Bea and Randy married January 13, 1948, in Winona.  After marrying, Bea and Randy lived across the co

Local guardsmen deploying


Next Monday, just before dawn, guardsmen from the Mississippi National Guard 2-114th Bravo Battery Field Artillery will leave the armories in Winona and Kosciusko for more than a year of overseas deployment. 

Approximately 85 guardsmen from Winona and Kosciusko armories will be deploying.  Their destination has not been disclosed.