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Donald “Sonny” Hampton

Donald “Sonny” Hampton, age 80, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at North West Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Mr. Hampton was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and per his wishes he will be buried at sea with military rites.

He was born April 27, 1939 to Clarence and Lula Worley Hampton and lived in Drew.



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MDOC faces long-term issues

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.

He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.









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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.







Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.




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community News August 3, 2017

Meet Your Teacher Event
The Sunflower County Consolidated School District is holding “Meet Your Teacher” events at each of the schools. Parents and students can meet their new teachers and also familiarize themselves with the environment:
nCarver Elementary is planning two “Meet Your Teacher” events.​







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