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Vance’s Citgo under new ownership: After over three decades in business, Larry Vance has sold the store and it will be called Quick 7

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After more than 31 years in business, Larry Vance is calling it quits. Although he is retiring, the conspicuous, convenience store will remain open there on the corner of U.S. Highway 82 and Moody Street.




“I’ve been playing every single day”:Van Cleve finds time for golf, playing independent league ball during busy summer

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Ben Van Cleve is not one to stay still for long.

The former Indianola Academy and Northwest Mississippi Community College star had quickly made a name for himself on the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team before the college season was brought to a screeching halt due to COVID-19 back in April.




Canceling fall sports outright not popular, but better than current approach

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Gov. Tate Reeves has the ability to be what he calls “an honest broker.”

He often tells it like it is during his afternoon press briefings, but during Tuesday’s presser, when it came to the question of high school and college athletics, particularly high school football, he could not provide clear answers.


Dunagin: Politics go national these days

By CHARLIE DUNAGIN COLUMNIST,

The phrase “all politics are local” is most commonly attributed to former U.S. House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, D-Massachusetts.

It’s a catchy saying, but it isn’t necessarily so, especially in this day of instant communication through social media and out-of-state political action groups helping fund state candidates.



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Reeves' next wave of restrictions to impact Sunflower County

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Sunflower County is one of 13 that will soon be under stricter social distancing guidelines.

According to Gov. Tate Reeves, he will sign an executive order that will restrict the number of people gathering indoors in Sunflower County, and 12 other counties, to 10 people, and he will restrict outdoor gatherings to 20 or fewer.








B.B. King Museum reopens to crowd

The B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center opened its doors for the first time since March this week. Voted the state’s best tourist attraction by USAToday readers in 2018, the museum is Sunflower County’s biggest tourist attraction, consistently drawing over 25,000 visitors a year.


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Head Start helping with Census

By PRESS RELEASE,

Nita Norphlet-Thompson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Head Start Association (MHSA), knows first-hand the impact thec can have on vital funding for Mississippians. Her knowledge and passion have inspired Head Start in Mississippi to help make sure thousands more Mississippians are counted in the 2020 census.







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