YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) -- It's so hot in the Mississippi Delta
that high school students are going into the snow cone business.
James David Ingram opened Delta Snow in a trailer near Yazoo
City's downtown. The trailer is air-conditioned, which the
17-year-old Ingram says was a key consideration. Yazoo City hit new
record highs of 99 degrees both Sunday and Monday and topped that
with a new record of 100 on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, there was a steady trickle of customers for the
fluffy shaved ice topped with neon sugar syrups. Ingram says the
big sellers, so far, included strawberry, black cherry and green
Around Mississippi, similar scenes were playing out as the
Magnolia State tried its hardest to find some shade and get out of
the blistering early summer heat.