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This story was changed to reflect the name of the second inmate who had previously not been identified. 
Photos by Dominick Bellipanni Martin Luther King Jr. was the epitome of nonviolence.
Another inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman was found deceased over the weekend in an apparent suicide.
The number of colleges and universities nationwide that confront student food insecurity continues to rise.
Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer paid a special visit to Indianola last Friday. Hyer made her appearance at Planters Bank’s Catchings Ave.


Say yes to God

By ERICA BOYD COLUMNIST,

I am rereading the whole Bible through this plan on the Bible App.

This morning, I read Genesis 26.

As I was reading, verses 12-16 jumped out at me.

In these verses, Isaac, Abraham’s son, had been ordered to remain in a foreign land.






Lee speaks to Rotary

Bill Lee (right) spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the Civil War battle of Franklin, Tenn. Lee detailed much of the history of the battle and its connections to Mississippi. He was the guest of Rotarian David Baird (left).

Photo: Bryan Davis


JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Deonta Robinson. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in science after graduation this spring. His dream job is to be an engineer. In his spare time he enjoys playing X-Box. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Jobs Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.



Simmons takes oath of office

The Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC) swore in, this week, first-time commissioners Willie Simmons, Central Transportation District, and John Caldwell, Northern Transportation District; along with Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King, who enters his third term as commissioner.


Kids University reunion

Former students of Indianola Kids University Day Care Center gathered for a kind of reunion during the recent Christmas holidays. Director Mary McFarland said, “These students got their beginnings (here). They have gone on to various colleges and pursuing various careers.”





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