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Lawmakers at the Capitol have had an extremely busy last two weeks.  After many hours of working in conference committees to finalize the state budget and other bills, legislators completed most r
Rural broadband expansion and K-12 distance learning initiatives will receive almost a fourth of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, under a package appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature.  Mississi
Planters Bank has announced several local moves within its offices. The bank recently announced plans for a new Credit Administration department.
Lillie Baughman has a heart of gold. Just ask anyone who knows the 13-year-old Indianola Academy student.

Christine Johnson Williams

Services for Christine Johnson Williams of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Williams, 96, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Byram, Miss..

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Dorsey Hunt

Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead.

Mr. Hunt, 34, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Moorhead.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.

Maple Wright

Services for Maple Wright of Indianola are pending at Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola.

Ms. Wright, 81, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at South Sunflower County Hospital.

Howard G. Jue

Howard G. Jue of Indianola passed away to be with The Lord on June 27, 2020 with his family by his side.  A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by: his wife, Susanna; their children, Susan (Scott), Debbie (Richard), Katherine (Paul), Dianna (Tony) and Terry (Kaity); and six grandchildren.

Worship service canceled

A community-wide worship service planned for this Sunday night has been postponed.

Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases within the community, the pastors who organized the Unity Worship Night that was slated to take place at the Sunflower County Courthouse have decided not to have the service.



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