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Howard Johnson

Services for Howard Johnson of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ.

Mr. Johnson, 58, died Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.




Eddie Lee Byas Jr.

Services for Eddie Lee Byas Jr. of Brooklyn Park, Minn., formerly of Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Indianola.

Mr. Byas, 40, died Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.



Tradition of Walk With the Cross continues tomorrow

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Drivers along U.S. 82 this week may not make it to a Good Friday service, but they might be able to see the power of the cross first-hand.

Christ United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church are teaming up again for what has become one of Indianola’s most cherished Easter traditions, Walk With the Cross.



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Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.

Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.


‘He could make anybody laugh’: Smith remembered by friends and teachers at Indianola Academy

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

For a quiet kid, Caleb Smith never had a problem making his friends and teachers laugh.

He was funny, honest, confident and bright, according to those who knew and loved him.

Smith, 17, tragically lost his life on Sunday, after being accidently shot with a handgun at a friend’s home in Indianola early Sunday morning.








Sunflower County Medical Guide: South Sunflower's revamped maternity wing

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

South Sunflower County Hospital was delivering as many as 300 babies a year about a decade ago.

Today, that number has dropped to about 200 a year, with an average of 12 babies born at the Indianola-based hospital each month, according to Interim Chief Clinical Officer Chuck Reynolds.



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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.










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UAB, Head Coach Bill Clark, finally set free

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Shortly before Alabama mounted a historic come-from-behind win against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last Saturday, another Yellowhammer state team was putting the finishing touches on a conference title of its own.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham defeated Middle Tennessee State 27-25 for the Conference USA title.




City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.


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