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Profile 2019: Indianola's new fire chief, assistant chief keeping department safe

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Firefighter safety is at the top of the list of main concerns for Indianola’s fire chief and assistant chief.

After nearly a year in office, Chief Orlando Battle and Assistant Chief William “Bill” Alford said making sure that the firefighters are safe and healthy for the future is their number one priority.





Jimmy Green

Memorial services for Jimmy Green of Indianola will be at 12 noon Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Green, 71, died Friday, Mar. 15, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


College Street bridge project still on hold

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Even though the College Avenue Bridge is already designed, has received grant application approval and is ready to be advertised, the long-awaited bridge project has hit another roadblock enroute to completion.

That’s in spite of the fact that the full cost to replace the structure was covered in the initial application.


Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker

Funeral services for Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker of Winona will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Eskridge Cemetery at Eskridge. 

The Rev. Terry Corley will officiate at the services. 



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Sunflower County under "enhanced" risk for severe weather Saturday

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

The National Weather Service in Jackson said this morning that Sunflower County, along with the surrounding area, is in “enhanced risk” of strong storms on Saturday.

According to the latest information, NWS says damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour, along with large hail and tornadoes are possible on Saturday and Saturday night.





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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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Supervisors hold first session of 2019

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

On Monday, during the first session of the new year, the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to purchase three new 4-wheel drive pickup trucks for the road department even after District 2 Supervisor Riley Rice expressed concern that work in the road department is still not being done even with a road manager and five assist




Aldermen miss chance to reschedule Nov. 12 meeting

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A special call meeting of the Indianola Board of Aldermen slated for Monday night had to be cancelled because the meeting was one alderman shy of a quorum.

One of the items on the agenda was a request to approve rescheduling the upcoming regular session set for Monday Nov. 12 because of the Veterans Day holiday.




Annie Weeks Anderson

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Annie Weeks Anderson of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Apostolic Church.

Mrs. Anderson, 81, died Sunday, Jan 6, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.




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