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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.








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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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Carver Randle Sr.

A funeral Mass for Carver Randle Sr. of Indianola will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Robert W. Harrison Athletic Complex of Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena.

   Mr. Randle, 76, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.




After a week of deluge, Mark Stowers takes us back to the Mississippi Delta’s worst flood

By BY MARK H. STOWERS FOR THE E-T,

Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!

….water, water everywhere, same song, different verse, just a little bit louder and a little bit worse…

Mother Nature woke up on the wrong side of the bed for the whole month of February and has engulfed the Delta in rain and flood water for the umpteenth time.


Ruth Cooper Hume

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Ruth Cooper Hume, 89, of Brandon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at Brandon Court in Brandon.

Ruth was born Aug. 16, 1929 to Cornelius and Beulah Narmour Cooper in Swiftown. She was a beautician for most of her life. Ruth loved her family.



Jerry Nailer Sr.

   Services for Jerry Nailer Sr. of Shaw will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mount Arria Missionary Baptist Church, Indianola.

   Mr. Nailer, 60, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018.

   Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


Martha Jones

        Services for Martha Jones, 71, of Isola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, Indianola. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to service time.

   Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Belzoni, which is in charge of arrangements.



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