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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.




Beverly Jane Bigbee

Funeral services for Beverly Jane Bigbee, 64, of Brandon will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11 at Boone-Card Funeral Home, Indianola. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the service time with burial following in Indianola Memorial Gardens.

Miss Bigbee died Monday, April 8, 2019 at Jacquith Nursing Home.



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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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Gloria J. Price-Wilson

Services for Gloria J. Price-Wilson of Inverness will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley First Baptist Church, Inverness.

Mrs. Price-Wilson, 58, 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.









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Sports

The State 4A baseball playoffs are now set to begin.


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