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JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Michael Beckworth Jr. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in law and justice upon graduating. In his spare time he enjoys writing poetry. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.

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MDOC faces long-term issues

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Newly-inaugurated Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced in his first State of the State address on Monday the most radical change in the Mississippi Department of Corrections under his short tenure.

He has ordered MDOC to prepare to close the notorious Unit 29 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.









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Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.







Healthy State, Ole Miss football programs good for everybody

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

Die-hard Mississippi State football fans who basked in the forced resignation of Hugh Freeze in the summer of 2017 and in the NCAA’s subsequent destruction of the Ole Miss football program hopefully have come to understand that such outcomes are not good for either side of that rivalry, nor the state as a whole.




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Frisco students make stop at Gentry

A group of 18 students, from the Urban School of San Francisco, made a stopover at Gentry High School on Monday as part of the Civil Rights study. The students began their observations at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis before visiting the campus of Ole Miss and making their way to Indianola.






Job fair a good case study

By BRYAN DAVIS EDITOR,

There’s a lot to be said about the dwindling population in the Mississippi Delta.

That trend continues to negatively affect the region’s healthcare, education and economic development.

It’s difficult recruiting jobs to a region that is losing its labor pool more and more year-after-year.

But there is good news.




New face at Delta Council

Mike Philpot, seen here at Wednesday’s Indianola Lions Club gathering with Lion Shelia Waldrup, is the newest staffer at Delta Council. He spoke about his hopes to grow the Delta region with Delta Strong, an industrial recruiting effort, as the lead resource.


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Sports

There was a lot of playoff action today for multiple Sunflower County teams across multiple sports...

Obituaries

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