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Sewing groups share gifts by making thousands of masks during COVID-19 pandemic

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Whenever there is a crisis, communities often rise up and come together for the common good.

There are heroes who wear uniforms, and there those who wear medical coats, but sometimes our local heroes are simply citizens using their God-given gifts and talents to help the cause.





Dr. John F. Lucas Jr.

Dr. John F. Lucas Jr. passed peacefully into heaven on Friday, May 29, 2020 with his family at his side.  John Fair, as he was known to his family and friends, was born to Lela Annette "Puddin" Lucas and Dr. John F. Lucas Sr. in Greenville on Sept.



Sunflower chief goes viral

Sunflower Police Chief Bobby Walker’s Facebook message regarding the death of George Floyd was seen by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, over the past week.

Walker posted the message on May 28, and as of Tuesday of this week, it had been shared over 210,000 times on the social media platform.


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Sunflower County crew helps save woman, daughter from water

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

A Yazoo City woman and her daughter are alive today because of the help of several strangers, including four from Sunflower County.

Jackie Jenkins, Jack Jenkins, Connor Moore and Seth Todd were looking to unwind last week by doing some fishing on the coast, but that would not be their first experience in the water that day.


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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.





Loved ones remember young woman shot and killed last Friday

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

On Friday, April 10, Alberta Garner’s life was cut short just before dawn after shots rang out on Garrard Avenue in Indianola.

Gardner is the city’s second female victim of gunfire this year, and according to police reports, she is likely the second innocent bystander to be killed in Indianola since March.


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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Sports

Basketball practice has already started for some at North Sunflower Academy.

Obituaries

Graveside services for Jack Vance Jr., 84, of Chicago, formerly of Indianola will be at 12 noon... READ MORE

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