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Why some Christians will vote for Trump

By CHARLES DUNAGIN GUEST COLUMNIST,

Some people, myself included, wonder at the level of support President Trump appears to have from conservative Christians, considering the president’s  unChristian conduct, past and present.

I already had my own ideas, and most of them were supported last week by an article in National Review  my son called  to my attention.


What's wrong with government regulated monopolies

By KELLEY WILLIAMS: BIGGER PIE,

Nothing if you are one. Like Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power. Regulated monopolies are largely protected from competition and are great for their shareholders. Not so great for their customers though. Especially if the regulator, the Public Service Commission (PSC), has its thumb on the scale for the monopoly. 




Sarah Kent

Memorial services for Sarah Kent of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Kent, 61, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

The Rev. Ellis Johnson will officiate at the services.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.






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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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Candidates meet in public forum

Photos by: Recardo Thomas
Indianola’s three Democratic candidates for mayor met at Gentry High School last Friday night for a forum sponsored by the Sunflower County NAACP Chapter. Incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal, Mario Robinson and Vivian Jenkins are pictured left to right.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Prayers, motivational videos, games, prizes and inspired biblical encouragement combined with great food and fellowship constitutes a winning combination.
And once again Pastor Guy Burke, First Baptist Church and other community members teamed up to provide that enriching experience for local high school football athletes.






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