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First day at NSA

The first day of school is passed, and it’s an exciting new year for the kids at North Sunflower Academy. Pictured here is elementary student Ava Stewart playing on the playground on the first day.

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District governor visits Rotary

The Rotary District Governor, Mark Fields, paid a visit to the Indianola Rotary Club this week. He spoke on all of the exciting things happening with the organization both locally and worldwide. Fields is pictured with incoming Rotary President Rev. Giuianna Gray (center) and Leland Rotarian Davis Arant.

Photo: Bryan Davis






The Price is right: Sunflower ice cream company has cooled tongues and warmed hearts

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Ice cream may mean a lot of things to a lot of people but to Verlie Price, it is a way for her to reach out and touch others.

This year makes twelve years since Verlie Price established CVP Ice Cream Company. A road of triumph lead her into the unique business venture.



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...In the end

By ERICA BOYD COLUMNIST,

For the past six or seven months, there has been road construction on Covington Pike here in Memphis. I used to think, "Man, when are they going to finish working? Nothing in the world should take this long."






Pearlie Thomas

Services for Pearlie Thomas of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Thomas, 67, died Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Holly Ridge Cemetery.


Romonda “Big Bird” Wilson

Services for Romonda “Big Bird” Wilson of Indianola were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 17 at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Wilson, 50, died Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Byas Funeral Home, which was in charge of arrangements.


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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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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.



MAIS addresses final plays at state title game, will advocate replay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It was the play that changed Indianola Academy’s season.


The game-winning overtime touchdown pass lobbed into the end zone on second down by Starkville Academy running back Taylor Arnold sent the otherwise undefeated Colonels home from Jackson Academy with their only loss of the season on Nov. 18.


Community gathers for first of many meetings on school facilities

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The first in a series of seven countywide town hall-type meetings to chronicle the views of community members regarding the Sunflower County Consolidated School District facilities and future directions, was held on Monday night at the First United Baptist Church in Indianola.





Whalen, local landmark to play role in museums opening

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Local artist Bobby Whalen is literally making history.
In conjunction with The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, he has been commissioned by the Museu­­m of Mississippi History to produce several panels of original artwork that will be on display in one of their “breakout galleries” called “The Soul of the State.”



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Obituaries

Willie Lee Clay of Chicago died unexpectedly on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the age of 76 due to... READ MORE

Breaking News

The redrawn lines for Districts 13 and 22 will be in effect for tomorrow’s primary elections.