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JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Deonta Robinson. The senior Indianola native plans to pursue a career in science after graduation this spring. His dream job is to be an engineer. In his spare time he enjoys playing X-Box. He is pictured with JMG Instructor and Jobs Specialist Dr. Adrian Brown.





Former Southern Living editor, photographer coming to Leland

The members of the Leland-Deer Creek Garden Club will host a fundraising Lunch & Learn event featuring guest speakers Lois & Van Chaplin, former Southern Living magazine garden editor and senior garden photographer. Attendees will also enjoy the featured original botanical and natural science works of artist Janice N. “Honey” Dean.



Lee speaks to Rotary

Bill Lee (right) spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week about the Civil War battle of Franklin, Tenn. Lee detailed much of the history of the battle and its connections to Mississippi. He was the guest of Rotarian David Baird (left).

Photo: Bryan Davis


Sunflower County native, longtime Leflore judge Curtis Gene Underwood passes away

By BY GERARD EDIC GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH,

Curtis Gene Underwood Sr., a former Leflore County Justice Court judge, was known for his gregarious nature and love of the outdoors as well as his fairness on the bench.

“He was always smiling and happy and telling jokes,” Kim O’Bryant, Underwood’s daughter, said Monday.


SCCSD board gets full-court press after department denied some gym access

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

A Facebook post and an apparent personal plea from Indianola Parks and Recreation Director Carolyn O'Neal resulted in a group of parents and community members showing up for Tuesday night's Sunflower County Consolidated School District's Board of Trustees meeting at Robert L. Merritt Junior High.


Gray speaks to Rotary Club

Rev. Peter Gray of Greenwood recently addressed the Indianola Rotary Club, detailing some of the history of the Christian Church in Ireland. Gray and his wife, Indianola Rotary President Giulianna Gray, took sabbatical this past summer, and Ireland was one of the countries they visited.


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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.







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.


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Girl Scouts adopt highway

Girl Scouts Troops 30105 & 30123 partnered with the Mic Magazine on litter prevention in an effort to continue to keep the community clean in a designated area through Adopt-a-Highway. The location starts at the Capps Center and stretches for four miles west on U.S.











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Obituaries

Gordon Dale Mitchell, 72, of Doddsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at Merit Health... READ MORE

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