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Profile 2019: Indianola's new fire chief, assistant chief keeping department safe

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Firefighter safety is at the top of the list of main concerns for Indianola’s fire chief and assistant chief.

After nearly a year in office, Chief Orlando Battle and Assistant Chief William “Bill” Alford said making sure that the firefighters are safe and healthy for the future is their number one priority.




Jimmy Green

Memorial services for Jimmy Green of Indianola will be at 12 noon Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Green, 71, died Friday, Mar. 15, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker

Funeral services for Sarah "Sissy" McMinn Parker of Winona will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Eskridge Cemetery at Eskridge. 

The Rev. Terry Corley will officiate at the services. 


Colton Reid Buchanan

Colton Reid Buchanan, 1 month, of Belzoni, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Colton was born Feb. 12, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center.



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Pancake supper Tuesday

It’s time for the annual pancake supper at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Indianola. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. next Tuesday (March 5) at the Parish House (204 E. Gresham). Tickets are $6 and are available from the men of the church or by paying for a ticket at the door the night of the event.


Ruby Rodgers

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Ruby Rodgers of Moorhead will be at 12 noon Saturday at Trinity House of Prayer, Moorhead.

Ms. Rodgers, 64, died Friday, Mar. 8, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Markham Cemetery, Moorhead.





Mary Louise Ivy

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Services for Mary Louise Ivy of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.

Ms. Ivy, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Moorhead.





Arant named Distinguished Fellow

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Mississippi State University recognized Turner Arant as the Distinguished Fellow for the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences. The Blaine, Mississippi resident received his Bachelor of Animal Science in 1956. He has farmed for more than 60 years, many of those years as a catfish farmer.


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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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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.


City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.


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