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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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Grant year now open

The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two of Greenville, Mississippi has announced its grant program for 2019-2020.

According to a release by the organization, the mission of the Circle remains focused on education, healthcare and general welfare programs to benefit our underserved neighbors in the Delta.



James Derrell Baker

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

James Derrell Baker, 59, of Indianola, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at his home.

James, affectionately known as Bubba, was born May 4, 1959 to Billy and Bonnie Sue Cockrell Baker in Indianola.  James served in the National Guard and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Indianola.








James Johnson

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Memorial services for James Johnson of Indianola will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Brother Melvin Baker will officiate at the services.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

Survivors include a host of relatives and friends.


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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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