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Abney urges "think globally" at DSU Business Symposium

Dr. David Abney ’76 and ’15, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of United Parcel Service, established Delta State University’s International Business Symposium in 2006 with his wife, Sherry, “to increase the global business acumen of students,” he explained in his keynote address at the 15th annual installment on Feb.


Alcorn student from Itta Bena among two dead after Port Gibson shooting

An Itta Bena native is among four Alcorn State University students who were shot late on Monday at a residence in Port Gibson.

James Carr, 22, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation died as a result of his injuries.

Tahir Fitzhugh, 19, of Pennsylvania, died as well, a release from MBI said on Tuesday.




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Randy Anderson

Services for Randy Anderson of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Inverness.

Mr. Anderson, 48, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

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 Riverside Memorial Gardens.


Richardson visits Lions Club

Lion Brady Smith brought Robin Richardson as his guest this past Wednesday.  Richardson is the County Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in Sunflower County, a position he has served in for over almost 33 years.  Richardson followed Lion David Jenkins into that position in 1987.  He gave an overview of FSA programs applicable to Sunflower





JMG Student of the Week

The Gentry High School Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Student of the Week is Ariel Galloway. The senior plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration after graduation in the spring. Her dream job is to be an entrepreneur and a cosmetologist. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing. She is pictured with JMG Instructor and Job Specialist Dr.


Taking ownership

It’s time city leaders and individuals alike to start taking stock in their city and its appearance, says Indianola Chamber Main Street. The organziation hosted a leadership conference last Wednesday, feturing Jeff McManus (pictured above), director of landscaping services at the University of Mississippi.


Stay in your position

By ERICA BOYD COLUMNIST,

I went to the doctor this morning.

When I left the doctor, I stopped by Walgreens to pick up my medicine.

As I was standing in line awaiting my turn with two people in front of me and me being the last, I looked to my left and saw that they had the single bottles of Dasani water on sale.

My favorite brand. (Catch that.)




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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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